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LOCATED ON A WOODED CUL-DE-SAC near the Scioto River, this home has over 4400 sq ft of living w/a complete en-suite in the LL. 5BR/4.5BA, gorgeous granite kitchen open to great room w/custom fireplace. 1st floor den w/ formal living & dining rooms, screened porch, 1st floor laundry & 3 car garage. $599,900

EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME in the golf course community of Heritage Lakes. 4BR/2.5BA & a 2.5 car side load garage, HW throughout much of the house. Built ins flank the warm FP in the FR which opens into the kitchen w/large center island, SS appliances & walk in pantry. 1st floor library w/built in bookcases. Owner’s suite complete w/cathedral ceilings. 6009017 $440,000

WITH OVER 3,000 SQUARE FEET above grade and an almost fully finished basement, this 4 bedroom home located in Britton Farms, offers so much space. Spacious rooms throughout, you will love the openness of the kitchen, the mud room, the first floor den and large owner’s suite.7002557 $369,900

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SITUATED ON 14.9 ACRES, this 4BR/2.5BA home is wrapped in tranquility. HW floors in the formal living, dining & kitchen, which opens into the large FR. The owner’s suite provides a large updated bath. The 60x40 pole barn is complete w/electricity, water & established workshop. *Requires farm/ agricultural financing.6028736 $319,900

ATTRACTIVE 4BR/3BA HOME located in desirable Scioto Trace. HW floors from the entry area to the eat-in space & family room w/soaring ceilings & brick wood burning fireplace. Updated kitchen w/ abundant cabinets & newer quartz counters. All bathrooms have been updated. Generous sized owner suite w/large walk-in closet. Two large decks to enjoy the outdoor area. 6041827 $299,900









NESTLED IN “THE RESERVE” of Dublin, this home will take your breath away. Calming designer tones with a soft contemporary flair. Two story family room, hardwood floors, first floor den, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage, sun room and inground pool. 6040426 $669,900

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THE VILLAGE OF TREMONT CLUB well - maintained, 2-story condo. Great room w/dining room, gas log FP. The kitchen with SS appliances, granite counter opens to the great room area. 1st floor owner’s suite & laundry. Upstairs you’ll find 3 additional BRs w/fullBA. 2 car attached garage. $229,900

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NW GATED COMMUNITY known as Cherrington Place. Patio style home with first floor owner’s suite, hardwood floors in the great room with corner fireplace. Also included is a sun room, first floor laundry, 2 car garage, full basement, 2 bedrooms and a loft upstairs.6042171 $289,000

SITUATED ON 1.5 ACRES is this spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath. The 2nd story deck or quiet Florida room allows you to oversee the beautiful setting of the tree lined yard. Large, ample sized rooms and a rec room give you plenty of space for all your needs on the inside and with a 2 car garage and a large storage shed, you will have plenty of outside space as well.6023298 $210,000

2 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH two-story condo located in the Dublin school district! Living room/dining room combination with access to outdoor deck. Owner suite w/attached bathroom & large walk-in closet. LL features 200 square feet of additional finished space, storage area and washer/dryer that stay with the unit. 7003199 $115,000

COMPLETELY REMODELED, this 2BR/1BA is the perfect starter home. New laminate flooring, updated kitchen w/gas range, wood cabinets, a refrigerator, a dishwasher & new vinyl flooring. Updated carpeting. Full bath completely remodeled. New windows and fresh coat of paint.

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to build your dream home on acreage in Hilliard. With close proximity to Bradley High School and minutes from downtown Hilliard, this location gives you the nearby conveniences yet allows you to be removed from the city and enjoy the quiet of the country. Seller willing to parcel down into lot sizes approved by Brown Township .6001004 $1,005,040.00 34101.29.4.002.Wainfor.indd 1

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WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS - Sparkling - Spacious - Privacy Fenced Yard! Custom Floor Plan Featuring Breakfast Bar Counter/ Stainless Steel Appls, Great Rm Fireplace, 2 Ownersuites/Deluxe Baths, Finished LL Recrm & Lndry, 3.5 Baths, 2 Car.

DUBLIN - 1 ACRE - Stone & Stucco Capecod w/Detached 2+Car Garage. Newer Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances, Polished Hardwood Floors, LR, DR, 3 Bedrm, 2 Full Baths, Full Basement. Enjoy Gardening, Shade Trees and Nature at It’s Best from Decking & Extended Patio - Deer & Wildlife.


1ST FLOOR OWNERSUITE Treelined Deckng! 1st Floor Ownersuite/ 3 Bedrm, 3 Full Bath Vaulted Great Rm, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Spacious Rec Rm, 2 Car. Well Maintained & Up-to-Date. $220’s


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LOTS OF UPDATES! Newer Kitchen, Furnace & AC, Roof, Windows & Siding. Formal LR & DR, SS Appliances - W/D, Family Rm Fireplace, Extended Decking for Entertaining - Walk to Park, Grade School Near By 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car $190’s.

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METICULOUS 1.6 ACRE ESTATE IN HIGHLAND LAKES. Custom built Georgian Colonial incl 5BR, 4 full and 2 half bath on 1.6 wooded acres backing to Westerville Reservoir. This impeccably maintained home boasts the perfect blend of formal & casual entertaining space. Main level offers a large 2 story foyer, formal living room with FP, dining room, butlers pantry w/wetbar, and a 1st flr BR suite perfect for inlaws/nanny/home office. The gourmet kitchen w/ island, 2 dishwashers, range, built-in refrigerator, and eat in area all open to a large family room with FP and access to 3 season room.

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Second level boasts a large master suite w/ his & hers closets, large master bath w/ dual sinks, shower and jetted tub. There are 3 addtl BRs all w/ direct access to BA’s. A staircase leads to unfinished upper level (nearly 1,000 SF). Perfect for an added play room, bunk room, or man cave. LL features family room w/ WBFP, kitchen, half bath & large storage space. From the welcoming Nature Stone circle drive to the custom millwork this is truly a place you can call HOME!

