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Downsizing Tips – Ways to Make the Transition Easier

People choose to downsize or “right-size” their home for a number of reasons – simplify lifestyle, reduce housing costs, relocate to a new climate, the list goes on. Whatever your reason for wanting to make the transition to “smaller living,” considering the following tips to help make the lifestyle shift more manageable and less overwhelming.

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Reimagine Where (and How) You Want to Live – If you have not finalized your next step yet, take some time to really think about what you want that next chapter to look like. Having a clear vision of where you are going will remove much of the uncertainty and allow you to focus on what needs to happen next.

Downsize Your “Stuff” – If you are moving to a smaller home, then you will not need as many things to fill it. And a clutter-free home definitely appeals more to buyers and sells faster. Before putting your home on the market, take some time to go through your personal and household items (even furniture) and be very selective about what you take with you. You may even decide that you want to have a whole new style in your new home!

Make Necessary Home Repairs and Improvements – Buyers do not like to work hard to envision themselves in your home. A home that is move-in ready and upgraded properly will always sell faster and for more money than one that requires a lot of work.

Don’t Go It Alone – Hire the Experts – The process of downsizing can feel a bit overwhelming. Take advantage of the amazing local resources available to help walk you through each step:

  • Realtor
  • Professional Organizer
  • Home Stager
  • Estate Sale Professional
  • Financial Consultant
  • Lender/Banker
  • Attorney
  • Mover

Want to learn more about the ins and outs of downsizing? We will cover these topics and more in detail at our free Downsize New Albany seminar on Oct. 19, 2016, at the Heit Center in New Albany. You’ll hear from a panel of local experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and pick up information about housing options and other services available in the area. Reservations are required. RSVP to info@newalbanyohio.com.

Can’t make it to the seminar, but still want to learn more? We would be happy to help! Contact us at 614-939-8944 or tonyt@newalbanyrealty.com, or visit us online at www.NewAlbanyOhio.com.

Stately New Albany Home Can Be Yours for $849K

katelistingAs soon ask you pull up to our new listing at 13 Wiveliscombe, you’re sure to be impressed by its regal looking entrance.

This all-brick, two-story home features two chimneys, a darling brick pathway leading up to the front door and a covered front door stoop.

Of course, this home offers so much more than a picture-perfect exterior. Inside this stately home, interested buyers will find everything they’ve been looking for in a New Albany property and more. Continue reading to see for yourself!

Why You’ll Fall in Love With This New Albany Listing!

katelisting2Our new listing on Wiveliscombe, which is currently listed at $849,000, boasts a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms.

This 5,858-square-foot home was clearly built with excellence in mind, as evident by all of the incredible amenities found throughout.

Some of the interior features that are sure to catch your eye as a buyer include:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Striking divided staircase
  • Lovely fireplace
  • Two-story living room
  • Beautifully painted rooms
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Two-story windows
  • Walk-in closets
  • Upgraded bathrooms
  • Molding throughout
  • 2-car garage

Plus, this property’s half-acre lot has been professionally landscaped, giving you the perfect blend of shaded and flowering trees.

This brick classic also has the distinction of being located in a beautiful and quiet cul-de-sac in the New Albany Country Club. This will give you and your loved ones all the privacy and serenity you crave.

You’ll also enjoy access to all of the shared amenities in this community, including

  • Bike/Walk Path
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Club, Pool
  • Tennis Court

Plus, because of this home’s location within the fine New Albany Country Club, you’ll enjoy easy access to Market Street as well as New Albany High School. Now that’s convenient!

Is This Your Next New Albany Home?

katelisting4If this sounds like everything you’ve been looking for in a property and more, then please take a moment now to connect with us, Kate & Tony Thomas, your dedicated real estate experts.

We would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as helping you schedule a showing of this property.

And in the meantime, we invite you to check out our free visual tour of this property. This way, you can tour this incredible home from the comfort of your own computer before you ever arrive for your in-person tour!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony Thomas

 

This Fantastic New Albany Home Can Be Yours for Just $629,900!

