Lorri Molnar, Real Estate

According to ColumbusHousingFacts.com, the Grass IS Greener here in Columbus, Ohio!

Columbus is ranked as the seventh most stable real estate market and the fifth for Best Places for a fresh Start.

It was also named one of 66 places where it makes more sense to buy than to rent.

Consider the fact that our median sale price is considerably lower than the national average, interest rates are low, and you have a great selection of homes to choose from! Now is an ideal market for home buyers!

Want more factual information? Either talk to Lorri or read this report:

Real Estate Report

For Buyers

Consider Commute Times Before Relocating to a New City

How long does it currently take you to get ready for work? And how much of that is your commute time? You be surprised at the hours you spend commuting back and forth to work each week. Oh…what you could do with that time if it wasn’t spent in transit. Consider Commute Times Before Relocating […]

smart-home-security

Smart-home features are growing in popularity and have become a feature buyers are seeking. With doors, windows, cameras, doorbells, and even appliances offering accessibility via smartphone, tablet, and computer, there’s also a security issue. While most sellers intend to delete their home apps and move on to their next dream home, what happens if you […]

For Seniors

Is it time to review your aging checklist? Forbes published an article about the importance of this document and how it fits with your retirement and estate plan. Below are some of the key points. Aging Checklist By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau While you’re planning your downsizing strategies, it’s also worth taking a look at Forbes magazine’s aging checklist. It offers some crucial to-dos in six crucial categories. The categories and some of the advice are: 1. Estate planning documents. Include up-to-date wills, durable power of attorney for finances and healthcare, and a healthcare directive. 2. Finances. Provide contact information for financial advisors, lists of all accounts, and up-to-date beneficiary designations. 3. Insurance. List insurance policies, review health insurance coverage, and other policies – homeowners, auto, umbrella liability – to be sure they’re still appropriate, and provide the contact information for your insurance advisors. 4. Housing. Consider whether your house is suitable for aging and what modifications need to be made. Think about whether you should downsize and when such a move would be appropriate. 5. Health. Keep an updated list of your doctors and medications. 6. Technology. Keep a list of all your online logins for banks, investment accounts, social media sites, and so forth. 7. Business. Create succession plans, if you own a business. 8. Personal. Specify in writing who will manage your financial, legal, and personal tasks.

Is it time to review your aging checklist?  Forbes published an article about the importance of this document and how it fits with your retirement and estate plan.  Below are some of the key points. Aging Checklist  By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau  While you’re planning your downsizing strategies, it’s also worth taking a look at Forbes magazine’s […]

As we age, one of our considerations is whether we are going to stay in our home or move to assisted living.  Many of us prefer to stay in our homes as long as possible.  One of the growing considerations is updating our homes to include features that will support comfortably living as we age. […]

For Sellers

Home Improvement Joy - Ohioans Increase Spending

According to The Columbus Dispatch, citing a Harvard University study, homeowners in Ohio continue to increase the amount of money they spend on home renovations every year. We can attribute increased spending to a steady rise in home equity, and other factors such as job growth. Most experts say the average complete home renovation costs […]

How Much Does That Renovation Really Cost?

It is estimated that less than 40% of homeowners set aside a budget for home improvement repairs or renovations. As Ohioans continue to spend 10% more each year on renovations and remodeling, a realistic cost estimate for home improvements becomes increasingly important. If a complete remodeling of a kitchen actually costs $18,000 – $20,000, but […]

Real Estate News

Dublin Market Report

October 2019-2020 Residential Real Estate Sales Comparison for Dublin OH Dublin (residential mailing address) Year 2020 2019 % Change TOTAL ACTIVE 90 196 -54.1 TOTAL SOLD 83 70 18.6 Active /Sold 2020 = monthly supply        Dublin 2020 2019 % Change Average List Price $676,466 $565,628 19.60 Average Sold Price $457,924 $424,884 7.78 […]

Powell Market Report

October 2019-2020 Residential Real Estate Sales Comparison for Powell OH Powell (residential mailing address) Year 2020 2019 % Change TOTAL ACTIVE 36 58 -37.9 TOTAL SOLD 21 18 16.7 Active /Sold 2020 = monthly supply        Powell 2020 2019 % Change Average List Price $532,720 $501,866 6.15 Average Sold Price $452,040 $395,162 14.39 […]