Category Archives: Real Estate

Nathan Ruffing – Signature Real Estate

Useful Real Estate Links

Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs is the local Columbus real estate investor club.

Franklin County

Franklin County Auditor has property owner information.

Franklin County Sheriff Sales has foreclosure auction information.

Columbus Development Commission

Franklin County Sex Offenders Search

Trulia Crime Map

Delaware County

Delaware County Auditor

Delaware County Sheriff Sales

Loan Programs

OHFA 1st Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Mortgage Tax Credit Etc.

Grants for Grads


FHA Approved List

National Association of Realtors® Economist Outlook

NETR Online has the link to all public records websites around the US

The Hot Market

Part 1

You have probably heard that the real estate market is hot. I set up my first showing for buyers at 1648 Gardenstone Drive in Worthington. It went on the market Monday, we set up the showing Tuesday, we received notification Wednesday before the showing that there were 60 showings scheduled for Thursday, so be respectful to the sellers’ home. Sure enough, it was practically a revolving door of buyer groups at the house.

The home is listed for $199,900. It is certainly a difficult market for buyers, but there is a reason for that. Interest rates are still low and the economy is good.

“It is always a good time to buy a house that you want to live in.”

Part 2

We looked at a house today, Tuesday, that went on the market yesterday, Monday. I arrived at the house, checked my e-mail while waiting for my buyers to arrive and I had a new e-mail saying the house had already gone into contract. Disappointing. We weren’t alone either. There was another group arriving also who didn’t know yet that the house was in contract.

Part 3

A house went on the market Thursday before Easter for $225K. I looked at it with buyers Saturday. They liked it so we put in an offer over asking price on Sunday, Easter Day. They had 9 total offers and accepted one at around $237K with the buyer willing to pay cash over appraisal if necessary.

Olentangy Schools Re-Districting

At the link there is a pdf to the map of the new 2018-2019 boundaries as well as the zones that were moved.

Southern Delaware County has been growing rapidly for many years. Olentangy High School was opened in 1953, Liberty in 2003, and Orange in 2008. Olentangy Berlin, the fourth high school, is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018 and open for the 2018-2019 school year.

There has been much talk about the re-districting that will take place. That decision was finalized this March 2017 and the results directly from the Olentangy Local School District are available at the link above. It includes information about the elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.