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By Leon Mohler | Agent in Columbus, OH
  • Questions about the steps to buy a home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Columbus, Financing in Columbus, Foreclosure in Columbus  |  February 2, 2013 3:34 PM  |  133 views  |  No comments
    Have questions about the steps to buy a home?

    There are 10 steps to buy a home...

    Contact me to find out the steps and the order of the steps, but one of the major steps is financing.  If you have questions about how to get pre-qualified or the reason to get pre-qualified please let me know.  

    Everyday for the next 10 days I will posting one of the steps to buy a home.  Check back soon or if you want the entire list at once, please email me.

    Columbusarearealestate@gmail.com


  • Will Interest Rates Stay Low?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  December 12, 2012 2:39 AM  |  121 views  |  1 comment

    Freddie: Great Expectations for Housing in 2013

    DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012

    The housing market is expected to continue its rise in the New Year, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for December. 

    Continuing to keep home affordability low, mortgage rates will likely remain near their record lows in the first half of 2013, Freddie Mac reports. However, the all-time low rates are expected to start inching up slowly during the second half of the year. 

    Still, mortgage rates are expected to stay below 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports. 

    Some other forecasts for the housing market in 2013, according to Freddie Mac’s report:

    • Home values are expected to increase 2 to 3 percent next year. 
    • Household formation is expected to increase to a net 1.20 million to 1.25 million household in 2013. Housing starts are expected to reach near the 1 million annualized pace by the fourth quarter.
    • Vacancy rates are expected to drop to 2002 and 2003 levels for apartments and single-family homes for-sale “as household formation outpaces new construction.” 

    "The last few months have brought a spate of favorable news on the U.S. housing market with construction up, more home sales, and home-value growth turning positive,” says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This has been a big change from a year ago, when some analysts worried that the looming 'shadow inventory' would keep the housing sector mired in an economic depression. Instead, the housing market is healing, is contributing positively to GDP and is returning to its traditional role of supporting the economic recovery."

    Source: Freddie Mac


  • Down Payment Assistance

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Pataskala  |  October 4, 2012 3:20 AM  |  128 views  |  No comments
    Are you looking for down payment assistance?  Do you realize that there are programs out there to help you?

    For Example:

    USDA Loans require zero down to eligible buyers for properties within the eligibility map.

    Contact me for more information:

    Leon Mohler

    leon.mohler@kingthompson.com

    Text or Call: 614-440-2656

    If you know of any other programs out there and would like to share, please let me know.  I know of quite a few other ones as well, but I am always looking for more down payment assistance programs.
  • What is your favorite color in the kitchen?

    Posted Under: Remodel & Renovate  |  June 6, 2012 2:35 AM  |  113 views  |  No comments

    If you were to remodel, what is your favorite color in the kitchen?  I would like to hear your stories.....
  • Does your rent continue to go up every year?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Newark, Home Buying in Newark, Rent vs Buy in Newark  |  May 21, 2012 2:40 AM  |  236 views  |  No comments

    Something to think about:

    Does your rent continue to go up?

    How about purchasing your own home and then having the peace of mind that your payment won't go up?

    I work with a lot of first time home buyer's decide to own their own home because they are tired of paying for someone's investment and are tired of the rent going up every year.

    If this is you, you can contact me....and I can start you in the right direction with owning your own home.

    If you have bought a home because of the cost of renting, please tell me your story.  I would love to hear them.


  • You tell me.....

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Columbus, Home Selling in Columbus, Foreclosure in Columbus  |  May 11, 2012 2:44 AM  |  173 views  |  No comments

    Potential Buyers

    What are you looking for when you go to buy a home?
    • Fixer-Upper
    • Move-In Ready Home
    • Needs Some Work

    Do you prefer to look at Foreclosed Homes?


    Sellers:

    Do you like feedback from the buyers?

    Please tell me your thoughts.

  • This Spring Could Be The Best Home-Buying Season In Years - Forbes

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Columbus, Home Buying in Columbus, Home Selling in Columbus  |  April 7, 2012 5:19 AM  |  201 views  |  No comments

    Source: forbes.com

    Home sales are expected to hit five year highs in coming months. Here are the five questionable factors that will determine just how strong that spring selling season will be.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/03/27/this-spring-could-be-the-best-home-buying-season-in-years/
     
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