Westerville, OH Real Estate News

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
HUD Homes for sale in Westerville Ohio   5544 Cedardale Dr. Westerville Ohio 43081. This HUD Home for sale in Westerville Crossing built in 2003 features 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, an attached two car garage and full basement. This appears to be a pretty good buy, while being insured for FHA financing with a required down payment of only $100 Down. The tax assessed value is $185,500. This HUD Home is currently listed for $125,000 This HUD Home was listed for sale on January 09, 2009 and has a bidding deadline of January 18, 2009 11:59 pm. At this time only purchasers intending to occupy the property for one year can bid on this home. This occupant could not have purchased another HUD Home within the last 2 years. This HUD Home is not available at this time for investors to bid on. This home...
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By Angie Buxton
(Shumate Development)
There comes a point in life where each person wants to be done...  Done with lawn care, shoveling snow, pulling leaves from the gutters, and spring-cleaning all of those rooms.  The chapter in life passes when we held parties in a beautifully landscaped yard, or cooked for the whole family, and the home left behind just becomes work.  Some of us feel that way today!  On those mornings when the housework calls to be done, we envision a place where we smile and wave at the guy cleaning out the landscaping, as we put our feet up and watch the world, cup of coffee in hand... There's a place like that, not over the rainbow, but right here in Westerville, OH.  The State Street Condominiums is a 55 and older, luxury, active adult community.  Each home has an open floor plan just the perfect si...
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By Dennis Foley
(Prudential Plus Realty)
How to contribute to Toys for Tots. Step 1 Donate new, unwrapped toys to your local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Unit, or drop them off at a local business that has volunteered to collect them. Step2 Order new toys online at eToys.com, which will deliver them to Toys for Tots. Step3 Contribute your time and services to the cause by coordinating collection sites at your workplace or a nearby warehouse or providing transportation services or media exposure. Step4 Donate money by sending a check to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Year-Round   Step1 Sponsor or initiate fund-raising events such as walkathons, golf tournaments and car washes that are held throughout the year. Step2 Purchase Toys for Tots phone cards or the series of Charlest...
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By Dennis Foley
(Prudential Plus Realty)
6 Key Facts About the First-Time Buyer Tax Credit The $7,500 home ownership tax credit that the federal government created earlier this year as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 3221) is another tool at your disposal to jump off the fence and get into the real estate market.  When you combine the tax credit with today's low interest rates, wide selection of for-sale inventory, and affordable home prices, many of the pieces are in place for you to buy now. But tax credits can be confusing. To help you understand how the credit works and why it would help, here are the details.  1. Buyers have until July 2009 to make a purchase that qualifies.  The tax credit was passed in July of this year as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 3221). It's worth up to $7...
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By John Jacobus
(RE/MAX Impact)
CREATIVE MARKETING.  I just had a builder call me with his special for November... $20,000 bonus to the agent!  He said I could earn a $30,000 commission to sell one of their homes before the end of the year.  That's creative marketing? What agent would accept a $30,000 bonus? What agent would sell that builder's homes knowing they have to bribe agents to sell their homes?  Makes me distrust the builder. CREATIVE MARKETING is thinking outside the box. Doing different things in different ways.  Wine & cheese parties, open houses, newspaper ads, homes magazines are the tools that worked well in the 80's, not as well in the 90's and hardly at all today.  If Tim Russert were here today, he would write on his white board , Internet Internet Internet In today's market, with double the number ...
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If you are looking for a quality, custom built home....then look no further.  I represent Romanelli & Hughes in Westerville, Ohio and we have homes and condominiums in the following areas for you/your buyers: Westerville, Columbus, Dublin, Powell, Plain City, Galena, Blacklick and New Albany. You may view the Romanelli & Hughes website for more information at: www.rh-homes.com. I will be glad to assist if you would like to contact me directly at 614.301.8714 Best wishes in finding your new home! Joyce Logan, Realtor Real Living HER    
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
SUE HANSON ON THE JACKSON TEAM REPRESENTED THE BUYER'S ON THEIR PURCHASE OF 3545 STOCKHOLM RD IN WESTERVILLE FOR $134,000. Impeccable Westerville ranch with all new updates! New windows, carpet, flooring, kitchen appliances, ac & furnace, fresh paint, & more! Enjoy the screened porch this summer season & wood burning stove in the winter's cold. Roomy pantry off the kitchen is perfect for extra storage. Close to schools, shopping & dining! If you know someone in the market to buy or sell their next residential, investment, mulit-family or business opportunity, please visit our website at www.TheJacksonTeam.net
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By Dennis Foley
(Prudential Plus Realty)
FORECLOSURE SEMINARThe Time is Now to Profit from ForeclosureA "Perfect Storm" of events has made investing in foreclosure properties better than ever - and now's the time for you to profit...FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS AND INVESTORS CAN ENJOY BIG PROFITS ..... WITH A SUB-PRIME LENDING CRISIS, Balloon payments coming to term, borrowers losing equity in high-value homes, and a home market turned upside down by recent events, there are right now literally thousands of under-valued properties in Central Ohio -- ready to be purchased far below market value and sold high.According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings for October zoomed 94% from one year ago, and November also surged 68% from last year as states that once enjoyed a white-hot housing market are now seeing the greatest number of loan f...
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TIPS ON GENERATING STEADY CASH FLOW THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTSMore and more, people are turning to real estate as a viable investment option. The market is flooded with homes and if done right, purchasing property for the purpose of investment can provide a lucrative return.We have prepared some helpful information specific to real estate investing. Find out how you too can create positive cash flow through real estate investing. Most savvy investors have found that investing in real estate has been one of the most profitable and safe investments. We have sought out real estate experts to prepare a special report called, "GENERATING POSITIVE CASH FLOW THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS".  This special report will cause you to think differently about how you invest your money. Open thi...
