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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How We Use the Latest Technology to Attract More Buyers

How We Use the Latest Technology to Attract More Buyers

Excellent marketing is the key to selling your property – even in today’s hot seller’s market. A quality presentation of your house will attract more buyers, and ultimately result in more offers and a higher sales price. Research shows that listings with professional photography sell for 5% more in average, which results in these houses […]

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Average Sales Price Reached Its Peak

Average Sales Price Reached Its Peak

The July 2017 housing report did not show any revolutionary changes to the Columbus real estate market. The inventory remains at historic lows, although some commentators will point out that it increased over last month. This is purely seasonal, as the inventory is usually the highest during the month of July.   You probably heard […]

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You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

Last Sunday I explained why you should not accept a contract on the first day your listing goes live. You will not get the best buyer, and you won’t get top dollar for your property. ​ Today I’ll show you why a good Realtor is worth more than the 3% listing fee. ​ First, let’s […]

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Five New Dublin Subdivisions You Need to Know About

Five New Dublin Subdivisions You Need to Know About

There’s a lot of new home construction going on in Central Ohio. Many clients ask me where they can find the new developments and subdivisions. Unfortunately, there’s no single place to look up new construction, and most builders don’t list their homes on the MLS. To help you locate the best places to build in […]

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Median Sale Price at Record High & More Pending Contracts

Median Sale Price at Record High & More Pending Contracts

The Columbus housing market is still buzzing. During the first half of 2017, the median sale price for home values reached record highs with an average of $226,050 in June 2017. That’s 5.1% higher than a year ago. The number of homes sold is slightly higher than the previous year. ​ The main reason holding the market back […]

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Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Columbus is a wonderful place to raise a family, to go to college, and to watch the Buckeyes. Most importantly, housing costs are very affordable compared to most major American Cities. Although you love Columbus, you may have to move out of state to pursue business opportunities, to be closer to your grand kids or […]

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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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