Columubus Housing Market Softening, But Still Blazing Hot

September 30, 2021

Although buys are a bit more contemplative before making an offer, the number of homes in central Ohio that sold for higher than list price far outstripped the number of homes that sold for less.  This is according to the Columbus Board of Realtors in August 2021. Even with the tempering of over list price […]


14 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

September 6, 2021

While the real estate market has not been as blisteringly hot as a few months ago, it is still very much a sellers’s market. Nerdwallet has a great article that has 14 tips for new home buyers. Take a look.


Angry Fan

August 16, 2021

Here is our next example of a home renovation gone haywire! Somebody didn’t read the instructions in the box.    Remember measure twice, cut once …. or is it measure once, cut twice ??? Have you ever had an experience like this?   Share it with the rest of this … or, tell us about a friend […]


Home Renovations Gone Haywire #3: A Little Close for Comfort

July 26, 2021

Here’s another example of a home renovation gone haywire.   Or, perhaps this is a great way to put on your makeup while you … This was in a hotel room.   Have you ever been in a hotel room like this? Many thanks to


Garage or Storage Area?

July 7, 2021

Here’s another example of a home renovation that went haywire. Is this a garage, or a storage area? Many thanks to


Problem Eviction? Try Cash For Keys

July 7, 2021

So what do you do when a “normal” check-out scenario clearly won’t work with your current tenant? i.e. He/she is months behind on rent, you are going through the eviction process or there is animosity so great that the best course of action is to get the tenant moved out ASAP no matter the current […]


Home Renovations Gone Haywire

June 18, 2021

My wife shared an absolutely hilarious website that shows really weird home renovations.   Over the next several posts, I’ll share some of these.    I’d love to get your reactions.  If you know of other home renotations that defy understanding, feel free to share them with us in the reply box below. The first genius […]


The Challenges of Selling an Inherited Home

June 10, 2021

Dealing with an inherited property or a property in probate can be one of the most difficult and time-consuming processes you can go through. Because of the many laws and red tape associated, an inherited property can take months before the title changes hands. When it finally does, you can be left with a property […]


Traditional Listing or Cash Buyers … Which is Better?

May 3, 2021

Most homeowners have experience working with a realtor to buy or sell a home.   If they are selling a home, the realtor or agent lists their home on the Multiple Listing  Service (MLS).  When a buyer sees the home on the MLS, the buyer’s realtor (if any) contacts the seller’s realtor, the sale is arranged […]


Is tenant damage covered under your insurance policy?

April 28, 2021

While intentional tenant damage and normal wear and tear are normally not covered, there are other considerations when buying insurance for a rental property.   The National Real Estate Insurance Group has a great article on how to correctly insure your rental property.