New Albany OhioWe recently listed a property on the New Albany Ohio real estate market that we’re sure prospective home buyers are going to love!

Located at 4585 Neiswander Square, this darling two-story brick property has plenty to offer the next residents who live here.

From its spacious rooms to its intricate designs, its great neighborhood location to its placement within the community of New Albany, this recent home listing could just be the home you want to own! Continue reading to learn more!

What to Expect When You Tour This New Albany Home

New Albany Ohio 2This lovely property, which is currently listed for $629,900, features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. In all, this home offers 3,520 square feet of living space.

This wonderful brick home, which is located in the highly sought after North of Woods neighborhood, sits on a low traffic street that is close to Market Street, Healthy New Albany and NACC.

Now that’s a fantastic location!

Take a tour of this home and you’re likely to be impressed by all of the fantastic amenities inside. In fact, some of the interior features that we absolutely adore in this home include:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Updated kitchens
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Granite counter tops
  • Large windows
  • Beautifully painted rooms
  • Finished lower level
  • Attached two-car garage
  • Brick terrace

Another great feature of this home is that the formal dining room is connected to the kitchen via butler’s pantry and planning center. Now that’s convenient!

We also love how this home has tremendous storage capacity including built-ins throughout.

plus finished lower level, attached 2 car garage, brick terrace and a private wooded backyard.

Situated on a wooded lot of 0.24 acres, you can also feel like you’re enjoying plenty of peace and privacy when you live here.

Is This The Right New Albany Home for You?

New Albany Ohio 3If so, please don’t hesitate to connect with us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today!

We’re your dedicated New Albany real estate experts and we would love the opportunity to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you with some valuable insight on this home.

We’ll even help you schedule a showing of this property!

In the meantime, before we make that appointment, we invite you to take a virtual tour of this home, which is a great way to check out the home extensively – and all from the comfort of your own computer!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

 

3 Reasons You Should Invest in This Magnificent New Albany Home for Sale

alpathTalk about a gorgeous property on the New Albany OH real estate market right now!

Our new listing at 7589 Alpath Road is already attracting a lot of home buyer attention and it’s easy to see why. From its grandiose entrance to its exquisite amenities on the inside, this is a dream home for many here in New Albany.

We invite you to continue reading to learn more about what kind of quality of life this property can provide to you and your family!

Top Reasons To Fall In Love With This New Albany Property

alpath 2Our recent home listing on the local housing market is simply outstanding! This 4,130-square-foot home features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and is located in the sought-after North of Woods.

This means that you as a resident will be able to walk to such popular amenities and attractions as Market Street, the Library and the Fitness Center.

Here are the top three reasons we believe home buyers are falling in love with this property each time they visit:
It boasts a sophisticated, modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles
It features and incredible master suite bathroom complete with garden tub
It offers a completely finished lower level that includes a rec room, bar, fifth bedroom and fourth bath.

Incredible, right?

Of course, those aren’t the only reasons buyers love this property, which is situated on a 0.18 plot of land. Some of the other interior home features that are appealing to would-be buyers include:

  • A three car garage
  • Hardwood floors
  • Large windows
  • Lovely fireplace
  • Lush carpeting
  • New brick tile in the service hall
  • Paver patio
  • Tankless hot water heater
  • Three-car garage

What’s more, this community is zoned for some outstanding public schools within the New Albany Plain Local School District, ensuring that any school-age children you have in the home will be more than adequately prepared for college, careers and beyond!

We’re Your Dedicated New Albany OH REALTORS

alpath 3Here’s the best part of all about our recent listing on Alpath: All of these dream amenities that come with this home can be yours for $589,900! That’s really a great deal given all of the perks of living here!

Thus, if you’re ready to take that next step toward making this property your next home, be sure to connect with us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’re your dedicated New Albany real estate experts and we would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have and maybe even scheduling a showing of this property for you.

We also invite you to check out our free virtual tour of this property, which makes it convenient to check out this home from the comfort of your computer.

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Top 5 Reasons Why Buyers Will Love This New Albany Estate Home at The Reserve!

calverton homeWhen buyers pull up to the curb of 7832 Calverton Square in New Albany, they immediately realize that they’ve happened upon an incredible piece of real estate.

