Can I Purchase a Home if I Have a Low Income?

  Are you looking to buy a home but you’re being held back by your income? Luckily, there are several options for you to make your home buying dream come true. There are plenty of home-buying programs for those with a low income, and you just need to know the right places to look. Remember, your monthly mortgage payment will depend on your monthly income… Read More

Benefits of Buying a House at the End of the Year

The holiday season might seem like the worst time to buy a house what with the stress of the holiday parties and all of the holiday shopping. With some organization and planning, the purchase of a new home towards the end of the year can be done smoothly. Even with the winter weather and the holiday stress, considering buying a home at the end of… Read More

Local Housing Report: October 2015

October in West Central Ohio saw the housing market continue to strengthen and we had another increase in home prices. Year to year numbers showed great improvement for the month. Check out the chart below to see what the average selling price of home is this year based on the number of bedrooms it has. Price by Bedrooms -2 3 4+ Total Sell Price Volume… Read More

Real Estate Review The 1st Half of 2015

I can’t believe it’s already almost August, 2015 has flown by thus far!  There has been a lot of noise in real estate this year. Starting out with first time home buyers who have come out of their shell, new home sales have spiked this summer,  and average sale price is up over $30,000 on average. But what exactly are the numbers saying?    … Read More

The 5 Most Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

If home buying was as easy as ordering a carryout pizza, then I wouldn’t be writing this article. BUT buying a home is nothing like ordering pizza!  In fact the  is lengthy and can be confusing to anyone who has minimal experience.  So far the year 2015 has been the year of the first time home buyer, which has helped recover many local markets.  Unfortunately,… Read More

Top 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in May 2015

Great news, if you are looking to buy or sell in these markets! Even Columbus, Ohio jumped 3 spots in May from last month to reach the top 20.  The biggest dancers in May were Colorado, California, Texas, and surprisingly Michigan.  When looking at economical data, it appears parts of Michigan are seeing a strong recovery.  This recovery is being led by recents grads or… Read More

House Price Index Report for Quarter One 2015

The last House Price Index or HPI has been released from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the numbers continue to show improvement in the country’s housing market. Here is what we found in the report. U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). This marks is the 5th… Read More

Local Housing Report: March 2015

The spring housing market got off to a fast start this year with a nice increase in home prices and number of homes sold. Home prices soared, up $13,000, on average compared to March of 2014. We also saw a nice rise in the number of homes sold, up nearly 20 percent in the local housing report of March 2015. Market activity has also been… Read More

Local Housing Report for February 2015

In February 2015 68 homes sold here in our local market with an average sales price of $93,518. This is about a $6,500 increase over the average sale price from last February. 10 fewer homes sold in February 2015 than did last February which I think is more of an indication of lower inventory than anything else. With the average sale price going up we… Read More

Why Lima Ohio?

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