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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

Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Columbus is a wonderful place to raise a family, to go to college, and to watch the Buckeyes. Most importantly, housing costs are very affordable compared to most major American Cities. Although you love Columbus, you may have to move out of state to pursue business opportunities, to be closer to your grand kids or […]

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Community Development Charges, Property Taxes & Abatements on New Homes

Community Development Charges, Property Taxes & Abatements on New Homes

Community Development Charges may be assessed by developers of new subdivisions to pay for roads and infrastructure. These charges are added to your property tax bill or can be paid directly to the local development authority. Property taxes on the other hand are much lower on new builds than on existing homes. In so-called Community […]

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Why New Construction Homes Are Preferred by More Home Buyers

Why New Construction Homes Are Preferred by More Home Buyers

New construction homes are gaining in popularity, as the inventory of existing homes has dropped to historic lows. For many home shoppers buying or building a new home is less hassle than chasing after existing listings. This is especially true in popular suburbs where new listings receive multiple offers and go in contract in just […]

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News - Market Updates

Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

The average sales price has increased in Central Ohio every single month since early 2013. It is no surprise we hit a new record in May 2017. As more people move to Columbus there’s a tremendous need for housing. Despite an a booming apartment rental sector and a shrinking home ownership rate, there are way […]

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Listing Inventory Shortage Leads to First Ever 10.9% Spring Sales Drop

Listing Inventory Shortage Leads to First Ever 10.9% Spring Sales Drop

The lack of listing inventory has caught up with the housing market. Home sales dropped by a staggering 10.9% in April (while values sky-rocket). This is very unusual and never happened in spring. Traditionally, April and May have been the months when home sales picked up before summer break. Listing Inventory Not Recovering This year […]

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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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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

Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus home sales have picked up at a record pace. Empty nesters looking for a change once their kids are in college flock to the city to enjoy the urban lifestyle. Young wealthy professionals prefer Downtown to the suburbs because of the entertainment and sporting options it offers. Have you ever considered selling your suburban […]

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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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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

Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Can You Afford Housing Costs In These 10 Popular Cities?

Columbus is a wonderful place to raise a family, to go to college, and to watch the Buckeyes. Most importantly, housing costs are very affordable compared to most major American Cities. Although you love Columbus, you may have to move out of state to pursue business opportunities, to be closer to your grand kids or […]

Read More →

Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

Average Sales Price Up By 8% Hits New Record

The average sales price has increased in Central Ohio every single month since early 2013. It is no surprise we hit a new record in May 2017. As more people move to Columbus there’s a tremendous need for housing. Despite an a booming apartment rental sector and a shrinking home ownership rate, there are way […]

Read More →

Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus Home Sales Skyrocket

Downtown Columbus home sales have picked up at a record pace. Empty nesters looking for a change once their kids are in college flock to the city to enjoy the urban lifestyle. Young wealthy professionals prefer Downtown to the suburbs because of the entertainment and sporting options it offers. Have you ever considered selling your suburban […]

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