Tag Archives: for buyers

Coming Soon Listings

What Are Pocket or ‘Coming Soon’ Listings? You may have heard the terms: coming soon, off-MLS listings, office exclusives, waivered, exempted or pocket listings. Whatever you call them, they are all properties that are listed for sale with an MLS member BUT not included in the MLS and they each have their unique uses and […]

REAL ESTATE Hidden Homes For Sale

It’s no secret that the Columbus and Central Ohio Area real estate market can be a challenge. With increasing prices, ample demand, and limited inventory, the search for a home can often leave buyers feeling frustrated wondering not only if they’ll ever find their find their dream home, but how to go about finding homes […]

How to Improve Your Credit Score

So you’re considering buying a home and you’ve got it all planned out: a four-bedroom home in the top local school district and your favorite neighborhood including a manicured lawn, a finished basement with a theater room and—why not?—an outdoor kitchen. Slow down… one of the first steps in buying a home is to clean up your credit score, also called a […]

Downsizing into a Smaller Home

Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily are you’re forced to move for job relocation or other life event, […]

6 Things to Consider When Buying a Flip

Gorgeous hardwood floors, wrought iron spindles, a center island kitchen with soft close cabinets and sparkling granite counter tops, finished basements with media rooms. These rehabbed homes aren’t always what they seem and buyers need to look past these trendy finishes and assess the condition of the structural and mechanical elements of the home as well […]

Interpreting Foundation Cracks

Houses, no matter their age, will shift and settle over time resulting in cracks. Cracks may appear in either finishes or structural components. Though they usually have no structural significance, it’s worth some detective work to help homeowners understand the difference between different types of foundation cracks. Here are some visual guidelines: Shrinkage Cracks Concrete […]