Susanne Novak

Susanne has helped more than 500 home buyers or sellers in the past 3 years. She is consistently ranked among the top 1% of all real estate agents in Central Ohio. Connect with her on Google+ or call or text her at (614) 975-9650.

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Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

The average sales price has increased in Central Ohio every single month since early 2013. It is no surprise we hit a new record in May 2017. As more people move to Columbus there’s a tremendous need for housing. Despite an a booming apartment rental sector and a shrinking home ownership rate, there are way […]

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Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus home sales have picked up at a record pace. Empty nesters looking for a change once their kids are in college flock to the city to enjoy the urban lifestyle. Young wealthy professionals prefer Downtown to the suburbs because of the entertainment and sporting options it offers. Have you ever considered selling your suburban […]

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Listing Inventory Shortage Leads to First Ever 10.9% Spring Sales Drop

Listing Inventory Shortage Leads to First Ever 10.9% Spring Sales Drop

The lack of listing inventory has caught up with the housing market. Home sales dropped by a staggering 10.9% in April (while values sky-rocket). This is very unusual and never happened in spring. Traditionally, April and May have been the months when home sales picked up before summer break. Listing Inventory Not Recovering This year […]

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Community Development Charges, Property Taxes & Abatements on New Homes

Community Development Charges, Property Taxes & Abatements on New Homes

Community Development Charges may be assessed by developers of new subdivisions to pay for roads and infrastructure. These charges are added to your property tax bill or can be paid directly to the local development authority. Property taxes on the other hand are much lower on new builds than on existing homes. In so-called Community […]

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Patio Homes Are Favorites Among Baby Boomers in Central Ohio

Patio Homes Are Favorites Among Baby Boomers in Central Ohio

Patio Homes are more popular than any other home style in today’s hot real estate market. Baby boomers and home owners who want to downsize and live maintenance free are lining up for patio homes in the most popular new communities developed in Central Ohio. What is a Patio Home? The Patio Home evolved as the […]

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Why New Construction Homes Are Preferred by More Home Buyers

Why New Construction Homes Are Preferred by More Home Buyers

New construction homes are gaining in popularity, as the inventory of existing homes has dropped to historic lows. For many home shoppers buying or building a new home is less hassle than chasing after existing listings. This is especially true in popular suburbs where new listings receive multiple offers and go in contract in just […]

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5 Challenges of Listing in Today’s Sellers Market

5 Challenges of Listing in Today’s Sellers Market

If you’ve been reading my market updates you know that we are in a sellers market. There are more buyers than homes listed for sale, and home values have increased by more than 5% each year since the great recession. There’s no better time than selling when the inventory is low and values are high! […]

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Why Many Home Buyers Lose Out In Today’s Sellers Market

Why Many Home Buyers Lose Out In Today’s Sellers Market

Today’s housing market is super competitive and many home buyers are not ready to compete. Listings in the mid-price ranges are hard to find in most Columbus suburbs. If a new listing pops up, it often goes in contract within a few days receiving multiple offers. New home buyers are losing out in today’s market, […]

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New Home Construction Surge Won’t Level Largest Inventory Drop in History

New Home Construction Surge Won’t Level Largest Inventory Drop in History

New home construction has surged all over the country in 2016. With inventories dropping further every single month, many of my customers choose to buy a spec home (or have one built). This is the best solution, if you can’t find the features you are looking for in existing listings. According to the Census Bureau 4,040 […]

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Simple Upgrades that Sell your House Quickly

Simple Upgrades that Sell your House Quickly

We are still in a seller’s market. But not every home sells within a few days. Some sit on the market for weeks, even months. I recommend a few simple upgrades to all my sellers before we list their house. They are very affordable, but have a major impact on the appearance of your home. […]

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