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Olde Towne East Spring Tour of Homes - May 20 - 03/30/07 11:14 AM
You know how much how I love Olde Towne East don't you? If not, come find out about the great neighbors and sense of community, the still affordable and historic housing stock and the great proximity to not just downtown Columbus, but all of Central Ohio. Olde Towne's Spring Home & Garden Tour is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 20 at 1-7 pm. (See www.oldetowne.org for more details.) The tour this season is going to be bigger and better than ever, featuring more houses and more activities.Do you live in Olde Towne East and ever wondered why the (0 comments)
Project ResiDenCity - 03/30/07 10:29 AM
I ran across this item yesterday. The project is an offshoot of the Columbus Leadership program which is a who's who in emerging City-wide leaders. I'm all for increasing the density in the urban areas in and around downtown and I'm happy to promote anyone trying to better the situation. Surprisingly, promoting and increasing urban density wasn't even mentioned in a recent Dispatch article as means of getting more people to take taxis in and around downtown. ResiDenCity is a volunteer effort by members of the Leadership Columbus class of 2007 that is intended to increase the number of upper- and middle-income (0 comments)
Grandview market update - 03/29/07 11:25 AM
Did you know that you can listen to Grandview Heights High School's Morning Announcements everyday as Podcasts? Nice. Since many closings will be today or tomorrow, we'll just take a look at what is active on the market: 26 Active Single Family Listings (as of March 29) with an average of $179.82/sq ft $297,283 list price and 119 days on the marketThere are 15 homes under $250,000 on the market currently and 3 in the $300s, two in the $400,000s and one at $650K and one at $729K. Some new listings include a 3 bedroom 2 bath at 877 thomas for $189,000 -- small but (0 comments)
Fresh Photos Liven Listings - 03/29/07 11:03 AM
The weather is turning warmer, the grass greening up, and soon leaves will be coming out on trees and the thoughts of a many young men turn to ......buying homes. Actually not just young men but all buyers will be turning to the Internet to search for their perfect home. Will that perfect home be one of your listings? Take a look at the photos you have for your listings and consider what a buyer might think when they see them? Are there autumn leaves on the ground?Was that snow on the ground the day you took photos of your new listing?Your (8 comments)
Monday Morning Rant - The Kitchen Trash Can - 03/27/07 10:44 AM
I don't know about your house, but my family generates a lot of trash - most of it in the kitchen. Sure, we recycle with the best of them-cans, glass, paper. It doesn't matter, the trash keeps coming and coming. We live in the city and we have a decent sized kitchen but it's not huge and we don't have a big cabinet to hide our trash can in. So it sits out in a strategically located yet accessible location. It has to look good, so it has to be stainless. The only thing you can find at the stores are (5 comments)
2007 February Columbus area Home Sales - Rosy outlook or mixed bag? - 03/21/07 12:44 PM
Columbus and Central Ohio Home Sales were up last month, compared to 2006. Depending on how you look at it, that's good news. Central Ohio home sales were up almost eight percent in February from a year ago. The 1,549 sales were 7.9 percent higher than the 1,436 homes sold in February of 2006 according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. “Despite many doom and gloom housing forecasts for 2007, our first two months have been even better than last year,” says Brad Bennett, President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. “Year to date, home sales are 13.2 percent higher than last year. (0 comments)
Help buyers get a more concrete idea of the neighborhood with Microsoft Virtual Earth - 03/20/07 02:28 PM
Everyone seems to be familiar with Google Earth. It is very cool to zoom in on your house from space, after all. Have you ever tried mapping with Microsoft Virtual Earth? It is very neat. I've had buyers tell me it really helps give them an idea of where the new house is -- especially out of town buyers. Go there, type in your address and see your home from about 750 or so feet up, just like Google Maps. But then you can change the view. Look at the same home looking toward the East, South, North or West. This makes (1 comments)
Always be Prepared (for something to go wrong) (at the last minute) - 03/15/07 02:04 PM
Ahhh, the Ides of March. An old, blind soothsayer once told me to beware the Ides of March and today I was figuratively stabbed in the back. We were to close today on a lovely Columbus home I have listed. The seller had her car all packed, her niece was here from Denver to help her, and they were to set off on a cross country drive right after the closing. All the arrangements were made. The buyers had their final walk through a couple days ago and even sat down with the seller and discussed the history of the home (0 comments)
Grandview market update - 03/07/07 10:30 AM
Here is the 911 on what has been happening in Grandview so far this year. . . . Strictly Grandview/Marble Cliff proper -- Jan 1 - February 28 8 Sold Properties Avg. Sales Price/Sq Foot = $168.38 Avg. Sq ft = 1,370 Average List Price=$237,575 and Average Sold Price = $230,687(97.1%) Longest market time was 1410 Lincoln at 233 days ($365,000) Shortest market time was 1893 West 1st at 8 days ($263,000)Compared with 22 Active Listings (as of feb 29 remember) with an average of $177.88/sq ft $299,727 list price and 103 days on the marketThere are 13 homes under $250,000 on the market currently and 3 (0 comments)
Monday Morning Rant -- New Listing! (My foot!) - 03/05/07 02:51 PM
You know what gets my goat? Realtors who leave their "New Listing!" rider on their yard sign FOREVER. One Realtor in particular comes to mind whose signs I see around my neighborhood. Listings that have been there for six months or more proudly display that "New Listing!" top rider. It's a joke among myself and other Realtors and some of my buyers who know -- but maybe it fools well intentioned, curious and pre-approved but unsuspecting home buyers into calling? Marketing genius or sheer laziness, you make the call. On a lesser rant, (and here is my tip for the day) I (10 comments)
January 2007 Home Sales - 03/01/07 09:56 AM
We often hear many negative things about housing markets. Most of them have nothing to do with Columbus but many people project that doom-and-gloom market outlook locally. The national media really shapes how we think locally and for the most part, it just isn't true. Even with the good news, naysayers with soapboxes will find the potential for bad news. Here is some news about the Central Ohio Markets and how they did in January. This comes from the Columbus Board of Realtors and is a general sign of the health of our Central Ohio markets. If you live in Bexley, Clintonville, (0 comments)
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