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4 Things You Should Know About Our Recent Central Ohio Listing

22 Wiveliscombe New Albany 1Attention New Albany home buyers: We recently listed a home on the local housing market that we are sure you’re going to fall in love with the moment you learn about it.

List at $959,900, this home is truly a bargain when you consider all of the luxuries and amenities that this home comes with.

This home, which is located at 22 Wiveliscombe in New Albany, is truly a marvel and worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new home.

The Top 4 Things We Want to Tell You About Our New Listing

  • It’s a cook’s dream, with a gorgeous chef’s kitchen that includes granite counter tops, a huge center island and updated appliances.
  • It has a fine attention to detail, as evident by the trim work throughout and the gorgeous built-ins in the executive inn.
  • It is served by some outstanding public schools through the New Albany Plain Local School District
  • Given that this property sits on nearly 0.7 acres, its backyard offers residents ample privacy as well as room for entertaining guests.

This 5-bedorom, 5.1 bathroom home truly is a marvel, offering 6,385 square feet of living space.

22 Wiveliscombe New Albany 2Here are some other amenities and features that you’ll fall in love with as soon as you step inside this majestic property:’

  • Grand 2-story foyer
  • Coffered ceilings
  • Spa-like bathrooms
  • Palatial walk-in closets
  • Custom woodwork
  • And so much more!

Plus, thanks to its location within the New Albany Country Club community, you’ll enjoy outstanding access to popular recreational amenities that will enable you to get to know your neighbors on a deeper level.

It’s Time to Purchase Your Next New Albany Dream Home

22 Wiveliscombe New Albany 3Doesn’t this New Albany home listing sound wonderful? If you agree, please take a moment to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today. We would love to assist you by answering any questions you may have about this property and also providing you with some outstanding home buyer resources.

We’ll even help you schedule a showing of this home if you’re interested in viewing it in person.

Contact us today and let’s get the home buying process started so you can move into your ideal home sooner than you think!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Why Our Recent New Albany Listing Isn’t Likely to Be Available for Long

Waterson New Albany Home 1What do you think of when you dream of your ideal New Albany home? Perhaps you think of a grandiose entrance that commands respect and attention. Perhaps you think of an open floor plan that gives you and your family plenty of room to grow and live. Perhaps you think of an array of amenities aimed at making your life easier on the New Albany real estate market.

If you think of any of these things, then we recommend you check out our new listing at 7324 Waterston in New Albany.

This gorgeous home, which is currently listed at $1,350,000, boasts 6 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms. It’s commanding presence on the local housing market, it’s commitment to the latest and greatest amenities on the inside and it’s fabulous location within New Albany make it a great find that isn’t likely to last long!

What Every Home Buyer Should Know About Our Central Ohio Listing

This 8,070-square-foot home truly has it all. Step inside this home and you’ll immediately be impressed with its oversized rooms, its gourmet kitchen, its generous-sized butler’s pantry in the dining room and its bar off the den.

What’s more, this home is truly the standard-bearer for architectural excellence and design sophistication, especially with its dramatic entranceways and unique floor plan.

Waterson New Albany Home 2Here are some other features about this home that Central Ohio home buyers will love:

  • Convenient mud room on the first floor
  • Laundry room on the second floor
  • 2-room carriage suites over 4-car garage
  • Oversized patio
  • Built-in fire pit

This home is truly an exceptional piece of real estate. It’s easy to imagine a family growing up here and sharing some wonderful memories together. I can even envision some grandparents staying to live there after the kids have left and entertaining a huge extended family on the holidays.

More Reasons to Love This Home

And as if you didn’t need any more reasons to want to relocate here, this home is also served by some high-performing schools within the New Albany Plain Local School District.

What’s more, you’re just a short drive from New Albany Country Club as well as Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park. And all of the shopping and dining you could dream of are just minutes away in nearby Columbus.

Contact Us If You Want to Make This Your Next New Albany Home

Waterson New Albany Home 3Do you think this home would complement your lifestyle well as a prospective New Albany home buyer? If so, then please take a moment to contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We would love to help you take those next steps toward making this your next home by first answering any questions you may have and also scheduling a showing of this property for you.

So contact us today and we’ll work hard to make your home buying dream a reality!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

3 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love With Our Recent New Albany Listing

Stannage New Albany Home 1Standing with great elegance on Stannage Pass, our recent listing on the New Albany real estate market certainly exudes power and prominence.

