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he Keep Luxury Condominiums are located on a professionally landscaped private bluff adjoining a dedicated green space close to Marble Cliff/Grandview and Upper Arlington. The Keep boasts French Country styled buildings with dramatic stone and stucco exteriors. Inside you will enjoy: the one story open floor plan, bamboo floors, granite counter tops, 42 inch custom cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, custom back splash and all of the luxury you deserve. Enjoy the convenience of a large adjoining two car garage and private courtyard patio. $229,000.

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he Koontz Team; Diane Koontz and Paula Koontz-Gilmour of Coldwell Banker King Thompson Realtors rank in the Top one percent of 87,000 Coldwell Banker Realtors internationally. They credit their success of selling over $550 million in residential sales to hard work and treating each buyer and seller like family. The Koontz Team started their own staging company in 2009 and provides free professional staging to all of their sellers! Visit us on You Tube, key word “The Koontz Team.�

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Scranton model features big curb appeal, excellent layout The eye-catching stonework that fronts the country/contemporary Scranton, contributes to the enormous curb appeal of this elegant home. The promise of the twin facades flanking the entryway are realized in two unique

Home Design rooms as you make your way into this attractive dwelling. To the left is a large, sunken living room. A nine-foot ceiling enhances an already

Clintonville ~ 3036 Dorris Avenue

This well maintained condo has beautiful kitchen cabinets, a first floor half bath, replacement windows and large closets. Updates include a newer heating/cooling system, a recently replaced hot water heater and a new tub/surround and faucet. The back deck overlooks an expansive wooded green space with the Olentangy River trail/bike path nearby. Close to shopping, coffee shops and restaurants. $94,900

Cathy Royster Coldwell Banker King Thompson

(614) 678-0615

spacious area. The gas fireplace makes this a cozy spot for conversation with friends or to read a good book on a chilly winter evening. Shelves for displaying your favorite collectibles abound. On the other side of the entry, step down into the sunken, formal dining room. Vaulted, nine foot ceilings, shelves and a built-in hutch to exhibit Mom’s prized China, will make dining here a pleasure. One entire side of this floor design is given over to the sleeping area. This arrangement is ideal for parents with smaller children. Privacy is maintained, while still being near enough to respond to a child’s needs. The gracious master suite features large walk-in his and her closets, security system, private sky lit bathroom with twin basins and personal access to the extensive

back deck and spa. Conveniently separated from the master suite by a full bath, are two almost identical bedrooms, each with ample closet space. The sky-lit kitchen, with range, built-in dishwasher and central eating bar creates an unhurried atmosphere for the cook in the house. Meals may be served informally in the multi-windowed breakfast nook or at the eating bar. For more formal occasions, a hallway leads to the dining room. A huge walk-in pantry, with shelves for canned goods and a half bath line one side of the hall. The other wall consists of a handy utility room. The twocar garage is equipped with shop, built-in

workbench and plenty of extra storage and a central vacuum system for easy cleaning. The Scranton (334040) is the Landmark Designs Inc. plan of the week. Up to 30 percent off construction plans is offered. Call 800-562-1151 or visit for details. A $25 study

plan also is available, consisting of an artist rendering, elevations, floor plans and cross section. Order online or send payment using the discount code LLM30 to Landmark Designs Inc. PO Box 5625 Eugene, Ore. 97405, and be sure to indicate the Scranton (334-040).

