Gahanna, OH Real Estate News

By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
Neglected and abandoned properties are not only an eye sore they can be havens for rodents and vagrants.  Properties allowed to go uncared for has a tremendously negative impact on surrounding property values in neighborhoods. CNN reported  about a new website, called Lender Offender, which allows anyone to post pictures along with addresses of the neglected and abandoned, lender owned homes.  Several lenders who own these properties have taken care of the problems just to avoid the embarrassment.  Please use this site and pass it along. If we get lucky this could have a side benefit of forcing the lender-offenders to move more quickly to move these properties versus locking the banks into long term maintenance programs. If you are looking for Central Ohio Real Estate help please give ...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
Recently I went to on a pre-listing appointment and found a lovely home that looked beat up because of the scratched and damaged woodwork around the doorways and the baseboards.  The client has two dogs that have really done a job on the natural woodwork.  Since everyone is looking to save a buck I have become the queen of low cost fixes.   I shared with him a tip I received a few months ago from a handy man. First, buy wood putty for the deep gashes, my handy man suggested Minwax.  Then you will need a wood stain with a drying agent.  Water based stains provide a wide range of colors and they blend will with existing treatment.  Water base stains are less toxic and clean up easily. Start by applying the putty to the deep gashes and you can follow the instructions for applying and dryi...
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By Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor
(Real Living HER)
  A bathroom renovation is one of the best things you can do to help sell your Central Ohio home.  But, remodeling a bathroom is an expensive project, and in today's market it is not likely that the return will be worth the investment.  As a realtor I am always open to looking for budget friendly ways that I can help my seller boost the bottom line.  So, here are a few inexpensive changes that can be made to spruce up the bathroom in your Central Ohio Home for sale:   Paint A fresh coat of paint is a good way to improve the overall look of the bathroom.  Choose paints in a light, neutral color to make the room seem more spacious.    Fixtures Most buyers will notice if the fixtures in the bathroom are old, and it can have a negative effect on their view of the home.  Buy a set of bathro...
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By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
Strawberry Farms Gahanna Ohio Home Sales    Remarkable and stunning are words that describe this updated home in Gahanna Ohio sold by Sam Cooper Real Living Realtor. Sam was the selling agent on this home located in Strawberry Farms Gahanna Oh 43230.   This four level Strawberry Farms Gahanna home boasts a Gourmet Kitchen with custom cabinetry, hardwood flooring and under cabinet lighting. 3930 Chickory Ave. has over 1500 square feet of living space including 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, family room, great room, wood burning fireplace, and laundry room ( non basement ).   The appealing park like setting sets this home apart from the others with a multi level paver patio for entertaining and recreation. The cooperative brokerage was Remax Town Center.   Strawberry Farms subdivision is located ...
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By Tony Walden
(Concord Mortgage Group)
Second Mortgage for your Gahanna OH Home An individual's home is the biggest asset that one has at his disposal. A home to back you up when you need a loan is one of the greatest advantages of home ownership. In recent years, there has been a major boom in the amount of people looking to use their Gahanna homes as a way to get access to extra money when they need it most. One of the best ways to do this is through a second mortgage. Second mortgage loans are loans that are made in addition to the first mortgage, and it is usually based on the amount of equity that the borrower uses to build into his home. Usually it's required to fund home renovations. Since the borrower has already been through the process once, the underwriting that is required to get a second mortgage is much simpler...
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By Tony Walden
(Concord Mortgage Group)
Gahanna Ohio Real Estate and Mortgage Everyone knows that you should never sign on the dotted line without reading the contract.  This same term applies to loans, such as a mortgage when buying a home in Gahanna Ohio.  Signing a loan without knowing the terms and what everything means can be detrimental to your finances, credit and future investments.  Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure that you know these terms and how they will apply to you.  1.  Interest rate.  The interest rate is the percentage of your loan that is added on every month.  The percentage will vary according to the economy and will make a difference in your payments.  2.  Fixed Rate.  A fixed rate will be an interest rate that stays at the same percentage throughout the entire period of your loan.  3.  Vari...
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