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Dennis Foley Recognized as Contributing Author to Real Estate in 2008 Book of Top Ideas for the Challenging Markets of 2008 & 2009Dennis Foley, one of the premier Realtors in the Columbus Ohio Area, recently joined hundreds of top agents as a contributing author to Real Estate in 2008 & 2009.Columbus, Ohio (Best Agent Business)  - Dennis Foley, a top producing Realtor in The Columbus Ohio market, joined with hundreds of top real estate agents around the country to write Real Estate in 2008 & 2009 in less than a month.Real Estate in 2008 & 2009 (http://www.realestatein2008.org/) helps buyers, sellers, and agents succeed in a challenging 2008 & 2009 market by providing hundreds of ideas from top agents. Chapters include ideas on how to find motivated buyers, how to convince buyers to buy,...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Big Bugs...  is at Inniswoods Metro Gardens through October 14, 2007. The bugs are the work of artist David Rogers. Inniswood Metro Gardens is part of the Metroparks.  There's a slideshow with some of the other bug sculptures and lots of flowers on my other blog, ColumbusBestBlog.com.  There are not photos of all Rogers'  bugs there you need to go see them yourselves at Innsiwood Metro Gardens, the photos don't do the sculptures or the flowers justice.  Above is one of three large ants.  There's ladybugs (which are not bugs and aren't all ladies either... 'Big Bugs' is educational even if you are older) a great spider, an assasin bug, a butterfly, an 11' grass hopper, a dragon fly.... and more.   Sunday's Commit To Be Fit Walk is at Inniswood Metro Gardens  kill two birds with one stone...
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By David Arnold
(Coldwell Banker King Thompson)
New to blogging but not to our industry.I want to see what I can give and what I can get back.I have enjoyed reading many of the blogs and I hope to be able to contribute as well.
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By Eric Ransom
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Well, with all that has been in the news of late about home prices, mortgage lending issues, etc.  I thought I would provide some recent, detailed statistics for a specific area during a finite time period.Below please see statistics for the entire Westerville School District from 7/1/07 through 8/21/07.  Note this is not specific to Westerville proper but includes all areas making up the district.  This data also includes condos as well as single family homes.  This data details only properties which are listed through The Columbus Board of Realtors.Homes currently for sale:Under $100,000 - 47 $100,000-200,000 - 366 $200,000-300,000 - 230 $300,000-500,000 - 145 $500,000 and over - 41 Homes currently under contract:Under $100,000 - 14 $100,000-200,000 - 75 $200,000-300,000 - 56 $300,000...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Not Nirvana as in not paradise. I guess Nirvana is a state not a place. Nirvana is happiness, peace, lots of great things. It's a Budhist concept. It's way over my head. Nirvana was also the name of a rock group. Grunge rock The Nirvana song from the early 90's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" went through my brain at church in Westerville Ohio Sunday morning.  Some of the lyrics to the song are: "Load up on gunsBring your friendsIts fun to loseAnd to pretendShes overboardMyself assuredI know I knowA dirty word" I'm too old to have songs like that running through my brain. The song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is from the early 90's.   In the early 90's I was already waaaaaay too old for personal teen angst but the song is caught in my brain never the less. Recently two of Columbus suburbs made t...
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By Eric Ransom
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
For the 34th time the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce pulled it off.  A wonderful weekend of Art, Music and Food.  Here's to the beautiful weather and the winds which helped make the temperatures pleasant.I must admit I was sad when the event moved from Otterbein College.  I enjoyed the quaintness of the campus and the abundance of shade.  I will admit, however I am a convert.  This was the seventh year at Heritage Park.  Clearly this venue was meant to host this event.  The winding paths offer the perfect setup for the numerous vendors.  The Everal Barn offers a prime setting for a fantastic line up of entertainment, and the location provides for easier access and more parking.  I do miss the shade, however.The setting is great for families and if you are an area resident you are ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  Westerville Ohio Market Report (WE) Westerville Corp Limits (City of Westerville) These are single family, townhouse and condominiums for sale and sold in the City of Westerville (Westerville Corporation.) The graph and table show market demand by comparing current inventory to number of homes sold in a 15-month period.  Westerville Ohio is in Franklin and Delaware County, but for Active Rain, Westerville is considered Franklin County.  These stats are  comprised of homes in both counties. Date 8/05 9/05 10/05 11/05 12/05 1/06 2/06 3/06 4/06 5/06 6/06 7/06 8/06 9/06 10/06 For Sale 287 285 260 260 222 237 250 268 298 311 321 332 312 293 282 Sold 72 59 62 34 32 26 25 52 40 50 48 38 70 55 29 Pended 65 56 48 32 30 25 37 55 38 50 44 54 59 42 21 Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales 4.0...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Westerville Ohio   a Columbus, Ohio suburb is described in a  Real Living story video:   "Westerville has many historical homes and an abundance of specialty shops and other attractions." And if that is not enough video watching the Westerville website has more:   "We encourage you to check out one or all of our four city videos in the "Discover Westerville" section to see our community in living color."  To me the biggest differences between Westerville and Columbus other suburbs are: 1. Size - Westerville is big and diverse in comparison to other Columbus suburbs.  Parts of Westerville are in Franklin County and parts are in Delaware County.  Westerville is still growing from the neighborhoods in the north to the office space in the Westar area.   2.  Hoover Reservoir - Westerville ha...
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