This home at The Reserve in the New Albany Country Club area is even more impressive when buyers step inside, with expansive rooms, incredible detailing and impressive upgrades.

Given all that this home has to offer, we believe that it’s one of the most coveted pieces of New Albany real estate currently on the market. Continue reading to learn more!

Why Buyers Fall In Love With This New Albany Property

calverton home 2Here are the top five reasons that buyers most often cite to us about what they love about this home:

  • It’s in an enviable residential community
  • It has a gourmet kitchen with all the latest and greatest appliances
  • It has breathtakingly beautiful oak floors and hickory woodwork throughout
  • It has lush vegetation that promises plenty of privacy and tranquility
  • It has stunning upgrades throughout, including a gorgeous fireplace, granite countertops and a three car garage!

Of course, those really are just a few of the many reasons why people love this property.

This home, which boasts 4,842 square feet of living space, offers buyers an impressive 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms.

Inside this majestic home, buyers discover such incredible features as:

  • Molding throughout
  • Granite counter tops
  • Garden tub
  • Built-in shelves
  • Second-floor catwalk
  • Spacious laundry room
  • 2-story great room
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Sunny breakfast area
  • Marble-tiled bathrooms
  • Walk-in closet
  • Huge windows
  • And more!

Meanwhile, the upstairs area boasts three private suites while the lower level features a rec/media area, a second kitchen with eating space and a fifth bedroom, complete with full bath and walk-in closet.

Step outside on the gorgeous brick patio in the back and you’ll discover your own private landscaped backyard with mature trees and a huge side yard.

This phenomenal home sits on a generous sized lot that boasts an excellent location within the neighborhood.

Currently, this home is listed at $759,900, which truly is a deal when you consider all that this home comes with.

Interested in Making This Your Next New Albany Home?

calverton home 3We don’t blame you! With all of its amazing features and its even more impressive price, we understand how desirable this home truly is on the local housing market.

Contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today to ask any lingering questions you might have as well as to request further information on the property.

If you’re ready to take that next step, you might also consider requesting a showing of this home or checking out our free virtual tour of this New Albany property.

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Great News New Albany Buyers: Stunning Home for Sale in Lambton Park!

Biddick New Albany 1There are certain New Albany neighborhoods that are always popular among home buyers and Lambton Park is definitely one of them!

After all, this community is located within the coveted New Albany Country Club and boasts and excellent location within the exemplary New Albany Plain Local Schools District.

What’s more, this community has a reputation for offering residents an excellent sense of community.

Thus, buyers reading our blog today are sure to be thrilled to discover that there’s now a new listing available in Lambton Park. Continue reading to learn more!

This Lambton Park Home Listing Has It All!

Biddick New Albany 2Located at 7217 Biddick Court, this impressive home features 7,596 square feet of living space, including 6 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms.

This gorgeous brick home boasts a long list of luxury amenities, including a gourmet island kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hall pantry and a light-filled breakfast room.

Other impressive features you’ll discover when you step inside this home include:

  • A cozy wood-paneled den with wet bar
  • Living room with marble fireplace
  • 4 bedroom suites, each with a private bath and walk-in closet
  • A spacious mother-in-law suite over the 3 car attached garage.

Meanwhile, the nearly half acre lot is beautifully landscaped for shade and privacy and even features a brick patio overlooking the backyard.

And here’s an added perk to living here: It boasts an ideal location that’s just 2 miles to Market Street as well as New Albany High School.

This home is currently listed at $1.18 million, which is truly a bargain when you consider all of the features it comes with.

We’re Your Dedicated New Albany REALTORS

Biddick New Albany 3If this sounds like exactly the kind of community you’ve been dreaming of as a home buyer, then please take a moment now to connect with us, Thomas &  Company, your dedicated New Albany real estate experts.

We would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have, providing valuable insight on this home for sale and even scheduling a showing for you!

Until next time,

Thomas & Company

Middleton House – A Granville Property w/ Plenty to Offer Buyers!

