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How Important Is DAYS ON MARKET These Days
Days on market (DOM) has historically been a deciding factor on how buyers view the value of a listed property. Longer sitting listing are considered "stale" and receive fewer and ...

Home Ownership Provides Comfort And Security
The uncertainty of recent events (COVID19) has reinforced a fact that has long been true of Americans - we care deeply about homeownership. A survey conducted at the beginning of t...

Shifting From Mobility To Stability
People ten to flourish when they experience a sense of control in their daily lives. Over the past few months, the majority of Americans have faced times of feeling insecure a...

Electronic Closings
New real estate apps and electronic mortgage resources are being rapidly developed and expanded, according to HousingWire.com.The traditional paper-and-ink closing is now known as ...

Hidden Real Estate Opportunity 2020
Whether you are a first-time or move-up buyer, here are some ways you may benefit from the recent economic slowdown. First of all, the most knowledgeable are the ones who will...

Real Estate Prospective 2020
This new decade began with a real estate market that was overwhelmed by buyer demand and underwhelmed by new listings. The economic forecast was sunny and bright. Then the dar...

What Is To Come For Buyers And Sellers
Even though some people are putting their home buying dreams on hold until later this year some sellers have decided to do the same so the prospective buyers may think they have an...

Common Buyers Mistakes
Here a few mistakes buyers often make when starting the home purchase. 1. Getting a pre approval and being ready once you find the house you love. You want to be prepared...

How To Market Your Home To Millennials
Here a few thinks to keep in mind when marketing to millennial buyers.Most millennials are looking for a home that is in good condition, clean and move-in ready. They will take on ...

Listing With Long Days On Market
In today's market it is very important for buyers to look at how long a Property has been sitting on the market (DOM). In many cases, higher-than- average DOM may indicate the prop...

Discount Points And Interest Rates
Mortgage discount points are calculated as a percentage of the loan amount. Paying for lowering your points up front will allow you to pay less interest over the lifetime of your l...

2020 Prediction And Trends
Real Estate expert share their prediction and trends for the year to come:Most economist see a stable leveling of the housing market for the year to come while some fear an inevita...

Low Appraisal Can Stall Mortgage Approval
What happens when seller and buyer agree on a price but the appraisal come in lower than the agreed-upon amount? The deal can fall through if the financing is not completely a...

Return On Investment Of Home Improvements
Not every home improvement give you the same return. The most important factor to consider is the"ROI", return on investment. The National Association of Realtors said these 3 proj...

Is It Possible To Paint Brick
Painting brick is an extremely doable project when you keep in mind these pointers. You need to plan carefully and do your research first, according to Sherwin-Williamsavoid painti...

No Regrets About The Move To Homeownership
The majority of renters that have purchased a home said they have no regrets in doing so, according to a newly released data from Bank of America. They also reported that 93% ...

Baby Boomers And Millennials Competing For Similar Homes
Baby Boomers and Millennials are competing in this market for similar sized and priced homes, according to the National Association of Realtors. Baby Boomers ages 55-75 a...

Should I Paint My Walls White
Here are points to consider before painting your walls white, according to Houzz.com    white will expand the space: white walls make a room appear larger and l...

Length Of Homeownership Has Increased
A recent research by the National Association of Realtors has shown that american home sellers who closed their sale during the 1st quarter of this year had owned their property fo...

Credit Score Changes Increases Your Scores In 2019
There are 2 major changes on how credit scores are calculated coming out this year. It is anticipated that it will better anyone scores, according to Realtor.com.One credit score c...

Millennial Buyers Opting For Nice Sized Yard
Millennial buyers said having a lawn is the most important feature when purchasing or renting a home. According to a recent research from National Association of Landscape they sai...

Tips To Reduce Household Maintenance Cost
Regular upkeep on your home is key to avoid big problems in the future. Here are 5 costly mistake a homeowner could be making around the house and what you can do to save money, ac...

Pets And Homeownership
The American Pet Products Association reports 68% of families own pets. Home-buyers are keenly aware of how the properties they view will fit the needs of their pets.  Th...

Selling A Tenant Occupied House
Selling a property with tenants creates different sets of challenges.  You want to give your tenants the privacy they deserve and pay for and also have your investment lo...

Checklist For First Time Home Buyers
Here some tips to help you with the purchase of your first home and avoid making these 5 common mistakes. Choosing a home that is too small: Maybe you are not planning to...

Moving In To Your New House What Is Next
For the safety of your family and pets these are important reason to complete  the following tasks as soon as possible after moving in1. Change locks and garage door entry cod...

Interior Design And What Is In And What Is Out
Interior designer agree that interior style is all about mixing it up for a bold contrast of whatever you like. Taupe is the new gray:  The cool gray palette is being rep...

Market Update
(Feb. 21, 2019 – Columbus, OH) There were 2,181 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market during the month of January, almost 55 percent more than the previous month...

Ways Homeowners Save On Utility Cost
Use timers and motion sensors to turn lights off and onLower hot water tank heater to 120 FAir-dry dishes, sheets and lightweight clothing, whenever possibleSeal gaps around pipes,...

