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Top 9 Central Ohio Neighborhoods

In recent years, the housing market has gotten red-hot in central Ohio. The average home price in the Columbus area rose 9% from 2017 to 2018 and houses are sitting on the market for half as long. Columbus is also the only large northern city to grow more than 10%...

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7 Most Luxurious Homes in Ohio

When you think of breathtaking luxury, Beverly Hills or Palm Beach may come to mind - but Ohio is also home to some insanely luxurious family houses! Whether it’s Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati, the Buckeye State has some houses that many would call their...

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Best School Districts in Ohio

How Local Schools Can Close A Sale For families looking to buy a home, school districts are often a major deciding factor in their relocation. Setting their children up for success requires planning for the foreseeable future. This is why learning the best school...

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The Net-Zero Home Trend

What are zero-energy homes and are they worth it? With a new year around the corner and increasing news about climate change, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about net-zero; which is a home that nets zero energy-cost by the end of the year. Net-zero homes...

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Safest Neighborhoods In Central Ohio

Ohio crime rates can be a major selling point! For a family making the life-changing decision of buying or building a home, they will want to be confident that it is a good investment for the long haul. They will want to be sure their children receive proper...

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8 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm During a Polar Vortex

Stay warm and reduce your electric bill with these simple tips After the latest polar vortex in Central Ohio, you may be looking for ways to stay warm. When wind chills hit -20 degrees or lower, it can be hard to keep those drafts out of your house. Energy bills...

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Preparing a Garden for Spring In Central Ohio

Believe it or not, Spring is on the way in Central Ohio! Now is the perfect time to start planning your garden so you can take full advantage of the growing season. Before you know it, you can be enjoying a nice salad on your patio fresh from your own backyard! Here...

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10 Time-Saving Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring has officially sprung in Central Ohio and you may have the urge to start spring cleaning. It’s a good idea to do a thorough cleansing of your home a few times a year to hit all the areas that may be overlooked during routine cleanings. That doesn’t mean you...

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Best Home Upgrades for Pet Owners

Make your home functional and comfortable for all of the members of your family, including the pets! Adding just a few pet-friendly details to your home can make your life easier and keep your home beautiful. We pulled together some modern upgrades pet owners will...

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10 Design Tips for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space

A well-thought-out outdoor space can be the perfect extension to a home. It gives you additional space for relaxing, enjoying family, and entertaining. You can make your outdoor space your personal oasis from the hectic day or create a fabulous area for your friends...

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How Much Does a Backyard Pool Cost in Central Ohio?

Is A Backyard Pool Worth it? There’s nothing better than a dip in the pool on a hot Ohio summer day. Wouldn’t it be great to have one in your own backyard? You could have friends and family over and really make the most out of summer. However, is it worth it to have...

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Back to School Organizational Tips

It’s back to school time in Central Ohio, and we know that parenting school-age children comes with it’s own set of challenges. Hectic mornings, extracurricular activities, and homework can add additional stress to your already full plate. Take some of the stress off...

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