February 7, 2013
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The Ohio Association of Realtors reports that the number of singlefamily homes and condominiums put under agreement in December rose for the 20th consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year. “December was another solid month for the Ohio housing market, as the
number of homes put into contract reached the highest level for the month since we began tracking pending sales five years ago,” Thomas J. Williams, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors, said in a press release. “It's evident that the Ohio marketplace has made significant progress in not only overcoming the
challenges that severely shook the foundation of the housing sector, but in establishing a more stable market going forward.” Ohio's December Pending Home Sales Index of 121.3, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 9 percent from Please see SALES, pg. 3
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the December 2011 index score of 111.2. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2008, which marked the end of five consecutive record years for existing home sales and the onset of the recession. Activity levels in 2008 are reflective of a historically healthy, balanced market. The December 2012 pending sales index of 121.3 marks a 21.3 percent increase from the benchmark December 2008 index of 100. Additionally, the current results also best the PHSI marks posted during the month in Ohio in 2009 (91.2) and 2010 (87.0). A pending sale or a sale “under agreement” is when the buyer and seller agree on terms of the sale of a home and have a signed purchase and sale agreement, but have yet to close and be recorded as such.
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Premier house & street! This stately home offers 5 BRs that include 2 owners stes, 6.5 baths, formal rms, natural wd, gourmet kit. w/gran., 3 car gar., patio. Lot 150x206. Exceptional renovation & addition! ON2294
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3 BR, 1 full 2 half BA! LR & DR, kitchen w/newer appls. California closets, curved staircase! Brick patio overlooks green space! A great place to live w/pool, tennis court & clubhouse! Price $127,000
G TIN LIS W NE
SOUTH OF LANE!
Royce Built! Quality Home! Elegant foyer, 3 bedrooms, 4½ baths, formal rooms, family room off kitchen, rec room. Lovely backyard and patio, 3 car garage. CHARACTER! Price $739,000 CH2165
UA LOT FOR SALE!
On the OSU Golf Course! Beautiful half acre lot! Prime location! Call for details!
SOUTH OF LANE!
Stately English Tudor in OLD UA! 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, spacious formal rooms, natural wood! Curved staircases, rec room, lot 173 x 113! Walk to schools and shopping. Beautiful! CO2470
Overlooking the 11th hole & 12th tee of S.C.C. This majestic home has 5 BRs includes a 1600 sq ft. luxurious owners suite. 5.2 BAs! Elegant formal rms & a magniﬁcent kit & FR! Exceptional quality throughout! Privacy! $1,150,000 TR2559
Call The Jane Coughlin Team Today! There has never been a better time to sell for the past 4 years! Let our team help you get started! The Jane Coughlin Team Jackie Harper, Jane Coughlin, Christine Rooney
Fantastic UA Home close to schools, parks, pool and library. 4 Bedrooms. Huge family room with ﬁreplace and large windows. Beautiful yard and patio. Updated bathrooms and kitchen. Terriﬁc bonus space on the lower level.
Prestigious location close to Westover Park! Features spacious rms, hdwd ﬂrs & neutral décor throughout. FR & eating space overlook deck & priv fenced yd. Front screened-in porch. Close to Barrington Elem, Jones Middle Schl, parks, OSU, Riverside Hosp & shopping & restaurants. Sellers have lived in the home for over 40 yrs.
Award Winning Team for over 30 Years! Sold Over $300,000,000 in Real Estate Presidents Council Every Year Since 1989 100% Customer Satisfaction Since 1989 ABR, GRI
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Renovated 4 bedroom in quiet College Hill neighborhood. Large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Large fenced yard with paver patio. A gem close to Lane Avenue shopping, restaurants, OSU, 315, UAHS and much more.
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This home is beautiful! Impeccably maintained. Expansive FR, updated kit w/fantastic eating island, mstr ste like you deserve - walk-in closet, lndry & mstr bath. All rms are generous in size. Gorgeous fplc, almost a half acre of priv outdoor living, new landscaping, entertaining deck, Pella windows, new top of the line HVAC & elec.
