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In My Neighborhood in Columbus : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Bishop Bennett answered:
yes its gutter I wouldn't wish my worse enemy to live over there but if you like that thug life shooting all night long. Drug infested community, never see the popo for months, abandon buildings, trash everywhere, children disrespectful, looking in your car, and breaking in the car while your sleep then you will love!!! ... more
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Mon Jun 20, 2016
Jack R Stewart answered:
http://raidsonline.com/

I check this constantly. It was recommended to me directly by the police department in my area.
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Sherry Milburn answered:
I live on Halsey Place and the neighborhood is acceptable. It's really not bad, however Sullivant Avenue is right behind the street and the bars can be a bit noisy. I grew up in the neighborhood and it is very homey and friendly. ... more
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Jackie Stinchfield answered:
Looks like the builders were also the owners (?)

Chang Construction - 1998
YSC LLS - 2002
Tok Sun & Yi Su Chang 2006



kjl
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Regina Acosta Tobin answered:
German Village is no different than most other Columbus urban neighborhoods. I've lived here for nearly 10 years and have never experienced any problems. However, it's naive to think incidents don't happen -- they do, generally in the warmer months. Most are of the "broken car window" or "garage broken into" variety, not that serious, mostly just aggravating. (Locals know you have to be "city-smart" and not to leave anything of value on their car seat, that's asking for trouble) Of course, there are home break-ins from time to time, but that's true of anywhere in the city. That's the price one pays for the urban experience. People not comfortable with that are usually happier in communities like Westerville or Upper Arlington. ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Kriddell answered:
Berwick is a lively and lovely community and quite walkable. There aren't as many young children in the neighborhood with most of the children that you see being middle school and high school aged. It is centrally located to downtown and has great access to just about any where in Columbus. There aren't any grocery stores nearby, but there is a Giant Eagle a short drive away. The neighborhood association is pretty active and there is a strong sense of pride amongst the homeowners. ... more
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Hi happylee,

I wish I had a magic bullet on this one. This is tough. Very tough. Getting an attorney for some advice is the most likely answer but the issues are more complex. I would look into who ever governs condominiums at the state level. They have to be chartered I believe. With no board members, no fees coming in, water shut off this sounds as if the State or who ever governs those aspects of condo might need to intervene. There is no fix here but there might me a mechanism at the State level to take control of a condo association and it's assets when it has become totally dysfunctional.

I appreciate your proactive stance on seeking to fix this situation but from what I gather there is no fix without an infusion of capital and negotiating with creditors in good faith. But if the current owners are not or cannot pay the necessary condo fees to maintain the properties and cover insurance and other expenses something drastic will need to be done.

I wish you the best in this terrible situation.