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STRATFORD WOODS! Offering 4 BR’s, 3.5 BA’s, 3 fin. levels with 3000+ sq.ft. inc. a full walk-out bsmt. w/rec rm., optional BR/den, full bath & sliding doors to paver patio. Spacious bonus rm. over the garage, fully equipped kitchen w/pantry, serving bar, center island & eating space w/bay window. 1st flr. den & laundry! #267


STATELY HOME ON ALMOST AN ACRE! 6BR/4.5BA, 4586 sq.ft., 4 car garage & paver patio! Attached mother-in-law suite, 2nd floor laundry, full bsmt. w/bath rough-in & egress windows, fully equipped kit. w/granite counters, Hardie plank siding, 2 fplc’s, Pella windows & newer roof! Lease/option available. #3718


AFFORDABLE RANCH! This 2-3 bedroom, 2 full bath home in Delaware/Lantern Chase features an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen with laminate wood floors, full basement & backs to green space! #46

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5+ ACRES WITH POND & WOODS! 3BR/2.5BA ranch in NW Delaware Co. w/full-out basement! Open great room features a vaulted ceiling & two-sided brick fireplace, fully equipped kitchen w/dining area & bay window. 1st floor mud room & wood-burning stove in LL. #3460


HIGHLAND LAKES GEM! Custom stone/stucco 2-sty. w/side load 3+ car garage, 5000 sq.ft. & on a 1/2 ac. wooded/ravine lot. 2-sty. great rm. w/flr. to ceiling stone fplc., 1st flr. den & laundry, gourmet kit. w/ butler’s pantry, granite counters, SS appls. & walk-in pantry. Deluxe 1st flr. owner’s suite w/see thru fplc., fin. walk-out LL w/wet bar, fplc. & guest/teen suite. Amazing patio, screened porch/deck! #5475


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CHARMING CAPE ON 1+ ACRE! 3BR/2BA, 1st flr. master bedroom, 1st flr. laundry, equipped kit. w/oak cabinetry/ granite tile counters & all new windows & doors. Rear deck, storage building w/overhead door & 1+ car garage. Home was once part of original 1870 single room school house! Many updates! #5757


COUNTRY LIVING...CITY CLOSE! 4 BR 2-story situated on a beautiful 1+ acre lot offering 3000+ sq. ft. of living space! 2-story foyer/open stairway, formal living/dining rms, family rm w/WBFP, 3-season rm. & a fully equipped kit. w/newer appls., granite counters, tile floors, center island, planning desk, dinette area & pass thru window into family room! The LL is professionally finished w/a rec/media rm. #1971

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OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY! One-of-a-kind Gothic revival cottage farmhouse on nearly an acre lot, almost 2500 sq.ft. & 2-car detached garage! This unique ‘’storybook look cottage’’ is full of history, charm, character & was once part of the ‘’underground railroad’’ & ‘’Seven Oaks Estates’’. AMAZING renovation/restoration! Generously sized rooms thruout, 3 fplc’s, wide plank hardwood floors, bridal staircase & original woodwork. #324




AMAZING 5-LEVEL SPLIT! 4BR, 2 full, 2 half baths, 4000+ sq.ft., 1/3 acre lot backing to walking trail, wooded ravine & stream! 2-sty. great rm. w/fplc. & overlooking loft, vltd. master suite, 1st flr. den & laundry & LL rec rm. w/bar. New roof, hwd. flrs., granite counters, irrigation system, paver patio/ walkways & composite deck! #5819






ARCHITECTURAL PARADISE ON 2+ ACRES! Overlooking a 4-acre lake! Rich hardwoods, wood ceiling beams & large picture windows! 3BR/2.5BA home offers a fully equipped/updated kit. w/SS appls., granite counters, tile backsplash & hand hewn cabinetry! LL fin. rec rm. & an amazing athletic/sports rec rm. Multiple decks, paver patios/walkways, new roof & a 4 car garage! #9


STUNNING MUIRFIELD CONDO! Shows like a model & features hardwood flrs., 2 master suites, 2-sty. great rm. w/fplc., wet bar nook & overlooking loft. Equipped kit., formal dining area, screened rear porch & 2nd story balcony off of master suite overlook pond & golf course! Multiple decks/balconies & a 2-car attached garage! #6100


CHARMING HISTORIC HOME! In the Village of Fulton on 1/2 acre lot with det. 2-car garage, fenced yard & 2 covered porches. Equipped eat-in kitchen, 1st flr. laundry, large dining/ living rms., 2 bedrooms & loft upstairs. Newer electrical box, bathroom updated, new kitchen floor, HW heater, furnace, roof on both decks & garage. New carpet just installed! #116

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Waterfront Lot - Choctaw Lake

Waterfront - Choctaw Lake

ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING VACANT WATERFRONT LOTS at Lake Choctaw. Great Location on the main body of the lake. Sit on your dock and enjoy the star filled sky and beautiful sunsets. Across from the Lake Lodge so you can sit and enjoy Summer Concerts from your very own property. Boat House, w/4 seat bar, sm sand pit and fire pit which you can enjoy 5+ months a year. Electric Lift will accommodate any allowed boat.

LIKE BEING ON VACATION ALL YEAR. Beautiful 2100 Sq. Ft. Waterfront 3 Bdrm/3 Full Bath Home on a Double Lot. Boat Dock with Electric Lift. Plenty of shoreline for water toys. Open concept and lots of windows. Great Room with Gas Fireplace. Entry Level Family/Rec Room has Wood-burning Fireplace. Loft makes a great office with awesome view. Large Garage with built in storage and Nature Stone Floor. Watch beautiful sunrises.




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Choctaw Lake CHOCTAW LAKE WATERVIEW LOT #446 ready for your dream home. Just across the street from the Main Lake and located near the West Side Entrance for easy and quick access to I70. Also close to the Lodge and all activities such as Summer Concerts, Beach, Tennis and more.




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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS 1.843 ACRE LOT at Private Lake Choctaw. Wooded with stream and no houses directly behind the lot. Great Privacy on this extremely large lot and one of a kind at Choctaw Lake. Located near the West Side Entrance so there is quick access to I70.

WELCOME TO LAKE SYLVAN. Perfect Corner 1.05 Acre Lot ready for your dream Home. Lot is free of trees on the front 2/3 and wooded on the back 1/3. Perfect for enjoying the trees in the Spring and Fall from your deck, patio and/or Screened in Porch.

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BEAUTIFUL 3BR/3.5BA, 3,140 Sq Ft. 2-Story Home w/finished walkout LL. Entry Lvl has Open Concept layout w/Great Rm, Kitchen & Dining Room that comfortably seats 8-10. SeeThrough Fireplace from Great Rm to the Family Rm w/panoramic view. Boat House, w/4 seat bar, sm sand pit & fire pit. Electric Lift will accommodate any allowed boat.


We specialize in Choctaw Lake, located in Madison County. 24-Hour security, halfway between Dayton & Columbus Airports. Beautiful homes both on & off the water. Fishing, boating, Social Events, Clubhouse, Beach & more. Like being on vacation! Call us for a tour of homes or more information.


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VERY NICE 2 STORY HOME in Pickerington. The lot is spacious and has the feel of privacy. This house has easy access to all of Pickerington’s conveniences. Very close to schools shopping and access to I70 or Rt 33. The washer and dryer stay. Mingo Estates HOA includes an Easter Egg Hunt, a Christmas party a summer block party and a Scholarship Progam.