SOLD T S JU
Grandview - A CLASSIC MIDCENTURY TRANSFORMATION w/solid maple doors, stainless steel appls, gas cook top & double ovens. New 3” oak hardwood ﬂooring in a dark sable ﬁnish, shows off the new open concept kit/dining. Beautiful! Over size 2½ car gar. Front porch, back sunroom & nice fenced yard.
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Outstanding opportunity - Northam to Lane - A few doors from the park. A beauty! 4 Bedroom, 2 bath 2 story with family room, ﬁnished basement, hardwood ﬂoors, updates everywhere! Very charming & great condition.
Renovated UA condo. Shopping & access to 315. Wood laminate ﬂr & carpet. Newer kit features exposed brick in the eat-in space. Ceiling fan, wood cabinets, quality ﬁnished & black appls. New full bath. Stacking washer/ dryer included for upstairs laundry. End unit. View of pool, carport parking included. New water heater too!
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Wow! Shows like a model! You can own this home so much cheaper than you could rent. Beautiful w/3 bedrooms, 2½ baths. 2 car garage, nice patio & play yard. Great room. 1st ﬂoor laundry, an amazing neighborhood.
South of Lane. Near Barrington Elementary and Jones Middle School. Pella windows, hardwood ﬂoors. Fantastic family room with custom built-ins and large skylights. Private backyard with mature trees.
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CHARLOTTE VAN STEYN ABR, CRS, CRB 410-0900
BOB MILLER 410-1809
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MATT & LISA MAUREEN “MO” SCHIRTZINGER HOFFER 272-0433 561-3929
MILT LUSTNAUER 410-1816
Ofﬁces in Upper Arlington, Dublin/Powell, Granville and Worthington G! TIN LIS W NE
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DEBBIE PHILLIPS BOWER 410-1802
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Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2½ bath two story located South of 1st. Fantastic kitchen with stainless steel, granite, tile and eating space. Dark hardwoods throughout, lower level rec room, and new mater bath with double shower and soaking tub. $429,900! 1065 Elmwood MATT & LISA SCHIRTZINGER (614) 272-0433
DOUG WELCH 451-4444
Delightful one story condominium nestled in a quiet, mature community just south of Dublin. The end unit overlooks open green space and is at the back of a low trafﬁc street. A perfect location! Minutes to shops and restaurants. Large basement, 1 car attached garage. Plenty of natural light makes this a wonderful and easy place to call home. JULIE FRANCISCO-MORRIS (614) 893-7038
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JOHN KOST 410-1826
This is the original model condo end unit with the best location in the complex. Professionally staged with designer window treatments, wall color and carpet selections. Remodeled baths and new appliances allow the new owner to move right in. The attractive ﬁreplace has a new heater unit which remains. A large private patio allows for entertaining and entrance into the garage. Easy access to Downtown Cols., I-270, Rt 315, Kingsdale, Lane Ave Shops & Grandview Shops and more! SUSAN TOOTHMAN (614) 451-9388
UPPER ARLINGTON KENBROOK HEIGHTS COMMUNITY!
Super 5 Bedroom plus ﬁnished 3rd ﬂoor extensive upgrades include windows, roof, kitchen, furnace, etc. Sparkling pool newly redone. Cherry Kitchen, wood ﬂoors, 2 ﬁreplaces, ﬁnished lower level. Over 3000 Square Feet of living space. $419,900! calvertteam.com “Making the Right Move” AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900 email@example.com
NEW LISTING! VICTORIAN VILLAGE ‘CIRCLE’
Complete renovation perfectly blends old victorian class and style with current amenities. Gourmet Chef’s kitchen, 3rd ﬂoor master suite with sitting room and 3 Bedrooms and 2 additional full Baths. 2 Car Garage and fenced in yard. $680’s! THE DEBBIE BOWER TEAM DEBBIE BOWER (614) 410-1802 KELLEY BOWER-SWINEY (614) 439-7232
NEW UA LISTING! $360’S! CLOSE TO KINGSDALE!
