All posts by Jason Opland

New Real Estate Reality for Columbus Home Buyers

Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. The job market is solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even after edging up slightly as of late, are still near historic lows. And then there’s the bad news: Inventory levels are down and buyers are struggling to find […]

Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Tax Deductible?

Private mortgage insurance may be unavoidable — and it can increase the cost of your loan. But would you feel better about paying PMI if those premiums were tax deductible? If you put down less than 20 percent when you purchased your home, chances are you’re paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). While the deductibility of […]

7 Facts When Lending Children Money To Buy A Home

It’s no surprise that young adults have been slow to purchase their first home. Many face significant student loan debt and have struggled to save for a down payment due to rising rents. Parents today are looking for ways to extend a helping hand to get their children into their first home and on the […]

Mortgage Rates at an All-Time Low

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.29% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac in a series that goes back to 1971. The rate fell 16 basis points from the prior week after the worst stock retreat since the 2008 financial crisis sent investors piling into the bond […]

The Consumer Shift in Real Estate and Where Housing is Headed

While not comprehensive, here we will outline some of the biggest trends in the way next-generation consumers are approaching housing starting with where we live and continuing with other trends in future articles.  Where we live: Welcome to Hipsturbia  Next-gen consumers will sacrifice their paychecks and oftentimes opportunities to own a home for the ability […]

43 Luxury Condos Announced at Bridge Park

Construction has begun on 43 luxury for sale condominiums at Bridge Park in downtown Dublin, Ohio. “The Warren” will feature two and three bedroom, two and two and a half bathroom units ranging from 1,265-2,065 square feet. Idyllically located across from the recently announced North Market location at Bridge Park, The Warren features stunning river […]

20 Of The Top Instagram Hash Tags To Follow In Columbus Ohio

Follow these top Columbus Instagram hash tags pronto to be up on everything in Central Ohio #AsSeenInColumbus Number of Posts: 1,837,703What gets grammed: This tag can sort of be a catch-all for all things Columbus including beautiful shots all over Central Ohio as well as local businesses, events, happenings, personalities and much more! #SoColumbus Number […]

20 Best Columbus Ohio Instagram Accounts To Follow

Follow these top Columbus Instagram profiles pronto, or risk your feed being much less awesome Columbus, Ohio is an incredible place to live, with so much to offer people of all walks of life. No wonder why the 614 has been making so many “Best Places to Live and Do Business” lists lately. Great food, […]

When Is The Best Time To Sell A Home?

Understanding the seasonal trends in the real estate market is a crucial first step in determining the best time to sell your home. But, the decision to move is often a personal one. It’s important to take other factors into account when planning the sale of your home including: your financial situation, the current condition […]