1017 Newfields Lane, Westerville, OH

1017 Newfields Lane, Westerville, OH

For Sale

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1418 SQUARE FEET

Property Description

Charming home in popular Springborough. This lovely home offers new updated kitchen, new countertops (2015), new engineered hardwood floors (2015). New gutters (2015), new patio sliding door (2015) and freshly painted with new carpet. All Bathrooms have been updated (2016). Decorative fireplaces in upper and lower level. Deck and brick patio w/ firepit in private fenced yard with mature trees. Showings start Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 am.


Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Update May 2016

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Report May 2016

Low inventory has been the story on the national housing market, and the Lewis Center OH real estate market is no exception. The low housing inventory and increased buyer demand has brought home prices up nationwide.

In the current Lewis Center Seller's Market, home buyers may be struggling to find their dream home. While high demand and low inventory may be great for sellers, for buyers this potentially means difficulty finding a home, multiple offers when they do find a home, and offers that are above asking price.

But buyers, don't throw in the towel! Because with both interest rates and prices in Lewis Center predicted to rise, it is still an ideal time to lock in a fantastic rate and get a good value long term on Lewis Center OH real estate.

Let's Look At The Lewis Center OH Real Estate Numbers

With the first quarter in our rear view mirror and the spring housing frenzy upon us, let's take a minute to look into Lewis Center, OH real estate market statistics from the major housing websites. If you're a Lewis Center home owner and it's been some time since you checked out the local real estate market, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that the Columbus market is now considered a Seller's Market on Zillow.

1st Quarter Real Estate Market Data For Lewis Center, OH

Days On Market Edging Down In Lewis Center 

According to Realtor.com, homes for sale are selling quickly on the Lewis Center OH real estate market, with only 37 days on the market in March 2016. This is down from 41 days on market in March 2015 and 58 days on market in January 2013. For buyers, lower days on market means you need to see Lewis Center real estate listings the moment they hit the market. Then, when you see a home you like, call me to schedule a showing immediately. With such a low average days on market, this means that the best houses are going under contract in a matter of days.

Lewis Center's Median Listing Price Creeping Up

The median listing price according to Realtor.com is $341,000, which is up from $250k three years ago. Median closing price for Lewis Center OH real estate is $267,000 on Realtor.com. The median Listing Price Per Square Foot is also on the rise in Lewis Center. The March 2016 median listing price per square foot according to Realtor.com was $120. This is up from $110 in March 2015, and up from $100 in March 2013.

Zillow is predicting Columbus area home values will rise 3.5% over the next year, so now is still a great time to start your home search in Lewis Center.

Finding Lewis Center OH Real Estate For Sale

If you're ready to buy a home, but you're having a hard time in a seller's market, let a Lewis Center OH real estate professional help you get the upper hand in your home search.

Get the latest Lewis Center real estate listings with our Hot Homes List. Our Lewis Center Hot Homes List gives you access to the newest listings in Lewis Center! You'll see homes for sale before other buyers, and you'll even see homes before they hit Zillow or Trulia! 

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Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $125K in Blacklick, OH.

Outdoor Spring Decor Tips For Your Home


Outdoor Spring Decor Tips For Your Home – The springtime is arguably the best time of the year. It’s beautiful, bright and full of so many different colors. Take full advantage of the season and make your home look it’s very best. Here are five great outdoor spring decor tips for your home.


Go Bold

If you’re redecorating your outdoor furniture, consider going bold with vibrant colors. New seat cushions or outdoor throw pillows will help enhance the beautiful colors of spring, not to mention a fresh new vibe could make the space more inviting.


Make the Most of Small Space

If you have a small backyard or back patio, make the most of the space by adding a small table and some chairs. It’s more important to be able to socialize in a small space, than just stare at a small space – and who doesn’t want to be outdoors in the springtime?


Plant Fragrant Flowers

One of the best parts about spring is the different smells. Fragrant flowers and plants will take your senses to a whole new level and will make guests feel even more welcome in your festive, fragrant home.


Install Lighting

Whether you’re installing lights, lanterns or candles, light your outdoor space up with an additional light source. This will allow you to keep your outdoor activities going well into the night.


Add a Rug

Like an indoor space, a rug enhances the space and ties all of the colors together. Consider getting an outdoor rug on your back porch to do just that.


Decorating your outdoor space can be just as fun, if not more, than decorating your indoor space. To learn more about outdoor spring decor tips for your home, visit here.

