Updates and News

Housing Market Expected to “Spring Forward”

By Joan | 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 | 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 | 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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If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Check the Price!

By Joan | Jan 31, 2017

  The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong throughout the winter as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with many homes selling above listing price. What about your house? If your house…

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Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!

By Joan | Jan 17, 2017

  Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.”   Bach went on to explain:   “If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth…

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Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up

By Joan | Jan 10, 2017

The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed a direct correlation between a lack of inventory and rising prices. We are all familiar with the concept of supply and demand. As the demand for an item increases the supply of that same item goes down, driving prices up. Year-over-year…

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8 Important Questions to Ask Your Agent

By Joan | Sep 20, 2016

  Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent:   Why did you become a real estate agent? Why should I work with you? What do…

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How Can a Real Estate Agent Help Me?

By Joan | Sep 6, 2016

  A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your behalf. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines. Solves any problems that may arise.

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Increasing Your Home's Appeal

By Joan | Aug 30, 2016

Exterior Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter. Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds. Apply fresh paint to wooden fences. Tighten and clean all door handles. Clean windows inside and out. Powerwash home’s exterior. Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning. Paint the front door. Buy a new…

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