Gahanna, OH Real Estate News

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Gahanna Homes for sale   If you're searching for Gahanna homes for sale then you've come to the right place! Sam Cooper with Real Living HER, just listed 425 Denwood Dr. S. in Gahanna Ohio for sale. This beautiful 3 level home in the desirable Brentwood Estates Subdivision features over 1350 square feet of living space with 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, a vaulted living room, eating space kitchen, finished lower level rec room, walkout basement and patio.   Updates include the newer three dimensional roof, newer vinyl windows, remodeled kitchen and fenced in backyard. To schedule a showing or receive additional information for 425 Denwood Dr., please contact Sam Cooper with HER Realtors. List Price: $128,700 Denwood Dr. Virtual Tour GahannaOhHomes.com Search and browse through homes for sale o...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Gahanna Oh Homes 43230   According to the Columbus Oh MLS, there were 7  Gahanna homes sold within the last 30 days ( January 4, 2010 -February 3, 2010 ). The average selling price per square foot during that time was $131. It took an average of 120 days for those Gahanna Oh Homes to sell that have sold within the last 30 days.   The highest selling home during that time sold for $1,500,000 on Crooked Mile Rd. That home closed on January 21, 2010. Other Gahanna Oh Homes that had sold within the last 30 days, sold in the following neighborhoods: Academy Ridge, Crossing at McKenna Creek, Hunters Ridge, Village at Hanna Farms, Hines Road and Brentwood Estates. If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in Gahanna Ohio, please have them contact Sam Cooper with HER Realtors. ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Social Media Training at Exit Trinity Realty Well I am giving my first training class today on social media for Exit Trinity Realty in Gahanna. I am taking a different approach, not just talking about the usual Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but also bringing in some Internet Marketing and including things like ActiveRain, Craigslist and the importance of having an Agent website. I am also going a different approach with the training itself. I have been to a few of these trainings and they usually spend all of their time on the how instead of the what and why. I am going to spend most of my time on the Why, and give links to resources on the How. I only have 1 ½ hours to go over all of my material, and doing the HOW for any one of those social media channels would take up all of that 1...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper Howard Hanna Real Estate
(Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Gahanna Ohio Homes   According to the Columbus Oh MLS, there were 11 recorded homes sold in Gahanna Ohio within the last 30 days ( Dec. 15, 2009 through January 14, 2010 ). The highest selling home within that time in Gahanna Ohio 43230, sold for $324,800 in Deer Run Subdivision. This home located at 621 Reindeer Ln. closed on December 28, 2009, featuring close to 4000 square feet of living space.   The average price per square foot for Gahanna Ohio homes sold within the last 30 days was $87 with an average selling price of $161,391. Gahanna Ohio homes were on the market an average of 60 days  before selling, within the last 30 days. Sales ( number of homes sold ) were up but the average selling price per square foot remained the same a year ago for homes sold within the same time frame...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Gahanna homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER The graph represents the inventory of single family homes in the Gahanna Jefferson School District for the past 15 months.  Gahanna homes for sale - a market report Homes for sale   288Homes sold in October 2009  50Months of inventory based on current sales 5.8Homes for sale than a year ago -19.3%  (inventory is down by 19.3% from the end of October 2008)  Months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to October 2008 -37% (37% less than one year ago) Average active price $371,000Average sale price $201,000Gahanna  homes for sale - neighborhoods The homes in the market report and graph are in the Gahanna Jefferson School District. City of Columbus homes in the Gahanna Jefferson school district like Berkel...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Gahanna homes for sale - October 2009  brought to you by Maureen McCabe   This market report and graph are for residential properties (single family and condominiums) in the Gahanna Jefferson School District.  Homes with a Gahanna mailing address in another school district are not represented by this data or the graph above! Gahanna homes for sale - a market report 353 homes for sale  53   homes sold in September 2009 6.7  months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $316,000Average sale price $174,00021.2% less homes for sale than a year ago. 24.4% less  months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to September 2008Gahanna home sales - September 2009  -3.6%  home sales in September 2009 over September 2008Average sale price $174,000   Gahanna homes for sale - nei...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Gahanna homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe The homes for sale represented in this graph and the market report below are in the Gahanna Jefferson School District.  Links to Central Ohio School Districts including the Gahanna Jefferson School District. Gahanna homes for sale - a market report 362 homes for sale  40   homes sold in August 2009 9.1  months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $312,000Average sale price $197,000 23.8% less homes for sale than a year ago. 2.2% less  months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to August 2008 Gahanna homes for sale - neighborhoods The graph represents homes in lots of diverse neighborhoods throughout the Gahanna - Jefferson School District. Homes for sale in City of Gahanna neighborhoods like Harrison Pond,...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Gahanna homes for sale - includes all homes in the Gahanna Jefferson School District.  Central Ohio School information including the Gahanna - Jefferson School District Gahanna homes for sale - market report 373 homes for sale41  homes sold 9.1 months of inventory based on salesAverage active price for a home in the Gahanna Jefferson School District is $305,000 Average sale price in July 2009 in the Gahanna Jefferson School District was $217,000 26.4% less homes for sale than a year ago in the Gahanna Jefferson School District 51.7% more months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to July 2008  Compare to last month Gahanna homes for sale Gahanna homes for sale - neighborhoods The graph represents homes in lots of diverse neighborhoods throughout the Gahanna - Jefferson Sc...
