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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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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Market Update 2016: How Dublin & Powell Home Values Increased since 2012

Market Update 2016: How Dublin & Powell Home Values Increased since 2012

December 2016 home sales were flat as compared to a year ago, but home values keep rising. We did not see the usual “December Spike” I mentioned in a previous market update. Overall 2016 was a record year! Closed sales were up by 6.8% and home values rose by 5.8% for an average sales price […]

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Why Profitable House Flipping Has Become Harder in Columbus

Why Profitable House Flipping Has Become Harder in Columbus

House flipping is gaining in popularity again. An increasing number of property investors wants to get back in the market to capitalize on the very limited supply of homes for sale and a strong demand from buyers. Reality shows on channels like HGTV have contributed to the house flipping craze. They make it appear easy with huge profits […]

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Where to Find Horse Properties for Sale in Central Ohio?

Where to Find Horse Properties for Sale in Central Ohio?

Central Ohio has a long equestrian tradition. For 50 years Columbus has hosted the All American Quarter Horse Congress – the largest single-breed horse show in the world.  The Congress opens on Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 and runs until the end of the month. As a horse enthusiast you may be searching for a property that accommodates […]

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3 New Trends & 2 Crazy Features Spotted at the Parade of Homes

3 New Trends & 2 Crazy Features Spotted at the Parade of Homes

At the Parade of Homes local builders display the latest and greatest in new home design. 16 participated, a clear sign of a hot and booming new construction housing market. The 2016 BIA Parade of Homes was located in the Verona subdivision in Powell, OH, just North of the Columbus Zoo. As I strolled through the […]

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Why Home Sales Dropped by 10% in Some Central Ohio School Districts

Why Home Sales Dropped by 10% in Some Central Ohio School Districts

Home sales dropped by 7.6% in the Columbus MLS during the month of July 2016. This comes as a surprise to both economists and Realtors, who predicted solid growth for the rest of the year. Why did the Columbus Real Estate Market fall off a Cliff? Here are a few reasons for the decline: Low Inventory […]

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School Income Tax Resources You Need to Read before Buying a Home

School Income Tax Resources You Need to Read before Buying a Home

Did you know that property taxes are NOT the only taxes that fund schools? The School Income Tax is a hidden tax you should explore before you make an offer on a new home. Many buyers select the location of their home based on the school district. They either want to send their kids to a […]

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