January 23, 2014
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featured home harming, two-story cottage style home located in a European-flavor gated community of “River’s Gate.” First floor master with vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, jetted tub, large enclosed steam shower. Sun-filled living room with oversized, French-style fireplace, Juliet balcony, surround sound and French doors to patio. The kitchen and keeping room has vaulted beam ceiling, gaslog fireplace, Corian countertops, GE Profile appliances, cherry cabinets and hardwood floors. Located six miles to OSU and eight miles to downtown Columbus.
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about the agents ed and Barbara Lach, a professional Real Estate Team, with a combination of over 45 years of experience in representing Buyers and Sellers in the transfer of real property. Ted and Barbara have stayed successful by providing honest and ethical real estate representation from listing to closing. Their sterling reputation has come from their attention to detail, quality relationships and premier skills of negotiation. If you are considering the sale or purchase of real estate you should consider working with the best. Your home is one of the largest single investments in your life. Take time to interview Realtors before you make a decision. Ted and Barbara invite you to interview them. Coldwell Banker, King Thompson 1-614-451-0808.
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January 23, 2014
Tips on how to rid your home of the winter blues There’s nothing more beautiful than a fresh blanket of snow outside, but let’s be honest – it’s even more beautiful when enjoying the view from your front window while cozied up to the fireplace. The dreadful gloom of winter weather can easily put a damper on your mood, but only if you let it. Instead, make some adjustments to the interior of your home to brighten up the space and bring it
Real Estate Matters Jerry White back to life. This can be especially crucial if you plan to put your home on the market. It will also give you an edge above the competition. Contrary to belief, the win-
ter months still draw buyers to the market. These quick tips can help rid your home of the winter blues: ■ Amp up the lights: The natural light that once flooded your
family room may be non-existent during this time of year, so create your own brightness. Try replacing your current light bulbs with higher wattage or hang an eye catching chandelier to replace standard ceiling lights. ■ A kitchen in bloom: A beautiful bouquet of flowers on the kitchen table can add the aroma of spring outdoors while adding color to a neutral palette. Paired with the
right vase, this also makes for the perfect centerpiece. ■ Turn up the heat: When the temperature drops outside it’s time to turn up the heat indoors. One feature that is sure to blow the socks off of visitors is heated floors. If you’re looking for a more simple solution, try adding soft and plush floor rugs throughout your home. ■ Highlight upbeat hues: Adding a
pop of color to a room can be like a ray of sunshine. Try finishing and painting an old piece of wood furniture, reupholstering an oversized arm chair or even painting an accent wall to get the desired results. Jerry White is executive vice president of operations for Coldwell Banker King Thompson and past Realtor of the Year for the Columbus Board of Realtors.
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January 23, 2014
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Thank You for a Wonderful Year! Street Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have sold these outstanding properties in 2013 and looks forward to a successful 2014! SOLD
2590 Onandaga Drive $1,689,000 Scott Street, Buyers Agent
7 Edge of Woods Street $1,598,800 Melanie Schottenstein
5105 Squirrel Bend $1,490,000 Terri Webb, Buyers Agent
3406 Colchester Road $369,000 Annie Means, Listing Agent The “4forU” Team, Buyers Agent
1937 Tewksbury Road $345,000 Kiki Kullman & Sally Wolfe
3427 Sunset Drive $585,000 The Panning & Ribar Team
1707 Stanford Road $415,000 Katie Davis
1225 Brittany Lane $619,900 J.J. DeLibera
4633 Kingston Court $550,000 Tina Husted, Buyers Agent
2362 Abington Road $715,000 Candace Tesner
2029 Wickford Road $665,000 Carrie Mimnaugh, Buyers Agent
1945 Cambridge Boulevard $750,000 Candace Tesner
2473 Southway Drive $699,000 Annie Means
2275 Lane Woods Drive $925,000 Annie Means, Buyers Agent
3941 Tarrington Lane $745,000 The “4forU” Team
4575 Coach Road $1,075,000 The Panning & Ribar Team
1885 Bedford Road $785,000 Carrie Mimnaugh, Buyers Agent
49 S. Parkview Avenue $1,175,000 Jan Kanas, Buyers Agent
2201 W. Lane Avenue $1,090,000 Cyndy Street
2454 Kensington Drive $1,150,000 The “4forU” Team
2353 Cambridge Boulevard $350,000 Kiki Kullman, Buyers Agent
3447 Inverness Way $330,000 Nick Lemoine, Buyers Agent
1934 Elmwood Avenue $315,000 Kiki Kullman & Sally Wolfe (Related to Seller)
2228 Farleigh Road $319,900 Katie Davis, Buyers Agent
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January 23, 2014
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