Home Warranties 101

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In central Ohio, when a home is listed for sale, it’s typical that the seller will offer to provide a one-year home warranty as an incentive (and piece-of-mind) to prospective buyers. Many questions arise about them. What is a home warranty? What is covered? Who pays for it? When does coverage start? Useful Information About […]

Home Selling Blueprint

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Sell Right = Price Right + Show Right + Hire Right If you’d like to sell your home at the optimal price, terms, and conditions, and within your desired timeframe, you’ll only need to follow these three rules: pricing your home at or slightly below market value; showing your home as best as possible to […]

Should you Sell or Rent Your Current Home?

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If you’re thinking of selling your current home and not sure if you should keep it as a rental, or sell it in order to buy your next home, this post is for you. The Steps Involved 1. Crunch the Numbers Determine the market value of your home. This can be done by asking a […]

Summer Homeowner Checklist

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The official summer kickoff was late June 2017, but it’s not too late to check these items off of your summer to-do list to ensure your home is being maintained well: Summer Home Maintenance Checklist: Check Outdoor Recreational Equipment for Maintenance Check Wood Deck or Concrete Patio for Deterioration Check Night lights at top and Bottom of […]

Real Estate Negotiation Tips

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One book I keep around my desk for reference is Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, this book provides a step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in almost every conflict situation. Getting to Yes in Real Estate Successfully negotiating the purchase of your next home or […]

Preparing Your Home for an Inspector

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So, you hired an agent, got your home ready to list, put it out on the market, and now have an accepted deal. Congrats! Likely, the next step is the buyer’s home inspection, which you’ll want to go as smoothly as possible. Here is a helpful video and checklist (below) to guide you through it: […]

“Wholesaling” in Ohio – What to Know [Video]

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It’s important to understand the legal and ethical issues regarding “wholesaling” real property in the State of Ohio. The interview, below, with attorneys at the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate should be viewed by anybody considering “wholesaling” real property in the State of Ohio. I’d also highly suggest you speaking to a knowledgeable, […]

Fall Homeowner Checklist

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The weather in central Ohio is starting to turn, which means Buckeye wins, falling leaves, and yes, prepping your home for the coming thaw! If you own a home, then you’ll want to be sure to maintain its condition by following this checklist: Fertilize lawn in early September, then in mid-November Check roof for loose shingles […]