TOP 100 REAL ESTATE DEALS THIS WEEK Which area of central Ohio has the hottest real estate market right now? How much did that house sell for down the street? How much are homes in your community compared to homes across town? You’ll find the answers to those questions in ThisWeek’s exclusive Top 100 Real Estate Deals This Week. This list picks out 100 of the area’s home and condominium transactions for a given week. All sales occurred within the ThisWeek circulation area. Listed here is the address of the property sold, the buyer’s name and the sale price. All information is provided by CompuName of Westerville. Blacklick 7320 Ironwood Dr; Cori A. Cramer, Dhruti C. Cramer; $462,703. 8084 Kennedy Rd; Bruce L. Minto, Andrea V. Minto; $300,000. Dublin 8253 Millhouse Ln; Bachar Hachwa, Marina Hachwa; $732,500. 8975 PortoFino Place; Richard G. Fullerkamp, Melody A. Fullerkamp; $425,000. 5736 Trafalgar Ln; Justin M. Dranschak, Laura F. Ficociello, Tr; $424,740. 8851 Vineyard Haven Dr; Richard E. Barrera, Cynthia A. Barrera; $375,704. 8855 Vineyard Haven Dr; Clement M. Souza, Esther R. D. Souza; $350,208. 6718 Vineyard Haven Loop -6718; Amal A. Hafez, Wael S. Ahmed; $325,000. 6088 Ashleylynn Ct; Eileen N. Henderson, Nathan E. Henderson; $235,000. 2283 Severhill Dr; Louis Viciedo, Elizabeth Viciedo; $235,000. 6547 Quarry Ln; George W. Gilbert, Rebecca L. Johnston; $520,000. 5778 Hawley Ct; John Sno-

ble, Andrea Lehman Snoble; $442,000. 3242 Cleeve Hill; Norbert H. Savage, Shari L. Savage; $422,800. 7382 Balfoure Cir; Kent Moldovan, Tracy Moldovan; $358,000. 4198 Troutbrook Dr; Jiyoung Lee; $340,705. 6681 E Hobbs Landing Dr, Unit 21; William J. Swenson, Lisa K. Swenson; $325,850. Hilliard 5836 Heritage Lakes Dr; William M. Moll, Gisele R. Moll; $449,000. 4226 Goldenseal Way; Sean W. Abbot, Erin Abbot; $430,000. 5952 Collier Hill Dr; Gerald M. Kubatska, Marie E. Kubatska; $196,000. 4883 Leybourne Dr; Bruce Boyer, Deborah Boyer; $179,000. 2388 Mills Falls Dr; Robert R. Gauthier Jr., Mary B. Gauthier; $172,700. Lewis Center 8752 Hawks Grove Ct; Jaganmohana Gondipalli, Kalpana Bakkiredsy; $293,112. 8746 Hawks Grove Ct; Gavin Wilson, Arecka P. Wilson; $274,790. New Albany 7480 Ogden Woods Blvd; Thomas H. Mallory Jr., Tr; $727,250. 7347 New Albany Links Dr; Bryan S. Alexander, Nancy N. Alexander; $565,637. 5012 Butterworth Green Dr; Amit M. Massey, Lindsay E. Massey; $340,000. 4400 Wrens Nest Dr; Gary Ellenberg; $268,900. Plain City 11034 Santa Barbara Dr; Courtney R. King, Joseph Hammergren; $165,000. 17401 St Rt 161; Charles Gawronski; $149,000. Powell 5015 Clark-Shaw Rd; Steven R. Basil; $680,000.

3736 Blue Water Dr; George A. Sourvaus, Effe Sourvaus; $596,722. 10385 Woodburn Dr; Douglas R. Host, Jennifer F. Host; $493,000. 9628 Olentangy River Rd; Andrew C. Rinehart, Erin Rinehart; $435,000. 125 W Hiawatha Dr; Nirav Rana, Meenakshi Rana; $382,000. 8762 Westward Way; Reshma Velayudhan, Krishna Kumar Velayudhan; $369,500. Reynoldsburg 1970 Haverton Dr; Latonia V. Stephens; $218,000. 6445 Rockey Den Ct; Eric Brown, Diana Brown; $165,000. 1234 Carlyle Dr; Monica Patterson; $125,000. Westerville 6003 Bricklin St; Nathan C. Pierce, Zula A. Pierce; $280,522. 631 Glacier Pass; Sarah M. Ryan, Michael B. Ryan; $280,000. 5561 Bunstine Dr; Erik Pasanen, Lindsey Pasanen; $245,000. 1303 Cherokee Rose Dr; Dean J. Scoular, Rosemary W. Scoular; $245,000. 1244 Wallean Dr; Mark A. Ritchey, Christina E. Ritchey; $235,000.

