Karen Disbrow's (disbrowsellshomes) Blog

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If you haven't registered for Momentum 2008, I think you missed out.  I'm excited that it's happening in Columbus this year, and I'm looking forward to some great information to help me grow my business.
I hear it all the time, "We want to wait until the market improves to sell."  I ask you why?  Warmer weather means more listings which means more competition for you.  The interest rates are still at historic lows and buyers know that now is the time to buy.  NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL!  Who knows w...
It seems that every other house I show lately is a bank short sale and the word from other agents in my area is that buyers want to pursue short sales because they think they will get a better deal.  BuyersThis may or may not hold true.  There's no set formula on what a buyer should offer on a sh...
It's 5 degrees outside here in Dublin, Ohio with windchills expected to be 0 or below.  I guess this is what you call "The Dead of Winter"!I have an open house at one of my newest listings.  It will be a small miracle if I have any traffic at all, but on a positive note, the sun is shining in ful...
My husband and I love to go out to eat.  We're practically empty nesters, so we have plenty of free evenings to sample the local fare in and around Columbus.  One of our favorite Sushi restaurants is Sushi.com in Dublin.  I believe this is one of Dublin's best kept secrets.  This is my attempt to...
This just in from my in-house mortgage lender..."Rates on the 30 year fixed today are at 5.75% with zero points, assuming credit scores over 680, loan amounts over $150,000 and at least a 5% down payment.The 15 year is at 5.25% FHA 30 year is at 5.5%. Not a bad time to buy a house!"  How can anyo...
I read an article on RealtyTimes.com yesterday that Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich), a 15-term veteran at the helm of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is drafting "carbon tax" legislation that would deny owners their mortgage writeoffs.The idea behind this is that big houses consume outsized...
After showing some homes this morning, I had an opportunity to have the best ice cream I've ever tasted.My Mom recently moved to the Columbus area. My brother and his family came to town to see her new digs, and we took everyone down to the Short North.  I didn't realize that Jeni's Ice Cream had...
All mortgage lenders are not the same!  Before you make one of the biggest purchases in your life, be sure you're working with a reputable lender.Always get a second opinion with a reputable mortgage company!  There's nothing worse than making an offer on the home of your dreams, having it accept...

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