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ADORABLE - AFFORDABLE. This 3 level split has new carpeting and paint throughout. The kitchen has microwave, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher within reach. 1st floor owner’s bedroom with full bath, walk-in closet and french doors opening to outside. 2 additional bedrooms and full bath are located up stairs.

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BEAUTY, WARMTH, CHARM! This custom built home has inviting living room & library. Large kitchen, keeping room w/FP, formal dining & Florida Room. 4BR on 2nd Floor. Owners suite w/FP walk-in closet/dressing room & spacious bath. finished lower level has a FR, game room, 1/2BA & wine cellar.

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AMAZING HOME by Shonebarger Builders on 31.8 acres. The custom built 2 story walk out home offers an abundance of windows & upgraded interior amenities. Master suite with spacious bath, his/hers walk in closets. Large Kitchen with dbl oven, island, stainless steel appliances, granite counters.

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PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED!!! MOTIVATED SELLER!!!! Beautiful 5BR/2.5BA 2 story in Woodstream subdivision. Cherry Oak hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Kitchen has cherry cabinets and corian counters. Master suite with whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sinks. Full basement with daylight windows and walkout door to the back yard and bath rough-in.

FANTASTIC 2 STORY HOME in Hoover Crossing. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2643 sq ft home with loads of upgrades and 1st floor master. Granite in kitchen and baths, bamboo flooring, ceramic tile, outdoor living area to die for!

Call For Info STATELY MANSION IN DOWNTOWN CIRCLEVILLE. This full brick Victorian style 3 story home is full of old world charm. Amenities include HW flring, keeping rooms, formal living and dining, efficient kitchen overlooking one of 3 courtyards. Enclosed breezeway connecting main house w/apartment complete w/kitchen & full BA & 3 car garage, in-ground pool, hot tub, outdoor wet bar, stone FP.

Call For Info EXECUTIVE ESTATE Offering in Pickaway County. The Villa embraces 13,470 square feet of pristine living space, 6BR/6 Full BA, 2 half BA: features opulent dining, living and family rooms. Designer details include a double bridle staircase, crown mouldings, marble flooring, and Southern details.

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Nothing compares to the feeling of safety. An unknown author once brilliantly wrote, “Safety doesn’t happen by accident.” If we are purposely pursuing a safe home for our family, what are some of the things that should be in place? We have gathered 5 safety features that every home should have for your consideration.


Begin by throwing light in the shadowy places of the homestead’s acreage. Motion detection lights have many uses, with safety being one of them. These fixtures can be mounted at all points of easyaccess entry on the exterior of the home. Also, place a motion activated flood light to shine on the driveway to protect any vehicles parked there. Solar powered, hardwired, or battery powered lights are all options. A bonus with this feature: they help save money on the energy bill.


Your nose may be one of the best detectors on your body, but it’s no match for the silent and odorless enemy of carbon monoxide. Be sure to grab a carbon monoxide detector for each level of the house. Smoke detectors are a must have for identifying the first signs of fire, especially if it’s during hours of slumber. Check batteries monthly. Establish a biannual schedule to double check the operation of these devices to be sure they can do their duty if the need arises.


A fire can engulf a home in just 5 minutes. If a fire starts with you standing by and is small enough to control, then be ready with a fire extinguisher. Get one that has been tested by an independent laboratory. Remember the mnemonic device, PASS, for use. Pull the pin. Aim low. Squeeze the lever. Sweep the nozzle from side to side. Never depend entirely on an extinguisher. Lay out an escape plan for you and your family as a backup.


Many folks have ditched their land lines for the convenience of cell phones. Don’t rely on cell phones alone for safety reasons. This home feature will work well even during a power outage, never needs to be charged, and won’t fizzle if a cell tower is out of commission. A good old fashioned corded phone can truly be a landline in times of need.


Did you ever ooo and ahh over the spectacular technology featured on the Jetsons or Star Trek? These neat tech gadgets are now a reality. One fantastic feature for your home’s safety are smart locks connected by way of Bluetooth to your phone. The encrypted combo is hard to hack and not likely worth the time of a person with such talent. These locks track the comings and goings of all people from the house and can be unlocked by the touch of a button or the wave of a smart phone.

Keeping the home and, more importantly, the people inside safe is everyone’s top priority. A few preventative measures and prep work on the front end of things can truly be a lifesaver. Sources:,,,,,


Bright Ideas FOR


By Jacklyn Renz

The light fixture may be a neglected avenue of creativity within the realm of dĂŠcor. A journey through countless online resources yield a wealth of results for any of the home makers out there hoping to add a splash of uniqueness to a room or who dote on the practical applications of lighting. Task, accent, and general lighting all have options for greatness through the family of light fixtures, which includes pendants, chandeliers, track lights, recessed lighting, sconces, and flush fixtures. Whatever it is you love about lighting, we have sought out in these 8 ideas for your next project.

UPCYCLED PENDANTS Lend a hand to nature and upcycle what otherwise may end up dumped. For the kitchen, make a statement with hanging teacup pendants. A line of delicate cups and saucers will be the perfect conversation piece above a kitchen island. Opt for a more universal look using old jars or glass drinkware. A pendant showcase such as this will not cage in the color scheme of the room and meshes well with design changes.

ANTIQUE CHANDELIERS Whether it be from a flea market or an estate sale, antique chandeliers bring elegance and drama to a space. A work of art within themselves, a truly antique fixture such as this works great in a room with ceilings that are 9 feet or higher. If you are on the prowl within the second-hand world of fixtures, have your find checked out by a professional electrician to double check safe wiring.

NAKED BULBS If you want an industrial or modern look, naked bulbs are the way to go. The ever-popular Edison bulb is a great way to achieve this organic, vintage feel. Known for their exposed filaments and low-wattage, this bulb fixture will be best used as a statement light, such as in a bedroom or living space. These are about 5 times more expensive than a typical bulb, but add a lot of personality for the price.

SPELL IT OUT For any crafty DIYer, this bright idea will bring attention to a statement. Begin with a hollow metal letter (which can be found at most local craft stores). Simply punch out evenly spaced holes in the chosen character. Fill the void space with battery-powered twinkle lights. Hang on the wall solo or add a potpourri of different lettering for an eclectic look.

PAPER AND FLUFF The addition of a paper light fixture adds a wonderful texture to a room. There are a variety of paper fixtures out there to choose from, but if you have a way with creating your own décor, then these are particularly easy to make. Anything from cupcake liners to paper doilies can make a great light fixture for your home. They look great in a child’s room, especially above the bed, resembling fluffy clouds or large balloons.

