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How Much Risk Should You Take to Win a Bidding War?

How Much Risk Should You Take to Win a Bidding War?

A few days ago, this article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal caught my attention.  All over the US homes have been selling quickly. In many cases it took less than a week from list to contract. It has become increasingly difficult to compete in this hot...

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Are Builder’s Incentives Coming Back?

Are Builder’s Incentives Coming Back?

I spoke with a few builder's reps in the past couple of weeks and was surprised to find that they are offering incentives again. Incentives are limited to select subdivisions and not publicized on their web pages. They probably won't last. However, now is the best...

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Should You Sell Your Home to an iBuyer?

You probably heard about iBuyers - instant buyers. They are a new breed of cash buyers - funded by Wall Street - who use online technology to buy your house without you listing it with an agent. iBuyers promise instant cash offers for your house. They buy your...

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How I Prepare my Sellers to a Stress-Free Home Sale

How I Prepare my Sellers to a Stress-Free Home Sale

It happens all the time in this low inventory market. I schedule a showing for my buyers as soon as a new listing hits the MLS, and an hour later the listing agent calls and cancels. "We accepted an offer. The homeowner was too overwhelmed from the rush of showings....

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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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Are Builder’s Incentives Coming Back?

Are Builder’s Incentives Coming Back?

I spoke with a few builder's reps in the past couple of weeks and was surprised to find that they are offering incentives again. Incentives are limited to select subdivisions and not publicized on their web pages. They probably won't last. However, now is the best...

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Should You Buy a Short-Term Rental?

Should You Buy a Short-Term Rental?

A growing number of millennials are buying short-term rentals to generate additional income and to build wealth. According to the Wall Street Journal short-term rental owners under 30 doubled in the past 2 years. Should you join their ranks and become a real estate...

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Events in and around Dublin

Would You Buy a Haunted House for a Discount?

Would You Buy a Haunted House for a Discount?

Halloween may be over, but some homeowners think they live in haunted houses all year round. The annual HAUNTED Report (compliments of realtor.com) found that 13% of Americans believe that the home they live in is haunted. Where Are the Most Haunted Houses? When it...

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How Miracle Homes Help Sick and Injured Children

How Miracle Homes Help Sick and Injured Children

This past Sunday was the first of Advent, the true beginning of the Christmas Season. It happens to fall between Thanksgiving Thursday and Giving Tuesday, so it's appropriate to talk about giving back and being thankful. One way I am giving back is the Miracle Homes...

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