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Author: Toby Boyce

Toby Boyce, president and broker for C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co., began his career as professional writer and winning influence with folks. He continues to do just that working with buyer and sellers throughout greater Delaware County. Toby has been a professional real estate agent since 2006 working mostly within residential real estate while doing some commercial and rental management as well. Toby grew up in Danville, Ohio, learning the lessons of hard-work and the value of a hand shake. He continued his education at Mount Union College (Bachelor's of Arts) and Heidelberg College (Master's of Business Administration) in business.
Chalk, Christmas Returns to Delaware in July

Chalk, Christmas Returns to Delaware in July

Sidewalk chalk art and Santa Claus?

Join Main Street Delaware on July 7 for a unique First Friday that will feature the 6th annual “Chalk It Up!” sidewalk chalk art contest and several ho-ho-holiday-themed happenings, including a late-night screening of the movie “Home Alone.”

First Friday’s “Chalk It Up” celebration and movie screening are sponsored RE/MAX Allegiance Stephanie Cashman. The screening also is sponsored by Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware.

“Main Street Delaware will be making an exciting announcement July 7,” says Susie Bibler, executive director. “With input from residents, merchants, city representatives, and others, we’ll debut a new ‘Home for the Holidays’ weekend in December that will make Delaware an even more irresistible place to be during the most wonderful time of year.”

The sidewalk chalk art contest will take place from 6-8 p.m., with two 2017 twists: The first is a holiday-themed category for the art competitors and the other is a competition to celebrate the many Delaware businesses that make downtown such a popular gathering spot. Artists are invited to dedicate their work to their favorite Main Street business. The business recognized with the most art also will earn a prize.

Those wishing to participate in the “Chalk It Up!” competition are invited to secure their concrete canvas for $10 per square now through July 7 by visiting www.mainstreetdelaware.com to print a registration form. Forms also are available at downtown businesses.

Artists are asked to bring their own chalk and then simply to begin working on their preferred sidewalk square (located on Sandusky Street between Spring Street and Central Avenue or on William or Winter streets between Franklin and Union streets).

Main Street Delaware volunteers will collect registration forms and number squares for voting on the night of the event. Artists are able to begin working at any time July 7, but must be finished by 8 p.m. to allow time for photography.

Photographs will be added to an album on the Main Street Delaware Facebook page, where the public will be able to vote for their favorites. “People’s Choice” will be awarded in youth and adult categories, and one winner will be chosen for the best “Christmas in July” creation.

Little artists not participating in the contest but inspired by their fellow pavement Picassos will be able to make sidewalk chalk creations at no cost using chalk provided by area businesses.

After the contest, families are invited to stay downtown to learn more about December’s “Home for the Holidays” and to watch a late-night screening of the Christmas comedy “Home Alone” at the historic Strand Theatre, 20 E. Winter St., Delaware. The PG-rated film stars Macaulay Culkin. Tickets are $5 per person, with children 6 and under admitted free, and each ticket includes a box of Strand popcorn.

In addition to these opportunities, tickets also are available for Main Street Delaware’s 2017 Design Awards. The evening, sponsored by Triad Architects Ltd., honors many of the businesses and individuals who have improved the downtown with renovation and restoration projects over the past year.

The Design Awards ceremony will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 29 at the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets for the celebration are $30 per person, which includes heavy appetizers, beer, and wine. Event tickets, including special Main Street Delaware membership opportunities, are available online.

Proceeds from all Main Street Delaware events are used by the nonprofit organization to support downtown initiatives, including “Home for the Holidays,” First Fridays, and the annual Farmers’ Market.

Moo Moo Car Wash, Hartline, Oden top Delaware County Transfers

Moo Moo Car Wash, Hartline, Oden top Delaware County Transfers

Moo Moo Car Wash has added a new location in southern Delaware County as this week’s top commercial real estate transaction in the county according to the Delaware County Auditor.