BRIGHTEN WITH PIPES If you are shooting for an industrial look in a space, complete with exposed brick and rafters, then why not have the light fixture that fits the bill? Using metal piping within a fixture is great for track lighting in a kitchen or even a bathroom vanity. Use an upcycled piece to complete the look. Edison bulbs also pair nicely with this style. If you hope for a lighter weight fixture, then PVC piping paired with a spray paint made to resemble metal will still yield the same feel.

SCOPE OUT A SCONCE Sconces are great for bathrooms, alongside bed motifs, or framing an important piece of architecture. They can also act as both accent or task lights. To borrow from the outdoors, try a look resembling an 1800s London street light. If using sconces in the bathroom, use a 40-watt light bulb in each of a sconce pair for optimal lighting.

WOULDN'T YOU TRY WOOD Who doesn’t love a bit of nature in its au naturale form? With light fixtures, you can add a dash of wood for a subtle organic touch or make the whole piece all about the wood itself. Flexible bamboo pieces are both sustainable and easy to work with. Use these bendable sticks to flex into a globe around a bulb of choice. Add a lighting kit to complete this DIY masterpiece and, voila, a bamboo light fixture. The added bonus is telling your guests that you made it yourself!

Whichever light fixture you go with, choose the best light bulb and wattage for its use. Keep in mind the distance of the fixture from furniture and the area of which you hope to light. The size should be appropriate for the space. When it comes to installing fixtures, opt for a pro to do the wiring. Electricians will provide a sense of assurance for any wiring job beyond a novice do-it-yourselfer. Sources:,,,,,,

ORGANIZE YOUR CLUTTERED GARAGE IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS Is your garage cramped and overflowing? If you are tired of dealing with the chaos of a disorganized garage, then it’s time to make your space start working for you. Follow these five easy steps for a clean, orderly space in no time! By Cat Queen


Like with any renovation, it’s imperative that you keep a goal in mind before you begin your garage overhaul. What is your purpose for organizing the space? Would you just like a little more room for your car? Do you want to create a functioning work space? Or maybe you need additional storage. It’ll be much easier to effectively organize your cluttered garage once you have a clear purpose. Determine your priorities before moving on to the next step.


It’s possible that your garage simply needs a good organizational overhaul. It’s also possible that you will need to purchase additional or alternative storage solutions. Utility shelving and peg-boards are popular choices for garages and can be picked up inexpensively at most home improvement stores. Overhead storage racks are a spacious alternative to traditional shelving. Bulky or rarely-used items, like holiday decorations or camping equipment, fit nicely on such hanging racks while staying out of sight and off the floor.


Once you have a good idea of what you’d like your garage to look like, set aside a time to go through everything currently in the space as well as anything you’d like to store there in the future. This may take a while, so give yourself ample time. If possible, empty the space completely. Once it’s cleaned out, you’ll have an easier time deciding what goes back in. One good rule of thumb for minimalizing is this: Aside from tools, seasonal items, and emergency equipment, anything that hasn’t been used in over a year can probably be sold, donated, or trashed.


Everything that remains after you clear out unwanted or unused items can now be sorted into groups. Take a moment to check your plan to make sure you have a space designated for each group; if not, take a minute to re-evaluate. Do you need to add a small space for sporting equipment or craft supplies? Maybe you forgot to factor in a few items in storage? Don’t be afraid to adjust your plan as you go.


Now that your items are sorted, you can begin the processes of labeling and storing. To effectively maintain your storage system, it’s important that everything not only has a place, but that those places are clearly labeled. Keep in mind that the items you use most often should be the easiest to access. The only trick to keeping the disarray at bay is to make sure everything belongs somewhere. You don’t necessarily need a special storage system just for yard equipment, but do make sure that whatever yard tools you have are kept together in a designated area. The easier it is to find and access items, the easier it will be to maintain the cleanliness of your newly organized garage.

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SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE with Attached Garage! Newer Carpet Throughout! New Vinyl in Kitchen. Smooth Top Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer INCLUDED!! Just MOVE IN!10’ x 15’ Master Bedroom with Walk-In Closet! Gas Heat & Central Air! Condo Fee ONLY $105/ Month! Nice Community with Walking Paths next to Creek! Text P605274 to 85377

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SPACIOUS OSU AREA 3 Bedroom Home! Very Large Eat-In Kitchen with Island and New Stainless Steel Gas Stove, Microwave, & Dishwasher! Dining Room with Bay Window and Living Room have the Original Hardwood Floors. Newer Roof, Updated Furnace, Central Air, Hot Water Tank, and Electric Service. Fenced Corner Lot with Shed, Screened Porch on 1+ Car Garage. Covered Front Porch Too! Text P269268 to 85377 WELL MAINTAINED & EFFICIENT 1 STORY HOME with extras including Large tiled family room with ample windows overlooking fenced backyard with side patio. Front 3 seasons porch for morning coffee or afternoon relaxing! Nice size finished room in basement could be office,rec room, or 3rd bedroom. 2 car garage with opener. Recent improvement include roof=2yrs,central a/ c=4ys,sump pump & dehumidifier=2016. All appliances Stay! Southwestern City Schools. Text P237718 to 85377

WELL MAINTAINED NORTH CAMPUS BRICK DUPLEX. Improvements include all new windows and A/C. Spacious units with large front porches & enclosed rear porches/ secure access to separate basements. Above average condition, always rented. Curb Offers Only, Showing within 3 Days of Acceptance. Text P202858 to 85377

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SPECTACULAR HOME ON WOODED LOT, surrounded by pines & overlooking a pond. Kitchen w/adjoining 2 story great rm w/log burning FP. 3BR/2BA, granite counters, SS appl, 3 season room, & brand new HVAC. 2 car detached garage, lge shed, deck, 2 stone patios, hot tub. Call Shelley Davis

GORGEOUS 4BR/2.5BA HOME in Troy Farms. Kitchen features white cabinetry, adjacent eat-in space, & bar seating area open to living room. Family room w/fireplace. Large master suite w/ soaking tub, separate shower, walk in closet and vaulted ceiling. Basement is finished with another FR and a wet bar. Call Jim Price

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TURN OF THE CENTURY TWO STORY in ‘’Olde Delaware’’. This home boasts over 2, 000 sq. ft. with 4 nice sized BRs, 2 full BAs, large living room, family room with wood burning stove, large formal dining room and generous sized kitchen. Hardwood floors and high ceilings downstairs. Call Doug Price


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STUNNING, IMMACULATE, M/I MODEL home, in desirable Scott Farms. It is available for lease! It features 5BR/3BA. The kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, and wide plank hardwood floors that flow into the Great Room and Dining Room. Close to Honda. $2250/ month with 1 month down.

