8 Steps for a Smooth Home Buying Process in Columbus

December 16, 2016

The New Year is nearly upon us, and that means the next home buying season is right around the corner! In recent years, home buying in Metro Columbus ramped up right after the Super Bowl, and didn’t slow down until the late fall. If you plan to buy a home in 2017, now is the […]

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Tips to Avoid the Porch Grinch this Holiday Season

December 8, 2016

Everyone knows the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Today, there are plenty of opportunists following in the Grinch’s green footsteps, with package theft on the rise around the country. An estimated 23 million Americans have been the victim of package theft. The problem worsens during the holiday season, as “porch grinches” or porch […]

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Choosing a Real Christmas Tree and Making it Last

December 1, 2016

There’s nothing like the beauty and essence of a live Christmas tree in your Columbus home! If you’ve never had a real tree for the holidays, or you’ve been frustrated by trees that don’t last the season, these tips are for you! Here’s some Christmas tree care advice from Popular Mechanics and the National Christmas […]

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2016 Holiday Season Events in Metro Columbus!

November 23, 2016

The holiday season offers plenty to do in Metro Columbus, with a variety of activities for the whole family! The fun begins Thanksgiving weekend, and runs through the New Year! Here are some of the most popular events happening around the area! November 23 through January 1. Wildlights at Columbus Zoo! Immerse yourself in a […]

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Fewer Distressed Homes for Sale in Central Ohio

November 16, 2016

The share of distressed properties for sale in Central Ohio continues to shrink, according to recent reports by the Columbus Dispatch and Columbus Business First. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers, and what they could mean for home buyers in Metro Columbus! First, the good news. Franklin County foreclosure filings dropped during October […]

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Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Columbus Home

November 9, 2016

Nothing says home for the holidays like a cheerful fireplace! While we no longer rely on fireplaces as a primary source of heat, they provide beautiful ambiance, and evoke a sense of tradition and comfort. When properly installed and well-maintained, a fireplace offers years of enjoyment. If not properly maintained, a fireplace can be a […]

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Columbus Named as Top Real Estate Market to Watch

November 2, 2016

More good news about Columbus! Recently, we shared Money magazine’s rating of Columbus as the Best Big City in the Midwest. Word must have traveled fast, because now Columbus is named as the top city to watch for real estate growth, nationwide! Here’s some details from the Columbus Dispatch, along with our own insights. Each […]

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Safe Trick-or-Treat Tips for Central Ohio

October 27, 2016

Trick-or-treating is among our favorite childhood traditions in Central Ohio! Here are tips to help you enjoy a safe and happy Halloween! First, plan your route ahead of time. Stick to areas you know. For the trick-or-treating hours in your community, click here for a list from the Columbus Dispatch. Make sure your child’s costume […]

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Metro Columbus Real Estate Market Shows Strength

October 19, 2016

Most of the healthiest housing markets in Ohio are located in Metro Columbus, according to a study by SmartAsset, as published in Columbus Business First. SmartAsset evaluated Ohio real estate markets on criteria such as home values, ease of home sales, ownership costs and how long residents keep their homes. Based on this criteria, the […]

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Fall Lawn Care Tips for Your Central Ohio Home

October 12, 2016

Autumn brings a time-honored ritual of home ownership to Central Ohio: namely, raking leaves! In addition to leaf removal, there are a few things you should do to this fall to keep your lawn in good shape. Here are tips from Bob Vila and other sources around the web! Lower your mower. Unless your lawn […]

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