Gahanna, OH Real Estate News

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
If you are a Gahanna  property owner who is seriously considering whether to sell your house, you know there are many practical details that bear careful consideration. One of the first is the decision regarding whether or not -- and if so, to what extent - refurbishing or upgrading the property will be a sound financial move.                                                                                         The first and most obvious advantage of making home improvements before you sell your house is that you can be sure that it will become more attractive to potential Gahanna buyers. A house that clearly signals the need for after-purchase repairs can be expected to garner lower offers that factor in those costs, which may be exaggerated (or even wildly exaggerated due to ‘fear o...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
4119 Meadowleigh Way: Beautiful Blendon Park Gahanna Condo for Sale   Sam Cooper with HER Real Living just listed a beautiful Blendon Park Gahanna condo for sale. Sam listed 4119 Meadowleigh Way, located in the desirable Blendon Park Condominium community, for $112,000.    4119 Meadowleigh Way Gahanna Ohio 43230 features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a finished lower level rec room, storage room, living room with fireplace, dining room, 1st floor laundry, backyard deck, patio and garage. 4119 Meadowleigh Way offers a large greenspace behind. It's also located near the end of Meadowleigh Way with ample parking around the corner for guests.   The community offers a workout facility and inground pool. Blendon Park Gahanna Ohio is in a great location close to great restaurants and shopping!   Know...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                                Sometimes the initials in an acronym are helpful, but ‘REO’ (short for Real Estate Owned) isn’t one of them. After all, isn’t all real estate owned by somebody? What the headline writers are talking about is a property, usually a repossessed home, owned by a lender. That’s usually a bank, government agency, or government loan guarantor, which typically comes into possession after a failed sale at a foreclosure auction.   Now let’s assume you’ve watched the late-night infomercials (Rich Dad Poor Dad, anyone?) and you’re pumped to buy a Gahanna REO to begin your climb to real estate fame and fortune.  “Easy as pie,” the commercials promise!  "Opportunity isn't just knocking -- it's pounding the door down!"  Such enthusiasm is...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                             Here in Gahanna it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays have finally taken over. This is hardly an unpredictable phenomenon, but this year there did seem to be a slightly longer delay than usual following Thanksgiving. Even if the Christmas tree lots weren’t in evidence, the cheer-inducing holiday lights and colorful store window ornamentation have begun to do their work in earnest. It’s a good thing, too, because festive decorations can go a long way toward mellowing out any feelings of anxiety that tend to accompany the onslaught of end-of-year business and household deadlines…                                                                                                                      There’s nothing like the ...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
896 Windbourne Ct. Gahanna OH: Woodside Green: Sold by Sam Cooper   Sam Cooper with HER Real Living just sold another home in Woodside Green Gahanna Oh 43230. 896 Windbourne Ct. was just sold by Sam Cooper for $177,500. This was the highest selling home per square foot in Woodside Green for the last 6 months of home sales.   896 Windbourne Ct. Gahanna Oh 43230 is a wonderful one story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a vaulted great room with fireplace, dining room, eating space kitchen, finished lower level rec room, backyard deck and 2 car garage.   If you know anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Woodside Green Gahanna Oh, please have them contact Sam Cooper with HER Real Living. Sam Cooper is one of the top 1% selling real estate agents in Central Ohio. Email to: sam.co...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
227 Camrose Ct. Gahanna Ohio: Woodside Green: Sold by Sam Cooper   Sam Cooper with HER Real Living just sold another home in Woodside Green Gahanna Ohio 43230. 227 Camrose Ct. Gahanna Ohio 43230 was just sold by Sam Cooper in just 8 days! 227 Camrose Ct. sold higher than the average selling price per square foot in the last 6 months of home sales in Woodside Green.   227 Camrose Ct. is a beautiful two story home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a formal living room, dining room, eating space kitchen, family room with fireplace, finished lower level rec room, vaulted master bedroom, backyard deck, 2 car garage and fenced in backyard.   If you know anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Gahanna Ohio 43230, please have them contact Sam Cooper with HER Real Living. Sam Cooper is one of t...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                                 For many homeowners who purchased brand new homes in 2003 – 2006, the years since have been long and disappointing. They bought before talk of a housing bubble began to slow new home purchases in the national and here in the Gahanna market -- before there was an inkling that they could soon find themselves underwater on their home loans.                                                                                                                