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Best Moves in a Hot Cincinnati Housing Market

By RiversPointe | September 7, 2021

“Prospective buyers waiting for the housing market to cool down shouldn’t hold their breath.” That’s the insight offered recently by Business Insider based on industry surveys. While the current hot Cincinnati housing market may feel intimidating, there are sound reasons to buy now.  Mortgage Rates Are Low Interest rates are at historic lows. At the end of August, a 30-year fixed loan rate in Cincinnati was 2.96 percent, with a 15-year fixed rate of 2.3 percent, according to Realtor.com. Business Insider writes that the low rates trigger greater demand among buyers. “And while mortgage rates have risen from their pandemic-era floor, they still sit at historically low levels and should keep demand robust.” Lower rates mean you pay less every…

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Your Forever Home: Aging in Place

By RiversPointe | August 24, 2021

Thinking about designing a home that will suit you for many years to come? Now’s the time to consider the concept of universal design to accommodate aging in place. A variety of elements affect your ability to live comfortably at home for the foreseeable future.  Make an Easy Entrance If you or a family member needs to use crutches, a walker or wheelchair down the line, having a level entry into your home will be beneficial. Could your new home have a no-step entry, perhaps from the garage into the house?  Once inside, consider making all doorways at least 36 inches wide for ease of maneuverability. Hallways that measure at least 48 inches wide will accommodate everyone and wider doorways…

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Mail, Trail and More! August New NKY Homes Update

By RiversPointe | August 11, 2021

Summer days have been filled with activity at Rivers Pointe Estates. Here’s what’s in store for you to discover in new NKY homes and much more in our master-planned community: Got Mail? With the completion of our first mailbox kiosk, new residents can begin receiving mail. Drive around and you’ll see we’ve carried the refined rustic look of all our signage to these kiosks. If you’re planning to move, remember to complete the critical step of changing your address with the postal system. It’s easy to do with the USPS online address change form.  On the Right Path At Rivers Pointe, you’ll find plenty of ways to get out and get moving. As part of our miles of trails system,…

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You’re Invited: Developer Guided Trail Hike of Rivers Pointe Estates

By RiversPointe | July 28, 2021

Ready for some fun in the great outdoors? Hit the trails with Rivers Pointe developer John Toebben! Take in the stunning beauty of our new community with this guided 3-mile developer guided trail hike.  Lace up your hiking boots and join John for a fun and informative guided trail hike on Sunday, August 8, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Rivers Pointe barn at 2415 Rivers Pointe Drive. Once on the trail, you will see streams and wooded areas. You’ll also get to experience the community’s expansive river views. You won’t believe how remote the community feels, given how close it is to downtown Cincinnati and the 275 loop. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs on the hike. Given…

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Top Kitchen Trends for 2021

By RiversPointe | July 14, 2021

You have a lot of decisions to make as you plan a custom home. The kitchen is home to important conversations, celebrations and gatherings. It is not the place to neglect design. To keep your style on the cutting edge, we’ve scoured our home design resources and gathered some of the top kitchen trends for 2021. Rethinking Open Concept? If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you probably have heard the phrase “open concept.” It’s been all the rage to design homes with minimal walls and more open space. Believe it or not, more homeowners are opting for private rooms nowadays, according to a 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. This may be a result of families spending more time together at…

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Drees Homes Opens New Model Home at Rivers Pointe

By RiversPointe | June 29, 2021

Trying to envision a new lifestyle? Sometimes all it takes is seeing where a new home could take you. Recently, Drees Homes, one of the four selected builders in our master-planned community, completed the Naples, a brand new patio home that showcases everything many homeowners are looking for. Take a look at the latest photos here, then plan to visit and see how the house feels for yourself.  It Takes a Villa Accessibility and easy living come together in the Rivers Pointe Estates Villas neighborhood and in the Naples plan. From the outside, a varied roofline and a mix of exterior finishes create plenty of curb appeal. This unique patio home provides everything you need on one level. The kitchen…

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You’re Invited: New Home Open House

By RiversPointe | June 22, 2021

It’s time to see Rivers Pointe Estates for yourself! We have open house events on August 1st, 8th, and 15th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 1330 North Bend Road, Hebron, KY 41048. Join us at the barn for the new home open house and see all this new master planned community has to offer.  Once you arrive at the barn, take a tour to see one of the Toebben homes under construction. Next, stop by the Drees Homes model to talk about home plans and finishes. Also be sure to head over to the Traditions Sales Center to see their various single family home offerings. Master Planned for Everyone  With so many different styles and sizes of homes…

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Design a Dream Backyard for the Grill Master this Father’s Day

By RiversPointe | June 8, 2021

Nothing says Father’s Day like cracking corny jokes and listening to the sizzle of patties on the grill. If you are planning to custom design your home, now is the perfect time to start dreaming up a perfect outdoor kitchen grill island for dad. If you are your family’s grill master, start dropping hints that you need an island to go with it. Then you can use it all summer long! Why do I need a grill island? You don’t just want a grill island, you practically need one. With a neighborhood as interconnected as Rivers Pointe, you need a backyard fit to host new friends from all over the community. Outdoor cooking spaces allow you to stay connected to…

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Hit the Trails: The Stunning Hiking Trails of Rivers Pointe Estates

By RiversPointe | May 27, 2021

One of the many things that makes Rivers Pointe Estates unique is our abundance of hiking trails. Imagine it now: a nice breezy spring walk as flowers begin to bloom; a relaxing bike ride on a warm summer day; watching the leaves turn in autumn on a cozy horseback ride. The opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Rivers Pointe Estates are ample, and we can’t wait for our community to hit the trails with us. As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, we wanted to share the latest in our network of trails with you.  Take the Scenic Route River and city views are our favorites. To take advantage of our amazing views, we have…

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You’re Invited: New Home Open House

By RiversPointe | May 13, 2021

It’s time to see Rivers Pointe Estates for yourself! Our Spring Open Event is Sunday, May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1330 North Bend Road, Hebron, KY 41048. Join us at the new home open house and see all this new master planned community has to offer.  Stations throughout the community will welcome visitors, answer questions and provide updated information. Stop by the Drees Homes model to talk about home plans and finishes. Take a walk through the community barn and see where our new walking and hiking trails take you.  Weather permitting, be a passenger on an ATV ride to the river overlook. And if you work up an appetite with all the activity, stop by the…

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