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    How has the pandemic impacted real estate?

    By Julie Vogel | January 18, 2022

    According to a recent poll, 23% of US workers are fully remote, 14% are hybrid while 62% have returned to work. We spent the last 18 months spending lots more time at home. This has changed housing needs resulting in many homeowners with plans to make a move. Whether they need home office, homeschooling, smaller/larger... Read More

    What the Differences in Financing

    By Julie Vogel | January 10, 2022

    What Is The Difference Between FHA, VA and Conventional Financing The simple answer is downpayment, credit scores, job history and debt-to-income ratio. Knowing your qualifying ability and options for financing are a critical step in the home buying process. We guide all of our buyer clients to explore options and have a pre-approval in place... Read More

    Do I Really Need A Home Inspection?

    By Julie Vogel | December 10, 2021

    With the continued competition for homes for sale, buyers have been asking if they should skip the home inspection step. Our answer is NO in most cases. Many sellers are offering their home for sale As-Is so it is critical for a buyer to obtain an independent assessment to know exactly what As-Is means for... Read More

    Housing Bubble

    By Julie Vogel | December 10, 2021

    In 2008, many homeowners were highly leveraged with a mortgage. Many homeowners defaulted on those mortgages resulting in the largest foreclosure wave the U.S. had ever seen. Many question whether the current market could result in another bubble. Our short answer is we will never say never but circumstances are much different now. The new... Read More

    LifePoint Real Estate Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

    By Julie Vogel | December 5, 2021

    On December 7, 2021 LifePoint Real Estate celebrates 1 year as a new brokerage!  The founders of LifePoint are seasoned real estate agents with over 100 years of combined experience, who also share common core values, which made it an easy transition from a large corporate real estate brand to being one of Central Ohio’s... Read More

    Inventory Update 2021

    By Julie Vogel | December 1, 2021

    Ask LifePoint is back to answer some of your real estate questions! -Low inventory and high demand still continues. -August and September 2021 have been record sales months. -10% price increase over 2020 -3/5 homes sold above asking price Read More

    LifePoint Real Estate’s Mission

    By Julie Vogel | October 20, 2021

    REALTORS – DO YOU KNOW YOUR MISSION? Are you a real estate agent?  Are you interested in exploring a career in real estate?  If the only reason you are in real estate is to make money; If you choose your brokerage solely on your “split”; If you already know all you need to be the BEST... Read More

    Columbus Real Producers August Feature

    By Julie Vogel | August 3, 2021

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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

    Gracehaven Over the Edge Event

    By Julie Vogel | June 29, 2021

    A few months ago Gracehaven, a non-profit in Columbus, came into our office to share about their fight to end sex trafficking.  They were scheduled to come during our biweekly agent huddle where all of the members in our brokerage come together to discuss problems we’re facing, current market activities, and how we can help... Read More