November 1, 2012
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featured home otally renovated Upper Arlington home on one of the most sought after streets in central Ohio. Breathtaking finishes and elevations are found in this one-of-a-kind California inspired architecture for the discriminating buyer. Wonderfully designed open floor plan welcomes guests or the lifestyles of a growing family. Extremely private yet convenient to everything! For information about this home, please contact Bob Sorrell of Sorrell and Company Realtors at 614-488-0707 or visit www.sorrellandco.com
about the agent ob Sorrell has been a broker with Sorrell and Company as well as an Ohio Licensed Appraiser practicing in real estate in Upper Arlington and central Ohio for over 32 years. His goal is to treat his clients as he would like to be treated, handling each with a sense of duty to acquire their own real estate goal, whether it be buying or selling a home. If you are seeking professional assistance with many years of experience in real estate, Bob Sorrell kindly invites you to contact him at 614-488-0707.
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UPPER ARLINGTON HOMELIFE
November 1, 2012
Strategies for selling your home during winter
History tells us that the spring and summer months are the best times to sell, but many homeowners are finding success listing their properties in the winter. While the changing weather can take a toll on a home sale, savvy buyers are on the lookout for the right home year round. Chances are, buyers looking for a home during the winter holiday season are serious about
Jerry White Real Estate Matters buying and not simply shopping around. Showing off some of the home's finer features isn't easy covered in a blanket of snow, but there are a number of things sellers can do to attract buyers.
■ Less competition: In the winter season, there are fewer homes on the market, so your home will have less competition. Encourage buyers by offering attractive pricing and incentives.
■ Interior focus: Providing photographs from the summer months is important, but now is the time to highlight the inside of your home. Furnished homes and those that are organized have more appeal, so make sure the beds are made, the furniture is well placed, and the counter tops and closets are clear of any clutter. ■ Exterior demands: Snow can alter the look of the
overall property. Shovel and de-ice all paths and doorways. The driveway should be plowed, along with the sidewalks. Make sure that all outside lights and doorbells work. Consider more lights that could be installed to effectively highlight the best areas of the house. ■ Winter warmth: The holiday season is a time for being at home and enjoying family. You can stage your home
to showcase winter warmth with such sights and smells as crackling fires, scented candles and holiday wreaths to appeal to buyers and make them feel like your home could be their own.
are upstairs. Each has a large walk-in closet. The back bedroom is intended for use as a guest suite, but could be a den or office. It is larger and has a private bath with two basins. Occupants of the other two bedrooms will have to share a bathroom – but what a bathroom! How luxurious it feels to
bathe in a tub nestled into the nook created by the diamondpaned windows in the oriel-style projection.
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 Ascot (332-043).
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.
Ascot offers luxury with elegant Tudor touches Brick walls and half-timbering in the gables would be enough to establish the Ascot’s (332-043) Tudor styling. But massive medieval chimneys, ribbons of small paned windows, and an oriel window at center on the second floor complete the image. Once inside, you are clearly in the ’90s. A large kitchen packed with modern conveniences is at the heart of the Ascot. Features include double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, walk-in
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Home Design pantry, and an island with a cook top and grill. Breakfasting in the sunny octagonal nook starts your day on a cheerful note. Formal dining takes place in the spacious vaulted dining room. A second floor balcony overlooks this bright space, and French doors open onto a dining deck. The elegant lobby is also vaulted. Stairs here lead to a second floor landing with a railed balcony facing the entrance. A small den or office is to the left, and a stately vaulted living room with fireplace is to the right. Stairs in the lobby aren’t the only access
to the second floor, by the way. Another staircase is in the family room. Basement stairs are below, accessible from a unique octagonal hub, open to the kitchen, garage, utility room, powder room and master suite, all at the same time. A garden spa is the most striking feature of the sumptuous owners’ suite. Tropical plants will thrive in this moist, bright environment. Other amenities include an enclosed toilet and oversized shower, his and hers walk-in closets, and twin basins in an extra long vanity. Storage space and three more bedrooms
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November 1, 2012
UPPER ARLINGTON HOMELIFE
Realtors report pending sales up for 17th straight month The Ohio Association of Realtors reports the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in September rose for the 17th consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year. “The Ohio housing market continues to steadily make gains in its recovery efforts from the economic challenges that confronted the sector four-plus years ago,”
said Robert U. Miller, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors. “The fact that the number of homes put under contract in September increased for the 17th straight month is a clear indication that we’re making progress in establishing a solid foundation for a stable, sustainable and growing housing market throughout the Buckeye State.” Ohio’s September
Pending Home Sales Index of 128.5, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 12.2 percent from the September 2011 index score of 114.5. 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 September 2012 pending sales index of 128.5 marks a 28.5 percent increase from the benchmark September 2008 index of 100. Additionally, the current results also best the PHSI marks posted in Ohio in 2009 (116.0) and 2010 (82.1), the board reported. 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. OAR is the only organization that compiles this statewide
information from selected Multiple Listing Services each month. The tracking of “pending sales” provides reliable information about where the market is heading in coming months, the board reported.
