Central Ohio Real Estate Blog

What are you waiting for?

I've been a real estate agent since 1996...that's over 27 years serving buyers and sellers in many different markets.  I've seen the up's and I've seen the down's.  When anyone finds out I'm a Realtor, the most common question I get is, "How's the market?"  Today it's no different, I still get that question, however, the conversation is often finished with, "I'm going to wait".  So my question to you today is, what are you waiting for?

In 2021, we had virtually no inventory , (as is still the case today),  and lots of buyers; couple that with the historically low (I mean never been that low) interest rates and we saw a perfect storm of buyers willing to pay anything to buy a home and sellers walking away with tons of money in their pockets!  But, in 2021 I heard many buyers say "I'm going to wait" because they didn't want to "overpay" for a house and they were SURE that the prices would come down. ...

How the Pandemic Impacted Real Estate Two Years Later

Many of us have probably taken some time in our own thoughts to wonder what the world might be like today if the pandemic never happened. What would be better? Would there be things that would actually be worse? The last couple of years has had a large impact on every person on the planet in varying ways.How the Pandemic Impacted Real Estate Two Years Later

It can be difficult to look at the current situation of many different things and think that there has been nothing but bad come out of the last couple of years resulting from the worldwide chaos. Opening up a web page full of news headlines almost reads like we are spiraling into more negativities all the time. One of the biggest of them pertains to the economy and different aspects...

Rental Features that Attract Top Tenants

If you are preparing a home to rent, congratulations! Real estate represents an abundant opportunity for passive income.

One of the key factors in making investment properties work is having honest, reliable tenants. To attract the best tenants, there are a few features you should make sure your property has to offer.Rental Features that Attract Top Tenants

1. School district

If you are looking to buy a rental that will be marketed to young families, make sure it is located in a good school district. Just like people who are in the market to buy a home, families looking to rent will choose the home in the better school district if possible.

2. Safety

Safety features will attract better tenants in nearly every case. Of course, ...

What Do I Need to Provide to a Lender to Get a Mortgage?

 What Do I Need to Provide to a Lender to Get a Mortgage

To make your dreams of homeownership come true, you’ll have to jump through a series of hoops known as the mortgage process. Regarded as lengthy, the application part of the mortgage process requires you, as a borrower, to submit a series of documents to prove everything from your identity to your current income to your ability to pay back the loan. To get your mortgage application approved without any hiccups, it’s best if you gather everything you need ahead of time, so you’re ready when the lender requests information to help get your mortgage loan approved.

When getting a mortgage, it’s critical that you submit correct and accurate documents. Each document...