Views from Your Central Ohio Home are Subject to Change - Columbus Ohio Real Estate | Buyer's Resource Realty Services

Views from Your Central Ohio Home are Subject to Change

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 at the back of another house. Or a car wash. The fact is, the view you see outside your windows today may be different in the future. (Homeowners who once had golf course views can attest to this.)

Yet homes with nice views tend to command a premium. A home with a water view or other scenic view can appraise higher than a home without one. The fact this view may change isn’t really considered.

Sharp buyers who check local planning and zoning information can still be surprised by new development. Liberty Township residents are finding that a prior Comprehensive Plan set in 2018 didn’t stop the rezoning approval of 190 acres for residential, multi-family and commercial development.

We are not taking sides on that issue; it’s just an example why Central Ohio home buyers should take scenic views, or “rural charm” with a grain of salt. While seller agents like to talk up a home’s appeal with lifestyle language like “country living,” don’t let the marketing run away with you.

Ultimately, you only have control over what is on your side of the lot lines. Therefore, your home search should focus on the features that are most important for you. Prioritizing and strategizing your home search will help you avoid distractions, and quite possibly save you time, money and frustration.

Let us help you prepare for successful home buying! As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we serve your best interests at all times! Unlike real estate agents and brokerages who represent sellers, as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we only represent you, the buyer, getting you the best price and terms with no conflict of interest at all times.

Understanding this distinction could literally save you thousands of dollars not only on the purchase price and terms, but also on seller concessions and home inspection issues, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner!

Contact us with your home buying questions! Remember, we are with you every step of the way…all the way home!

Andrew Show
Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, CEBA-M, MCNE, CSP, PSA,e-PRO, CREM, ABRM, AHWD
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services
Serving Metro Columbus, Ohio with Exclusive Buyer’s Agents
7100 North High Street, Suite 204, Worthington, Ohio 43085
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