4 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HOME with large fenced yard and deck for entertaining. Stainless steel appliances and tons of cabinet space in the kitchen. Fresh neutral paint throughout the home. New veneer flooring in entry way, study, and dining room.

PRISTINE 4 BEDRM CUSTOM HOME in desirable Green Pastures neighborhood. 1st Flr Owners Suite with private deck. Vaulted Great Room, Dining Room, Island Kitchen with spacious sunny informal Eating Space. Second deck overlooking park-like lot with mature trees. Home is filled with nature light. Full, poured basement.














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NICE UPDATED FARM HOUSE with 3 bedrooms, Close to Honda, 3 acres in the country,lemonade Front Porch, additional building on 3 Ac. in desirable North Union Schools.

CUTE OLDER HOME WITH NICE CURB APPEAL. Has lots of charm but needs some TLC. Hardwood floors throughout most of the house including under the carpet. Nice patio made from bricks from Old Uptown Marysville. Driveway is off 2nd Street. Plenty of room for garage.

CALL OR TEXT TODAY to see this 5 bdrm 3 full bath ranch on a quiet cul-de-sac. It’s bigger than it looks! First floor has 2,284 sqft with a gorgeous cedar room off the back that leads to private backyard with a hot tub surrounded by trex decking.





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For more information text P321508 to 85377 DELIGHTFUL, UPDATED 2 STORY, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 0.5 Acres (2 lots). 1st floor den/office would also make a perfect guest room. New ~ Windows, whole house foam Insulation, 96% efficient Furnace, Whirlpool Water Softner, Front Door & Gutters/Downspouts.

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For more information text P505083 to 85377 BEAUTIFUL 7 ACRE SITE AT MADISON LAKE. Building site for a grand home or a weekend get-a-way. Boat dock & a walking path around the lake. Could be sold 7 acre building site or split into 2 separate lots. Currently has a small cabin and garage.

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CUSTOM BUILT RANCH! 14.6 acres of prestine pastures. Incl 4 BR, 4.5 BA, full basement, 4 car att gar, fenced pasture, 2 barns, above grnd pool w/pool house, mother-in-law suite, rear deck spans entire length of house & so much more! Must see! $659,900

GAHANNA SCHOOLS $540’s spectacular ranch 2,900+ SF w/ ugrades throughout! Mstr ste incl hrdwd flrs, lavish BA w/ marble c-tops & huge walk-in closet. Gourmet kit w/cntr isl, dbl ovens, hrdwd flrs. Screened porch w/ wooded views! Agent Owned $543,900

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GORGEOUS HOME SOLD $284,900 Amazing wdwk throughout, huge great rm, large mstr ste w/ mstr bath & walk-in closet, in-ground pool, porch w/ ceiling fans & kitchenette. Call to receive a consultation & let’s list & sell your gorgeous home today!


SPACIOUS BRICK BEAUTY situated in quiet cul de sac. With nearly a 1/2 acre of land, this 2900 SF home includes 4 BR, 2.5 BA & 2-car gar. The backyard is expansive along w/ lrg patio adjacent to house. A perfect home for entertaining!

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MOVE RIGHT IN to this updated 4 BR, 2.5 BA home located on a premium lot! Home includes granite counters, wood floors, newer windows, HVAC & water heater. Spend chilly nights by the gas FP & spend warmer months on the back deck near the fully stocked pond. $208,900

SIGNIFICANT UPDATES applied to this 4 BR, 2 BA home situated on quiet street. Beautifully landscaped front yard w/fenced in back yard. Upgraded light fixtures, faucets, SS appliances, finished bsmnt, new roof 2014, new water heater 2015. Back deck has been re-done. $207,000

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$162,900 HUNTER TRACE RANCH 3 BR, 2 BA located in the newer section of Hunter Trace subdivision. Kitchen with island and bar, dual sink vanity in owners’ suite, fenced yard and screened in porch. Must see, move in condition!

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$159,900 ANOTHER HOME SOLD! This wonderful 4 BR, 2.5 BA features new wood floors and fresh paint. Sold for asking price at $159,900. If you are considering selling your home, I welcome you to contact me. As all my clients will tell you, real estate is my labor of love. $159,900


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$200,000 3 BR, 2 BA CONTEMPORARY home incl vaulted ceilings in the living, dining and owner bedroom. The eat-in-ktchn is open to huge family rm w/ WBFP. Basement for addtl space to entertain. Huge fenced yard & nice deck. New roof 2006, new windows 2007.

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UNIVERSITY AREA HOME IN CONTRACT in 4 days! Near campus, bus lines & restaurants. Remodeled kit w/new cabinets, granite c-tops, tile backsplash, hrdwd throughout, updated BA & detached 2-car gar.

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IN CONTRACT in just 2-days! This single-family home is 1300 SF feet incl 3 BR, 2 BA, two car attached gar & full basement. Located minutes from Hunter & Olivedale Parks. Expedite your future plans and list w/ an experienced agent who will market and sell your home quick.

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$138,000 RESORT STYLE LIVING located within close proximity to the clubhouse, pools, gym and community restaurant. Entertain guests with this open floor plan. Condo features 2 BR and 2.5 BA. Two living spaces in main level and finished bsmt. Plenty of room to entertain!

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RECENT PRICE REDUCTION: 1300 SF 3 BR, 2 BA bi-level home. Updated kitchen, 3-season room, woodfloors and ceiling fans in bedrooms, one car attached garage, large backyard including storage shed. Washer and dryer are included. $131,900

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EXPANSIVE YARD this lovely 3 BR, 1.5 BA ranch sits on a quiet street in Westerville School District with Columbus taxes. Finished bsmt, fenced yard and large storage shed. One of the most affordable homes in Westerville Schools! Call for a showing today!

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WELCOME HOME to this charming cape cod in the Linden area! 3 BR, 1 BA, updates incl new kit cabinets & c-tops, vanity & bathtub, hrdwd flrs throughout. Full basement, 2-car detached gar & fenced yard. Great starter home or investment!

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Text R137618 COUNTRY PARADISE includes 11.9 acres of lush wooded peace and tranquility. Property is located in Fairfield Union Schools. Easily accessible from Stonegate Rd. This excellent parcel is ideal for hunters. Buy now and be ready to break ground for your new home by Spring! $65,000

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$87,000 HOME IN CONTRACT in just 48-hours! This buyer will undoubtedly enjoy this home’s front porch & private deck off the master bedroom. This cape cod style home includes 3 BR, 1 BA w/ large eat in kit, & 1.5-car gar. Call to sell your home quickly and easily.

