Columbus Home Buyers Should Consider Fixer-Uppers

February 6, 2019

Move-in ready homes are in high demand, and most Columbus home buyers are willing to pay a premium for them. But as home prices rise, it makes sense to give fixer-uppers a closer look. Here’s why! According to recent articles in Columbus Business First and the Columbus Dispatch, investors are stepping back from the Central […]

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Understanding the Seller’s Motive when Buying a Columbus Home

January 30, 2019

Columbus home buyers may have the impression that the highest offer is always the best offer, but this isn’t necessarily the case! Understanding the seller’s priorities and motives are often the key to making a winning offer. Before we explain further, it should be mentioned that making an extremely low offer isn’t a wise idea […]

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Columbus Home Construction Falling Short of Projected Demand

January 4, 2019

If you moved to Metro Columbus in recent years, you’re in good company! The population of Columbus grew by more than 10% from 2010 to 2017. The Columbus Dispatch reports that seven of the fastest-growing cities in Ohio are located in or near Franklin County. With a current growth rate of 1.8%, the number of […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Columbus Home Buyers!

December 30, 2018

If owning a home is among your goals for 2019, you can start today by making several home buying resolutions! A wise home buying journey requires a sound financial plan, a good home buying education, and expert guidance from an Exclusive Buyer Broker! These steps will help you put a plan together. 1. Resolve to […]

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5 Reasons Why Columbus Home Buyers Should Stay in the Market

December 3, 2018

Baby, it’s cold outside! But don’t let the weather delay your Columbus home search! Winter can be an advantageous for home buyers, because there is less competition for desirable homes, and sellers are motivated. Here are 5 more reasons why Columbus home buyers should stay in the market this winter! 1. Central Ohio home inventory […]

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Mortgage Strategies for Columbus Home Buyers

November 24, 2018

Making wise mortgage decisions can save you money as a Columbus home buyer! While you can’t control the direction of interest rates, you can put yourself in a position to receive the best possible mortgage offers. Here are mortgage tips and strategies every home buyer should know! Strengthen your credit. Your credit score, loan-to-value ratio, […]

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Is the Market Turning for Columbus Home Buyers?

November 20, 2018

The inventory of Columbus homes for sale nudged higher as of September 2018, increasing 2.6% from a year ago. During September, Columbus home sales also dropped by –11.4%. Given these indicators of increased supply and softening demand, one might expect home prices to lose some air. Nope! Columbus home prices increased 9.8% in September, reaching […]

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Welcome the Holiday Season in Metro Columbus!

November 17, 2018

There are numerous ways to kick off the holiday season in Metro Columbus! If you’re ready for some warmth, cheer and family fun, make plans to attend these special events! November 16 through January 6. Wildlights – Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Be amazed by over 3 million LED lights in a dazzling display of color!  […]

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Why Columbus Home Buyers Shouldn’t Fudge the Mortgage Application

October 12, 2018

Mortgage fraud is on the rise. But this time, it isn’t part of a bigger scheme orchestrated by white-collar thieves. Instead, there’s an uptick in home buyers who are attempting to cheat their way into a mortgage approval. There are two main patterns: mortgage applicants who claim a higher income than what they report to […]

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Columbus Home Buyers Should Prepare for Higher Interest Rates

October 7, 2018

The Federal Reserve increased its benchmark lending rate by .025 in September, the third such increase so far in 2018. Analysts predict another possible rate hike in December. What does it mean for Columbus home buyers? Most notably, mortgage interest rates are rising. As of September 27, the average interest rate on a new, 30-year […]

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