Things to do in Central Ohio This April


Things to do in Central Ohio This April – There are a plethora of things going on in Central Ohio this month. Whether you’re looking for an activity for the whole family, or you just want to spend a night out with friends, you will have plenty of options.


Here are five things going on near you this month…


The Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Thursday April 2,  7pm

Nationwide Arena

Columbus, OH

Come out and cheer for the only NHL team in Ohio!


COSI After Dark – 21+ Event

Top Secret Spycraft

Thursday April 2, 5:30-10pm

COSI Columbus

333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

COSI without kids! Tickets available for $16 at the COSI Box Office, valid photo ID required.


Backyard Science Day

Saturday April 11, 10am-4pm

COSI Columbus

333 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

COSI with the kids! Discover science you can find in your own backyard!


Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 4, 1-3pm

Camelot Cellars

958 N High St

Columbus, OH

(614) 441-8860

Cost: $5


Come grab your glass of wine and hunt for the eggs hidden around the Winery. Each egg holds a prize, and two eggs will have very special prizes valued at $50 each. Each person may collect up to 3 eggs. All glasses of wine will be $1 off their regular price during the Hunt. Must be over 21 to participate.


Urban Euphoria at Gallery 831

April 1-30, 3-9pm

831 S Front St Columbus, OH, 43206

A solo exhibit featuring original work by local artist Joss Parker.


Were these suggestions helpful to you? Let us know in the comments below!

TEDx Talks Come to Columbus, Ohio


TEDx Talks Come to Columbus, Ohio – TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet.


While that is going on in Monterey, California, there will be something else going on in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

TEDxColumbusWomen will take place on the day of the global TEDxWomen conference, similar to what happened in 2014. It will include local talks in the typical TED-style in the morning and feature live-streamed talks in the afternoon from the main conference in Monterey. The local talks in Columbus will be posted online in true TEDx form.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Southern Theatre at 21 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio.


The schedule is as follows for the day:

Registration/Networking: 8 am – 9 am

Session 1: 9 am – 10:15 am

Break: 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Session 2: 10:45 – noon

Provided lunch break 12 pm -1:30

Live-stream of a session of TEDWomen from California: 1:30pm – 5pm

If you would like to become a TEDxColumbusWomen Ambassador, helping to ensure that the crowd is diverse as possible, email the team at tedxcolumbus@gmail.com

Those who want to be a sponsor can also email the team at tedxcolumbus@gmail.com.

Tickets will go on sale in early April and they will be available through CAPA at this link here.


Was this information helpful for you? Let us know in the comments below!

Tips for Spring Buying


Tips for Spring Buying – Warmer weather means the return of more than just the sun and the flowers-it’s also the high season for the real estate market. It’s a great season to buy a home, since the weather is good for moving and for home improvement projects. However, since spring is the busiest time to purchase a new home that means that there is a great deal of competition among prospective home buyers. It’s important to be prepared for purchase before you begin your search for a new home. Below are a few tips to get ready for the buying process. Happy buying!

  • Set your budget. Your first step should be to decide how much you can afford to spend on a new home. Besides your asking price, also take closing costs, montly mortgage payments, a down payment, moving and other expenses into consideration. The Mortgage Bankers Association recommends that buyers spend no more than 2.5 times their income on a home. Total housing payments should not exceed 28 percent of your gross income, and total debt payments should be less than 36 percent.
  • Make a list of must-haves. What does your new home absolutely need to have? What features are negotiable and what are not? Research these now to save time when you’re searching.
  • Find a good real estate agent. A real estate agent can often give you valuable information that may not be available to you otherwise and help you find a home with all of your requirements within your budget. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or check online.
  • Get your mortgage pre-approved. Discuss your options for a mortgage with several lenders and choose the rate and terms that are right for you. This way you’ll be able to act quickly once you find a home that you love.

Keep these tips and mind and when spring hits you’ll be ready to find your new home!

Tax Write-Off’s: 101


Tax Write-Off’s: 101- It’s that time of year again – tax season. It might not be a particularly enjoyable time; however, if you’re a homeowner, then there is a slew of tax write-offs that might be in the cards for you. Here are 6 tax write-offs that you might not be aware of, but should definitely take advantage of.


Mortgage Interest

Your largest tax break could come in the form of your home, due to the fact that a majority of the check goes toward interest – and that interest is deductible. Whether it’s your home’s first mortgage, or you refinanced, generally, equity debts of $100,000 or less are fully deductible.


