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January 7th, 2008 categories: Columbus News It's ON! Tonight, The Ohio State University plays Louisiana State University in the National Championship game in New Orleans. This is the third time in Six Years that Ohio State has played for the NCAA BCS National Title. In 2002 they won the most exciting title game ever played. Last year they were blown away by the Florida Gators (who then also beat up the Basketball Buckeyes in last year's National Title NCAA final). I've mad a wager with Don Stern, a Coldwell Banker Real Estate agent and Real Estate blogger in Baton Rouge regarding tonight's game. (2 comments)
Goodbye Macy's, Hello . . . ? - 01/04/08 11:06 AM
Goodbye Macy's, Hello . . . ? November 30th, 2007 categories: Columbus News, Downtown It's the last hurrah for Macy's Downtown. No Lazarus, no Marshall Fields, no Jacobsens, no major department store anywhere near downtown. We went the last few days of clearance sales and there was very little of any itnerest left. Deals could be had on rugs and runners and I could have used a 16 foot runner @ 70% off the ginormous price tag but didn't bite. We did pick up a store rack on wheels on which to hang our coats in the foyer - as much for nostalgia (0 comments)
Listings without Pictures of the Kitchen?? it must be awful - 01/04/08 11:04 AM
No Picture of the Kitchen?? It must be antiquated November 30th, 2007 categories: Real Estate News I was looking, as I do most every day, at which listings had just come on the market in different Columbus Neighborhoods. In looking at an Upper Arlington property that just came on the market for $1.7+MM, I noticed that there was no picture of the kitchen. It's a good looking home on the outside, 4-5,000 sq feet and, like all too many Upper Arlington homes for sale, looked like it hadn't been updated in years - old drapes, wallpaper, etc. Any kitchen has at least one good (1 comments)
I want to sell the most homes? - 01/04/08 11:02 AM
I don't want to sell The Most homes November 30th, 2007 categories: About Me? I don't want to sell the most Homes in Columbus. I don't want to work with rude, harsh people. I don't want to work outside of Franklin County. I want to sell great homes to great people and great families. I want to be a trusted advisor through the home buying or selling process. I don't want to guide you through the ins and outs of purchasing just one home, I want to be your resource (and your friends and families) for all things Real Estate in the City of (1 comments)
Bexley homes for sale, sold - market update - 01/04/08 11:01 AM
The Bexley Real Estate Market has been Quiet November 29th, 2007 categories: Bexley, Condos & Lofts This month there has not been too much happening in our neck of the woods. I was excited to see 8 homes on the Bexley, Berwick, Eastmoor realtor Association tour this morning until I realized I had seen all but two of them already - and those weren't really worth seeing anyway. So far this November, ONE home has sold, an 1800 sq ft cape on Francis in South Bexley for $226,500. Interestingly, that home (which was a nice property) started out at $254,900 162 days prior to (0 comments)
Mortgage Crisis - Credit Crunch - blah blah blah - 01/04/08 10:59 AM
Had About Enough of the Mortgage Crisis Talk? November 27th, 2007 categories: Columbus News, Real Estate News Me too. Remember, despite the doom and gloom you read and hear everywhere, All Real Estate is Local. Locally, things aren't so bad. Especially in my wheelhouse - Columbus and suburbs inside the outerbelt. There are all kinds and degrees of Housing Market Problems out there but this caught my eye and made me think about how the country isn't really on the Highway to Hell. Forbes Magazine, aka Forbes.com, published a piece about the top ten best and worst housing market cities. Between Number 10 of the (0 comments)
Hocking Hills - Where to go for a Columbus Getaway - 01/04/08 10:56 AM
Columbus Get Aways - Where to Go - Hocking Hills October 30th, 2007 categories: About Me?, Columbus News We went to the Hocking Hills area this last weekend. Every year we get the kids, some pumpkins, some gear and head down to Hocking Hills for some great Autumn Fun, usually around the last weekend before Halloween since we now carve our pumpkins while at our Hocking Hills Cabin. This year, we got very lucky as our trip coincided with fantastic fall colors on the Hocking Hills Trees. An hour or so south, geography terms such as Hollows, Ridges, Cliffs, Caves, Meadows, Valleys, Falls, (1 comments)
Which neighborhoods make up Columbus? Where do you stop? - 01/04/08 10:55 AM
What Neighborhoods Comprise Columbus? October 30th, 2007 categories: Columbus News I have a side project that I've been meaning to get to that is a Wiki of Columbus Neighborhoods. You could go crazy trying to decide what makes up a neighborhood and start calling every subdivision a neighborhood, which in a way, they are. I couldn't find an officially sanctioned list of recognized Columbus Neighborhoods on the City's Site. Wikipedia has the following listed as Columbus Neighborhoods. I will probably use most of these Columbus Neighborhoods and maybe drill down one level here and there to include communities such as Woodland Park and Beechwold. (0 comments)
Mortgages for Medical Residents - they exist and are special case - 01/04/08 10:51 AM
Can a Medical Resident Find a mortgage? October 31st, 2007 categories: Columbus News, For Home Buyers, Mortgage/Finance Occasionally I will work with a Columbus area Doctor looking for a home in Central Ohio. Often, they are moving here from out of state to work at the Ohio State University Hospital systems, Ohio Health Hospitals or Mount Carmel. It's not hard for these women and men to find a mortgage that suits them since they're already medical professionals who've been working in the field for some time. What if you're moving to Columbus to be a Resident, Intern or Clinical Fellow? You've seen Scrubs, E.R. (0 comments)
30 year rates under 6%? quite possibly in Columbus - 01/04/08 10:49 AM
5.9% Interest Rates on 30 Year Loans and other financing news October 26th, 2007 categories: Mortgage/Finance They're back people. A bad week of economic news often means a good week for Mortgage Interest Rates. I try not to name names here, but I saw 5.9% with no points this week from Third Federal. Also, FHA is still accepting Nehemiah Grants as Down Payment Assistance from the seller through March 31, 2008. There has been press about the grant programs ending Oct. 31, 2007. At the present time, Nehemiah has an extension until March 31, 2008 and will be the only valid seller assisted program (0 comments)
Worthington's Rush Creek - a community of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes - 01/04/08 10:47 AM
Rush Creek in Worthington October 26th, 2007 categories: Columbus News, For Home Buyers I have some buyers moving to town from Cincinnati. The husband will be working at OSU. The Ohio State University, inadvertently, has been good to me this year. I enjoy helping people relocate to Columbus, especially if they'll be working inside the outer-belt. (No, that's not a Led Zepplin album.) These buyers want a particular style of house that isn't easily available. I love a challenge and I aim to please when it comes to finding the right aesthetic for my buyers. They want something relatively open and contemporary. Certainly unique, though not (0 comments)
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