Central OH Real Estate Market Update October 2016

Central OH Real Estate Market Update Oct 2016

The weather may be getting cold, but real estate in Columbus remains hot! While we are seeing a little bit of the normal seasonal slow down in the Columbus area, the Central Ohio real estate market remained a Seller’s Market* in October. There was a small price depreciation since September 2016, but prices are up … Continued

Buying And Selling A Central Ohio Home At The Same Time

Tips For Buying and Selling a home at the same time

Remember the nervous excitement and the stress of buying your first Central Ohio home? Imagine feeling all of it again – except this time trying to sell a home too. Buying a home and selling a home can both be stressful, but when you’re trying to do them at the same time you double that … Continued

Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

Graph With Homes

Recently, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016. However, shaky economic news and a … Continued

Thinking of Buying A Home? What Are You Waiting For?

With the Central OH real estate market on fire, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% … Continued

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways: 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO score is … Continued

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Columbus Ohio Home Owners

Recently, we discussed the reasons why Central Ohio home ownership makes sense financially. Today, we wanted to touch on the emotional or “real” reasons that many Columbus area residents strive to become home owners. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s … Continued

How To Create Real Family Wealth [Infographic]

Central OH Home Ownership To Build Family Wealth

The financial crisis affected so many who had no choice but to sell or relinquish their Central Ohio homes and take a credit hit. Those who did are starting to see their credit improve and are wondering if it’s time to re-visit the world of home ownership in the Columbus area. Many of you are … Continued

A Quick Guide to Understanding the Housing Market

You hear it on the news all the time: “It’s a buyer’s market,” “It’s a seller’s market,” or “The housing market is on the rebound.” And, while you probably get the gist of what these folks are talking about, having a deeper understanding of the housing market and how it works can help you immensely … Continued