This home, located at 3994 Stannage Place, is truly magnificent, with a circular driveway, a commanding façade and a spacious lot that offers plenty of privacy.

For these reasons and more, we have selected our recent listing as our home spotlight of the day! Continue reading to learn more about this property!

Home Buyers Fall in Love With Our New Listing for 3 Main Reasons

  • It is located in the exclusive Lambton Park neighborhood, which is beloved for its commitment to a high quality of life.
  • It features a lengthy list of luxury interior amenities, including fully-stocked butler’s pantry and a gorgeous gourmet chef’s kitchen
  • It is zoned for our outstanding public schools within the New Albany Plain Local School District.

Currently listed at $1,970,000, this home features 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms. Boasting a whopping 10,825 square feet of living space, this home offers its residents plenty of room to live, work and play.

Stannage New Albany Home 2Here are some of the other fantastic amenities that interested home buyers will adore about this home:

  • Breathtaking grand foyer with marble tile floors
  • Curved staircase with dramatic aura
  • Well-designed home library
  • Coffered ceilings
  • Built-in shelving
  • Gas fireplace
  • Subzero and Wolf appliances
  • Cozy breakfast area
  • 1,200 bottle wine room

What’s more, everyone enjoys their own private bedroom suite. And the master suite even boasts its own private deck, luxurious bath and spacious walk-in closet.

Meanwhile, the finished bonus room offers an ideal place for play and recreation.
And thanks to its location on 0.96 acres, you and your family will always enjoy plenty of privacy and tranquility.

What Are You Waiting For? Make This New Albany Home Yours!

Stannage New Albany Home 3If this sounds like the kind of home you’ve been dreaming of, then please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, your dedicated New Albany real estate experts.

We would love the opportunity to assist you by answering any questions you may have as well as providing you with some valuable information on this home for sale.

But hurry! For obvious reasons, this home isn’t likely to stay available on the market for long!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Report: Central Ohio Home Sales Dropped, Prices Rose in Late 2014

Home Buying 15The end of 2014 certainly seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag in terms of real estate sales activity in New Albany, according to the latest real estate market report.

Evidently, according to the recent story I was reading, Central Ohio home sales decreased in November even as the price of those homes increased.

This is certainly going to impact both home buyers and home sellers differently so we recommend taking a moment to learn more about these recent trends.

A Brief Overview of the End of Year Sales Activity in New Albany Area

Here are the highlights of the recent report on end-of-year sales activity in the Central Ohio area:

  • During the month, 1,682 Columbus-area homes were sold, which is down 10.9 percent from November 2013, according to the Columbus Realtors trade group.
  • Central Ohio sales in 2014 were down 3 percent from last year’s total, which was the second highest on record.
  • The median sales price of a Central Ohio home was $148,000 in November, 7.1 percent higher than a year earlier.
  • Meanwhile, the median sales price is 5.5 percent higher in the Columbus area.
  • Statewide, home sales decreased 5.1 percent in November when compared to a year earlier.
  • But prices were up 5.7 percent statewide.
  • Real estate experts say that although sales were down when compared to last year, they actually are relatively healthy when compared to historic averages.
  • In fact, demand for homes in Central Ohio is strong, especially given how quickly those homes are selling and how high the list-to-sales ratio is.
  • Homes sold in 2014 in Central Ohio have been listed an average of 67 days, which is much fewer than the 90 to 100 considered normal.
  • What’s more, homes have sold this year for 96.8 percent of their final asking price, which is above the typical 92 to 94 percent.
  • By the end of November, 8,332 homes were for sale in Central Ohio, 13.3 percent less than a year ago.
  • At that sales pace, the homes would take 3.6 months to sell, which is much less than the six-month supply considered a healthy balance between buyers and sellers.
  • The number of homes for sale across the country decreased 6.7 percent in November to 2.09 million, a 5.1-month supply at the current sales pace.

Happy to Help You With Your Next New Albany Real Estate Transaction
For more useful information about recent New Albany real estate trends and how they may impact you as a potential home buyer or seller, please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We would love to assist you by answering any questions you may have as well as providing you with valuable resources.

Until next time,

Kate

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

 

Home Prices in New Albany, Nation on the Rise

New Albany home salesNational home prices are beginning to climb in the majority of U.S. cities. And that positive trend is being felt right here on the New Albany, Ohio real estate market!

