Preparing for a Great Appraisal

When selling your home one of the  last but important steps before closing is the appraisal. When trying to sell for it is important that your home shows its value and appraises for top dollar.  Without a good appraisal your buyer can’t get a loan. When preparing for a great appraisal your home needs to show just as...

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Columbus Real Estate Market News July 2014

  Inventory continues to rise in Central Ohio There were 3,808 central Ohio homes and condos listed for sale in July 2014, which is up 4.3 percent from July 2013, although down slightly by 2.4 percent from the previous month. The added inventory brought the total numbers of homes and condos for sale to 9,644 at the end of...

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6 Tips for Creating Curb Appeal with Landscaping

Sure, you’ve heard about curb appeal on your favorite DIY or home improvement show, but how can you make your home more appealing and inviting without the help of a TV show host to do everything for you?  Curb appeal refers to the overall appeal of your home’s exterior, including paint, siding, and landscaping. All of...

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To Decorate for the Holidays or Not

Your house is on the market and it is time for the holiday season.  Do you decorate? Realtors have different opinions, but I feel like a festive home shows better.  The short answer: decorate but with limits. If your Christmas tree going up makes your living room feel small, try to remove some furniture to keep the room...

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Why HGTV Isn’t Reality

HGTV may be considered reality television, but I can tell you right now, HGTV isn’t reality. HGTV can be great for gathering remodeling tips, design and style ideas, but please don’t watch their shows and imagine that real estate in Columbus, Ohio is like real estate on HGTV. First off, real estate is local....

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Curb Appeal, Small Changes = Big Appeal

Curb appeal has become a common conversation among home owners and real estate agents over the last several years. Increasing your curb appeal is all about creating a home that naturally invites people to come inside. Any home owner or investor can achieve curb appeal by making small changes around the home. With that being...

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