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Why Experience Matters When You Hire an Agent

Did you know that there are 8,000 licensed real estate agents in Central Ohio? They closed 32,218 residential transactions in 2017. The average real estate agent closed ONLY 4 transactions last year. We will elaborate on why these numbers back up the fact that,...

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5 Facts Buyers Must Know in Today’s Market

I can really feel the pain you experience as a home buyer in today's competitive market. It's frustrating when you rush to a property right after it gets listed just to find out that other buyers already submitted offers above list price. If you want to buy in this...

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Get top dollar when you sell your home

How to Save with Back to Back Closings

Here's a question many sellers ask: can we move directly into a new home or do we need to get temporary housing and put our belongings in storage? The answer depends on your individual circumstances. A direct move can save you thousands of dollars in storage and hotel...

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Which Upgrades Yield the Highest Return?

Over the past few months I personally experienced how time consuming and expensive it is to upgrade your home. ​If you want to sell for top dollar some remodeling will be unavoidable. You have to bite the bullet and do the work or hire a contractor. Selling your house...

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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

Find out what’s cool now

Should You Retire in the Caribbean?

I just got back from a short trip to the Dominican Republic. This was not an all-inclusive vacation to a fancy resort. Instead, Kurt and I traveled with friends who are in the process of buying a condominium on the island. What a great opportunity to combine a little...

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The Trends & Misses of the 2017 Parade of Homes

The 2017 Parade of Homes will be open for another week. If you haven't visited, take a few hours and head up I-71 to Cheshire Woods to soak in the latest home construction and interior design trends. Here's what it looked like last year! Parade Overview The Parade of...

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Events in and around Dublin

How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered

Quickly rising home values result in higher property taxes. If you own real estate anywhere in Central Ohio you probably received a letter from your County Auditor stating that your property taxes have increased. Many homeowners saw their tax bill go up by more than...

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