Respectfully,
Jeffrey Paeltz
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Pamela.betsill answered:
I have lived in the KLD since Dec 2011 and am really inspired by what is going on in the area. One of the BEST creole restaurants I have ever experienced is in the Mt Vernon Shopping Center. The name is Creole Kitchen and is owned and operated by a renowned Creole Chef. He and his restaurant have been written about in several publications. It's more of a carry-out, although there are a couple of 2-top tables used mainly to wait on your order. All the hot dishes (the menu is huge) are made to order depending on the degree of 'hot' you like, and there is also a wonderful breakfast menu. If you need fast food, our Wendy's is fast, clean and friendly. Yellow Brick Pizza is amazing, both in their menu offerings and in their beer and wine lists. The Tavern and The Angry Baker right across the street from Yellow Brick are also destination locations, again with wonderful food and beverage offerings. All 3 are at the intersection of Oak St and 18th, more in Olde Towne East but only 1 block south of Broad. There is a new meat shop on Oak just to the east a few blocks from this active intersection. There are several restaurants on Parsons, and a really good Chinese carry-out at the corner of Parsons and Broad, Dragon One I believe. The Old Bucket of Nails pub is where Long St deadends into Nelson, beautiful outdoor dining in good weather, typical pub fare and good beer selection. The Turkey Hill gas station at that same intersection is, in my opinion, the best Turkey Hill in Columbus...always clean, good offerings for a convenience store, super friendly and polite staff, and some of the best coffee around. In Bexley, there are so many choices...the Pita House on Broad, delcious mediterranean fare at super low prices, MANY choices on E Main just east of Nelson...The Rusty Bucket, Barrel 49, etc, etc. Going toward downtown, Hill's will be opening a store soon on Grant between Long and Broad. There is also a specialty food store on Cassady in Bexley, and the North Market is only a short distance away downtown. I consider myself a "foodie" and a "beer snob", and I shop organic. I don't feel cheated in the least living in the KLD, and have made a personal commitment to supporting my area by spending my entertainment and food dollars locally. Hopefully you have found some of these gems on your own... if not, get out and explore, and/or use Google or Bing. ... more
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Sue Brock answered:
Hi Paul, There are many great communities the Columbus, Ohio area! If this is an option, let me know how I can assist you and your family! Call, text or email. Whichever is most convenient for you.
Sue
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Wilma Shaw answered:
Most condos have fees depending on location and amenities
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Molly Hay - Mosley, CDPE,CNE, MIP, SFR answered:
Do you have an address or the name of the community?
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Aimee6464 answered:
There are a wide range of home sizes, lots sizes and home "conditions" in this area. You should do your home work, to see what a good estimate for all repairs should be, as many have been vandalized and had mechanics and other parts of the home destroyed/stolen. These can be very costly repairs. Many Buyers dont realize the cost to get things repaired in a home, and that City building code requires a permit be pulled for most all of this work, and the work should be done by licensed contractors with good backgrounds. My listing on Bluhm Road, for example, was recently in the last 30 days updated with all new mechanicals (new plumbing, new hot water tank, new furnace, new A/C unit). as well as improved electrical service, new paint, new carpet, new lighting, a renovation to the bathroom, and much more. It's priced at $114,900 (aggressively priced to sell quickly in my opinion) and in great move in condition. Many others in this price point have been vacant for some time, with no repairs or upkeep. The statistics show that the homes in the Greater Columbus area on average sell for about 9% less than their listing price. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at aimee@nilssonandassociates.com - I am a local agent with Keller Williams Capital Partners, and work this area with many of my clients. ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Jim Troth answered:
To learn a bit about the neighborhood check out this crime map. I can help you located areas with lower or high frequencies of crime.

Jim of Habitation Investigation
http://www.homeinspectionsinohio.com ... more
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Thu Nov 3, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about safety, your best source of information is the local police department, therefore contact/visit with all your questions; if unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at differernt times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com
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Mon Oct 17, 2011
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
For school information you can always contact the area school boards, sometimes borders for schools change from year to year/s and once you are closing in on a certain area, make sure that that particular address actually feeds into the High School or Middle School you are interested in and also if there are any changes planned in the near future, because of population influx or because they are building another school....

Good Luck to you!
Edith YourRealtor4Life! And Chicago/NorthernIllinois and North Shore Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Hi Kammous,

Contact a real estate attorney before you buy anyting in regards to this project. In some areas you can only put a mobile home on 5 acre lots. In some areas the home has to be a modular home and meet certain standards of construction before it can be moved unto a lot. You need to kow if the lot you buy you will be able to legally place a mobile home on it.
Then there is the issue of who pays for what inregards to connecting utilities. Please talk with an real estate attorney to help you through all phases of this, even the negotiations when purchasing the mobile home which can be fraught with minor complications which can cost you hundreds of dollars.
All the best,
Jeffrey Paeltz, SFR
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Sun Jun 19, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any crime/safety concerns, your best source of accurate and up to the minute information are the local authorities; consider a visit/call and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand... ... more
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Mon May 9, 2011
Michael Bloch answered:
Yes, this location is very central with easy access to I-270. Would you like to see it?
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