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.
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...
I'm sure you are guilty of thinking at least one or more of these myths from time to time or in the past. I think we all have some type of predisposition or stereotype that we think about real estate agents as we do lawyers or used car salesman. But you might be surprised at some of the top myths...
Considering purchasing a home? While we are nowhere near the bottom of the market that we saw just in the last couple of years, we’re not at the peak either. Now is a great time to consider buying since rates are still relatively low and prices are low as well. Most of the foreclosures and short ...
There are a lot of discounts that senior citizens can start to receive, whether it’s a discount for a movie ticket or a percentage off of your meal at particular restaurants. This is really where age pays. Here are some unique senior discounts that you may not have thought of before, and some of ...
Every homeowner wants to know exactly how much it's going to cost to sell their home with a real estate agent. Nearly 90% of homeowners choose to work with a real estate agent in order to facilitate the sale of their home. It's no wonder that one of the top questions is how much it's going to cos...
Stay safe this Halloween as you and your little ones are out and about and remember, don't give teenagers a hard time if you find them knocking on your door for some treats. I would rather they be doing that then out causing problems or harming themselves. A great reminder when you want to say, "...

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