5.06.2016

2016 Parade of Homes -- Powell OH! Don't miss out on the premium lots still available!

2016 BIA Parade of Homes || VERONA || Powell OH

Developed by Romanelli & Hughes, Verona is conveniently located between off of Powell Road and runs north to Seldom Seen Road (the former site of Shamrock Golf Club).
  
Sixteen of the area’s homebuilders (3 Pillars, Bob Webb, Compass Homes, Coppertree Homes, Dani Homes, M/I Homes, Manor Homes, Memmer Homes, New England Homes, P & D, Pulte Homes, Rockford Homes, Sierra Custom Homes, Trinity Homes & Weaver Custom Homes) will build homes in this year's Parade, taking place September 3-18. 

Verona is situated in the top-ranked Olentangy Local School District, and when complete, will feature 112 Single Family Homes, as well as 54 Patio Homes, all on gently rolling terrain.  

Lots will all be generous, ranging from 1/3 - 1/2 acre.  One of the community’s most appealing features will be the central five acre green space.  

Desirable lots still available!  Reach out today to see what you're missing!  

AmberSellsColumbus@gmail.com or 614-580-7722

5.05.2016

Location Location Location! Choosing the right neighborhood for you!

Here a few things I recommend considering when determining what neighborhood is the best fit for you.

Schools

Even if you don’t have kids, the quality of the schools in a given neighborhood should be high on your priority list. That’s because property values are higher in communities with strong school districts, meaning that your home will appreciate more. In addition, you will be able to sell your home quicker when it comes time if you are in a desirable school district! That said, you may have to settle for less house due to higher prices.

Property Values

Independent of school quality, you should look at local trends in home prices to get insight into that community’s future. If property values have been in steady decline for a decade, you’ll likely face issues when it comes to reselling down the line. Instead, look for up and coming neighborhoods where home prices are climbing. Your Realtor will be a wealth of information when it comes to property values, and should have knowledge of specific communities.

Traffic

Statistics show that the average homeowner lives in a home for at least 5 years, but up to 8, before making another move. As a buyer, do your due diligence and travel the community on various days, various times of day. Also ask your Realtor for any insight as to upcoming street widening projects that may affect the current traffic situation.

Crime

Don’t rely on looks alone when evaluating the safety and security of a neighborhood. Information on local crime rates (and most common types of crime) are commonly available from your local police department and the FBI website.  Googling "local crime maps" gives you many other options too!

Nearby Development

Vacant land near a home you're considering purchasing? Your Realtor should have the knowledge to share with you what's potential future plans are for that land.

Bottom line, USE YOUR REALTOR. We are a wealth of information and resources, and are happy to go the extra mile to help you feel comfortable with your decision!

Happy House Hunting!

12.30.2015

Do you feel that your property is assessed higher than what it should be??

Now is the time to get your ducks in a row. Both Franklin & Delaware counties only accept valuation complaints from 1/1-3/31 each year. If you feel that your property is assessed for higher than what it should be (and you can show evidence of this being the case), you can request a revision (and in essence, reduce your annual taxes). That's where I come in. I'm happy to help you get the documents and sufficient proof that you need to submit your request, and can also tell you if the figures you're thinking are in line or not. :) My best to you this lovely New Year's Eve eve!

12.16.2015

Downtown Powell update

Brrr, where did our 70 degree weather go?? Can't complain though, we've had a ridiculously mild fall & early winter thus far! Dog Wash Factory reopened last weekend!! I know a lot of you were sad to see it go! Fringe is moving, and is having a great sale. Stop by and grab some things for you or for others! Remembrances gift shop is closing, after 25 years! Judy has everything marked at 50% off. She's only planning on being open for another week or so! Yoga+ (just west of Prohibition, where Elm & Iron was once located) is having an open house this Sunday from 630-830 PM! Bring your yoga mat, if you have one, meet the new owner, maybe you'll win some door prizes too! https://www.facebook.com/yogapluscolumbus There are a few vacant retail & office spaces available for lease, prices vary! Contact me for more info on any of these fine businesses or about leasing space!

11.27.2015

Most expensive homes to sell in Powell this month!

I'll take any of them!! http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/mainmenu.cgi?cmd=url+other/run_public_link.html&public_link_tech_id=15c23sfcbh12&s=17&cid=1

Most expensive homes to sell in Dublin this November!

Check out the 6 most expensive homes that sold in Dublin this month!!

I'm grateful for YOU!!!

The Holiday season is upon us, and it's always a good time to sit back and reflect on the previous year and what have been some of our defeats, as well as those things that have offered us success and the reasons behind them. Regretfully, I don't get enough opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of you who place your confidence in me by supporting my business with your friendship and referrals. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. May the joy of the Holidays be extended to you, now and throughout the year. I came across this in my newsfeed last week, and is a reminder of my I chose my profession! Day 23: I am thankful for our Realtor. She is doing everything she can to get us the house that we want. I know we are probably driving her crazy because we won't just let it go but if so, she totally fakes not being annoyed very well😉 She sold our house quickly and she really knows her stuff! Like seriously knows her stuff. Plus, she totally gets my sense of humor and laughs at my jokes which earns her super bonus points! I am thankful that she has shown me that I never want to be a Realtor. I'm pretty sure she never takes time off or sleeps because she always responds to our texts no matter what time or day it is.

11.06.2015

Housing stats for September -- October coming soon!

In the middle of writing the below post, I realized how BORING (albeit informative) of a post it was. So, if you want the info below, awesome, but let's have more fun than just stats. :) Tonight, I'm going to a SuperHero party to celebrate the unveiling of the Justice League of Ohio's new name. Tickets are only $25 for the event being held at the Greystone Winery!! Putting the finishing touches on my costume... You have to attend to see the finished product!!! Proceeds help protect the rights of victims of crime. Well, the "seller's market" isn't so much anymore... Things can swiftly change in the industry! There are more homes currently on the market than there have been all of 2015, leaving us with more inventory/selection for buyers. The average days on market are at 44, slightly up from previous months. Buyers are eager to buy, considering interest rates are still low. Stats specific to Powell: The average sales price in Powell was over $373,000, compared to near $360,000 at this time last year. Gotta love seeing your property values increasing! Price per square foot came in at a whopping $140, with an average of 73 days on the market. Another exciting number is the #10!!! This is the average # of homes that buyers look at before buying AND the average # of years that people typically stay in their homes!