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Summer Camps to Explore at the Carnegie Center

by The Cincinnati Team

​​Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum Summer Camps  

The Carnegie Center, located in Columbia Tusculum, is one of the many donated over the years by Andrew Carnegie. It was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Samuel Hannaford. The Beaux Arts building has large, arched windows, 22-foot ceilings, patterned wood floors and is flooded with light. It was a public library until 1959 and is now directed by the Columbia Tusculum Neighborhood Association.

Partly due to a donation from Artsworks, they are bringing many activities and summer camps to the area this summer.  There is something for almost any interest.  Consider summer chess, salsa, island, or hip hop dancing, Hindu arts and movement, or Nigerian Drumming.  The Art Academy is teaching classes in Narrative Painting, Comic Drawing, and Figure drawing.  Next year the Playhouse in the Park will also be bringing two of their Off the Hill productions (January 19 and May 18th)

To find out more about the activities that will set the building to humming this year, see their website.


Greenarama Homes Open in Columbia Tusculum

by The Cincinnati Team

Green is "IN"                                                                    Being Green in Cincinnati magazine

Greenarama in Columbia Tusculum just finished with seven single family homes in the $400,000's.  They all featured many green details and are LEED certified.  Many of them had solar panels, extra insulation in the walls and geo-thermal furnaces.  Should be lots of money saved on energy bills, in addition to saving the environment.

Also, the Being Green in Cincinnati magazine just announced its top 10 "Green Giants," Cincinnati's forward thinkers who are doing a lot to go green.  Those named include Duke Energy, P&G, Cincinnati Public Schools, Metro, PNC Bank, Turner Construction, GE, Christ Hospital, Rumpke and the Cincinnati Parks. 

If you haven't seen and read this magazine, it is worth a look.  We found the stories about houses around the city very interesting.  You'll get lots of ideas for ways you can help the green movement and save yourself some money.

The Federal Tax Stimulus drove sales in April, 2010, pushing Buyers to purchase by April 30 and demanding that Sellers price their homes to sell.  Traffic exceeded the usual expectations of Realtors for the April time frame.  Additionally, prices improved in the lower price ranges.Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Oakley, Columbia Tusculum Market Snapshot - 2005-2010












In fact, traffic was skewed to the lower end of the market.  First time buyers represented the majority of demand.  Homes listed for over $300,000 continue to be more difficult to sell than in the recent past.

There are currently 406 active listings in Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Oakley, and Columbia Tusculum.  There are 114 pending sales and 73 homes closed in April. 

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