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By Rebecca Bradshaw There’s no getting around it, buying a home is expensive. Saving money for a down payment and then living within your means takes plenty of advance planning, strict budgeting, and might even require making a few sacrifices. But what if you have a lifestyle that you love—hobbies, sports, and other interests, that you aren’t necessarily willing to give up in order to own a home? Just how much mortgage can your lifestyle afford? The good news is that with some adjustments, you should be able to become a homeowner while continuing to do the things you love, and all without going broke.

Start by budgeting wisely.

Be willing to compromise.

In general, financial experts recommend that your mortgage payments (which include principal, interest, insurance, and taxes) should not come to more than around 28% of your gross monthly income. Be realistic about how much house you will actually be able to afford while still enjoying doing all the things you love, and plan your home search accordingly.

If travelling is your passion, but you’re afraid that homeownership will cut into future vacations to exotic locations, consider purchasing a house that won’t take such a huge bite out of your monthly budget. Be flexible when it comes to travel opportunities as well.

Keep in mind, too, that the more money you put down on your new home, the lower your monthly mortgage payments will be. A twenty percent down payment is traditional, though there may be alternative funding programs available that require you to put down much less. Do your homework, talk to your financial institution, and look for the best option that will help you continue to live within your means while still holding on to your lifestyle.

You can save a lot by visiting locales that are off the beaten path, or by traveling during the off season. Search travel websites for deals on cruises, hotels, tours, and other savings. The same types of compromises can be applied to your other interests and hobbies as well.

Get creative with your lifestyle budget. If you’re a theater buff, but visiting Broadway just won’t work in your home buying budget, then check out local websites for community productions of award winning plays. Sign up for updates from websites such as Living Social for discounts on everything from skydiving to upscale spa weekends. Or, if shopping is your passion, bargain hunt for clothing or home décor on sites or save up for a once a year sample sale splurge, and consider shopping at consignment stores. Don’t overlook the simple luxuries; if you’re a gourmet food lover or wine connoisseur, try indulging in a good merlot with a home cooked meal rather than going out to an expensive restaurant. Offers on everything from free or discounted tickets to concerts or sporting events, manicures, gym memberships, wine tastings, and golf getaways can all be found online with just a little time and effort. Sources: Nerd Wallet,,



BY CAT QUEEN The “bonus” room is a sought-after feature in many homes. Unfortunately, when it comes time to decorate, bonus rooms are often over-purposed, or worse, under-utilized. We would all like to avoid turning a perfectly useful room into a dreaded hodge-podge of exercise equipment, mismatched furniture, disorganized craft supplies, and boxes that belong in storage. However, knowing how to do that requires a great deal of planning and focus. Try to create a space for your family’s passions or pastimes, and your bonus room will easily become your family’s favorite room of the house!

Follow these two important steps to make the most of your bonus room by transforming it into a useful, practical space.



Often times, a space is designated a “bonus” room simply because it was not designed to be a bedroom (a main-floor room without a closet, for example). But some homes’ bonus rooms may not have been designed to be lived-in spaces at all, like a converted attic space with a low ceiling or a poorly insulated room over the garage. Before you begin transforming your bonus room, be sure to consider how effectively the space can be heated or cooled. Floor vents, ceiling fans, and even small heaters may need to be added to make the space more comfortable.



What sort of space is your home lacking the most? Are you tired of picking up toys off the living room floor? Do you find yourself constantly clearing off the dining room table for game nights? Would you like to have a quiet office where you can concentrate on work-at-home projects? Do you need a getaway where you can focus on your favorite hobbies? Or are you simply looking to create a cozy space where your family can hang out together? Here are a few popular ideas for bonus rooms your family will actually use.


Families with little ones often find that the addition of a playroom is a huge benefit—small children have a safe, fun place to enjoy toys and games, and Mom & Dad don’t have to worry about trying to corral a mess all day. If your children are school-aged, consider putting in a school room where they can complete homework or learning activities uninterrupted. Play and school areas alike should include a child-sized desk and chair, an organizational system for toys or school supplies, and a small shelf for children’s books. It may also be a good idea to purchase an inexpensive area rug to protect carpets or hardwoods.


If you find yourself working from home often, or feel like you need a more organized area for daily tasks and paperwork, consider turning your extra room into a home office. All you need to create a quiet, functional workspace is a desk, an ergonomic chair, and a bookshelf or filing cabinet to house important documents. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a stay at home parent, a home office can help you stay productive.



Many homeowners choose to use their bonus space as a lounge, game room, or hangout area. Keep it simple with a small card table for board games and puzzles, or go all out with a billiards table or a few classic arcade games. Whatever your family enjoys doing together, create a space that allows you to do it. If you have the square footage and the budget, leisure games like air hockey, shuffleboard, and foosball, are big hits with crowds of all ages. Ample seating, a few games, and a small snack area can go a long way to creating the perfect hangout spot.

If you have older children or are child-free, your bonus room may make for the perfect home theater or media room! Movie buffs will love having a dedicated space to view their favorite films. A few comfortable lounge chairs and a big screen TV or projector can bring all of the fun of going out to the movies right into your own home. Row seating will help achieve a more authentic movie-theater experience. However, if you have video-gamers in your life, make the space dual-purpose by using sectional furniture instead.

When it comes to transforming a bonus room, the possibilities are truly endless. Be sure when planning your space that you are realistic about its purpose and usefulness. Avid crafters and artisans will most definitely benefit from having a dedicated studio for their projects. Fitness fanatics may find that having a home gym will save them time and money, but adding a gym will not turn you into a weight lifter. To ensure that your bonus room will remain useful and utilized, consider your family’s hobbies and passions; then, begin designing the perfect space for your household’s unique needs.


Advantages of Using a Buyer’s Agent By Rebecca Bradshaw

Buying a new home can be a complicated process. Despite the ease of finding multiple listings online these days, there’s still a lot to consider. Is the asking price in line with current market values? Are you confident about negotiating a deal, or know what to look for during an escrow closing? Below are four advantages of using a buyer’s agent to help you navigate the complexities of purchasing a home.

1 They are there for you.

3 They know the market.

2 They are experienced.

4 They have contacts.

Unlike a listing agent, whose job it is to represent the home seller, a buyer’s agent works for you. Not only do they take into account all of your wants and needs when finding houses for you to view, they also work with your budget and your timeline. In order to find you the best deal, they sometimes act as emotional buffers as well. If a listing agent sees that you have fallen in love with a home, they know you are more likely to consider their initial asking price, while a buyer’s agent can help you see the bigger picture, and may even find you a more reasonably priced home that you love even more.