Columbus New Albany 1We have exciting news to share with you form the Granville real estate market! We recently listed The Middleton House, located at 2256 Columbus Road.

This remarkably unique, historic estate sits on an impressive 43-plus acres, which overlooks the surrounding hills and valleys of Granville.

This home is truly remarkable. And it can be yours for just $1.85 million.

If you’re in the market for a new Granville home, we invite you to continue reading to learn more about what this home has to offer.

Live the Good Life in This Granville Home

Columbus New Albany 2Originally built in 1915, this English Country-style residence served as the original site of the Granville Literary and Theology Institution. It also serves as a guest house and conference center for Denison University.

Today, this stunning white home on Columbus Road features 6 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms.

Step inside this 7,150-square-foot home, and you’ll discover an endless procession of incredible amenities.

These include:

  • A grand foyer with 2-story ceilings, elegant carpeted stair and custom arched window.
  • A light-filled living room with wood-burning marble fireplace and built-in cabinetry.
  • A family room and adjacent office/den, each with a fireplace.
  • An elegant formal dining room with original oak wood paneling, built-in leaded glass cabinetry, tiled fireplace and bay window.
  • A completely renovated gourmet chef’s kitchen, which includes a custom island w/built-in breakfast table and prep area, white Carrarra marble countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer & Wolf gas stove with double oven and so much more.

And that’s just the main level. On the first upper level, buyers will discover four bedrooms with private bathrooms, an impressively spacious master suite with seating area and more.

Columbus New Albany 3And on the second upper level, they’ll be impressed with the large recreation room with adjacent media room and the fifth bedroom and hall bath.

Meanwhile, the lower level of this breathtaking estate features an exercise room, walk-in wine cellar and more.

The marvel that is this Granville home doesn’t stop when you tour the exterior of the property either.

With 43-plus acres, buyers will discover a tranquil oasis that’s perfect for relaxing, playing and entertaining guests.

There’s even an equestrian barn with 9 stalls, a tack room, open hay mow, fenced pasture and a fully-renovated Caretaker’s Quarters with a kitchenette, fireplace, bedroom and bath.

There’s also a four-car detached garage with extra storage as well as a 25-car paved parking lot and motor court on the property. Wow!

Feel Like Royalty When You Purchase This Granville Home

Truly, this home is a modern day palace! And you could be its next king or queen.

Contact us, Thomas & Company, today if you’re interested in receiving more valuable information about this property or if you’d like to schedule a showing. We would love the opportunity to assist you!

Until next time,

Thomas & Company

Look For Thomas & Company in the Upcoming New Albany Founder’s Day Parade!

CalendarWhat an honor! We recently found out that we have been given the opportunity to walk in the New Albany Founder’s Day Parade on May 16!

This local parade is a time-honored tradition here in New Albany and so we are humbled that we get a chance to be a part of it.

Continue reading to learn more about this upcoming parade and what you can expect to see if you attend!

The 411 on the Upcoming New Albany Parade

Held every year, the New Albany Founder’s Day celebrates the inception of our incredible community.

Founded in 1837, the Village of New Albany has seen immense growth in the last two decades in particular as local leaders have focused on making this a great place to not only live but also to work and play as well. The Village became a City in 2011!

This year’s event (which, by the way, marks the 40th anniversary) will actually kick off with a mini-concert by the New Albany Chorus at Main Street and High Street.

Then, the parade starts at 11 a.m. Parade floats enter at Dublin-Granville Road and Morgan Road, although probably the best place to stand as a spectator will be Main Street and High Street because a parade emcee booth will be located there.

Check out this online map for a look at the complete parade map and to plan your excursion on Founder’s Day.

Ultimately, the parade will end at the New Albany 2-5 Elementary School at 87 North High Street.

This year is sure to be a stand-out one, especially given all of the sponsors that have contributed to bring the parade to life. These companies include The City of New Albany, New Albany Chamber of Commerce, Plain Township, New Albany-Plain Local Schools, Chi Thai Restaurant and Mint Family Dental.