Despite the protracted economic slowdown, and despite some predictions that the national housing market might stall again or even fall further, some recent months have shown residential sales figures that are higher than predicted.  This would seem to be counter-intuitive. It make...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                                       Every business, according to Allen Bistro, has what he calls a M.A.P.  He says that every business has three major functions.  Every real estate firm, no matter how large or small, has a Marketing function, an Accounting function, and a Production function.  Marketing brings buyers and sellers to your door. Marketing provides the leads for the sales force and brings clients to your door.  Production is the profit center for every business.  Production (agents and brokers) are responsible for the revenue (commissions) and expenses that generate the commissions for the agency by helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. But it was Fra Luca Aioli, the father of modern accounting, who said that there are three thin...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                    Financial institutions have criteria  to evaluate the layers of risk in each product that they sell. The number one criteria will be CREDIT for the consumer which is evaluated by all 3 credit bureaus (TransUnion, Experian, +Equifax). It is the vehicle that shows not only mortgage lenders and other creditors your ability to handle your financial obligations. The credit score grading system is made up of the lowest score of 350 to the highest of 850. Average credit score grid falls in between 620 to 660. Above average credit scores grid falls in between 660 to 720. Excellent credit is consider 720 or greater. These numbers are based on your middle score of the tri-merged credit report which are typically provided when get your credit run...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
This month, Central Ohio residents who have been keeping an eye on the real estate market may be beginning to see renewed signs of life. The stirrings are still relatively minor, but those of us who have observed the ups and downs in real estate markets for more than a decade or two are used to seeing exactly that before substantial activity gathers wider attention. Our Central Ohiolisting and sales figures take time to compile, but we’re seeing early national figures that hint at the change. According to the National Association of Home Builders, house prices are growing (“modest gains in the third quarter”) and new home sales show slight improvement. It’s about time. That movement is confirmed by the familiar Case-Shiller and FHFA indexes.                                              ...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
      It can happen to anyone. And for any Gahanna  homeowner who finds that unanticipated financial challenges combine to make their mortgage no longer affordable, a short sale can sometimes provide the most practical solution.  However, selling a house during winter months can be an additional challenge: there are fewer inquiries and as a result, fewer showings.   When someone needs to get out from under a mortgage quickly – often the case when a short sale is indicated – this time of year can add stress to that short sale process.                                                                                                                     Recruit a Qualified Team For any Gahanna  homeowner who is considering a short sale at this time of year, there are a number of experts you s...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Woodside Green Gahanna Ohio: Homes in Contract: Sam Cooper HER Realtors   Sam Cooper with HER Realtors just put another home in contract in Woodside Green Gahanna Ohio. Within just 7 days on the market, Sam Cooper put 227 Camrose Ct. Gahanna Ohio 43230 in contract.   227 Camrose Ct. is a beautiful 2 story home for sale in Gahanna Ohio 43230. This home features over 1800 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a formal living room, family room, eating space kitchen, formal dining room, finished lower level rec room and attached 2 car garage.   Woodside Green is a beautiful Gahanna Ohio neighborhood located off of Stygler Rd. You'll find 227 Camrose Ct. located within steps to Woodside Green Park! Residents enjoy Gahanna Jefferson Schools.   If you know anyone thinking of ...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
    Last year saw first-time home buyers snapping up the highest market share ever recorded (according to the NAR). After years of being pushed out of the residential market by spiraling home prices, first-timers are now coming into the market in force. Yet navigating the waters of today’s Gahanna real estate market can be tricky, especially for the first time home buyer who is faced with determining when - and what - to buy.   Some of the uncertainty that goes with an unpredictable economic news can be relieved by considering time-tested real estate buying guidelines. When considering buying a home, here are two fundamental questions that can help with a first home-buying decision:   1 - How long do I plan to live in this home?    If the answer is one or two years, or that you can’t be...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
