Buying a Home in Columbus OH

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Why You Need a Realtor?

As a licensed real estate professional I provide much more than the service of helping you find your ideal home. Realtors® are expert negotiators with other agents, seasoned financial advisors with clients, and superb navigators around the local neighborhood. They are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and must abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice enforced by the NAR. A professional Realtor® is your best resource when buying your home.

Let Me be Your Local Realtor

  • As a knowledgeable local Realtor® I can save you endless amounts of time, money, and frustration.
  • As a knowledgeable local Realtor® I know the housing market inside and out and can help you avoid the “wild goose chase.”
  • As a knowledgeable local Realtor® I can help you with any home, even if it is listed elsewhere or if it is being sold directly by the owner.
  • As a knowledgeable local Realtor® I know the best lenders in the area and can help you understand the importance of being pre-qualified for a mortgage. I can also discuss down payments, closing costs, and monthly payment options that suit you.
  • As a knowledgeable local Realtor®, I am an excellent source for both general and specific information about the community such as schools, churches, shopping, and transportation - - plus tips on home inspections and pricing.
  • A knowledgeable local Realtor® I am experienced at presenting your offer to the homeowner and can help you through the process of negotiating the best price. We bring objectivity to the buying transaction, and we can point out the advantages and the disadvantages of a particular property.

And the best thing about me as your local Realtor® is that all this help normally won’t cost you a cent. Generally, the seller pays the commission to the Realtor®.

What Every Buyer Should Know Before Purchasing

  1. Property taxes and qualified interest are deductible on an individual’s federal income tax return.
  2. Often, a home is the largest asset an individual has and is considered one of the most valuable investments available.
  3. A portion of each amortized mortgage payment goes to principal which is an investment.
  4. A home is one of the few investments that you can enjoy by living in it.
  5. A REALTOR® can usually show you any home whether it is listed with a company, a builder, or even a For Sale By Owner home.
  6. Working through a REALTOR® to purchase a For Sale By Owner home can be very advantageous because someone is looking out for your best interest.
  7. Your Real Estate professional can provide you with a list of items you’ll need to complete your loan application so you’ll be prepared.
  8. A homeowner can exclude up to $500,000 of capital gain tax if married and filing jointly or up to $250,000 if single or filing separately. The home must have been the taxpayer’s principal residence for the previous two years.
  9. Beginning with May 07, 1997, there is no longer a requirement to purchase another home more expensive than the one sold. Homeowners are free to buy up or down with no tax consequences assuming their gain is less than the allowable amounts.
  10. Ask the Real Estate professional if they are familiar with the neighborhoods where you want to live.
  11. Ask the Real Estate professional whom he/she is representing in the transaction.
  12. Ask the Real Estate professional what he/she will do to keep you informed.
  13. Your Real Estate professional should provide you with the highest level of service and advice.