Meanwhile, Robert & Debbie Dean will serve as the 2015 Parade Grand Marshals.

Here a quick recap of the most important details you should know:

  • When: 10:45 a.m. for the mini-concert, 11 a.m. for the parade
  • Where: Main Street and High Street
  • More Information: Visit The Founders Day Site.  And once again, you can also view the Parade Route map.

We Hope To See You at the Parade on May 16!

We hope you have a chance to check out the Founder’s Day festivities (including the parade!) on May 16. We think it’s sure to be a fun and memorable day for the whole family!

If you do end up attending and you see us, please be sure to wave Hello. We would be thrilled to see you.

And remember: As your dedicated New Albany real estate experts, we always enjoy the opportunity to help people realize their dreams on the real estate market. So contact us today if you’re considering buying or selling a New Albany area home anytime soon, make sure to contact us for assistance.

Until next time,

Thomas & Company

Your New Albany Real Estate Report for February

Home Buying 14The month of January was a bit of a mixed bag for the New Albany real estate market, according to the most recent real estate data.

Evidently, according to market data, the median home sales price as well as the total number of home sales decreased, although the average price per square foot as well as the average listing price increased.

If you’re thinking about entering the housing market anytime soon as a buyer or seller, we recommend
That you continue reading to learn more about the current state of the housing market.

What New Albany Buyers and Sellers Should Know

  • Here’s an overview of recent market activity, based on the most recent market data:
  • Currently there are 175 homes for sale on the market, including 35 in some stage of the foreclosure process.
  • Between November and February, the average price per square foot for New Albany homes was $134, down 20.7 percent compared to the same period last year.
  • Also, the median home sales price was $309,950 based on 54 home sales.
  • Compared to a year ago, the median home sales price has decreased 0.3 percent, or $850.
  • And the number of home sales decreased 8.5 percent.
  • During the week ending on Feb. 11, the average listing price was $637,324, up 4.1 percent from the week before.
  • During that previous week, the average listing price was $611,000.
  • Broken down further, the median sales price for a 2-bedroom home was $147,500
  • The median sales price for a 3-bedroom home was $269,000.
  • And the median sales price for a 4-bedroom home was $361,000

We’ll Help You With Your New Albany Real Estate Needs!

Hopefully you found the above information insightful as a potential New Albany home buyer or seller. It’s important to be up to date on recent market activity because it will help inform your decisions as you navigate the market.

For additional insight on what these numbers mean to you as a buyer or seller – or to enlist our help with ensuring a successful outcome on the market, please don’t hesitate to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas.

We would love the opportunity to assist you with all of your real estate needs in New Albany!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Hot New Albany Listing Alert: 4136 Sudbrook Sq E

New Albany PropertyHave we got a deal for you on the New Albany real estate market!

We recently listed a gorgeous property at 4136 Sudbrook Sq E. This lovely 5-bedroom home in Fenway is capturing the hearts of plenty of home buyers because of its incredible amenities, great location and excellent schools.

Continue reading to learn more!

What Every New Albany Home Buyer Should Know About This Home

Listed on the market for $725,000, this lovely 4,211-square-foot home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

This distinctive home is loaded with upgrades and character!

Step inside, and you’ll discover such incredible amenities as:

  • 2-story foyer
  • French doors
  • Fireplace
  • Built-in shelves
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite counters
  • Large center island

Other incredible amenities in this home include a screened porch, an outstanding laundry/mud room with built-in desk, a majestic curved staircase, spacious bedrooms upstairs, wood floors and so much more!

New Albany Property 2What’s more, this home boasts a fantastic New Albany Country Club location that puts you within walking distance to the country club and Market Street.

And did we mention this home has a 3-car garage? Now that’s convenient!

Meanwhile, your children will attend some outstanding public schools within the New Albany Plain Local School District. This district is renowned for preparing students for both school and the real world!

This Beautiful New Albany Home Can Be Yours!

New Albany Property 3If this sounds like the kind of home that would complement your family’s lifestyle well, then please take a moment to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about this property as well as provide you with some valuable home buying resources.

Until next time,

Kate & Tony