March 20, 2014
REAL ESTATE GUIDE
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featured home his stunning brick home has a warm street presence that exudes charm! The tumbled brick drive and small secluded front porch surrounded by roses and greenery add a touch of refined class. Upon entering, the ‘wow’ factor sets in! The interior is a standout with white cabinetry and trim framing a palette of warm natural colors from the granite to the hardwood to the ceramic tile. The great room with vaulted ceiling flows to the kitchen and into the dining room, which makes it ideal for entertaining. One of the highlights is the large entertainment room in the lower level with granite counters in a full kitchen perfect for watching the game. The zoned sound system, cozy fireplace and first floor master suite are just some of the ‘extras’ that will make you want to come for a visit and stay for a lifetime! $499,900 MLS#213033507
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about the agent usan Wainfor has been in the real estate business for 28 years. She was one of the first HER agents to establish a team in the Columbus area and The Susan Wainfor Advantage Group was the first group to open their own satellite office, located in Mill Run. Call the Susan Wainfor Advantage Group today at 614-850-4663.
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UPPER ARLINGTON HOMELIFE
March 20, 2014
Get the most out of homeownership in tax season Ready or not tax season has arrived and it’s time to get your paperwork in order. This tax season homeowners can take a sigh of relief, because owning a home can help minimize tax liability and return some extra cash to your wallets. While most people are familiar with the standard deductions, like mortgage interest, property taxes and premium mortgage insurance, there are many other ways to
Real Estate Matters Jerry White reap the benefits. To make sure every possible dime is collected, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has provided a tax-break cheat sheet. Energy Efficiency Pays Off – Take
advantage of a tax credit that lets you offset what you owe the IRS dollar-fordollar for up to 10 percent of the amount you spent on certain home energyefficiency upgrades,
from insulation to water heaters. Although the credit is capped at $500, the right improvement could lower your utility bills indefinitely. Home Office Deduction – This is the first year for a more simplified option to claim this deduction. To qualify you must use your home office exclusively and on a regular basis, and allows you to claim $5 per square foot (up to 300 square feet,
instead of having to compute the actual expenses of your home office using a 43-line form). Home Improvements – Look ahead to future savings. While you can’t deduct the expenses until you sell your home, make sure to save all receipts for improvements made. Any costs from landscaping to storm windows and fencing can be added to the purchase price of your home and will
reduce any potential taxable gain that you may have from the sale of your home. Moving Expenses – If you move more than 50 miles to a new full-time job in the same line of work, some of those moving expenses are deductible. Taking the time to navigate through tax breaks that you may be eligible for as a homeowner can help Please see TAX, pg. 3
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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.
March 20, 2014
UPPER ARLINGTON HOMELIFE
Hexagon design positions Claus for entertaining The Claus (404-43) is designed for entertaining. The vaulted central living area is unique in its hexagon shape, giving distinct separation while taking advantage of the available views. The living room has a wet bar conveniently located for snacks and beverages while entertaining. The shelves in the living/dining room may be used for books or displaying collectibles. French doors in the dining area open out onto a deck, which wraps around the entire back part of the home. The pantry, kitchen counters and cabinets screen the work area and break-
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you put some cash back in to the bank. 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.
Home Design fast nook. The kitchen is plumbed for a vegetable sink in the middle of the work area, and the eating bar faces the main counter. Two bedroom wings extend to the right and left. The right wing contains the master suite, with its vaulted bedroom, bathroom, shower, spa, vanity, and walkin closet. A fireplace opens into both the master suite and bath. The left wing contains two smaller bedrooms, as well as an office, second bath, utility room, and the two-car garage. The great separation between the right and left wings of the Claus offers maximum privacy. This allows children or guests
privacy while not disturbing parents or hosts who may be enjoying the quiet atmosphere of the master suite. The Claus (404-43) is the Landmark Designs Inc. plan of the week. Up to 30 percent off construction plans is offered. Call 800-562-1151 or visit ldiplans.com 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 Claus (404-43).
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2542 TREMONT RD.
BEAUTIFUL UA RANCH!
UA! GORGEOUS Elegant! Location! 3 bedrooms, 2 up, 1 down, 3 full baths! Beautiful great room! Kitchen with granite, family gathering area off kit. Inground pool and sunroon. Price $575,000.
Lovely 3 bedroom 1 story in Wellington Woods! Neutral decor! Move in condition! 2½ baths, elegant formal rooms and a comfortable family room with hardwood floor and fireplace opens to covered porch! 1st floor laundry, wonderful space in the recreation room. 2 car side loading garage, patio! $449,000
SPECTACULAR UA HOME! Motivated seller. Custom built manor home w/French influences! 5 bdrms, 5.1 baths. Elegant formal rms, family rm, den, 3 FP, natural wd, LL with fitness rm, kit., bonus rm on 3rd flr, guest suite over 2 car garage. Privacy! Must See! $669,000
UPPER ARLINGTON HOMELIFE
March 20, 2014
Premier Choice R E A L T O R S BOB MILLER 410-1809
BETH HAZARD 457-9454
DIANE BANKS 457-2998
Each Ofﬁce Independently Owned and Operated
1560 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington 614-436-0330/1-800-759-1112
LOIS WILE 348-7800
MATT & LISA SCHIRTZINGER 272-0433
MAUREEN “MO” HOFFER 561-3929
Ofﬁces in Upper Arlington, Dublin/Powell, Granville and Worthington W NE
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CHARLOTTE VAN STEYN ABR, CRS, CRB 410-0900
MILT LUSTNAUER 410-1816
DEBBIE PHILLIPS BOWER 410-1802
ENTERTAINER'S DELIGHT! OVER 5,500 SQ.FT.
