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 Alison Mausser asks "How do you deal with Foreclosures in your neighborhood.  (Good question, thank you Alison) All real estate has been affected by the present situation. Values are down from 10% in the best areas to over 60% here in Ohio, as much as 90% elsewhere.    If there is a vacant house...
03/11/2009
What a darling house!  12 x 26 recreation room in the finished basement.  2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom.  Over an acre in the Big Walnut School district.  There have been many updates to this home including the water heater, electric panel and windows.  Beautiful finished porch is great year rou...
03/09/2009
Located in Fenway, listed for $419,900.  This home boasts over 2500 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  Formal living and dining rooms plus wood burning fireplace in the family room.  Brick exterior with a 2 car attached garage.  Some hardwood floors, security system, dishwasher, gas ...
03/09/2009
Short Sale in Oaks at Highland Lakes.  Great value!!  $232,000.  4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths nearly 3000 square feet built in 2005.  The kitchen and baths have been gutted so work is needed.  Backs to a 20 acre wooded reserve.  Being sold as is. 5496 Alston Grove Dr Westerville.  Bank approval is ne...
03/04/2009
YES.  There are areas (subdivisions) right here in central Ohio that sale prices have increased as much as 10% in the last two years!  It is a great time to buy, IF you purchase in one of the areas that are experiencing appreciation.  What makes prices increase?  Demand.  When there are more buye...
03/04/2009
Why have our trusted leaders thrown away Billions... maybe Trillions of dollars trying to stimulate the economy?  If they would have just looked at our U.S. Postal Service they would have found the solution.    Stamp sales falling?    Raise the rate 5%.  Cars aren't selling?    Raise the price 5%...
03/04/2009
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I have a great website to share with everyone.  www.website.grader.com Here is what the site says it does: Grade Your Website  Website Grader is a free seo toolthat measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social po...
02/23/2009
  Just heard the Honorable Chris Dodd saying the President was "trying" to keep from nationalizing the banks.  If that is true, I bet congress is really upset with the new President.  I think I know why congress is so incensed with the banks giving millions of dollars of bonuses to their executiv...
02/20/2009
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Well they dun it.  $800 Billion and wasted most if not all of it.  Notice how they call it "Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009"?  That's a slight of hand, disingenuous, way of saying "We are recovering money from taxpayers who pay taxes and reinvesting (giving) it in those who don't pay taxes....
02/18/2009
The package is passed and signed in to law.   Let the good times roll!  Here's info from one of our in-house lenders, Jim Hockenberry.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has been signed by the President and contains a Tax Credit too.   First time Home buyers who purchase a home b...
02/18/2009
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