Category Archives: Columbus

New Albany OH Ranked the Best Suburb in America

After examining data on 2,754 municipalities across the country, Business Insider put together a list of America’s 50 best suburbs. They considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area. They also factored in average commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public-school ratings from GreatSchools.org, […]


When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home

When is the best time of the year to buy a home? And what about the worst? From a pricing perspective the spring is the worst time of year to buy a home, unfortunately it is also the best time of year when it comes to the number of homes a buyer will have to choose from. Market activity […]


Markets Where Home Prices Hit Record Highs… Again

Inventory shortages continue to help home prices break record highs, according to an analysis by Realtor.com®. “Never in history have there been more eyes on fewer homes than today,” says Javier Vivas, Realtor.com’s director of economic research. “The price gains observed in the last days of March tell us the market is on pace to see […]


Columbus Neighborhoods – Short North

The Short North neighborhood in Columbus, OH is a well-known, popular neighborhood centered on the main strip of High Street immediately north of downtown and extending just south of the Ohio State University campus area. It is a highly walkable community filled with restaurants, pubs, shops, art galleries, coffee houses and nightlife.   History The name “Short North” traces its roots […]


2013 BIA Parade of Homes – Jerome Village

The 2013 BIA Parade of Homes is slated for June 15-30 in the truly innovative planned community of Jerome Village. With a rich variety of architectural diversity and price points, Jerome Village is located in Jerome Township in southern Union County and within the desirable Dublin City School District. Jerome Village is being developed by […]



PNC Short Sale

PNC Mortgage  /  National City  Short Sales – Getting Started The first step to initiating a short sale with PNC Mortgage / National City is to list the home with a Realtor who specializes in short sales and has significant experience with this lender. Your agent will be critical to the success of your transaction and […]


Citi Mortgage / Financial Short Sale

Citi Mortgage / Citi Financial  Short Sales – Getting Started The first step to initiating a short sale with Citi Mortgage / Citi Financial is to list the home with a Realtor who specializes in short sales and has significant experience with this lender. Your agent will be critical to the success of your transaction […]


JP Morgan Chase – Short Sale

Chase / EMC / WAMU  Short Sales If one company™s short sale process has changed more than any other it would be Chase. Chase™s short sale process hasn™t changed so much in terms of administrative process, but more  from a corporate stand point.  You see, after Chase acquired Washington Mutual their primary task seemed to […]


Local Foreclosure Listings

Real estate owned or REO is a class of property owned by a lender, typically a bank, and most commonly acquired after an unsuccessful sale at a foreclosure auction. This is common because most of the properties up for sale at these auctions are worth less than the total amount owed to the bank (negative […]