When it comes to potential home buyers doing their best to assess the local real estate market, “conventional wisdom” can be more than a little misleading. Abrupt, headline-grabbing news or events can sway that conventional wisdom in a hurry. But when conditions undergo changes that are subtle, slow to materialize, or when published statistics report months-old information – conventional wisdom can miss the boat altogether (or at least for the next few sailings!) For quite a while, conventional wisdom has been that economic and political uncertainty was drying up the supply of home buyers. The numbers ultimately confirmed the trend.  But trends are never permanent. Yesterday’s “stalled” housing market will become the future’s “newly active” market just as inevitably as previous red-hot ...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
  Back in the ‘90s, Tom Robbins’ imaginative novel was repurposed into a forgettable movie – but the ‘Cowgirls’ theme was revived a few years ago in articles about the glum side of skyrocketing property value appraisals: outsized tax bills whose rise was the source of much gloom and doom. At least today’s property owners don’t need to complain about rising property values – but they can (and do) worry about the tumble in book value. Since no one who owns a  Gahanna property bought it so that they could lose sleep over it, how do you (and the cowgirls) make the best of the residential deep six?    The first thing you can do is to take a reality-based look at whether the property value situation has any actual impact on your personal finances at all. Retirees and safely settled long time ...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
                                                                                                                      It’s a common situation, but one without a standard solution: how do you handle a Gahanna area property listing when it’s leased or rented to an occupant other than the owner.   Real estate brokers and salespeople are fairly unanimous in the opinion that, from their point of view, a vacant property makes the best listing. Because there is no tenant to inconvenience, this situation provides the listing agent with maximum flexibility in scheduling his and cooperating agents’ access. No matter how fervently they may wish to avoid last-minute showings, keeping that option open can occasionally prove decisive. A vacant property also remains clean and showable at all times, e...
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By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
      “Good bosses make good workers!” It's one of those truisms you don't even have to think about. You don't need an MBA to know that it's just plain common sense, whether it’s Nov. 2011 or a year from now. When you commit to buy or sell a home (or business property, because all this applies to Gahanna,Ohio  commercial real estate, too) you are in effect going into a new business. It will be a single-transaction business – but that transaction is a huge one. As in most businesses, you are going to need skilled, reliable labor: in this instance, that’s your real estate agent. So how do you become one of those 'good bosses'? The first thing an effective boss does is to make sure his staff (your real estate agent) knows exactly what the job is about, and what his or her duties are going...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Olde Orchard Columbus Oh 43213: Sam Cooper HER Realtors According to the Columbus Ohio MLS, there were 4 homes sold in Olde Orchard Columbus Oh 43213 within the last 6 months ( May 18, 2011 to November 18, 2011 ).   The highest selling home during that time frame was located at 6246 Olde Orchard Dr. Columbus Ohio 43213. 6246 Olde Orchard Dr. sold for $198,000 and closed on July 22, 2011. This home sold in 102 days. The home pictured to the right is a home located in Olde Orchard  Columbus Oh 43213, Franklin County.   The average selling price per square foot for Olde Orchard Columbus Oh 43213 Home Sales during that time frame was $81.42. Those homes sold within 150 days on average.   If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Columbus Oh 43213, please have them contac...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Imperial Rise Gahanna Ohio - Sam Cooper HER Realtors   According to the Columbus Ohio MLS, there were 2 homes sold in Imperial Rise Gahanna Ohio within the last 6 months ( May 15, 2011 to November 15, 2011 ).   The highest selling home during that time frame was located at 223 Moorfield Dr. Gahanna, Ohio 43230. 223 Moorfield Dr. sold for $153,000 and closed on July 22, 2011. This home sold in 40 days.    The average selling price per square foot for homes sold in Imperial Rise Gahanna Ohio during that time frame was $91.76 Those homes sold within 79 days on average.   If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Gahanna Ohio 43230, please have them contact Sam Cooper with HER Realtors. Sam Cooper is one of the top selling real estate agents in Central Ohio. To search ho...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Rose Run Gahanna Ohio Home Sales: Sam Cooper HER Realtors   According to the Columbus Ohio MLS, there were 2 Rose Run Gahanna Ohio home sales within the last 6 months ( May 15, 2011 to November 15, 2011 ).   The highest selling home during that time frame was located at 938 Cordero Ln. Gahanna, Ohio 43026. 938 Cordero Ln. sold for $243,000 and closed on May 25, 2011. This home sold in 33 days. The home pictured to the right is a Rose Run neighborhood home in Gahanna Ohio.   The average selling price per square foot for homes sold in Rose Run Gahanna Ohio during that time frame was $103.46. Those homes sold within 101 days on average.   If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Gahanna Ohio 43230, please have them contact Sam Cooper with HER Realtors. Sam Cooper is on...
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