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By Wendy Baldwin, Columbus OH Real Estate, 614-433-0008 Residential,
(Baldwin Realty Group, LLC)
Yesterday Aussie visited the Gahanna Dog Park at Pizzurro Park on the east side of Columbus for the first time.  Located off of Hamilton Road across from the airport, just south of the Route 270 ramp, this is Gahanna's first public dog park.  It is a 2 acre fenced area where dogs may run off-leash.  It contains a separate fenced area for small dogs 25 pounds or less and an agility area for all dogs.  The park also has an unfenced area for off-leash play. Through the large dog area, there is a paved path that makes it accessible for wheelchairs.  Because this is a Gahanna City Park, it is a free park that is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.  It is operated and maintained by the Gahanna Parks and Recreation Department.  Beatiful setting among mature trees, but plenty of open space fo...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Gahanna homes for sale - homes in the Gahanna - Jefferson School District   The graph represents all homes for sale in the Gahanna - Jefferson School District for the past 15 months through the end of June 2009!  Gahanna homes for sale peaked about a month before most other Central Ohio areas I look at, in October 2008 with a 13.3 month supply of homes.   That is down to a 7.9 month supply of homes at the end of June 2009. Gahanna homes for sale - market report 341 homes for sale43   homes sold 7.9  months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $318,000 Average sale price $198,00034.3% less  inventory than a year ago. Months of Inventory (based on Closed Sales) is up 5.3% from one year ago Again these are homes in the Gahanna - Jefferson School District not just the City of Gah...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
One of the surest signs of spring right up there with the time change and warmer weather is the return of Garage/Tag Sales.  Here are a few tips to help insure that you declutter while having the best sale ever just remember: HOM AD. •·         Have everything clearly priced and affordable.  Garage/Tag sale shoppers are looking for a bargain keep that in mind as you determine prices.  Label items individually or decide on an easy pricing system.  Some chose to color code with stickers i.e..Blue items .25, Red .50 or Yellow items $1.00. •·         Organize early.  Its best begin organizing weeks prior to your sell.  Start boxing up items for the sale.  Use the 1 year rule and ask yourself:  Have I used it, worn it or looked for it in the past 12 months.  It the answer is no it goes.  Pr...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
The following information was obtained from a Countrywide Loan Officer.  I have confirmed this with several lenders.  This is One of Two New OHFA Programs that offers Columbus, Central Ohio and the rest of Ohio options for down payment assistance and incentives to help folks get excited about home ownership in 2009.... Homebuyer Tax Credit Advantage ProgramEffective Date: March 30, 2009The Homebuyer Tax Credit Advantage Program offers a second mortgage to borrowers who obtain a first mortgage through the OHFA First-Time Homebuyer Program. In order to encourage first-time homebuyers to enter the market in 2009, the program will allow OHFA first-time homebuyers to leverage the benefit of the federal first-time homebuyer tax credit for down payment and/or closing costs. The American Recove...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
  Absolutely Not-providing you have realistic goals and know what you are doing flipping homes can still be a profitable endeavor in 2009.  This does not mean you need to be a financial genius.   The truth is that the majority of folks flipping homes are every day Joes and Janes like you and me.  Being a  rocket scientist, is not a requirement but you do need to be much smarter than you used to be to be able to make money flipping a Central Ohio property in 2009. Think Conservative Not in the political sense but as a general practice from start to finish.  With Market conditions being what they are there is little room for error. Purchasing as low as you can, holding down costs of home repairs and improvements, selling at a reasonable price and keeping your focus on getting rid of the p...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
Are you a teacher, firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician if so than HUD may have the deal of a lifetime for you? Research shows that professionals who work in the above mentioned areas tend to have a stabilizing effect on neighborhoods.  HUD rewards these tireless individuals with the opportunity to acquire specific properties for up to 50% of the appraised value. Program Highlights: •·         Homes can be purchased with FHA, VA, Conventional and Cash. •·         Down Payment is only $100.00 •·         Closing costs can be financed •·         Owner/Occupant •·         Owner must reside in property for a min of 36 months •·         Regular HUD earnest money requirements still apply More good news is that this program is available in several states.  If you...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
