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Just in time for football season. Take your kiddos to ‘The Hometown Huddle’ for some family fun!

Ryan Memorial Recreation Complex recently received some love in the form of “The Hometown Huddle” – a challenge course built by the Marvin Lewis Community Fund in conjunction with the Cincinnati Bengals and the United Way.

Hometown Huddle in Westwood

The Hometown Huddle is an NFL/United Way initiative that happens in each NFL market on the same day and is meant to promote volunteerism and create a lasting impression in the community. From building fitness zones and playgrounds to hosting youth football clinics, all 32 NFL teams are encouraging kids to get active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign. (source)

hometown huddle in westwood

The Bengals’ own “Play60” challenge logo is right on the course. You can learn more about the Play60 Challenge here.

hometown huddle course in westwood

I can see where kids will love these obstacles – balancing over, under, and through… all while trying to keep good time.

obstacles at hometown huddle

In addition to the challenge course, the playground has new swing sets, a slide, monkey bars, and paved play areas around the playsets.

slides at the Hometown Huddle playground

playground surrounding Hometown Huddle in Westwood

Don’t stop your park visit there! Take a walk down the nearby path and you’ll find a par course, soccer and baseball fields.

parcourse trail at Ryan Memorial

exercise equipment at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex

If you dare to proceed down the hill (paved but steep) you’ll find tennis courts and basketball courts.

tennis courts at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex

You can also enjoy a dip in the large pool… when it’s the season for it.

pool at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex


Hometown Huddle is part of Ryan Memorial Sports Complex and is located at 3324 Meyer Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Information about the pool at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex (part of Cincinnati Recreation Commission) can be found here.

Contact The Vories Team for more family fun ideas at 1-833-VORIES1 or if you are looking to buy or sell real estate, give us a call or visit us at

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Do you know when the next eclipse will be? Want to see some homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality?

The U.S. will have to wait another seven years for the next total solar eclipse to fall within its borders. According to NASA, on April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will stretch diagonally across the U.S. from Texas through the Northeast U.S. Here’s a map showing the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse:


A fraction of the 1 million tourists expected to arrive in Oregon for the total solar eclipse like it so much here that they want to stay beyond the Aug. 21 event. Especially since Oregon has been slated to be in the path in 2024 as well. Click here to check out some Oregon homes for sale!

However, if you plan on staying in the Tri-State Area, we can gladly help you buy or sell, eclipse or no eclipse. Contact us at 1-833-VORIES1 or stop by our website at Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Why You Need To Sell This Summer

The market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy, and home sales are skyrocketing in prices. In such a high demand, seller’s market, homes are selling for record breaking prices, which means more money in your pocket. If you have been considering selling your home, doing so in today’s market will bring you a larger sales price. Don’t wait for the market to shift when interest rates begin to start going up again. The National Association of Realtors has gathered data to predict a strong 6 months of sales throughout the United States. And with such a large group of buyers hunting for homes during the summer months, you have a great potential to sell your home quickly, and move on to bigger and better things sooner.

This is also a great buying opportunity if you are wanting to transition into a new home. Low interest rates equate to more savings. You could potentially end up getting a bigger home for the same monthly payment cost when you buy your next property. And with such a hot market, there are more homes for sale, which means you can find the right one.

If you have not already spoken with an agent, get in touch with one to get a complimentary CMA. See if the numbers work out for you and/or your family, and if moving is something you want to do. Whether you are re-sizing, or moving to a different state, your agent can get the numbers in order to make sure it’s in your best interest to transition in today’s market. Don’t wait and lose tens of thousands of dollars in your sale price!

Contact The Vories Team at 1-833-VORIES1 to see your homes value or visit our website to shop for homes at Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Important Public Service Announcement. Just kidding, but there is some good information here.

What is BOLD? Click here to learn from Jennifer what BOLD is about!

To help real estate agents increase their profitability, KW MAPS Coaching offers BOLD: Business Objective, a Life by Design.

Written by Dianna Kokoszka, BOLD teaches techniques that propelled Kokoszka’s million-dollar real estate career and secured her place as the industry’s “queen of systems and scripts.”

BOLD conditions agents with powerful mindset exercises, language techniques, and lead generation activities. This transformative program increases sales through the relentless pursuit of leads and business-building activities. Discover the transformational results BOLD will have on your life and career. Choose abundance for your life. Last year, BOLD graduates INCREASED their CLOSED TRANSACTIONS by 50% and INCREASED their INCOME by 114%.

Contact Jennifer at 859.991.9035 if you would like to register or attend as a guest!

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Whoa Wednesday – did you know this?


Sea-Band’s are generally used to treat nausea due to sea sickness. I was shocked to see that pregnant women and chemotherapy patients can benefit from this as well. Share this tidbit with anyone who may welcome a relief from nausea and let us know if it works. These retail for around $16 and you can get them from any pharmacy.

Have a great day,


*Whoa Wednesday is for sharing interesting tidbits of information, not necessarily related to real estate.

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The New Year is just around the corner. Download this free printable to help with your 2017 Goals!

It’s that time of year again!


The time of year where we review our goal’s from last year and decide on our goal’s for this year. If you’re anything like us, you look forward to the new year for a fresh start. In order to help you get a little more creative this year, click here to download this form to help you out!

We hope it helps!!!

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Want to know how much turkey you’ll need for your Thanksgiving gathering? Read below!

It’s difficult to ‘guess’ how much turkey you’ll need, along with sides, appetizers and drinks. The graphic below will help clear up some of the guesswork. You may want to double the wine portion, depending on how much you like your guests. 😉


Did you know the holiday’s are the best time to list your home for sale? Think about it. Competition will be very low and the chance for multiple offers may occur. Contact The Vories Team at 859.991.9035 for a comparable analysis to see how much money your home may bring. We would love to do business with you!