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Can You Get Your Earnest Money Back?

Can You Get Your Earnest Money Back?

Writing earnest money checks is the first real commitment you make when you purchase a home. It tells the seller you are serious, and it hits your pocket book if you bail. You may be hesitant putting a lot of money on the line. That's understandable. Rest assured that...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Pending Contracts Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Pending Contracts Fail

You probably heard that new listings get multiple purchase offers within days.​ Did you know that many of these contracts fail?​ Contract terminations are common. They are very unnerving for the seller. The house has to be relisted and future buyers will ask why the...

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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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