Sprawling 5 Bedroom 3 Bath 4-Level home with open, ﬂowing space & walls of glass! Foyer opens to 24’ x 19’ Living Rm & 15’ Dining Rm all opening to 40’ Patio! 2 Family Rooms plus Rec Rm! 2 wood burning ﬁreplaces! Neutral décor, newer windows, whole house BARBARA generator. Immaculately kept by long HOYT-COUGHLIN time owner! 325-8254 JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Baths. First Floor Den, Laundry and Owner’s Suite. Open light and bright ﬂoor plan. 2 Story vaulted ceilings in Great Room, Dinette and Kitchen. Florida Room, oversized Garage & more! 5555 Chelsea Park Drive. $275,000! Call Milt’s Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#11050. miltsellshomes.com MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337
RANCH CONDO UNDER $100,000! ESTATEMUST SELL!
Ready to move into your 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo! Neutral décor! Gas log ﬁreplace in Great Room. 1st Floor Utility plus washer & dryer. All appliances stay! 2 Car attached garage. $98,500! Brittany Oaks Condos off Roberts Road. Close to shops, restaurants and park! DEBBIE BOWER (614) 496-4477
SUPER NW 2 STORY $180’S LOTS OF GREAT UPDATES!
3165 Millbury on quiet street with sidewalks for kids near Dublin Elementary school! Living Room, Country Kitchen, Family Room with ﬁreplace, fantastic Game Room, private fenced yard with sports court. Super big Master Bedroom Bath! HURRY! DOUG WELCH (614) 451-4444
IDEAL WORTHINGOTN LOCATION NEAR HIGH ST. & 161!
Looking for something special? Here is your chance! Appealing 5 level split with 2 story Great Room with ﬁreplace, Master Suite with private Bath, nice Kitchen with appliances, washer/dryer included! $84,900 - what a deal! calvertteam.com “Making the Right Move” AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900 firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBARA WATERS 410-0904
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Great new price for this Pristine 4-Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 2-Story Home with huge eat-in kitchen open to Family Room & Private Patio & Backyard. Kitchen boasts NEW cabinets, counters & sparkling white appliances! Four very large bedrooms with custom closets, Master Suite with private Bathroom, full Basement, ﬁrst ﬂoor laundry, attached 2-car garage plus a convenient turn-around driveway. All for only $279,900! 4420 Reed Road. LOIS WILE (614) 348-7800
NEW S. OF LANE LISTING! 1930’S CAPE COD! $370’S!
Charm of a bygone era is everywhere in this elegant 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home! 8’ x 8’ Foyer opens to Living Rm with French doors to Screened Porch, 11’ Den, and 13’ Dining Rm with Breakfast Rm beyond! Redone Kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, etc. Finished Lower Level. Extra large L-Shaped lot with stone front wall! One of a kind! JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826
DONEGAL CLIFFS 2 STORY! A GREAT BUY IN A GREAT LOCATION!
Situated on a private wooden lot! Enjoy from large deck & Owner’s balcony! New granite kitchen! First ﬂoor laundry! Oversized 2 car garage! Walk-out lower level. Spacious rooms throughout! 4932 Donegal Cliffs Drive $339,900! Call Milt’s Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#35070. miltsellshomes.com MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337
SUPER UA CONDO $290’S OVERLOOKS LAKE WITH SWANS
Super updated 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, 1st Floor Study & Utility Room. Huge Living Room/Dining Room with ﬁreplace, Kitchen with new granite counters & stainless steel appliances! Master Bath with new granite counter & whirlpool tub! Game Room. DOUG WELCH (614) 451-4444 LANCE WELCH (614) 451-4447
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