Property Taxes

A large part of your monthly loan payment is likely going toward taxes. Luckily for you, the taxes will be an annual deduction as long as you own your home.


Selling Your Home

If and when you choose to sell your home, you will be able to avoid some of the taxes that come with the profit you’d be making. As long as the you owned the property for two years and lived in it for two of the five years before the sale, some portion of the profit will be tax free.


Loss Due to Weather

If you live in a place where there are some harsh winter storms, you may qualify for a casualty loss write-off. If you have to pay out of pocket for damage from a weather disaster, you may be able to write it off. This does not include anything that was covered by your insurance. However, the main thing you can do here is keep a documentation of everything you have and make sure you can prove the value of whatever was damaged.


Moving Expenses

If you have moved into a new home for the purpose of taking a new job, you may be eligible for a tax write-off. If the job is more than 50 miles away from your old home, you may be able to deduct lodging expenses for you and your family, as well as moving expenses to move your belongings.


Being a homeowner is expensive, but also incredibly beneficial. Being prepared for tax season and knowing the deductions available to you will save you more money in the long run. For more information on tax write-offs for homeowners, visit here.

Pros and Cons of FSBO


Pros and Cons of FSBO – Once you’ve deciding to sell your home, some choose to work with a real estate professional and some choose to sell “For Sale By Owner” or FSBO. Ultimately, you don’t have to sell your home using a real estate professional but there are definitely pros and cons of selling your home FSBO. Here are a few to help you decide the right path for you…

Pros of Selling a Home FSBO:

  • Save Money – You won’t have to pay 2 real estate agents. Instead you will only be in charge of paying the agent of the buyer unless you work with the buyer directly.
  • You Are In Control – You can control how your home is staged, marketed, when you show the home, etc.
  • It’s Your Home – You know the home better than anyone. You can point out the amenities and items in the home like no one else.

Cons of Selling a Home FSBO:

  • No Help – Without an agent, you are in charge of marketing, pricing, showing, staging, negotiating, finding a buyer, doing the paperwork, etc.
  • Pricing – This is a touchy subject. Too high and you lose interest. Too low and you lose money. Real estate pros know the strategy and how to negotiate the best price for you and your home.
  • Less Visibility – This is what real estate pros do. They have a marketing strategy for your home to get you the most exposure and to target the right buyers. Without the right marketing you have less visibility.
  • Contracts – Real estate pros tell you what you need, what it means and handle the leg work for you. When you sell a home FSBO, you can get that info from a title company or an attorney but you will still most likely pay a fee for that information.

There are pros and cons to every situation. It won’t hurt to interview a real estate professional to get your questions answered and to see which route is best for you. It’s important that when you want to hire a real estate agent that it’s the right one. We recommend you interview a few to find the right one for you.


6 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score in 2015

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It’s that time of year again – time to declare your New Year’s resolution. So why not make your New Year’s resolution something that will ultimately help you in the long run – like improving your credit score. Improving your credit score can have a number of benefits; however, it will take a lot of patience and self control. Here are six ways you can improve your credit score in 2015.

Pull Your Credit Reports

This should be your starting point in your journey of improving your credit report. Many people don’t pull their reports, but how will you know if you’ve improved your score without a starting point?

Make Payments

Making payments on time or paying off past due accounts are both super important when it comes to improving your credit score. This is because a lot of your credit score is based on your payment history.

Don’t Cancel Old Cards

You might think it will be beneficial to cancel all of the old cards you don’t use, but it’s actually better to keep them open and use it for recurring charges like your electric or cable bill. These are likely fixed costs that you will be prepared for each month so paying them off won’t be as overwhelming.

Improve Debt-to-Credit Ratio

Your debt-to-credit ratio is how much you owe versus how much credit you actually have, and can be a huge factor in improving your credit score. You can do this by asking for a credit increase, or paying down your revolving debt first.

Request Good Faith Adjustments

Not all banks will do this, but if you notice you had one or two late payments – for things like an oversight in due date or a one-time financial problem, ask for a good faith adjustment. In the event that your bank makes the adjustment, your score will automatically increase.

Dispute Errors

Go through your reports with a fine-toothed comb to make sure there are no errors. Enlist the help of a professional if it is necessary for your situation. Many people have their credit score negatively affected by a minor error with a simple fix – don’t be one of them.

To learn more about ways to boost your credit score in 2015, visit here.