5 Ways To Add Attractive Value To Your Home
These 5 improvements can enhance your own enjoyment, as well as increase your property's value at resale time, according to HouseLogic.com. Crown Molding - it can make a room ...

Popular Color Trends 2019
Here 6 ColorMix interior palettes created by Sherwin-Williams for its color forecastRaconteur: Black, beige, mauve and taupe provide a restful color combo of desert-inspired shades...

How To Price Your Home In A Sellers Market
It is very critical to ask the right asking price for your home. In a strong sellers market it can be tempting to overprice your property with the hopes to pocket more money.&...

Create A Family Friendly Rental Property For You Tenants
Location of the rental property is a big factor on how appealing your rental property is to potential tenants. Here some factors to consider when investing:SafetyMake sure all...

Money Saving Tips On Renovations
There is always a project or new updates you like to make to your house. Save money on your remodel with these tips. Online Shopping: This also comes with risk -  product...

Smart Homes
Most American (70%) wish they could control something in their house without getting out of bed or off the sofa. Lowe's 2014 Smart Home survey found that 44% of us would like to ad...

Purchasing An Old House Or New House
It is a big decision for a buyer when purchasing a home weather to choose a newer home or an older "fixer upper."The correct answer reflects your personal preferences. Here is...

Guide To Mortgage Process
When getting ready to buy a home, it can be surprising how much paperwork is required to be approved for a mortgage. These terms will provide you with a basic understanding of what...

5 Helpful Maintenance Skills For Homeowners
It's no secret that hiring professionals to fix even the most basic household issues can be costly. to save time and money, here are a handful of basic maintenance skills that home...

Mid Year Real Estate Review
The 2018 real estate market was predicted to be more of the same as last year. Low inventories of homes for sale in 2017 meant 2018 would be another booming seller's market at the ...

Your Offer Has Been Accepted What Comes Next
This is the greatest news one can receive when purchasing a home. Your offer has been accepted, but now what?that excitement can be short-lived if you are not prepared for what com...

Open House Questions To Ask
If you are in the market of purchasing a home and are attending an open house, here a few  ideas to help you get the information you need. Be discreet about your own finances ...

How To Spot The Next Hot Neighborhood
Location, location, location: Location is one of the most important elements - if not the most important element to consider in a home search. While it's easy to find markets that ...

Tips For Taking Listing Photos
Great pictures go a long way towards selling your home. Many Realtors offer to take the listing photos for you, but if you prefer to do it yourself, here a few suggestions to follo...

Buyers Need To Act Fast To Submit An Offer
In the current seller's market, most buyers have to act fast to make an offer on a home. Often the sellers may receive several offers above their asking price. A trusted real estat...

Reasons For A Final Walk Through When Purchasing A Home
Some buyers are so busy coordinating the details of their move that they might opt to skip the final walk-through. Here are some reasons why you want to prioritize this in your cou...

Why Use A Realtor
In part one of a three-part series, learn how to explain to prospects and clients that your specific real estate knowledge is worth the money they’ll pay for your services. MA...

Deciding Between A 15 Year And A 30 Year Loan
One of the biggest benefits of a 15-year mortgage is the ability to pay off your house quickly, according to moneycrashers.com. In addition, you'll save thousands of dollars on int...

Columbus Voted The 4th Hottest Market
Columbus ranked No. 4 last month on Realtor.com's list of the nation's hottest housing markets based on how many hits each home listing gets as well as how quickly homes are sellin...

Central Ohio Housing Report April 2018
Columbus ranks 4th hottest marketColumbus ranked No. 4 last month on Realtor.com's list of the nation's hottest housing markets based on how many hits each home listing gets as wel...

The Danger OF Love At First Sight When Buying A Home
The Dangers Of Love At First Sight When Buying A HomeWRITTEN BYJAYMI NACIRIPOSTED Facebook just announced they are getting into the dating app...

How To Increase Curb Appeal
A Buyer's first impression sticks. Think about what attracts you to a property when looking at homes online and what is the first thing you notice when attending an open house. Pro...

Home Buying Lingo For Beginners
Buying a home means a new world filled with unfamiliar terms. Here's a short list to help you increase your real estate vocabulary.Appraisal: Estimated value of the ...

ACT NOW Buying A Home Will Be Getting More Expensive
World financial events are conspiring to make it more expensive to borrow money to buy a house. In fact, mortgage interest rates are on the increase, according to BankRate.com, whi...

Solar Panels Should I Lease Or Buy
If you've been considering installing solar panels in your home to save on energy costs, you might be wondering if you should lease the panels or buy them. here are some pros and c...

5 Pitfalls Of For Sale By Owner And Why It Is Important To Use A Realtor
Selling your home is complicated enough without trying to do it yourself. Plus, there are some serious pitfalls associated with marketing your home as "For Sale By Owner".1. L...

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For many first-time Home buyers, 2017 was tough. It was a year in which many baby boomers stayed put in their larger homes, investors sank money into rental properties, and new con...


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