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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Today, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty gains two offices in Granville and New Albany, formerly under Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Integrity One, REALTORS. The merge is an anticipated step forward for the growth of the Columbus region – a step that showcases Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as an emerging market leader in the area.

Patti Urbatis, owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Integrity One, REALTORS franchise, will continue to lead her real estate team based in the Granville office. Rob Matney, Regional Director of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty will oversee the additional offices.

“The presence and market together are one piece of the equation, but it allows agents to share

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See Through The Eyes Of Compassion 

ToleranceI recently had the honor to travel to beautiful Paris, France, my travel partner and I were lucky enough to miss the Parisian attacks by only a few weeks. Visiting La Ville Lumiere (The City of Light) only months after the devastating Charlie Hebdo shooting lent an air of sadness to the stunning destination. Terrorists leave us all reeling in the wake of their attacks, not only for the devastation left behind but the preposterous chance that any one of us could be a target at anytime, anywhere; for reasons the majority of the human race would consider incomprehensible. 

We live in a beautifully diverse nation, one where we welcome people from ALL corners of the world, religions, ethnicities and eccentricities. I

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TRID ChangesHow TRID Babies Are Progressing

Better late than never! After careful evaluation I decided to watch these TRID babies make their way into the first month of life and report on how they are actually faring on the journey to closing table. No surprise here but...it's  a mixed bag folks. As stressed in prior blogs, it is imperative to have a team of well-educated professionals on your side who truly understand the TRID changes and how to appropriately set everyone's expectations in order to avoid the dreaded 11th hour fallout. 

Cleverly Concoct Your Plan

When interviewing lenders (which you ARE doing...correct?!) be sure to ask pointed questions. Lindsey Akers of Prime Lending states, "any lender can quote fees, rates and basically take the

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CFPB, TRID Changes are Good for Buyers

TRID Changes, CFBP With sweeping changes within the lending industry on the horizon, lenders, settlement companies, Realtors and anyone even remotely interested in the world of real estate have their collective pens poised to take notes. The back quarter of 2015 will be nothing less than a hands on course in how the Feds play a large part in the life of a consumer, like it or not. 

The majority of the upcoming changes, implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will greatly benefit both buyers and sellers. There will be no more of the rush to scan final numbers before gathering around the closing table. The new Closing Disclosure Law allows three full days to review and ask questions on the final loan

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Housing Market Remains Strong across Ohio

southern ohio homes for saleThe housing market has been so strong over the past several months that some people are now talking about another “housing bubble”.  No one can accurately predict the future and yes, sometimes history does repeat itself. Let’s take a look at some actual statistics in various areas to see how things are shaping up.

The following statistics are being taken directly from the multiple listing service of Cincinnati. Some people do not like statistics while others love them.  

All of the statistics provided with be as of today’s date, August 4, 2015. I am calculating the results for single family, residential homes only.

Monroe Ohio Real Estate

Monroe Ohio currently has 50 active (for sale) homes. The

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Buying a Home in Today's Market: Move Quickly

real estate market, buying a home, competitive real estate marketToday's market is moving fast; fewer homes, more competition from other buyers. Lately, I find myself counseling buyers that are heavily persuaded towards this house or that house to move fast. "Sleeping on it' usually means a 50/50 chance another offer will come in and now the buyer finds the home is pending (under contract) and no longer available, or now the buyer finds themselves in a multiple offer situation calling for "highest and best", and that usually means the buyer is going to pay more or lose out on the home.

See two Cincinnati real estate market examples; Monroe and West Chester Ohio below.

Looking back at a few months worth of asking vs. sold prices in two different MLS databases I

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A Little Information About Our AreaAmish Country, Ohio

Donna's Premier Lodging sits nestled in the heart of Amish Country in northeastern, Ohio.  Amongst the rolling hills, clip-clopping buggies and a slower pace of life.  If you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life; this is the place to visit!

The area boasts many gift and craft shops (more than I can count!), antique malls, flea markets, lots of handmade Amish furniture stores, clothing boutiques and numerous bakeries featuring some of the best baked goods you'll ever teaste.  The Amish Country area is also known for wineries: Breitenbach Winery and the newly opened Baltic Mill Winery are a couple of my favorites.   To go along with the award winning wineries our area also has several cheese

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Beavercreek's Luxury Homes Holding Interest

homes for sale in beavercreek ohio, beavercreek ohio luxury homesHello everyone, if you're not a Realtor, you may not understand what "shadow inventory" is. These are foreclosed properties banks hold back from the market, and homes for sale in Beaverceek Ohio and other Dayton Ohio real estate markets can be mildly to drastically affected by it.

I was asked recently by a buyer in the luxury market range for real estate in Beavercreek, Ohio if I thought house values in Dayton rising so dramatically would effect the Beavercreek Market. Interestingly, I had not one but two conversations with REO agents (they deal with prepping and listing foreclosed properties for banks) and had been told of large numbers of shadow inventory not yet in play in the Greater Dayton Metro area,

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Dayton House Values Rising - But Shadow Inventory Lurks?

dayton ohio homes for sale, dayton house valuesWhat you don't know could affect your buying decisions.

It's interesting looking back at the Dayton Ohio real estate market the last few years. Since 2008 there have been the sweet deals on foreclosed property, buyers winning left and right with low-ball offers, banks seemed desperate to unload.

Dayton Ohio Homes for Sale were Undervalued 17%

Dayton homes for sale have been upwards of 17% undervalued in the last few years though, and now, it would seem prices are skyrocketing and only natural once home owners in the Dayton Ohio real estate market began to perceive it and grew more confident.

If you're a real estate, you end up talking with loan officers and REO agents (they handle the

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Burglary and Home Invasion in Ohio—An Important Lesson for Homeowners

Burglary and Home InvasionEvery year tens of thousands of Ohio residents fall victim to burglary and home invasion. As a current or prospective homeowner, how much do you know about these crimes?

According to the FBI, home break-ins such as burglary and home invasion are the leading threat to homeowners. In today's post, I'll provide some insight into these two crimes, and the home security measures you can take to reduce your risk.

Burglary and Home Invasion Defined

In Ohio, burglary is generally defined as illegal entry into an unoccupied structure such as a home, a garage, or a building with the intent to commit a crime. The intruder does not actually have to carry out the intended crime to be

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