Updates and News

Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

By Joan Defenbaugh | Apr 27, 2017

Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more are on their way, but the challenge is…

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15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

By Joan Defenbaugh | Apr 20, 2017

  There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all, 15,014 houses sold yesterday, 15,014 will sell today…

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Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

By Joan Defenbaugh | Apr 13, 2017

The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject. HousingWire: “Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever…

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Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

By Joan Defenbaugh | Apr 6, 2017

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury…

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Builder Confidence Hits 11-Year High

By Joan Defenbaugh | Mar 28, 2017

  In many areas of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers looking to purchase their dream homes. Experts have long proposed that a ramp-up in new, single-family home construction would be one of the many ways to overcome this inventory shortage. According to a recent survey…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Went Up Again… Should I Wait to Buy?

By Joan Defenbaugh | Mar 21, 2017

  Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact…

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Housing Market Expected to “Spring Forward”

By Joan Defenbaugh | Mar 17, 2017

  Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in…

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Which Homes Have Appreciated the Most?

By Joan Defenbaugh | Mar 17, 2017

  Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 7.1%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price Insights Report, reveals that national home prices have increased by 6.9% year-over-year. The CoreLogic…

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Northwest Columbus Open House – Saturday Feb 4, 2017 2-4pm

By Joan Defenbaugh | Feb 3, 2017

5840 GODOWN Road, Columbus, OH Get Directions Click Here Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1800 Square Feet Sycamore Hills – 4 Level Split on almost a half acre lot. Upgraded and updated throughout. This home has new roof, windows, furnace,…

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