Category Archives: New Homes in New Albany

A Brand New and Elegant Home in Stylish Ackerly Park

New Albany Country Club offers stunning properties with impressive features, and the home at 4519 Ackerly Farm Road is such a house. Discover this new construction home by reading further.

Stylish and Fresh

Large white house in New Albany Country Club

A pristine driveway leads your eye from the curb to the backyard, where a 3-car garage is nestled against the back of the house. A beautifully manicured lawn and sparkling brick patio rest beside the garage, offering a comfortable enclosure for you to enjoy within Ackerly Park.

Elegant, Not Gaudy

Yore Fine Homes constructed this masterpiece with tremendous attention-to-detail, which is reflected in this property’s interior rooms. This property is elegant rather than flashy, and the interior is tastefully decorated.

Spacious empty home living room in New Albany OH

 

The dimensions of these individual rooms give the home a spacious feeling throughout, and the contrast between dark hardwood floors and white cabinets and trim were designed to impress.

You Design Your Lifestyle

Finished lower level New Albany home4519 Ackerly Farm is a new construction home, so it’s flexible to adjust to your ideal style of living in Ackerly Park.

The home features available include:

  • gourmet kitchen
  • white granite countertops
  • white cabinetry
  • stainless steel appliances
  • casual dining area
  • upper level master suite
  • walk-in pantry
  • beverage center
  • main floor laundry room
  • grand foyer
  • mud room
  • finished lower level
  • lower level 5th bedroom

Experience This Impressive Home for Yourself

If you’re thinking of purchasing this home to begin or maintain your ideal lifestyle, contact us at Thomas & Company to schedule a showing. Homes in New Albany Country Club are highly desirable — seize this golden opportunity as soon as you can.

Until next time,

Thomas & Company

New Albany Real Estate For Sale by Features

New Albany Home SearchingHave you always dreamed of owning property in New Albany, Ohio? Who could blame you?

After all, our community is a wonderful oasis in Central Ohio that offers residents everything they need to live a comfortable and happy life. From excellent public schools to fabulous recreational amenities, gorgeous neighborhoods to a strong sense of community – our beautiful town certainly has it all!

And now, it’s easier than ever to start that transition into your next New Albany home thanks to our online home search tools.

That’s because with these tools, you can now search by both price range and specific property features. Who says you can’t have everything you want?

Your #1 New Albany Home Search Resource

Given that every home buyer is unique, why should all home buyers be limited to the same boiler plate home search? Your home search should be as unique as your needs as a home buyer.

With our advanced search tools, interested home buyers can now search for New Albany real estate with the following features:

See what I mean? It’s easier than ever to customize your home search to find the ideal New Albany home for you!

How Can We Help With Your Next New Albany Real Estate Purchase?

We hope you take a few moments to browse our new user-friendly home search tools. When you find a home you’re particularly interested in, make sure to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, your #1 New Albany REALTORS®.

We’ll take the time to answer any questions you may have about the property as well as offer you some valuable home-buying advice. We’ll even schedule a home showing for you!

Contact us today to see how we can further assist you!

Until next time,

Kate

 

Ensure That Your New Albany Home Shows Well By Doing These Things

When home buyers in New Apbany  go to tour a home, they frequently decide whether they like it or not within the first couple of minutes!

And some have made up their minds before they even set foot in the home!

That’s why good first impressions are critical when it comes to successfully selling your New Albany home.

Today, we’re going to tell you about some things that you should do that will help you attract qualified home buyers and get purchase offers.

New Albany Properties for Sale

Here are some suggestions for how you as a home seller can turn a home showing into a home sale.

Create a Welcoming Environment. You want the home buyer to be able to envision living in your home one day. Thus, you want to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Create this atmosphere by not requiring them to take off take off their shoes if they don’t want to and by leaving the house during home showings. You can even go the extra mile by leaving out a bowl of candy or treats at the front door with a small note thanking the buyer.

Set a comfortable room temperature. You don’t want your home to be so stuffy that the buyer can’t breathe but you also don’t want to freeze them out either! So set the temperature to a degree that encourages the home buyer to linger in your home and fall in love with it even more!

Set the Scene. Help the home buyer see your home as their future home by setting just the right mood in your home. Consider lighting a fire in the fireplace, perhaps or setting the dining room table. You may also consider playing soft music or leaving water fountains turned on.

Don’t Overwhelm Buyers with Strong Fragrances. Some people may be allergic to the fragrance you spray in your home during showings – driving them outside. That’s definitely not the reaction you want in interested home buyers! Instead, go for natural scents by opening the window if it’s a nice breezy day or baking cookies in the oven just before a showing!

Make Your Home Visually Appealing. Showings are all about appealing to the buyer’s sense of aesthetics. You can do this by setting out seasonal photographs, such as blossoming flowers for the springtime and fall foliage for autumn. Rooms with complimentary colors are also very appealing to buyers.

Let in the Light. Natural and artificial light can both do wonders to make homes appear more cheery, beautiful and open than they really are. So use every opportunity you see to let in the light!

Encourage home buyer feedback. Considering setting out blank note pads with pens near the candy you set out at the front of the home. Even if the home buyer doesn’t ultimately end up buying your home, it will give you insight into what home buyers are looking for.

Your Dedicated New Albany Ohio REALTORS

Hopefully the above tips will help you sell your New Albany home for sale in a short amount of time and for the best price possible.

If you’re looking for additional advice, however, on how to effectively navigate the Central Ohio real estate market, please don’t hesitate to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today!

We’re expert New Albany REALTORS and will be thrilled to help you with all of your home-selling needs.

