Buyer’s Home: Your Exclusive Columbus Buyers Agency — Page 2

Common Home Construction Defects Buyers Should Know About

April 29, 2021

Dreaming of a new Central Ohio home built to your specifications? Before you explore the notion in earnest, be sure to have the representation of an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker who can provide you with contractual remedies for any home defects. Here’s why! According to a four-year study by LJP Construction Services, which was published in […]

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Columbus Metro Home Inventory Down by Over 50% during March

April 29, 2021

Columbus metro home buyers saw an improvement in home inventory in March compared to the prior month, but inventory remained significantly lower than a year ago. On a year-over-year basis, the March 2021 inventory of Columbus metro homes for sale was 51.9% lower than March 2020. Consequently, Central Ohio homes in all price ranges sold […]

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Inventory of Columbus Homes for Sale Reaches Record Low

March 30, 2021

Home buying conditions in the Columbus area were extremely competitive during February as inventory diminished. According to data from Columbus REALTORS®, February’s inventory of homes for sale stood at about two weeks supply. In other words, if no new homes came to market, the pace of sales would have depleted all available homes within two […]

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Compare Cost of Ownership When Buying a Columbus Home

March 20, 2021

Columbus area home searches usually focus on the list price, but the purchase cost is only part of the picture. Successful home ownership means thinking long-term and looking ahead. Here are a few items to compare when evaluating properties! Property Taxes. The tax rate on your Central Ohio home will vary by county. As your […]

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Views from Your Central Ohio Home are Subject to Change

March 20, 2021

Imagine finding your dream home in Central Ohio along the edge of a subdivision, with a backyard view of a grassy field. The deck is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise over the prairie. Three years later, the field is developed, and the same deck has you staring […]

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Franklin County Tax Valuation Appeal Deadline is March 31

March 20, 2021

The sizzling Columbus Metro real estate market has brought rising home prices and rising property values. And thanks to the Triennial Update completed in 2020, some Central Ohio homeowners are seeing a jump in their assessed value – and increases in their property tax. Franklin County conducts property reassessments every six years. There is also […]

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Columbus Named #1 “Remote-Ready” City to Live in the U.S.

February 24, 2021

Columbus has made a number “best” lists over the years, from being among the “Best Cities for College Graduates” to among the “Best Places to Live” to “Best Hipster Real Estate Markets” and so on. Now we have a new one! Livability.com recently named Columbus as the Top Remote-Ready City in the U.S. Here’s why […]

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Columbus Area Unemployment Rate Among Lowest in Nation

February 14, 2021

The pandemic has caused economic disruptions throughout the country. While no metropolitan area has been untouched by 2020’s challenges, the Columbus Metro has fared better than most. After seeing unemployment spike to 13.7% in April 2020, Central Ohio has staged an impressive recovery, with unemployment rates falling to 4.7% in December 2020. As a whole, […]

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What Central Ohio Home Buyers Should Know About “As-Is” Listings

February 11, 2021

When browsing homes for sale in Central Ohio, you might find a listing marked for sale “as-is” or “as is, where is.” Typically, this is seen as a red flag that can send home buyers running. But in a market where homes are in limited supply, these properties can be worth a closer look. “As-is” […]

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Making a Back-Up Offer on a Central Ohio Home

January 28, 2021

When searching for Central Ohio homes online, you may find listings marked “Contingent – Finance and Inspection” or “Contingent Escape” or “Contingent Lien-holder Release.” While these terms mean there is an accepted offer, the deal isn’t done until closing. It can be worth giving these homes a look. Here’s why! “Contingent – Finance and Inspection” […]

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