Your Vision for Columbus Real Estate - Donald Payne

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.
 For any FHA loans assigned on or after September 14, 2015 there will be significant changes, especially those that are applying with student loans. Here's what you need to know if you are considering applying for an FHA backed home loan.Changes for those with student loans.As of September 14, un...
That's a bold statement. It all depends on the house, the neighborhood and the market. There has been a lot of controversy around open houses in the last couple of years. How safe are they? Are they pointless for the seller, are agents simply doing it to appease the seller? In a recent article by...
There are four of my favorite things happening this weekend, August 15 in and around the Columbus Ohio area.Family Damsels and Dragonflies at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On Saturday, August 15 Starting at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at 1777 E. Broad Street in Columbus,  the e...
 According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more people prefer electronic closings rather than in person.  Based on a test pilot program over the last four months, consumers repeatedly were in favor of an e-closing rather than  and in person closing. This could be a win-win for consum...
Join us this year on August 7-8 at 10 North High St. in Canal Winchester for the Canal Winchester Blues & Rib Fest. Free  admission gets you into this amazing music and food Festival. This 2 Day Summer St. celebration offers a live blues music, a variety of delicious foods,  children's activities...
 In a recent article on MSN by GoBankingRates, Ohio was listed as #3 of the top 10 states to get a mortgage loan. Favorable 15 and 30 year rates allow for many homeowners to refinance or get their very first home loan. The average rate is currently 3.757% for a 30 year loan term; much more compet...
It can easily be a no-win situation in real estate when sibling rivalry takes over. When a parent or guardian passes away and two siblings are left picking up the pieces of any property, it can get ugly. What happens if one sibling wants to sell the property and the other wants to stay?This is no...
Rents Continue to Rise in Many US MarketsIts a hot rental market out there right now and according to the Wall Street Journal, rents climbed 3.6% during the second quarter compared to last year. Since 2012, rents have increased nearly 4% annually and not surprisingly places like San Francisco and...
We talked last year about some of the 10 things you should know about Columbus Ohio but one expand that list and give you 10 more reasons to love your city, especially if you're relocating or moving to the Columbus area.1. Columbus is one of the most intelligent cities in the world.According to t...
 A recent article in AARP magazine listed Columbus Ohio as one of the top most livable places for those over 50 years old. The list that compiles numerous research from the most livable neighborhoods to the healthiest and easiest to get around, shows the Columbus Ohio is one of the top.By surveyi...

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