From knowing how to spot potential problems during a walk through to understanding the ins and outs of purchase agreements and closing contracts, an experienced agent knows what to look for during every step of the home buying process, which makes protecting your interests their number one priority. They are able to advise you on everything from how to handle home inspection problems to choosing the right mortgage lender, and, most importantly, an experienced buyer’s agent will know how to negotiate on your behalf, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

Whether it’s current home values or the latest mortgage interest rates, a good buyer’s agent knows what’s going on in the local housing market, and can guide your home search accordingly. They can tell you if a house’s price point is too high, or why it may have been lowered over time, or they may even have information about upcoming listings that haven’t been made public yet. Buyer’s agents also make it their business to know about local school districts, planned community growth, and other information that may affect where you decide to buy.

Buyer’s agents generally have access to entire networks of listing agents, giving them access to information on houses before they hit the market, or potential list price reductions. They can also recommend mortgage brokers and home inspectors. And, when it comes to local movers and home service agencies, chances are an experienced buyer’s agent knows who to contact, and who will do the job the best for the best price. Sources: First Team, Beier Law, HGTV

To find a buyer’s agent who is right for you, research local REALTORS® through their websites or by asking for recommendations from friends and family. Since they split the commission with the listing agent, using a buyer’s agent won’t cost you anything out of pocket.


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MASTERPIECE OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. Troyer built home with over 6,500 sf, first floor owner’s suite and walk out lower level. This gourmet kitchen and pantry will please any chef! Backs to 230+ acre nature preserve on a private lot. Low taxes. $900,000. MLS # 216000468 Text R221946 to 52187 Tara & Tim Bebinger Keller Williams Consultants Realty 614-282-7150 Web:

A PIECE OF ART would describe this custom castle in Hidden Creek! This 8,000 sf home includes a wine cellar, walk-out lower level and an English Country design with stone and cedar. The 2.5 acre wooded lot has year round beauty. Low taxes. $1,240,000. MLS # 215012173 Text R221948 to 52187 Tara & Tim Bebinger Keller Williams Consultants Realty 614-282-7150 Web:

THIS PRIVATE ESTATE invokes a sense of grand comfort with over 8000 sqft of craftsmanshipboth indoors & out! Castle features like stone archways & turret towers blend with rustic exposed beams & over-sized molding/trims. Gourmet kitchen & family room, split only by a dual sided fireplace and filled with walls of windows, stainless steel, granite, & built-ins. Multiple outdoor living spaces, an expansive owner’s suite, & a finished lower level await you. Text R221951 to 52187 Neil Mathias Coldwell Banker King Thompson (614) 580-1662

EXTRAORDINARY SHINGLE STYLE MASTERPIECE designed by Chicago architect John Tilton. Located on 4.8 acres along the Little Darby in Hidden Creek this property is secluded and private. Prairie gardens flank the winding drive to the front entrance. The generously large foyer also serves as gallery space. It leads to the impressive 3 story staircase & stone elevator tower. The magnificent great room features soaring ceilings, walls of glass, hand-hewn trusses & massive stone fireplace. It’s open to the kitchen, breakfast area, library area & the main terrace overlooking the ravine & creek. 1st floor In-Law suite has a private entrance, en-suite & access to a screened porch. Elevator services all 3 floors including the finished walk-out lower level. This home is like living in a work of art! Text R63589 to 52187 A CUSTOM PANELED FRONT DOOR, flanked by elegant beveled, leaded glass,provides a most gracious welcome. The 2 story entry foyer features marble flooring and a sweeping bridle staircase. A 20 ft tall wall of glass in the great room offers a stunning vista of the Little Darby and 240 acre nature preserve just across the water. Soaring vaulted ceilings with exposed structural beams and a massive floor to ceiling stone fireplace add architectural drama and warmth. The open concept floor plan offers traditional living at it’s best yet with built-in flexibility. This home is designed to entertain, everyday family gatherings as well as large holiday celebrations, with ease. The 1st floor master is palatial with vaulted ceilings, a luxury bath, huge walk-in closet, and a sitting area that includes a fireplace. A private balcony overlooks the magnificent water views. The finished walk-out lower level offers a media room, workout room and an in-law suite. Multiple outdoors spaces include an enclosed screened porch, three decks, covered porches and a terrace, all showcasing majestic views of the Little Darby in every season. The partially wooded 4.6 acre lot is professionally landscaped and includes many features designed to protect and preserve the Little Darby. 3-D VR walk through in HD at Text R182959 to 52187 STUNNING CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME designed by Sullivan Bruck Architects and custom built by Troyer Homes. Every detail matters inside and out of this gracious home. The open concept living area includes a stone wood burning fireplace, beamed ceilings and Teragren bamboo flooring. The generously sized kitchen features top of the line Energy Star appliances, quartz counter tops and a custom concrete bar. Light fills the area from every direction. 1st floor master suite features a lavish bath with an oversized soaking tub and steam shower. It’s adjacent to screened in porch and 1st floor laundry. 3 additional bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs each with very special spaces. Integrated sound system, custom art lighting, Geothermal radiate floor heat, Generac automatic back-up generator system, Eco friendly green features, and much more. 3-D VR walk through in HD at Text R182956 to 52187

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New England style luxury in Hampsted Heath! Built in 2014 this 4 BR 3.5 BA custom built home offers privacy & a gracious open floor plan boasting 10 Ft ceilings and cosy masonry fireplace. Gourmet kitchen w/beautiful quartz counters, center island, farmhouse sink and SS appliances. Unfinished bonus room roughed in over the oversized 3 car garage. Over 1/2 acre lot w/irrigation system. Offered at $619,999

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Modern new parade home w/expansive first floor. Incredible kitchen, owners suite w/ spa bath, large dining area and private study, all leading to covered porch & outdoor living spaces. Second floor has 3BR suites all w/private baths & walk in closets, two BRs both lead to second story deck. Finished LL completes over 6200 sq ft with amazing bar, recreation areas and full guest suite. $1,100,000

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Custom stone home in Stonegate Estates. Classic modern style kitchen open to great room. Private study, dining room and first floor master suite. The main second level of the home has loft plus 2BR/2BA. Additional third second floor bedroom suite above garage. Finished LL has second fireplace, bar, full bath, recreation areas and full theater room. $895,000

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Beautiful 2.6 acre property w/ outbuilding and additional attached 1 car garage & heated workshop/studio. 4BR/2BA ranch home offers a large LR w/ mid century feel fireplace, central eat in kitchen with abundant cabinets and newer appliances, family room or formal dining room. Large master suite w/full bath, walk in closet and access to rear deck. Finished lower level with Nature Stone floor throughout. Offered at $490,000!