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the free New Albany real estate resources we offer online, including:

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Securing a Mortgage on Your Dream New Albany, Ohio Home for Sale

One of the first things that New Albany home buyers must often do is secure a loan from a lender.

Thanks to the buyer’s market climate on the national housing market, loans have come with record low interest rates in recent months.

The downside is that lending standards are pretty tight.

Below, we’re going to provide you with tips on how you can successfully secure a loan on the New Albany real estate market.

Tips for How to Secure a New Albany Mortgage

Know your credit score. The higher the credit score the better in this current housing market, especially given the tight lending standards. So request your credit scores and credit histories from the top three credit-reporting bureaus. By doing so, you’ll have a good idea of where your score falls. Typically, lenders will not accept anything lower than a 680 for a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan. Loans through the Federal Housing Administration will often accept lower credit scores than that, however.

Prepare Necessary Loan Application Documents. No matter where you go, your lender will likely ask you for the same basic documents, including your last two pay stubs, W-2s, income-tax returns and bank statements. So make sure these documents are easily accessible.

Know what you can afford. Take into consideration all of your regularly recurring bills and plan a budget. Make sure to leave room for savings and unexpected expenses!

Ask Different Lenders. You want to get the best loan you can possible get in terms of amount and interest rate.  We have several preferred lenders that we work with who will make sure you receive competitive terms and will insure that the process goes smoothly.  Just ask us for recommendations!

Consider Getting a Short Term Loan. While this may have been financially impossible for many home buyers in the past when interest rates were much higher, it actually may be possible and affordable to get a 15- or 20-year loan in today’s climate.

Keep Trying. Even if one lender rejects your application, there may be others who will accept it. So keep looking! It may also help to ask the lender why the rejected your loan application to see if there is anything you can do.

Receive some money to help with the down payment? Then make sure you can document it! Various lenders have different requirements on how much of your down payment can come from others as a gift and how much must come from your own funds.

Don’t Make Any Major Changes that Could Affect Your Credit. Even if your mortgage is approved, be careful not to do anything that could negatively affect your credit, such as applying for new credit cards, missing payments and financing a new car. After all, most lenders will check your credit again prior to the loan closing and many reserve the right to revoke your loan if they don’t like what they see.

New Albany Real Estate for Sale

For additional help on how to secure the ideal loan – or for any other advice on the New Albany real estate market in general – please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas.

We’d be proud to serve as your New Albany REALTORS and will offer you practical advice as well as helpful tools, such as:

Until next time,

Kate & Tony Thomas

 

Thomas Times Summer 2011 eNewsletter

 

 

The Thomas Times eNewsletter

Summer 2011

        

Featured Homes

 

$892,000

7693 Sudbrook Sq.

 Fenway ~ NACC

 

$599,900

4541 Neiswander Sq.

 North of Woods ~ NACC

  

$349,900

4913 Meadway Dr

 Hampsted Village

 

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New Albany Real Estate is Back!

All we can say is Wow!  Sales of New Albany real estate continues strong and bucking the trend in Greater Columbus.  For the first half of 2011, unit sales of single family homes are up 20% over same time last year.  Unit sales in the Greater Columbus area are down 15% for the same time frame. Will it continue? The number of homes “in contract” at the end of June are up 50% …(read more)

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Ready to Build Your Dream House in New Albany Country Club?

Following is a list of New Albany Company lots available.

There is a 10% reduction that expires 12/31/10.

 

 

The Farms
Lot 1 $850,000

Section 15E/Lambton Park (Ashcombe/Biddick)
Lot 6E $100,000
Lot 19E $175,000

Section 17/Waterston
Lot 14 $145,000
Lot 16 $145,000
Lot 19 $135,000
Lot 20 $135,000
Lot 21 $130,000
Lot 35 $275,000
Lot 37 $250,000
Lot 38 $250,000
Lot 39 $225,000

Section 18/Edgemont
Lot 2 $1,500,000
Lot 3 $1,200,000

Section 21/Replatted Ogden Woods Lots
Lot 1 $130,000
Lot 2 $130,000
Lot 3 $130,000
Lot 4 $130,000
Lot 5 $130,000
Lot 6 $130,000

Section 24/Ackerly Park
Lot 2 $155,000
Lot 4 $160,000
Lot 5 $165,000
Lot 6 $165,000
Lot 7 $165,000
Lot 8 $165,000
Lot 9 $165,000
Lot 10 $150,000
Lot 11 $150,000
Lot 14 $160,000
Lot 15 $160,000
Lot 19 $145,000
Lot 20 $150,000
Lot 21 $155,000
Lot 22 $150,000
Lot 23 $150,000
Lot 68 $165,000

Contact Kate & Tony Thomas at tonyt@newalbanyrealty.com or 939-1234 with any questions.

New Albany 2010 Parade of Homes Update

Ackerly Park 2

I Love A Parade

The 2010 Parade of Homes in New Albany’s newest community, Ackerly Park, is springing up despite the heavy winter snows!  The builders are braving snow, wind, and ice to bring an exciting showcase of homes to New Albany, Ohio this July!

Great Lineup of Builders!

There will be 8 homes to tour featuring some of Central Ohio’s premier custom builders:  Bob Webb Homes, Dani Homes, Kevin Knight & Co., M/I Homes, New England Homes, Tuckerman Home Group, Weaver Custom Homes, and Zeppernick & Co.  We will post floorplans and pricing information on our website as they become available.

Ackerly Park, Close to Everything in New Albany

The Ackerly Park neighborhood is conveniently located near the New Albany Library, Market Street, Performing Arts Center, School Campus, as well as the leisure trails for which New Albany is known.  We’d love to talk with you about a new home in a great new country club community – there are some wonderful homes available as well as some terrific home sites on which to build – so let us hear from you!