1075 Autumn Meadows Dr; Paul M. Owen, Renee L. Owen; $234,900. 23 S Hempstead Rd; Sean N. Cashwell, Rachel M. Cashwell; $225,000. 7124 Hawesbeard Dr; James H. Legins Jr.; $400,000. 6137 Highland Hills Dr; Charles W. Seeley, Diana C. Seeley; $369,900. 6009 Commonwealth Dr; Michael M. Marozzi, Jennette L. McCann; $269,000. Worthington 760 Olen Dr; Ronald Gedrich; $345,000. 111 W Stafford Ave; Geoffrey F. Barstow, Elizabeth E. Barstow; $317,900. Canal Winchester 414 Sarwill Dr; William K. Detillion, Leigh A. Detillion; $124,900. 6809 Barker Dr; Randolph Harris; $115,000. Grove City 5040 Calum Way; Meghan E. Smith, Jacob N. Smith; $372,885. 1436 Ironwood Dr; Kevin P. Dorcy, Brandi M. Dorcy; $320,392. 1518 Fairway Dr; Kenneth J. Beraduce, Barbara J. Beraduce; $258,987. 2096 English Turn Dr; Darla L.

Donica; $195,000. 473 Snowy Meadow Dr; Patricia A. Deskins; $180,000. Groveport 4853 W Bixby Ridge Dr; The Bank of New York Mellon; $110,000. Clintonville/North University 2429 Medary Ave; Grant T. Proegler; $175,000. 124 E Blake Ave; Jian Shi, Hui Wang; $165,000. 31 W Longview Ave; Kyle T. Stein; $155,000. German Village 210 Hanford St; James M. Skoczen Jr.; $246,500. 480 Jackson St; Alison L. Albrecht; $231,500. Bexley/E. Columbus 350 S Stanwood Rd; Samuel A. Nutis, Ariella E. Nutis; $500,000. 876 S Remington Rd; David A. Schworm, Tiffany R. Schworm; $237,500. 2740 Berwick Blvd; Reginald L. Betton, Sr., Jacqueline A. Betton; $167,000. 153 N Merkle Rd; Andrew P. Schabo, Patricia A. Schabo; $164,800. 2321 Village At Bexley Dr; Jeremy Ian Harr; $155,000. Whitehall/E. Columbus 50 Maplewood Ave; Heath R. Berkshire; $131,000. Beechwold/Clintonville 226 Northridge Rd; Dmitry Korshakovsky, Flavia Pichiorri; $402,000. 203 Croswell Rd; Todd M. Chamberlain, Robert J. France; $398,800. 4048 Pegg Ave; William Collins, Johneen Griffin; $249,500. 4057 Pegg Ave; Melanie Bay; $231,500. 199 E Kanawha Ave; Marcia L. Waibel; $192,000. Arlington/NW Columbus (N. of Fishinger) 1255 Marlyn Dr; Mary K. Pultz

