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Distressed properties still on the decline in central Ohio

Lender-Mediated Properties Report – 3Q, 2014 By Columbus REALTORS® 10/29/2014 Distressed properties still on the decline in central Ohio Central Ohio continued to see a considerable decrease in the number of short sales and foreclosures in the third quarter of 2014. There were 1,155 lender mediated homes put up for sale during 3Q-2014 in central Read more about Distressed properties still on the decline in central Ohio[…]

Central Ohio Home sales generate $3.7 billion

Central Ohio Home sales generate $3.7 billion – just the tip of the iceberg 10/28/2014 The housing market in central Ohio is a slightly different ball game than it was three to four years ago. Lower inventory has often resulted in multiple offers and same day contracts. Trying to get clients a ‘home run’ is Read more about Central Ohio Home sales generate $3.7 billion[…]

Central Ohio seeing record high home prices

Central Ohio Housing Report – August 2014 By Columbus REALTORS® 9/21/2014 Central Ohio seeing record high home prices (September 22, 2014 – Columbus, OH) – The average sales price of a home in central Ohio for the first eight months of 2014 (January through August) was $184,587 – the highest on record and almost three Read more about Central Ohio seeing record high home prices[…]

Prices are up and inventory is low

Central Ohio Housing Report – April 2014 5/22/2014 Prices up; inventory low The median sale price of a home in April 2014 was $150,750 which was 9.3 percent higher than the previous year, and also up 5.0 percent from the previous month. The average sale price was $176,231, which was up 7.7 percent from last Read more about Prices are up and inventory is low[…]

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Ohio Market Watch: Rise in renters looking to become owners

Ohio Market Watch: Rise in renters looking to become owners On February 27, 2014 By Greg Stitz. OAR Director of Research Nearly half of Ohio REALTORS in a recent survey indicated the number of renters expressing an interest in buying a home is on the rise. In a recent survey of OAR members, 49 percent Read more about Ohio Market Watch: Rise in renters looking to become owners[…]

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Columbus region home sales highest – ever!

Central Ohio Housing Report – Aug 2013 9/19/2013 Columbus region home sales highest – ever! Central Ohio home sales hit a new apex this summer and now stand at their highest point on record. The 18,834 homes sold as of Aug. 31 were 22.9 percent higher than the number of homes sold January through August Read more about Columbus region home sales highest – ever![…]

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Home sales breaking records in Columbus region

Central Ohio Housing Report – July 2013 8/21/2013 Home sales breaking records in Columbus region Central Ohio home sales are breaking the records this summer. Year to date sales (15,988) are 24.2 percent ahead of last year and the highest for the first seven months of any year recorded by Columbus REALTORS®. Last month’s 2,825 Read more about Home sales breaking records in Columbus region[…]

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Overall, sellers satisfied with the selling process

By Greg Stitz, OAR Director of Research Eighty-five percent of home sellers in Ohio report satisfaction with the process of selling their home. It’s worth nothing that 83 percent of the sellers used a real estate agent to assist them in selling their home and that 84 percent of them indicated they would definitely or Read more about Overall, sellers satisfied with the selling process[…]

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Selling your home: First Impressions

Remember what first attracted you to your home when you bought it? What most excited you? Its most appealing features? Now that you’re selling your home, you will need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. Preparing a home well can make a great first impression on potential buyers. Read more about Selling your home: First Impressions[…]

Avoid These Home Selling Mistakes

If you’re planning to sell your home, set yourself up for success! Finding the right Realtor® for you is extremely important. Don’t rush this step. Look for someone with experience, who has had recent sales. Make sure to ask questions, get referrals and do your homework. You need someone who keeps up with the latest Read more about Avoid These Home Selling Mistakes[…]

FREE Comparative Market Analysis for Your Home

The Right Selling Price Affects Your Bottom Line When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. That’s why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors including: Market Read more about FREE Comparative Market Analysis for Your Home[…]

The Sweet Smell of a Successful Sale

Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people’s emotions. Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odors, and cooking smells can dramatically impact how potential buyers feel about your house. If potential buyers never form an emotional connection to your home, chances are they will remain – potential Read more about The Sweet Smell of a Successful Sale[…]

Don’t Pay Too Much for Your Home

The process of buying a home is a detailed, time-consuming venture. At the same time, it’s an emotional period filled with difficult choices. You want to make sure that the home you purchase meets your family’s needs now, and in the future. Become a savvy buyer Know what you want before you begin shopping. Take Read more about Don’t Pay Too Much for Your Home[…]

Avoid These Common Buyer Errors

Shopping for a new home is an exciting experience that’s time consuming and includes many details. An unprepared buyer could overlook key items, turning their home purchase into a difficult or expensive process. A quality Realtor partner can help avoid these common errors: Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home Paying Read more about Avoid These Common Buyer Errors[…]