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Fantastic new plan under construction in the new Ebrington section of NACC. Close stroll to NACC clubhouses, leisure trails & golf course. Open first floor, private study, large formal & informal dining rooms, open kitchen to GR. First floor master w/fireplace, two large walk in closets & spa bath. Second floor has 3BR suites all with walk in closets and private baths. Finished LL has over 2000 sq ft finished sharp barn style bar+recreation+ideal Luxe gym space and full guest suite. $1.4m

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Amazing architecture and lifestyle. Two story modern great room open to kitchen, dining area & screened porch. Second floor has 3BR suites w/private baths including master suite w/ french doors, fireplace, spa bath & loft office. Outdoor living area w/ fireplace, spa pool and hot tub. Finished basement with rec room,wine cellar/bar & guest suite. Detached 2 car garage and 2 car detached garage party house. One of the best lots in subdivision. $2,100,000

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Pristine new farmhouse-inspired home on a magical 1+ acre tree-lined lot In New Albany. 10K sq. feet of detail-oriented living space includes a guest house and fully outfitted LL w/ in-law suite. Custom hardwood flooring throughout the main level & 12’ and 24’ ceiling, gourmet open-concept kitchen, dining area & GR. Master suite w/spa bath & dressing room. 4BR/3BA on the second floor. Study area, FR, and Estate living Five min walk to Fenway Park. $1,885,000

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Amazing new parade home, Open first floor GR & Kitchen w/amide made cabinets & reclaimed HW floors, adjoining pantry/scullery & open to screened porch w/2nd fireplace. First floor BR/BA suite & private study. Second level has 3BR/3BA, a master suite w/spa bath & walk-in closet plus laundry/craft room. Fin. LL has stained concrete floors, bar & rec room. $975,000

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THORNVILLE - Immaculate lakefront home in Heron Bay. There are 4BR/4.1BA and an in law suite with a separate entrance. Custom window treatments and HW floors throughout. The kitchen has SS appliances, a double oven, 6 burner stove with griddle & walk in pantry. Finished LL w/walk out has a rec room, large BR, a full BA & bar kitchen. $650,000

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GRANVILLE - Spacious property featuring 4BR/3BA. The open kitchen has ss appliances, granite countertops, a center island. The master bath is a dream retreat with heated Travertine floors, a towel warmer, stone vessel sinks and large walk in shower. $415,000

NEW ALBANY - Elegant multi level home w/4BR/3.5BA w/premium fixtures & granite vanities. Kitchen has updated double oven, ss appliances, & dining area. Finished basement w/walk-out. Premium hardwood, fantastic lighting, and storage at every turn. $430,000

GRANVILLE - A beautiful brick two story situated on over 2 acres in Granville. Spacious GR w/vaulted ceilings and FP. The custom kitchen has HW flooring, center island & ss appliances. There are 4BR/3BA and 1st floor utility room. The detached 2 car garage has a mother in law suite above it. $475,000

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BEAUTIFUL 4BR/2BA bath bi level w/spacious kitchen and high ceilings in the dining area. The finished lower level makes a perfect man cave or teen spot for watching the games. Outdoors enjoy the large deck with built in grill and envious landscaping. $157,000

GRANVILLE - This French Chateau with amazing potential. With 4BR/3.5BA and over 5,000 sq. ft. of living space. Situated on over 7 acres with gated entrances, balconies, an enormous stone terrace and five wood burning fireplaces. $670,000

GRANVILLE - Beautiful Home w/HW floors & detailed woodwork throughout. Spacious dining and living room with fire place. The gourmet kitchen offers cherry cabinets, granite countertops and ss appliances. Also four spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. $430,000

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THORNVILLE - Nice stone ranch with 3BR/1BA. Kitchen has ceramic tile floor and backsplash with pine walls and oak cabinets. Garage has drywall and insulation to help keep it warm in the winter. Back deck looks out upon the Buckeye Lake. $80,000

ALEXANDRIA - Build on your own 1.32 acre lot on the corner of Hardscrabble and Battee. $65,000

GRANVILLE - This delightful cape cod is undergoing a complete remodel. Offering three bedrooms, two full baths, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and everything new. Be the first to move in. $240,000

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THORNVILLE - Island home on Buckeye Lake! There are 4BR/2BA, open and spacious living and kitchen area w/vaulted ceilings. A loft area, a balcony,and a spiral staircase. Massive deck, a boat house, two boat lifts & two wave runner lifts. This home is completely furnished. 530,000

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GRANVILLE - Quality built 5BR/4BA home on 43 acres. Home offers open floor plan w/country kitchen w/ss appliances & an island w/seating. The living/den room w/a wood burning FP. The 16X16 sun room leads to the in ground swimming pool. 3 car garage, animal barn, equipment shed, and pond. $725,000

THIS ELEGANT HOME in New Albany offers 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. A open living room with a cozy fireplace, bonus room and spacious kitchen featuring hardwood floors, corian counter tops and stainless steel appliances.Ideal location and just a short walk to schools, pool, the library and dining. $354,700

NEW ALBANY - Executive home in the Fenway subdivision. This home offers 5BR/4.5BA & bonus bedroom with cedar closet over the 3 car garage. Elegant kitchen with ss appliances, center island with cooking area. Partially finished basement w/additional 1,000 sq ft of unfinished storage space.$900,000

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NEWARK - Delightful ranch home W/HW floors, main level master bedroom, updated kitchen, bathrooms and a spacious open floor plan. The walk out basement is fully finished and has a FP, FR and kitchenette. There is a large deck along the back of the home. $275,000

GRANVILLE - Stunning 12 acre estate custom built by Ghiloni Homes. This estate offers 4BR/3.5BA, a gourmet kitchen w/ss appliances, center island, and built in dining table. Large walk in closets, master suite w/fabulous master bath. 1050 square foot garage and bay for motor home or boat. $825,000

GRANVILLE - Lovely two story featuring 3BR/2BA. Updated kitchen w/granite countertops and SS appliances. HW floors throughout the home and many updates. Enjoy the outdoors on the screened in porch or balcony. $294,000

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NEWARK - Delightful ranch home offering three bedrooms and one bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout much of the home and a full basement. Situated on a half acre lot with a fenced back yard. Great opportunity to own in the Lakewood School District. $119,900

PRIME LAND FOR HUNTING OR TIMBERING or building a home. All mineral rights included and no restrictions or zoning. The pasture land is tillable and currently being farmed. This income producing land is also CAUV taxed. Up to 165 acres are available. $455,000

NEWARK - Enjoy this cape cod style home with two bedrooms and one bath. Home is on a nice lot and conveniently located within minutes of OH-16, shopping and schools. $79,900

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