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2007 Olde Towne East Spring Tour - Recap part One - 05/24/07 10:18 AM
If you missed the 2007 Olde Towne East Tour of Homes last weekend, you're surely kicking yourself. There were 13 homes that ran the gamut from Eastwood Avenue to nearly I-70. It was nice to see the tour get out of the OTE comfort zone, get North of Broad and South of Main while hitting Wilson and Linwood avenues. Great Homes, Great People. I went with my wife and kids and we didn't make it to each house (that's right, kids) and I had to work later in the day so I'll only recap the homes I actually visited (in two (0 comments)
Is the Eastmoor Sewer project ever going to end? - 05/24/07 10:13 AM
It certainly seems like this construction project has been going on FOREVER. I used to take Eastmoor Boulevard all the time and I can't remember the last time I've been able to drive down Eastmoor South of Main Street. Now, the project is in Central Eastmoor too and when was the last time you could go north on any of those streets West of James road like Harding? Your city tax dollars at work, but still. I do think that when it's all said and done, the perception of Eastmoor as a flood zone problem will be behind it and home values will (0 comments)
SKYBUS takes off - What'll it mean for Columbus Home Markets? - 05/22/07 02:29 PM
Skybus Airline's first passenger flight took off from Port Columbus today. The fleet of 8 jets (with 65 on order) will service 9 cities. Today's first flight was en route to Burbank California. Therein lies the catch. It's not exactly direct to Los Angeles, but hey, it's close. It's close to Boston and Seattle too. With cheap seats available on each and every flight -- ordered only through their website--Skybus is looking to out-Southwest Southwest Airlines in the fast casual of the friendly skies. Who cares if preferred boarding costs $10 extra or sodas set you back a few dollars? $10 airline (0 comments)
Hey Buyers! Let's talk about Showings - How many are too many? - 05/21/07 02:26 PM
Are 25 showings too many? How about 45? Is it unrealistic to think that buyers should find the right home after seeing a dozen homes? There is no right answer since buyers, like snowflakes, are never the same. While I'm at it, you can't step into the same market twice. What the heck does that mean? Let's talk about the ideal buying situation. Ideally, you have already: Been regularly visiting the web site I set up for you with all the active listings in your range, meeting your criteria and updated constantly from the Columbus MLS. Established your short list of "must haves", probably already (2 comments)
The two main tracks that run through Columbus how active are they? - 05/17/07 03:44 PM
If you know, tell me because oddly enough, I have two different buyers involved with homes whose property lines end at rail road easements with an active track. Both are nice homes, both share the same track, the one that rides North and South on the West side of town (as opposed to the East track that runs close to Indainola). The buyer not yet in contract is trying to find out how many trains go by each day. The vastly different responses she has received is a testament to how people in similar homes quickly lose track and don't notice the (0 comments)
The Columbus Public Art Project - 05/14/07 03:42 PM
May 14th, 2007 categories: About Me?, Columbus News I've started a Flickr Photo Set Called Columbus Public Art. The link will live on the left sidebar. Art is all over town if you stop to smell the sculptures. I took about 20 minutes and snapped some pictures around the Columbus College of Art and Design campus. I'd like this to be a very grassroots project that incorporates everyone's shots of public art around town. Simply email your photos and tell me where you took them so I can geocode them and add them to the map. Murals, sculptures, anything meant to be permanent. I'll (0 comments)
Grandview market update - 05/14/07 11:09 AM
Market update for Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff. As of today, there are 46 Active Listings in Grandview ranging from a 1 bed condo in Summit Chase for $119,500 to a 5 Bed, 2.2 bath home at 1423 Cambridge Blvd listed at $749,000. They average $195.20/sq ft12 Homes in Contingent Status -- averaging 1,644 sq ft and $172.15/sq ft5 Homes in firm contract -- averaging 1,490 sq ft and $154.67/sq ftApril saw 10 homes sell -3 of them had been on the market less than 10 days-on NorthWest, Hope and W 2nd. -3 of them had been on the market for 100-200 days and (0 comments)
Oh, By the Way, Did Anyone Die in this House? - 05/14/07 10:27 AM
This is an archived post from my other blog. It's a year old article, but still helpful. May 5th, 2006 categories: Real Estate News, For Home Buyers I ran across this today from the national association of Realtors. There is always some lively discussion when it comes to the question of divulging things that may have happened to people in the house. Murders, suicides, other crimes, or just someone passing away of old age is it obligatory for the listing agent/seller to disclose this to the buyer? My experience is that it would never have mattered to the homeowner had they not known.But (2 comments)
Absorption Rate OR How long will my house be on the market? - 05/14/07 10:18 AM
NOTE--this post appeared a year ago on my other blog and I'm just putting it here for sellers to understand the market better. I will revisit absorption rate and update theses numbers this week. It'll be an interesting comparison. I know Midtown Columbus, for example, has considerably more homes on the market now than last year at this time. Although many sellers expect Realtors to carry around a crystal ball and peek into it when setting prices and setting expectations for the sales process, the truth is we can only rely on what the market tells us, experience and knowledge.One tool sellers (0 comments)
11 days and Counting Until the Olde Towne East Tour of Homes - 05/09/07 10:17 AM
There will be some fantastic homes on tour this Spring so bring your friends and tour some of the finest turn of the century mansions and gardens in the area. Homes on the Spring tour are typically in all shades of rehabbing and one gets a true sense of the community's pride when walking from house to house. Near East Neighborhood Discussion board (includes Bronzeville, Franklin Park, Woodland Park) Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (0 comments)
Come on in, the Market's Fine! - 05/02/07 03:56 PM
Now that it's May, The market is heating up tremendously. I've been pretty busy, showing have gone crazy, and homes are coming on and going off the market at a clip we haven't seen for quite a while. If you want to jump in, the water's fine. Look for market updates by neighborhood coming this week. (0 comments)
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