Making Offers in a Hot Sellers’ Market

November 30, 2020

The real estate market in central Ohio has been a hot seller’s market for more than a year, with all indications that it will continue (at least, in the short term).   Competition is fierce and making your offer stand out is a challenge.  Anne Miller, a contributor to wrote an article in 2014 that […]


Unnecessary Closing Costs

November 23, 2020

There is a growing trend for title companies to include additional fees for endorsements that the lender didn’t request, and the borrower didn’t ask for.    Darrin Carey of Dayton Capital Partners explains this further in his website blog. Ideally, your lender should send the title company very detailed and specific requirements about what endorsements they […]


Decorating During the Holidays

November 16, 2020

With the holidays fast approaching, has some great and inexpensive ideas for decorating using natural materials. Keep Greenery Fresh Before you decorate with greenery, trim the ends and soak the unadorned cuttings and garlands in water overnight. This helps prevent premature drying and needle loss. Let it air dry completely before placing it on […]


What a Biden Win Means for Real Estate

November 8, 2020

Finally, four days after the election, it appears that Biden may be our next President, unless the courts intervene.  It appears that Republicans may still control the Senate, after a couple of runoff elections in Georgia.   A split government is usually a good thing. Biden has promised sweeping changes in housing, where he promised to […]


How to Sell Your Home for Cash: The Process

November 1, 2020

Throughout the country real estate is exploding.  In many markets property values have taken off to levels not seen in well over a decade. Depending on your financial situation and the growth of your market it may be a great time to explore cashing out and selling your home. Real estate agents are vital in […]


Interior Color Trends for 2021

October 26, 2020

With all of the emphasis on working and staying home lately, many people have decided to update and make changes to their living spaces.  One relatively inexpensive way to do this is to change the color of your walls.   Interior designers are seeing several color trends beginning to emerge.  Colors that convey a sense of […]


Why Buy & Hold Is Such a Powerful Investment Strategy

October 19, 2020

The current market is not particularly good right now.   Home prices are high and it’s definitely a seller’s market.    But if you’re willing to buy-and-hold rental properties that generate passive income, you’ll still make money over time.  Andrew Syrios, a blogger on BiggerPockets, lists five good reasons in the form of an acronym:  IDEAL I:  […]


Our Next Project

October 12, 2020

Here is our next project! A house with a lot of character (and surprises) that has been vacant for years!!! Notice the outdoor plumbing.        Stay tuned for more about the surprises.


How to Make Your Offer More Competitive!

October 5, 2020

Losing out on a home you’ve offered on SUCKS. Walking the property, imagining the move, picturing the space as your own…….all to have another buyer swoop in and submit a better offer. No more! Landing your dream home is now about timing, contract structure and submitting the strongest offer possible as soon as you can. […]