Marysville and Columbus Real Estate and Community News

May 31, 2022

Top Tips For Creating an Energy Efficient Home

Are you looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient? If so, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best tips for creating an energy efficient home. Follow these tips and you will be able to save money on your energy bills in no time!

Making your home more energy-efficient can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! You can do many things to make your home more energy-efficient without spending a lot of money. Many of these tips can be done for free. Check out the list below for 19 easy ways to save on your energy bill and help the environment!

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Posted in Helpful home tips
May 23, 2022

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Home

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When you come across a favorable mortgage offer, you may think, “Great! I can afford my dream home.” You may be able to, but the costs associated with buying a home go beyond the mortgage payment. To determine how much house you can afford, it’s important to factor in additional expenses, such as closing costs, insurance and taxes, before committing to a mortgage.

The price of a home can vary greatly depending on the location, size, and condition of the property. In this blog post, we will discuss the various costs associated with buying a home. We will also provide some tips on how to save money during the home-buying process.

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Posted in Buyers
May 18, 2022

This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

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Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream.

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Posted in Market Updates
May 13, 2022

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence | MyKCM

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans.

Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re either making the decision to buy now before rates climb higher or they’re waiting it out in hopes rates will fall. Let’s look at some context that can help you understand why so many buyers are jumping off the fence and into action rather than waiting to buy.

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Posted in Buyers
April 7, 2022

Our Expectations for the Spring 2022 Columbus Housing Market

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market | MyKCM

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — the housing market seems to be relatively immune.

Here’s a look at what experts say you can expect this spring.

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Posted in Market Updates
April 7, 2022

1031 Exchanges in Divorce

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When a couple who own a home together decides to get a divorce, one of the biggest decisions they will have to make is what to do with the marital home. One option that may be available to them is a 1031 exchange.

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Posted in Divorce Help
March 31, 2022

What You Need To Know About Building a Home

What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home | MyKCM

What You Need To Know About Building a Home

If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that's already on the market or build a new one. And since the supply of homes available for sale today is low, you’re willing to consider either avenue. While home builders are doing everything they can to construct more houses and help narrow the supply shortage, they’re also facing delays due to factors outside of their control.

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Posted in Helpful home tips
March 22, 2022

Top Things to Do If Your Basement Floods

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Top Things to Do if Your Basement Floods

As spring time approaches here in Columbus Ohio, there is always an increase in the number of flooded basements.

It’s never fun to  be deal with a flooded basement after heavy rain, or broken pipes. Not only is it a mess, but it can also be dangerous if the water is allowed to sit for too long. If you find yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is to call a professional who can help you get the water out quickly and safely. But who should you call? Read on to find out.

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Posted in Helpful home tips
March 16, 2022

2021 Annual Housing Report

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2021 Annual Housing Report

Fervent buyer demand, driven by pandemic-induced changes to housing needs and preferences, reached extraordinary levels in 2021. The inventory of homes for sale remained low, as home seller activity did not rise proportionally to meet this demand.

New construction activity, while strong, remains limited by a combination of material and labor shortages, rising material costs, and a regulatory and operational environment that makes it difficult to scale quickly.

As a result, home prices and sales reached record highs while inventory and market time set record lows.

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Posted in Market Updates
March 3, 2022

6 Common Scams in 2022

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6 Common Scams in 2022

In the last two years, the Covid-19 pandemic changed our culture and our economy, resulting in a growing number of new scams. Many of which target 55 years and older. Here are 6 common scams to be aware of so you can protect yourself.

  1. Covid-19 Testing Scams
  2. Vaccine Scams
  3. Amazon Shopping Scams
  4. Government Agency Stand-ins 
  5. The Grandparent Scam
  6. The Real Estate Scam

1. Covid-19 Testing Scams

Reputable medical researchers and government agencies are gathering information about the virus and may reach out. They may ask questions about if you've contracted Covid and how it has impacted your health, especially if you have recently tested positive.

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Posted in Seniors