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BY CALEB RASMUSSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
This puzzle’s grid represents a sealed vault and its well-guarded surroundings. After completing the crossword, start in the upper-left corner and ﬁnd a safe path to an important item. Then determine where to use this item to access the vault and its contents. ACROS S 1 Carne ___ (burrito filling) 6 Times when the French fry? 10 Chess champion Mikhail 13 Highland fling participants 19 Gave props on Facebook 20 Big drop 22 Inveigle 23 Husky relative 24 Not entirely real, as a photo 25 “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” poet 26 Footwear preserver 28 Poetic basis for an N.F.L. team name 30 It has a light bark 31 Go back over 33 Affix, as a patch 34 Move, in real-estate lingo 35 Soft scent 38 Actress Davis of “The Matrix Reloaded” 39 Warner who played Charlie Chan 40 Oodles 41 Bands seen at Japanese weddings 42 Football figs. 43 Carnivorous plant
44 Christopher Robin’s last name 45 Ripken with a 17-year consecutive game streak 46 Org. with a wing and a globe in its logo 49 ___ B 51 BlackBerry features 53 Secretary of labor who became a Supreme Court justice 58 He wrote: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” 62 Rom-___ (some film fare) 63 Clearheaded 64 Franklin output 65 One with a reduced term? 68 Skipping syllables 69 Scheduled 70 ___ Palace 71 Caper … or going around the wrong way, in Britain? 72 Owlish 73 Do a line of shots? 74 Gabrielle of volleyball and modeling 75 Kind of barometer
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7 Not a challenge at all 8 F1 neighbor 9 Sofas 10 Gets bored with 11 Diplomat W. ___ Harriman 12 What a handcuffed person may be 13 There’s one surrounding Atlantis 14 Before long 15 Jeanne d’Arc, e.g.: Abbr. 16 Rest awhile 17 Tier 18 Reader’s direction 21 “Stupid me!” 27 Postal abbr. 29 Musical family name 32 “Cantar de Mio ___” (Spanish epic) 34 Runoff, perhaps 35 Crop holder 36 Basic rhyme scheme 37 Crop holder 44 New World monkey 46 How a rocket launch is usually viewed 47 Fan 48 Stubborn ones 50 Lying about 52 Scores 100 53 Reward for one who 52-Down? 54 Lifted 55 Cash back from an online purchase DOWN 56 Museum holding 1 Sighed line? 57 Beginning of many 2 Guru’s disciple, maybe a meal 3 Toyota exec ___ 59 Tolkien’s Treebeard, Toyoda e.g. 4 Concludes 60 Port from which Amelia 5 “It’s ___!” Earhart left on (“You’re on!”) her last flight 6 Orson Scott Card’s “____ Game” 61 TV type
79 Fossil-rich location 81 ___ Pepper 82 Kind of dye 83 Warren site 86 Jazzman Jones 90 Fan noise 93 Rooty Tooty Fresh ’N Fruity establishment 94 Bodybuilder’s count 95 Get ___ on 96 Skirt 99 Presumptuous, say 100 Elephantlike walker in “The Empire Strikes Back” 101 Former capital of 10+ million 102 Historical figure in Isabel Allende’s novel “Inés of My Soul” 104 Pet food container 105 Digital problem 107 Like a winning X Games trick, maybe 111 “Harrumph!” 113 Inopportune 115 Island entertainer 116 Persuasive Dr. Seuss character 117 Pod 118 Daughter of King Triton 119 Retro light sources 120 Boasts 121 Predatory insect 122 Pirate’s moniker
64 ___ expected (predictably) 65 Windows users 66 Tattler 67 Always, if the meter requires it 76 Waikiki locale 77 Brand associated with a crocodile logo 78 Dummy 80 Fictional Miss Jane
83 Central European capital 84 ___ detachment 85 Rio de Janeiro neighborhood 87 Gluttonous 88 Setting of “Anne of Green Gables” 89 University in Center Valley, Pa.
90 The statue of David in Florence, e.g. 91 Bird: Prefix 92 Least defined 93 Steel mill input 95 Some cellphone settings 97 Certain salad green 98 Triage locales, for short 103 Trooper’s tool 105 Great deal
106 “___ be a pleasure” 108 “Idylls of the King” wife 109 Mama grizzly 110 Ordered 112 Pep 114 “Bambi” villain
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