Your Vision for Columbus Real Estate - Donald Payne

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Vision Realty
Donald Payne, Founder of Vision Realty, has been the REALTOR® of choice for buyers and sellers since 1979. Donald specializes in helping first-time homebuyers, new families, single families and more in Columbus real estate.
You can read hundreds of articles about how to prepare your house or property for listing, marketing, and sale but that can be completely different from preparing yourself for the sale of your home.We can talk ad nauseam about how to create the best curb appeal, do little tips and tricks to attra...
The way society is going, more and more adult children are staying in their parent's houses until they are 25 and even 30 due to the fact that they have student loans and debt that needs to be paid off. Because of this, many young people or first-time buyers think that they can't even afford a ho...
New construction is a beast all its own. Buying it can be much different from a resale home. If you're buying a brand new home, here are some mistakes many people make that you can avoid, just because you read this article!Not using your own agent. Too many people use the buyer's agent or even th...
Good Funds Legislation for Ohio was signed into law on January 4, 2017, and will take effect April 6, 2017. This is a consumer protection statute designed to protect against fraud and to preserve the integrity of the consumer's funds that are held and dispersed in the real estate transaction.This...
Last week we talked about Pres. Obama signing in a mortgage insurance premium reduction and how that would benefit potential homebuyers. However, in one of his first acts as president, Trump has "vetoed" this cut.Let's really break this down to what it is. In a recent article of the National Asso...
A recent article by the National Association of Realtors stated that FHA will be cutting the mortgage insurance premiums for the first time in two years. This means that for homebuyers looking to get a mortgage, things will get much easier and less expensive. The FHA, Federal Housing Administrati...
 Columbus is currently a competitive real estate market, with investors and all-cash buyers beating out first timers in many bidding wars. According to many real estate agents and mortgage officers, our market is extremely difficult for many buyers, regardless of past purchasing history. Some hom...
The Harvard Center for Housing Studies just released a report talking about projections and implications on housing from a growing older population. By the year 2035 more than one in five people in the US will be age 65 or older and one in three households will be headed up by someone in that age...
Way to go ladies! A recent article in Curbed stated that more single women are buying homes and fewer single men are regardless of their income. Relationship status is certainly changing. In 1985, 81% of home buyers were married couples. Today, the statistic is more like 66%. So who's buying home...
Buying a home is a commitment. It's nothing to take lightly and not something just anyone should do. I recommend if you're planning on buying to stay at least 5-7 years. If you try and sell before that, unless the market is hot, you're going to barely break even. Selling a house costs a lot of mo...

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