Huck; $375,000. 2586 Lane Rd; The Ballantyne Family LP; $342,000. 4290 Greensview Dr; Guangqing Ye; $339,900. 1890 Cassill Ct; Bryan B. Warman, Megan C. Warman; $325,000. Upper Arlington 2544 Sherwin Rd; Teresa S. Morin; $1,621,261. 2656 Zollinger Rd; Cory J. Messaros, Carrie A. Burggraf; $218,500. 3115 Walden Ravines; Patrick P. Rini, Carol E. Rini; $188,100. 3686 Killington Ct; Andrew Ian Cook; $167,500. Northland (S. of Morse) 1007 Meadowview Dr; Robert Ashton Holderbaum; $165,000. Northland (N. of Morse) 6471 Middleshire St; Wesley W. White; $160,000. Gahanna 659 Laurel Ridge Dr; Gary L. Fadley, Mary Susan Fadley; $375,900. 854 Ludwig Dr; Matthew K. Walker, Jessica Walker; $265,000. 211 Ashley Ct; Christopher M. Kowalski, Monica J. Kowalski; $260,000. 6218 Brenthurst Dr; Ricky D. Yancey, Shaylyn M. Yancey; $215,000. Northland/Minerva Park 2987 Spruceview Ct; Elsie Jean Baptiste; $147,500. Far East Side (S. of Refugee) 4887 Hanover Hill Ct; Amiee E. Crump; $120,000. Worthington West 7381 Palmleaf Ln; Daniel P. Cappel, Sarah E. Cappel; $233,500. 2787 Delcane Dr; Stacie Brewer; $178,000.

For more information on obtaining additional home sales transactions in central Ohio, call CompuName at (614) 325-3176.

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How to achieve home ownership in the coming year The start of a new year means letting go of the past and wiping the slate clean for hopes of a brighter future. For many, thinking about the future often entails family, career and of course a home. If your goal for the New Year is to start the path to homeownership, don’t get discouraged by the dollar signs. Although you may think saving up for a down payment is easier said than done, it can achieved in as little as a

Real Estate Matters Jerry White year’s time if the right steps are taken. The secret to saving up for homeownership is simply evaluation, prioritization and selfdiscipline. ■ Evaluate what

you can realistically afford: Do the math and determine your appropriate price range based on the amount needed for a down payment. If you’re able to save

20 percent, lenders will not require you to purchase Private Mortgage Insurance, which will reduce your monthly expenses. ■ Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize: A home is an investment that appreciates over time. It’s important to keep that in mind so that short term benefits don’t overshadow the long term goal. Maybe this is the year to hold off on a big expensive vacation or luxury vehicle in order

to add more cash to the down payment fund. Even altering small dayto-day activities can really add up over a year’s time. ■ Have some selfdiscipline: If you can’t seem to help yourself when it comes to spending frivolously, there are options to enforce discipline. For one, open up a savings account solely dedicated for the down payment with an automatic transfer from each paycheck. Also,

check with your bank for special auto-savings programs that offer an easy way for consumers to accumulate modest savings. These three easy tasks can guide you towards your dream of becoming a first-time home buyer. 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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Your Real Estate is My Business What should I do to make my home sell? How much is my home worth? Should I remodel my house or buy a new one? Should I Sell now?

For Answers to all your Questions Call Phil Crawford 273-7705 Any Realtor can sell you a house. I want to help you live your life.



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Premier Choice R E A L T O R S LANCE WELCH 266-0557



Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

1600 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington 614-436-0330/1-800-759-1112

JOHN KOST 410-1826



Offices in Upper Arlington, Dublin/Powell, Granville and Worthington W NE




Outstanding 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with 2 car garage! You can move right in this updated home with a large finished lower level. Quiet street close to schools, parks, shops and restaurants! Only 15 minutes to downtown Columbus & OSU! HUGE private patio and fenced yard! Hurry, won't last! Mid $200's! LANCE & DOUG WELCH (614) 266-0557

BETH HAZARD 457-9454


Exceptional 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with granite counters, wood floors, 2 stone fireplaces. New windows, great space & floor plan. Fenced yard w/ patio, attached 2 car garage. Many updates. $379,900! "MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE" AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900

LOIS WILE 348-7800


BOB MILLER 410-1809


Recent Price Reduction! Charming Cape Cod home just minutes from OSU! Amazing location in University View! 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, just under 1000 sq. ft. This well-maintained home features hardwood flooring, newer roof, large backyard and updated kitchen. Renters through May offer a guaranteed income! Priced in the $150's! 1750 Rhoda Ave. Contact - The Debbie Bower Team - and schedule your showing today! DEBBIE BOWER (614) 410-1802



Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath 2 Story extensively redone with the finest quality! Kitchen with granite, Bosch, etc. All Kohler Baths with marble, etc. Great floor plan and exquisite décor epitomizes "South of Lane!" JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826



This 2-Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Ranch with remodeled Kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, professionally finished lower level with half bathroom is move-in ready! Large fenced DEBBIE backyard, screened porch and 1.5 PHILLIPS BOWER car garage and it is in the Heart of Beechwold! Approximately 1,200 410-1802 square feet of finished living space, remodeled and in excellent condition. Will be priced in the $149,900! LOIS WILE (614) 348-7800

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Rolling 3 plus acre estate! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 2 Half Baths, 1st Floor Owner's Suite, Laundry & Den, open Kitchen, Family Room & Dinette. Walk-out lower level, 3 car side loading garage and so much more! 5688 Elmgee Drive $790,000! Call Milt's Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#10932. MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337



Beautiful brick front one story. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with delightful floor plan. Living Room with see thru fireplace to Family Room, sunny Kitchen with Eating Area. All big bedrooms including Master with private bath. Florida Room and attached 2 car side load garage. $350's! Call today! "MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE" AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900




Spacious three bedroom two and a half bath two story located in Spring Grove. This well maintained home offers a nice floor plan for family living as well as entertaining, a finished basement, six panel doors throughout, and a deck overlooking the back yard. Priced at $195,000! MATT & LISA SCHIRTZINGER (614) 272-0433




Gorgeous 3,250 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Cape Cod with room for everyone! Fabulous redone Kitchen with 28' of counters, stainless steel appliances, etc. Huge 25 x 19 Family Room with walls of glass opening to the 30' Patio & lush yard! Two Master Suites! Gleaming oak & cherry floors thru-out! Shows like a model home! JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826

English Cotswold style at it's finest! This attractive home features hand-hewn barn beams, hardwood flooring, towering ceilings, & an abundance of natural light. Stay nice & cozy this winter season w/3 gas FP's! Private library off 1st Flr Owner's Ste offers quiet enjoyment, while over-sized deck & living spaces are an entertainer's dream! 3 BR, 3.2 BA, 5,246 SqFt not including the unfinished LL w/ walk-out! 4965 Oldbridge, a MUST SEE! THE DEBBIE BOWER TEAM DEBBIE BOWER (614) 410-1802



This beautiful home has been completely redone top to bottom! All new windows & freshly painted throughout. Homeowner is a contractor/builder & replaced almost everything including pipes! This ranch has character & class! Hardwood flooring was just refinished. Granite placed around the Living Rm fireplace. Private Study w/ fireplace. New glass Four Season Room you will never leave! New Kitchen w/granite JACQUIE POTTER counters, stainless steel appliances, tiled flooring. New finished lower level. 654-1551 SUSAN TOOTHMAN (614) 451-9388







Large 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath classic with 1st floor Laundry, Family Room & Den! Elegant Dining Room and spacious Living Room. Quiet street close to Greensview, Sunny 95 Park, shops and restaurants! Only 15 minutes to downtown Columbus and OSU! HURRY! LANCE & DOUG WELCH (614) 266-0557

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath, 1st Floor luxurious Owner's Suite, professionally finished lower level with Bar Room, Rec & Family Room, Office and full Bath, gourmet Kitchen, cathedral screened porch, 3 car side-loading garage & so much more! 5070 Slate Run Woods Ct. $749,900. Call Milt's Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#10890. MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337

DEBBIE HAZARD 323-0046 Wow! Updated Kitchen & Baths! New carpet! Freshly painted! Shows great! 2 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths, spacious Great Room w/cathedral ceilings & fireplace. 1 Car Attached Garage! Clubhouse & swimming pool. 2524 Trotterslane $119,500. Call Milt’s Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#1106. MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337 - -



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