The information below was obtained by a loan officer with Countrywide Bank FSB.  It is a list of the major changes that they are making on Conventional Loans both conforming and non-conforming in the Central Ohio Area.  The source was unable to say whether or not Countrywide will be implementing these new guidelines throughout all their service areas but since our market has been tagged as "restricted" and or "soft" these changes will go into effect for all loans locked after March 19th, 2009 1)        Minimum credit scores now with loans over 80% loan to value will be 700 and no              longer 620 2)        2nd homes  will now require 20% down on conforming loans 3)        Debt Ratio's - MAXIMUM is 41% for loans over 80%, regardless of Automated Underwriting system and MI companie...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
We all know the toll that the foreclosure crisis has played on the economy and the housing market.  There has even been much reported on foreclosures impact on pets, but what about the children? In a recent report conducted and published by First Focus , it is estimated that 1.95 million children will be affected by foreclosure over the next two years.  The report reveals some startling revelations about the impact foreclosure has on the success of school aged children: •1.       Each time a child moves to a new school it takes an average of 6 weeks for them to adjust. •2.       Children who move 2 times in a year are half as likely as their peers to read proficiently. •3.       Children of foreclosure have a higher chance of being held back a grade. •4.       Excessive Mobility reduce...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
With everyone talking about foreclosures and with how much they have been in the news lately, it's easy to get worried about the future of your Central Ohio home. The silver lining here is that you often have plenty of warning from your lender before they foreclose your property.Ohio has judicial foreclosure which basically means that your lender will have to go through the courts system to implement the foreclosure. Currently the system is so bogged down that it is taking 8-10 months to complete the entire process.The Foreclosure Act is when the lender takes legal action to repossess your home if you default on the loan. The process begins when you miss the first payment. Your lender will call make efforts to reach you to arrange to get the loan current. It's very important to talk to ...
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By Shannon B. Pyatt
(Wilkinson & Associates Realty)
Ok, so you have thought about listing your Columbus home, but all you have heard are the negatives.  Everyone is saying "it won't sell, there are too many homes on the market, you can't compete with all of the homes out there right now"  Don't believe all of the hype.  Yes, homes must be priced correctly to sell in todays market especially in places like Columbus Ohio.  However what you may not know is that if you, the home seller price your home correctly and follow these simple rules of selling your home, you will not only get it sold, but very quickly even in today's rough economy. 1. Front yard and porch. Mow the grass and keep it green. Keep the porch immaculate--no dirt or bugs. 2. Mulch all the beds. Flowers and shrubs help, but if the owner can't afford anything else, mulch will...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
  Everyone knows what HUGE pain short salescan be, however; most real estate agents will agree that they are an unavoidable part of the Central Ohio landscape.  The more  the process is understood the greater likelyhood there is for a smoother transaction.  As a buyer's agent it is important have a clear picture, with as much information as possible.  This will allow agents to better understand how to effectively work through short sales process minimizing buyer frustration.  Buyers' agents play a large role in the successful competition of short sales.  Going into the transaction with the right expectations is a key element to successfully completing a short sale. I suggest you Don't Make a Short Sale Offer on any Central Ohio home, until you get answers to following 10 questions from...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
  If you are like me, I start thinking spring in mid February, but here in Central Ohio we are still have plenty of winter days left. Any Central Ohio real estate agent will tell you that it's harder to sell your home in the winter. The days are colder and shorter, leaving less time to show your home to potential buyers. The good news is that most of the buyers who are looking at houses in the winter aren't just killing time. They're serious enough about finding their new home to go house hunting at a time that most people would rather stay inside.There are a few things you can do to make a good impression on home buyers this winter:· Make sure all walkways are safe. Spread out ice melt or sand to provide traction during snowy weather. Shoveling the snow on the driveway and sidewalks w...
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