According to a recent article I was reading, prices for single-family homes increased in 87 percent of U.S. cities during the second quarter of 2013.

Experts are crediting the improvements to the fortification of the housing recovery as well as the competition for a limited number of available properties for sale.

New Albany and National Real Estate Trends

Here’s what else I learned from this recent news article:

  • The median transaction price showed year-over-year increases in 142 of 163 metropolitan areas.
  • A year earlier, 75 percent of regions had gains.
  • At the end of the second quarter, 2.19 million previously owned homes were available for sale, which is 7.6 percent fewer than a year before.
  • The median home sales price for an existing single-family home was $203,500 nationally during the second quarter, up 12 percent from a year before.
  • That was considered the biggest gain since the fourth quarter of 2005.
  • Nationally speaking, the best performing areas were Sacramento and Atlanta, which both saw 39 percent increases in sales prices year-over-year.
  • The housing recovery has been aided by the drop in the unemployment rate, which decreased to 7.4 percent in July from 7.6 percent.
  • Meanwhile, mortgage rates for 30-year loans increased from 3.35 percent in May to 4.4 percent in July.

While rising mortgage rates may cool off the housing market slightly, the majority of the recent activity seems to be encouraging even more home sales and high home prices, including in New Albany. 

This will undoubtedly be welcome news for anyone interested in listing their property on the New Albany real estate market.

List Your New Albany Home with Us Today!

If you’re interested in selling your current New Albany home for sale, then please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’ll be happy to assist you by offering you valuable home selling advice as well as providing you with a free home evaluation and neighborhood sold report.

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

 

New Albany, Ohio Featured Listing: 7693 Fenway Road

Fenway Albany 1Stately. Beautiful. Inviting.

These are likely the words that New Albany, Ohio home buyers will think of when they first set eyes on the new listing at 7693 Fenway Road.

This property, situated on a generous-sized 0.67-acre lot, features a 5,015-squre foot home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There was also 2 half baths in this home.

Currently, this New Albany home is listed at $899,000.

More Information on this Lovely New Albany Home for Sale

The beautiful brick home on Fenway Road offers residents everything they could possibly need to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle!

For instance, the spacious kitchen downstairs features granite countertops and newer stainless steel appliances.

There’s also a darling window seat in the kitchen!

The kitchen opens to a welcoming family room, which is ideally laid out for entertaining company.

The study features built-in shelves as well as wainscoting. And the dining room offers palladium windows! Meanwhile, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful views of your treed backyard from the living room!

Here are some other features that interested home buyers are sure to be impressed with:

  • Fireplace in the master bedroom
  • A first-floor master bedroom
  • Tile flooring
  • Two-story foyer
  • Hardwood floors
  • Newer light fixtures

This home is served by the New Albany Plain School District, which is nationally recognized for its academic excellence.

Nearby recreational amenties to this home include:

  • New Albany Country Club
  • Plain Township Park
  • Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park

Plus, shopping and dining attractions in Columbus are just a short drive away!

Purchase This Lovely New Albany Home for Sale Now

If you’re interested in making the home for sale at 7693 Fenway Road your next permanent residence, then please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’ll be happy to provide you with more information about this listing, schedule a showing for you as well as provide you with access to a free virtual tour of this home!

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

 

Luxury Home Flipping On the Rise

New Albany home renovationsThere’s a new trend on the national housing market that may even be impacting activity on the New Albany, Ohio real estate market.

Evidently, a recent Reuters article reported that more people are flipping luxury housing.

House flipping entails buying a home, refurbishing it, and selling it at a profit. In the past, this activity has mostly been relegated to the lower priced market but now, it looks like it’s happening on the luxury home market as well.

New Albany Real Estate Trends

According to the recent article was reading, more investors are lending money to flippers on high-end properties.

The article told one man’s story who purchased a California home in December 2012 for $1.5 million. The man invested $600,000 in renovations and now will list the property for $3.295 million.

This is not strictly a California phenomenon either.

According to national statistics, house flipping in the $1 million and up price range rose nearly 40 percent between 2011 and 2013.

Here’s what else the data reveal:

  • Between 2011 and 2012, high-end flipping increased 456 percent in Phoenix (from 27 to 150 properties ); 867 percent in Orlando (from 3 to 29 homes); and 630 percent (from 10 to 73 homes) in Las Vegas.

