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How Title Fees Affect Your Bottom Line

How Title Fees Affect Your Bottom Line

I always strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience when I list your property or help you find a new home. An important part of my service involves looking out for your bottom line. Many different players are involved in each transaction, and everyone wants...

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How Hidden Fees & Taxes Impact Your Monthly Payment

How Hidden Fees & Taxes Impact Your Monthly Payment

Nobody wants to pay more than necessary to the government. That's why many home buyers look for areas with lower property taxes. Before you write your offer, consider these little-known fees and taxes that may increase your overall expenses. How Property Taxes Impact...

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WARNING: More Than 25% of Contracts Never Close

WARNING: More Than 25% of Contracts Never Close

When you hear stories of houses selling in a single day you probably assume the job of your Realtor is easy. Trust me, that's not the case. In a hot market you may get offers quickly, but it's very challenging to get them to the closing table. More than 25% of pending...

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Get top dollar when you sell your home

How Staging Impacts the Sale of your Home

How Staging Impacts the Sale of your Home

Today's home buyers are looking for more than a move-in ready home. They want to be wowed. Furthermore, they are willing to pay for it, which is why you need to know the ins and outs of home staging! That's why staging your home benefits you in many ways when you...

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Learn about Columbus Neighborhoods

Can You Still Find Acreage Close to the City?

Can You Still Find Acreage Close to the City?

Many home buyers dream of living in the country. They are looking for acreage to enjoy tranquility and open spaces. Typically, suburban lots are only a quarter acre or less. There's not much room between houses. You will see into your neighbor's kitchen, hear their...

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New Neighborhood Spotlight: Belmont Place

New Neighborhood Spotlight: Belmont Place

This new Delaware County neighborhood is just minutes away from the Polaris Fashion Mall, popular grocery stores like Meijer, Kroger and Giant Eagle. There are also many gorgeous Metro Parks within the area, two of which are; High Banks Metro Park, Alum Creek State...

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Making sense of the Numbers

Market Update: Building Permits Slump by 21%

Market Update: Building Permits Slump by 21%

June used to be the best month for home sales. Not this year. Home sales were down by 3.6% as compared to a year ago. While other metros are reporting more listings and longer days on market, Central Ohio is stubbornly fighting a lack of inventory. Who's the culprit?...

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Find out what’s cool now

Try Co-Living to Eliminate Your Housing Costs

Try Co-Living to Eliminate Your Housing Costs

The Short North and Victorian Village have become two of the trendiest neighborhoods in Columbus. With cocktail bars and new restaurants galore, they attract both millennials and baby boomers looking for a walkable neighborhood and daily entertainment. There's only...

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How Your Nanny Cam Could Make You a Felon when you Sell

How Your Nanny Cam Could Make You a Felon when you Sell

We have a Ring doorbell camera on our house to see who's knocking, even if we are not at home. It makes us feel safer. Probably, it deters bad guys from stealing packages or breaking into our home. ​Many parents use cameras inside their house, so-called nanny cams, to...

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Events in and around Dublin

Very Proud of this Ranking & Other Accomplishments

Very Proud of this Ranking & Other Accomplishments

The first half of 2019 is over. Time to take inventory of what we've accomplished and to be grateful for the opportunities I had to be of service to my clients. 2019 has been a very good year so far. This map shows my personal production over the past 6 months....

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Best New Subdivisions Along Bike Trails

Best New Subdivisions Along Bike Trails

Last week I attended a real estate seminar in Chicago. It was the perfect opportunity to visit two of our sons. As millennials they know the best new restaurants and cocktail bars. Our first breakfast - fresh bread, butter & sardines! When it comes to creative...

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Can You Still Find Good Investment Properties?

Can You Still Find Good Investment Properties?

A few weeks ago, this article caught my eye: Home Flipping Investors Abandon Columbus. It's based on a survey by Realtor.com that shows that Columbus experienced an 18.8% drop in home flipping last summer. That's a steeper decline than in any other large metro area in...

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