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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

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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How I Sold a House another Agent Could Not Sell

Last November I received a call from a desperate homeowner. They had fired their listing agent, after their home was on the market for more than a month with no activity. Their new-built home was getting ready by the end of the year. They had to sell! These homeowners...

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Learn about Columbus Neighborhoods

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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New Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballantrae Woods

Ballantrae Woods is a 49.6-acre residential development that is a new phase that will add on to the already huge Ballantrae Neighborhood. The entrance to the community embraces you with The Giant Dancing Rabbits sculpture at Ballantrae Park. Though the homes...

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Making sense of the Numbers

March Market Update: Home Sales Slump by 8.7%

Don't be fooled by a report claiming that Columbus is the Hottest Housing Market in the country or by a news release that states home sales were up by 24.7% in March. Both claims are misleading. Keep reading to find out what's really going on ... ​ Closed Sales, New...

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Find out what’s cool now

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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Will Solar Panels Increase the Value of Your Home?

Last week a good friend asked me by how much the value of his home may have increased since he installed solar panels? He had solar panels for more than a year and added a "power wall" of batteries to store the extra energy he's collecting. His electric bill is...

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Events in and around Dublin

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?

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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Reflections on a Great Year

As I reflect on this past year, I feel very blessed to have you as a reader of this weekly newsletter. I am grateful for your support and feedback as I am trying to share my insights and stories on the housing market. I hope this is helpful for you and even saved you...

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