To be considered a house flip, a home has to be bought and sold within six months.

Experts say that the improved economy is encouraging house flippers to enter the market once more.

That’s because house flipping at such a high price range is more risky than the standard hour flip. Thus, these individuals are looking for more reasons to feel confident than the typical flipper.

Your New Albany Ohio REALTOR

It will be interesting to see just how much this luxury home flipping trend grows and what kind of impact, if any,  it will have on New Albany.

After all, our community is well known for its luxury properties in such communities as:

If you’re interested in investing in a luxury New Albany home anytime soon, please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’ll be happy to assist you by offering you valuable home buying advice, telling you about available home listingsand providing you with such resources as:

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

Why New Albany Golf Courses Are Gaining Attention

New Albany golfingNew Albany Ohio golf courses are setting a new trend that other communities as far away as Seattle are taking note of, according to a recent article I read.

Evidently, golf courses in our area are starting to put a greater emphasis on natural and environmentally-friendly landscaping.

While our Central Ohio golf courses have been recognized for years as being superior courses, this is sure to improve their reputations even more so!

Golfing Community in New Albany, Ohio

The recent Associated Press article I read noted that the New Albany Country Club has begun setting out bird boxes throughout the course.

Country Club officials have also stopped mowing some high grasses around the golf course in an effort to make the landscape a little bit more natural.

Here are some other steps the Country Club has taken to reach its goal:

  • Adding more space to wildlife
  • Cutting back on pesticide use
  • Adding bird boxes

The result of their recent efforts to make the golf course more natural have been quite positive!

For one, the Country Club is saving money on lawn mowing!

Also, the new scenery is attracting new people to the golf course who are interested in seeing local flora and fauna while enjoying a round of golf.

Other Central Ohio golf courses that have taken a similar approach as the New Albany Country Club include:

  • Blacklick Woods in Reynoldsburg
  • Longaberger Golf Club near Nashport

New Albany Country Club’s efforts earned it a certification under an Audubon International program that encourages golf courses to be more environmentally-friendly.

That’s because the higher grass and reduction of pesticides means that fewer pesticides are getting in the water of these courses.

Living in New Albany Ohio’s Golf Communities

The certified sanctuary golf course recognition at the New Albany Country Club has helped foster a sense of pride among golfers who play there, officials said.

If that sounds like the kind of community in which you would like to live permanently, please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today.

We’ll let you know about available New Albany Country Club listings as well as provide you with such valuable resources as:

Until next time,

Kate

Speculative Data Center Coming to New Albany

New Albany data centerA new development is coming to this area and planners hope it will draw even more business to New Albany!

Evidently, Compass Data Centers recently picked our Central Ohio city as the location of its next speculative build.

New Albany Development May Help Boost Local Economy

According to a recent article I read, Compass Data Centers will construct a speculative data center in New Albany soon.

This means that the company has not secured a specific tenant to occupy any of the five data center pods that it plans to build.

While this may seem risky, the Compass CEO said the company is already working with local officials to attract clients, including tax incentives for future tenants.

According to plans, each tenant with receive a partial seven-year property-tax abatement.

The company will not start constructing the building until its secured at least one tenant – although it’s doing the footwork now so that once it signs a tenant, the company will be able to construct the building within six months.

The data center is expected to be between 10,000 and 21,000 square feet.

Company leaders say that they see a lot of promise in New Albany for the data center industry.

After all, there are several Fortune 1000 companies located here, including:

  • Limited Brands
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • TJ Maxx

Other businesses located in New Albany include Nationwide Insurance and Discover Financial.

Plus, as company officials noted, New Albany has a great supply of fiber infrastructure as well as available skilled workers – especially given the city’s proximity to Ohio State University.

Search Available New Albany Ohio Homes Now and Relocate Here!

It’s an exciting time for our city, which appears to be on the frontier of establishing itself as an ideal place for data centers.

Even if you’re not in that industry, the creation of this data center will further help diversify the local jobs market and help strengthen the economy.

If you’re interested in buying a New Albany home and living here permanently, please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas.

When you do, we’ll be happy to provide you with straight-forward advice as well as valuable Central Ohio home buying tools like:

You may even want to start looking at specific New Albany neighborhoods, like:

Until next time,

Kate

 

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