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    How Much Should You Offer Above Asking?

    By Julie Vogel | July 31, 2021

    The Columbus Housing Market is still very hot.  It is a sellers’ market with most houses getting multiple offers.  Buyers and buying agents are often wondering how much they need to offer above the asking price to be competitive.  The average house in Columbus now sells for near $14,000 over list price.  This average is... Read More

    LifePoint Gives Back | Ronald McDonald House 2024

    By Yoko Clark | February 19, 2024

    Ronald McDonald House 2024 At LifePoint Real Estate, community involvement is at the core of what we do. That’s why we were thrilled to extend our support to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio by volunteering to serve lunch and share some smiles. In addition to our recent volunteering efforts, we wanted to highlight... Read More

    The Impact of Intel

    By Samantha Reynolds | May 17, 2023

    The Impact of Intel Written by Samantha Reynolds If no other announcements are made in the chip manufacturing sector, New Albany’s Intel chip manufacturing facility will be the largest in the world – right in our backyards. The first phase of the development contains 2 fabs (or fabrication manufacturing facilities) at an initial cost of... Read More

    When can you assume a mortgage? | Assumable Loan

    By Siobhan Blake | July 12, 2022

    When buying a house, there are many factors to consider – location, school district, commute, size…and of course, price. In today’s market, home buyers have several loan products available to finance their purchases. With interest rates on the rise, home buyers are exploring options outside of a traditional 30-year fixed loan. One such mortgage is... Read More

    Time to get you into your Dream Home

    By Siobhan Blake | June 21, 2022

    Owning a home is a big accomplishment and something that we all dream of. If you’re a first time home buyer, the process can seem daunting. There are so many things to think about – from getting pre-approved for a mortgage to finding the perfect home within your budget. To help you out, Matt Steinke... Read More

    Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage right for you?

    By Siobhan Blake | June 21, 2022

    What are adjustable-rate mortgages and how do they work? An adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, is a type of mortgage that has an interest rate that can change over time. The initial interest rate is usually lower than that of a fixed-rate mortgage, but it can increase (or decrease) periodically, typically in relation to an index... Read More

    Earnest Money: What is it?

    By Siobhan Blake | June 6, 2022

    Earnest money, sometimes called a good faith deposit, is money the buyer places in escrow to show his/her earnest desire to purchase a property. Read More

    MAXIMIZING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    You’ve found the perfect home and it has everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Spacious, modern kitchen. Gloriously open floor plan. Giant bedrooms. Great location and neighborhood. The only downside is the backyard is slightly smaller than you’d hoped. But no reason to stress. There are many ways you can optimize your outdoor space to make... Read More

    EASY-TO-GROW HERBS FOR YOUR HOME

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    Green thumb or not, every homeowner should try their hand at growing fresh herbs. Here are 5 easy-to-grow herbs you can pick up and start tending to today. Read More

    REVAMP YOUR PORCH

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    The exterior of your home reflects your individual style just as much as the interior. If you feel the need to give your porch a new look and feel, then check out the ideas below. Read More

    BACKYARD DIY PROJECTS

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    Whether you are looking for new ways to entertain and host friends or you want to surprise your spouse or family with an improved aesthetic, here are some DIY projects that can help make your backyard even more spectacular. Read More