Real Estate Market Trends

Struggling to Make Your Mortgage Payments?

Just a few years ago, the housing and financial markets were booming. Loans were easy to come by, and living the American Dream was made easy by zero down mortgages and no doc loans. Then, the markets crashed, jobs were lost, homes depreciated, and many homeowners were left struggling to make their payments. Continue reading

Dublin High Schools Rank Top in the Nation

The 19-school Dublin School District consistently receives top honors from the State of Ohio making it one of the best districts in the state. To add to its impressive credentials, the district recently received word that its three high schools – Dublin Jerome, Coffman and Scioto – all ranked in the top 300 high schools nationally according to a Newsweek report. Click here for more info. Continue reading

Does Your Lender WANT to say "Yes"?

As people go through the mortgage process today, I believe that they wonder if their lender has gone insane. Lenders ask for documentation repeatedly, constantly updating, asking for further clarification and explanation for everything. Income, credit, assets and appraisals are scrutinized at a level unseen in my 25+ years. It almost seems like they are trying to find reasons NOT to lend. Continue reading

5 Steps to Deciding How Much to Offer – or Ask – for Your Home

One of the hardest, most important decisions homebuyers face is how much to offer for their home.  And the glut of information on the web about real estate only makes buyers even crazier than the decision itself does.  Supply, demand, foreclosure rates, mortgage rates – buyers think they need to run spreadsheets and do fancy math to make a smart offer. And THAT can be super intimidating. Click here or see below for the steps. Continue reading

Dublin Census Results

As active members of the Dublin community, we remember when Dublin first became a city back in 1987.  Now, Dublin ranks as the largest of Columbus’ suburbs with more than 41,000 residents. Continue reading

Dublin Enacts Texting Ban

The City of Dublin is serious about not texting while driving. On Monday, February 14, 2011, the city council approved the ban and, together with Dublin City Schools and Washington Township, will begin increasing education efforts to residents on the dangers of distracted driving.  Continue reading