5 important ‘salable’ factors of a real estate property

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A home owner can make their home easier to sell by taking care of the property, updating things like plumbing, electric, perhaps the roof.  A good real estate agent also knows what is takes to help sell a property. The truth is though, what comprises a salable property depends on the buyers’ needs. It’s ultimately matching your property with a buyers needs that can make… Read More

Why Lima Ohio?

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Have you been hearing a buzz about Lima, Ohio and Allen County? Well, you are not alone! While the unemployment rate isn’t the lowest in the area, it is below the state average and well below the national average. There are local organizations and businesses that are helping Lima grow along with improving the quality of life available! Below we have listed just a few… Read More

5 Tips to Avoiding a Rental Scam

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So since the housing collapse it is no secret that a single family’s or individuals with lower income have leaned toward renting versus buying.  As a renter, it is important for you to be just as savvy as a new home owner, and help yourself to avoid a rental scam.  We have lined up some of the best tips in the industry so you can stay… Read More

Is the Historical Lima Memorial Hall Worth Keeping?

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The Lima Memorial Hall is a historic performing arts center and city hall on the edge of downtown Lima, Ohio, Designed by the architectural company of Dawson & McLaughlin and named for local military veterans, the Beaux-Arts building was built in 1908. A dominating aspect of its architecture is the massive marble staircase that rises from the foyer to a second-floor open balcony.  As a performing… Read More

Use Houzz to Remodel or Design Your Home

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There are a lot of publications out there for remodeling your house, but there is new one that is taking the Internet by storm.  Houzz.com is a collaborative platform for home remodeling and design, that is bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.  Here are just a few things you can do after signing up which is also FREE! 1. Ideabook: This is closely… Read More

4 Reasons to Buy Real Estate in 2015

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2015 the year you achieve greatness? The year you break bad habits?  The year you get you promoted? Or How about the year you buy a house?  The mood is as high as Mt. Everest we roll into 2015, and the expectations have never been greater. The real estate industry has never looked better, even before the Great Recession, and it’s time you get back… Read More

Selling Your House in the Winter

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The winter months can take a big chunk out of the number of buyers actively looking in the market, but the serious ones will stick around. Also, the number of properties that you are competing against declines during the winter. Here are few things you can do to help make your home more attractive during the winter and interesting to potential buyers. Less Listings  These… Read More

Should I Buy a House in the Winter?

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Snow is falling, the pantry closest is full of non-perishables foods, and your snuggled into the couch next to the fireplace.  You have pretty much decided not to leave the house until spring shows up, however you are not sure how to explain that your boss on Monday. With all that free time though, you start fantasizing about buying a new house, and we’ve all heard rumors… Read More