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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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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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Why the First Purchase Offer is Usually the Best

Why the First Purchase Offer is Usually the Best

You just received the first reasonable purchase offer on your listing. You may be excited, because the buyer offers more than list price. Or, you may be disappointed, because you believe your home is worth more. Either way, when you negotiate the final price, terms and remedies, always remember this proverb: “A bird in the hand is […]

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Home Buying Tips

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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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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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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News - Market Updates

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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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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Community

What Are Miracle Homes? Video May Bring Tears to Your Eyes

What Are Miracle Homes? Video May Bring Tears to Your Eyes

When you hire me to help you buy or sell a home, YOU will help a sick child. This short video shows how Miracle Home donations help sick kids right here in Columbus.

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Dublin Hosts the Presidents Cup

Dublin Hosts the Presidents Cup

Everything you need to know about the Presidents Cup in Dublin OH at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. RE/MAX 24/7 is thrilled to support Dublin’s golfers. Stop in and learn why you should move to Dublin.

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The Dublin Irish Fest: Cuisine, Culture & Cheer

The Dublin Irish Fest: Cuisine, Culture & Cheer

As the Irish say, “Céad Míle Fáilte!” or “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!” By purchasing a home in Dublin, Ohio, you will have quick access to the second largest Irish festival in the world! Even if you don’t know the difference between Gaelic and garlic, you will have blast learning about Irish culture. When visitors arrive […]

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Neighborhood Guides

How the Property Tax Hike Will Impact Olentangy School District Home Owners

How the Property Tax Hike Will Impact Olentangy School District Home Owners

Concerned parents took to the polls in the 2016 spring elections. Their kids had to attend overcrowded class-rooms in the Olentangy Local School District. Subdivisions like Scioto Reserve and Golf Village are a magnet for young families, making Olentangy one of the fastest growing school districts in the State of Ohio. Their campaign Olentangy for Kids was […]

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Which Columbus Neighborhood beats the Suburbs with Home Values above $200/sqft?

Which Columbus Neighborhood beats the Suburbs with Home Values above $200/sqft?

Find out which Columbus neighborhood is more expensive per square foot than suburbs like Dublin, Powell and Upper Arlington, and why many homes get multiple offers and sell above asking price.

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Hyper-Local Housing Market Stats for Your Columbus Neighborhood

Hyper-Local Housing Market Stats for Your Columbus Neighborhood

Real estate is local. Every subdivision and neighborhood experiences different housing market trends. You need Hyper-Local Housing Market Stats for Columbus neighborhoods to determine the true value of your home.

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Home Previews

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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2014 BIA Parade of Homes – the Good, the Bad and New Trends

2014 BIA Parade of Homes – the Good, the Bad and New Trends

The BIA Parade of Homes showcases the latest in home construction and interior design. Find out why the Trail’s End location features unique, million dollar homes on a hill side setting overlooking the Olentangy River valley.

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Are Fannie Mae Homes Any Better Than HUD Houses?

Are Fannie Mae Homes Any Better Than HUD Houses?

HUD is not the only agency that sells homes. Another organization – Fannie Mae – has a huge inventory of foreclosed homes, as well. You can find all Fannie Mae homes available for sale at HomePath.com. 361 homes are available in Franklin County alone. They also offer special financing terms for owner occupants and for […]

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Other Recent Posts

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! […]

Read More →

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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