NEW LISTING! $210,000! SOUTH OF LANE CONDO!
6 Bedrooms, 5 full & 21/2 Baths. First ﬂoor Den, Laundry, & huge Owner's Suite! Large Eat-in Kitchen overlooking Ravine! True Mother-in-Law Suite in walk-out lower level! Multi-tiered stone patio & deck! 3900 Stonewater Dr. $769,500! Call Milt's Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#11020. miltsellshomes.com MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337
Gorgeous updated 1,555 sq.ft. 2 Bedroom, 1½ Bath townhouse across from the Mallway Shops! Living Rm w/ WBFP! 12 1/2' x 11 1/2' Dining Rm w/ chair rail/ Updated Kitchen w/12' of granite counters, new stainless steel appliances, tile ﬂoor, lots of cabinets (25 doors/drawers)! Huge 18 1/2' x 12 1/2' Master Bedroom. Newly carpeted Rec Rm w/2nd ﬁreplace! 10' x 8' Porch! Gleaming oak ﬂoors, new light ﬁxtures, fresh paint, 1 car garage, & more! Like a model!! JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826
SUSAN TOOTHMAN 451-9388
DOUG WELCH 451-4444
DEBBIE HAZARD 323-0046
NEW LISTING! Beautiful well-maintained condo! Don't miss out on this gorgeous home featuring hardwood ﬂoors, updated lighting, transom windows and vaulted ceilings! Lovely kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Charming see-through ﬁreplace in great room. Attached 2 car garage has JACQUIE POTTER pull down attic storage. 1845 sq ft 2 654-1551 Bedroom, 2 bath with bonus den and solarium! MUST SEE! THE DEBBIE BOWER TEAM DEBBIE BOWER (614) 410-1802
UPPER ARLINGTON VIEW OF GOLF COURSE! 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! calvertteam.com email@example.com "MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE" AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900
BEECHWOLD BEAUTY 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 backyard, screened porch and 1.5 car garage and it is in the Heart of Beechwold! Approximately 1,200 square feet of ﬁnished living space, remodeled and in excellent condition. Will be priced in the $144,900! LOIS WILE (614) 348-7800
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DELAWARE BEAUTY W/HIGH END QUALITY CUSTOM FINISHES! 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 $699,000! Call Milt's Info Line (614) 437-2600 ID#10932. miltsellshomes.com MILT LUSTNAUER (614) 209-2337
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JOHN KOST 410-1826
TOMMY PIOLATA 565-5352 IMMACULATE UA FAMILY HOME! UPDATED KITCHEN! MOVE RIGHT IN!
JULIE FRANCISCOMORRIS 893-7038
Large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath classic with 1st ﬂoor Laundry, Family Room and spacious Living Room. Close to shops and restaurants! Only 15 minutes to downtown Columbus and OSU! Hurry!! "We Can Sell Yours!" LANCE & DOUG WELCH (614) 266-0557
NEW LISTING! $129,900! WORTHINGTON! COLONIAL HILLS! Charming 2 Bedroom 1 Bath doll house just 3 doors from Selby Park! New carpeting thru-out over Oak tongue-in-groove ﬂoors! Updated Bathroom! New furnace! Freshly painted inside! 1 Car Attached Garage. First ﬂoor Laundry! Great street! One owner for 37 years. Priced right to allow your ﬁnishing touches! JOHN KOST (614) 410-1826
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KELLEY SWINEY 439-7232
Rivers Gate! Lovely view of the river from the great room! This gorgeous home boasts towering ceilings, hardwood ﬂoors, and loads of natural light! Den off entryway features glass French doors, and plantation shutters. Owner's suite has glass shower, soaking tub, his and hers sinks and ENORMOUS walk in closet! Absolutely Stunning! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,971 Sq. Ft. Schedule your private showing today! THE DEBBIE BOWER TEAM! DEBBIE BOWER (614) 496-4477
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
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AIMEE CALVERT 273-6900
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BARBARA WATERS 410-0904 UPPER ARLINGTON CONTEMPORARY!
Architect designed to maximize beauty & quality of living. Stunning 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2335 Square Feet, One Story with Loft. Granite Kitchen, 2 Story, Family Room, Master Suite with walk-in closet & private bath. Open ﬂoor plan ﬂooded with light. Hurry! firstname.lastname@example.org "MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE" calvertteam.com CARA CALLANDER AIMEE CALVERT (614) 273-6900
CLAYTON TOOTHMAN 530-4440
HOME FOR LEASE
SUPER NW CONDO!
This two story which is located between Hilliard & Dublin offers a ﬁrst ﬂoor master suite and laundry. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, and a huge bonus room. Two car garage with extra storage space. Built in 2005, this home is in very neutral and good condition. All appliances, including washer and dryer. $1725/mo. JULIE FRANCISCO-MORRIS (614) 893-7038
Outstanding 2 Bedroom condo with large Great Room! Move right in this condo with ﬁnished Rec Room. Private patio. Quiet street close to shops and restaurants! Only 15 minutes to downtown Columbus & OSU! "We Can Sell Yours!" LANCE & DOUG WELCH (614) 266-0557
NEWLY RENOVATED UA RANCH! WALK TO THOMPSON PARK! 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 counters, stainless steel appliances, tiled ﬂooring. New ﬁnished lower level. SUSAN TOOTHMAN (614) 451-9388
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