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3 Cleverly Disguised Hide-a-Keys That Will Keep Your Keys Safe

Under a mat or above the door frame are popular spots to hide a spare key, but they’re also the first places that thieves check. Make it harder for them to gain access by making your spare key harder to find. TheĀ inside of a thermometerĀ is probably the last place anyone would look for a key,… Continue reading 3 Cleverly Disguised Hide-a-Keys That Will Keep Your Keys Safe

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5 Must-Haves for New Homeowners

Being a new homeowner can seem a little daunting, especially if you were previously a renter. With a new home comes a lot of new responsibilities, and it can be difficult to know what to expect. While you might not be able to anticipate everything you’ll ever need for your home, there are a handful… Continue reading 5 Must-Haves for New Homeowners

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Are You Stuck in the Renter’s Trap?

Are you a renter with plans to eventually own a home? You might want to reevaluate your timeline. As a renter, you probably know all too well that your rent might (and probably will) increase every year while you might not see the same increase in your income. According to the National Association of REALTORS,… Continue reading Are You Stuck in the Renter’s Trap?

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Buyer and Seller Open House Tips

An Open House is a great opportunity to see a home without having to make an appointment. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s important to do everything you can to make the most of it. Here are a few things that both sides can do to get the most value out of an… Continue reading Buyer and Seller Open House Tips

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Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

I’ve written several posts about how good the housing market is for sellers right now (especially in Central Ohio), but there are still things sellers need to remember if they want their home to be one that gets an offer on the first day. Pricing your home correctly will help bring in fast and serious… Continue reading Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

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In Case You Missed It…

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend and that this week has only good things in store for you. Here are a few of my favorite stories from last week: Are you making any of these 6 costly mistakes when you visit an open house? I’m a huge fan of outdoor… Continue reading In Case You Missed It…

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How to Be the Best Buyer in Central Ohio

It’s no secret that the housing market in Central Ohio is booming. The Columbus Dispatch recently published an article that said that it’s a record breaking year with sellers seeing higher list prices and faster sales. It’s a competitive market and a good one to be in if you’re a seller, but if you’re a… Continue reading How to Be the Best Buyer in Central Ohio

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5 Ways to Turn Your New House into a Home

Purchasing a home is an exciting experience, but sometimes new homeowners have a hard time making it feel like it’s really theirs. Here are a few ways to make your new house feel more like home: 1. Give it a new coat of paint. Have any rooms with wall colors you aren’t too fond of?… Continue reading 5 Ways to Turn Your New House into a Home