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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
A provision in a contract or promissory note that if some event (like not making payments on time) occurs then the entire amount is due or other requirements are due immediately. This clause is most often found in promissory notes with installment payments for purchase of real property and requires that if the property is sold then the entire amount of the note is due immediately (the so-called "due on sale clause.") ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Jeremy Bevington answered:
I live 1/8 of a mile off Polaris in Westerville and have been a resident of this area for the past 15 years. I sell a great deal in this area, and have a few places listed at this time dependent on your price point, etc. Feel free to give me a call and I'd be happy to make some personal recommendations. Thanks! Jeremy Bevington, Realtor, Real Living HER 614-270-2880 ... more
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Cheryl Ogg answered:
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Jason Opland answered:
As I'm sure you're aware Trulia now provides rental listing. Another site for rental is Craigslist however, be sure to exercise caution here as there are numerous rental scams out there and be sure not to send money to anyone, or complete and provide a rental application for anyone prior to viewing the property and confirming they are the owner or an authorized representative of the owner. ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Hi Rossie,

Your right! There is currnetly nothing available in short north or Victorian Village/ Italian Village.

I have found a nice condo though around Kenny Rd which would give you quick access to RT315.
Pets welcome, has washer/dryer hook up but does not have a half bath. Access to club house and pool/tennis court. Rent $750 per/mo.

Let me know if you want me to schedule you a showing on this. Been on the market less than a month.

Call me at 614.288.0423 or email at jeffreypaeltz@kw.com.

All the best,
Jeffrey Paeltz, ABR, SFR
KELLER WILLIAMS GREATER COLUMBUS
New Albany OH 43054
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Fri May 31, 2013
James Ryan answered:
Be proactive yourself. Seek out local banks or perhaps a Credit Union that may entertain financing the condo project. Then advertise the loan program to your potential buyers. However, it would strike me as a HUGE red flag if the association eschews FHA certification.' Unfortunately, "Condo" is still a four letter word.
Best wishes, Jim
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Fri May 4, 2012
Todd DeHays answered:
I'd rent. It's hard to build enough equity in 3 years to counter any closing costs you'll incur when you sell. However, you could always rent out the place you purchase if you need to move and potentially cash-flow for a few more years to build equity for selling. It all depends on the purchase. Easiest way to built equity in 3 years is by purchasing a place that needs work done to it. Let me know if you need any help finding areas where this is possible. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Stacey Shelby answered:
Teresa - Here is a great place to start to get your questions answered. http://www.columbuspolice.org/
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Mohler Realty Group, Leon Mohler answered:
Fri May 4, 2012
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Hello Home Buyer,

Interesting question, but no answer. Realtors do not have crystal balls. Historically homes appreciate about 3%-4% a year when there is appreciation. With the burst of the housing bubble homes have depreciated up to 25%-40% and will be a while before before home owners who bought a home between 1999 and 2005 will ever see their home at pre 2005 levels.
As a potential home buyer though this is not the right question unless your an investor. Buying a home is a life style choice! To own your own home is to to contribute to the community you will live in, to take pride in your ownership and help build something of worth that is just as much intangible as it is tangible. Those are of much more value than appreciation.
All the best.
Jeffrey Paeltz, SFR
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
John Taylor answered:
A great buyers agent is someone who listens to what the buyer is looking for and finds the properties that meet those needs specifically. A great buyers agent is aggressive in finding the properties at maximun values and offers there expert advice to the buyer...most important is not just hearing what the buyers says...but LISTEN to what they buyer says. ... more
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Tracy Seabrooks answered:
Hello, I did a quick search and found 4 properties (2 with garage, 2 without) that fit your needs. Feel free to contact me at trcseabrooks@gmail.com and I will email the listings to you. Thank you ... more
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Eric Hanas answered:
This is an excellent question! You should know the area that you are looking in. If this is a new area for you, staking out the property at night isn't a bad idea. Everywhere can look nice during the day, but at night you can get a real feeling for the neighborhood. Also, check the water pressure for the house. If you sign the lease and the water is barely coming out, you are not going to be happy. Be aware of automatically renewing leases. In some instances, if you don't contact the landlord 30 days prior to the end of the lease, you will be locked in for another year. Landlords are usually a little flexible on amenities to the property to induce a prospective tenant into signing a lease. If you want to have a screen door added or see about a washer and dryer being included with the property, before you sign the lease would be the time to ask! I hope this was helpful! If you need further assistance please ask at me at erichanas77@gmail.com ... more
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Matt Cochrell answered:
Grandview is probably a more affordable option that is still close to downtown. Grandview has a great little downtown of its own as well. Beyond that you could look at Clintonville or the Harrison West area. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Molly Hay - Mosley, CDPE,CNE, MIP, SFR answered:
Honestly, each short sale is so different. It depends on the agent, how they work their short sales, the bank, if there is an approval, how many lien holders are involved, how cooperative the sellers are, etc. There are so many variables that it is really tough to give you a time frame. One thing to keep in mind is the agent you hire to help you on the buying side. Make sure that your agent has experience. I have a serious of questions that I ask every listing agent on a short sale so that I know what is going on and so that my buyers have the right expectations. Not every short sale will successfully close but if you're working with an experienced agent you can avoid the pitfalls and horror stories!! ... more
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
John Taylor answered:
First time home buyers need to first and foremost in my opinion is to get pre qualified for a home. This will go a long way in determining
what you can buy. First time buyers need to do their homework and always always get a home inspection. Make a must have and a dream list. Find properties that have a little of both. I would also suggest getting good people around you during the process to help you . I specialize working with first time buyers and can provide information as well as help with the experience. Contact me if you are interested .
John.taylor@kingthompson.com

Best of luck during this exciting time.
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Rhonda Barton answered:
http://www.metro-rentals.com/


This is a great rental website..rentals in the GV area are highly competetive so may require some driving around the area to find unadvertised rentals as well.. ... more
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