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Moo Moo Car Wash has purchased the former Klean-A-Car location at 460 Lazelle Road in Columbus Ohio. [photo from Delaware County Auditors Web site]
The former “Klean A Kar” was purchased by Moo Moo Polaris LLC for $600,000 this past week. The property is located at 460 Lazelle Road, just west of Sancus Boulevard, in Columbus, Ohio, and according to its Web site will be the 10th location for the Pickerington-based company. It is its first foray into Delaware County – with its Dublin, Ohio, location located about a mile south of the county line on Sawmill Parkway.

Another top commercial transfer was the purchase of 42 North Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio, by NB42 LTD for $462,500. The 6,240 square foot location is home to five units – including current tenants Hilborn Insurance, Tito Paul’s State Farm Agency office among others – in the three story building on Winter and the connected two-story building fronting on Winter Street.

 More Buckeyes Call Delaware Home

Residential Sales This Week

Brian Hartline and Greg Oden turned stellar Ohio State athletic careers into large contracts. And this week they highlighted the Delaware County real estate transfers as well.

Hartline sold his Orange Township and Powell, Ohio, home for $1.55 million this week. The home has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms – 4 full, 6,148 square feet and sits on .714 acres. He purchased the house for $1.495 million in November 2014.

Oden purchased a home in Dublin, Ohio and Concord Township home for $800,000. The home was built in 1999 and has four bedroom, five bathrooms – four full, 4,390 square feet, and 0.691 acres.

Solar Co-Op Hosting Open House

Solar Co-Op Hosting Open House

Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods will celebrate it growth with a party on June 22 from 6-8 p.m.

The event will be held at Son of Thurman’s in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. OH SUN, a solar energy co-op, has grown to 110 members and has 34 homes that have added solar technologies.

Son of Thurman’s is located at 5 North Sandusky Street in Delaware.

Check out the event on EventBrite.

Local Minister Publishes “Evangelism From the Heart”

Local Minister Publishes “Evangelism From the Heart”

“Evangelism From The Heart” is a new book from Delaware County resident Ruth O. Deel.

“Evangelism From the Heart” is just that: how God feels about those living outside of His Kingdom. Whether people are young or old, rich or poor, from this country or that country, God wants to save them all. “Evangelism From The Heart” instructs readers how to shepherd the lost back to God. He wants all to come to repentance and receive the gift of His salvation.

Deel is a licensed and ordained minister, president and CEO of From the Heart of God Training Center in Sunbury, and graduate of International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth who holds a doctorate of Theology. Deel spent two years in prophetic training at Christian International in Versailles, Indiana under the leadership of Leon Walters. She also spent four years in prophetic training at Heirs Covenant Church of Cincinnati where John W. Stevenson is an Apostle and Senior Pastor. She just completed two years of training in biblical counseling under the leadership of Dr. Sandy Burkett at Breakthrough Ministries in Westerville, OH. She is currently under the leadership of Pastor Kimberly Strain at Outreach Christian Center Delaware.

“It is absolutely startling how we stereotype people because of their economic status, where they live, how they are dressed, the type of car they drive, and how much education they have,” Deel write. “I saw the one we often assume to be those God needs to save most. But contrary to popular opinion, being poor does not make one have a greater need for salvation, likewise, neither those in the suburbs nor penthouses that we feel need to be saved from the money or snobbish ways. Everybody from rich to poor, black to white, elementary education to graduate studies, all need Jesus!”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, the book can purchase “Evangelism From The Heart” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

Make Card, Mug for Dad at Pat Catan’s

Make Card, Mug for Dad at Pat Catan’s

Pat Catan’s Craft and Floral is offering a free make-and-take at its Delaware, Ohio, store on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

The event will allow children to make a card or design a mug for Dad – as supplies last of course – to be prepared for Father’s Day the following Sunday.

Pat Catan’s is located at 159 South Sandusky Street – just south of Ohio Wesleyan University – in historic Delaware, Ohio.

IT SOLD: Dublin Road Home Fetches $3,000,000

IT SOLD: Dublin Road Home Fetches $3,000,000

5555 Dublin Road in rural Delaware, Ohio, sold for $3,000,000 on May 30, according to the Delaware County Auditor’s Office.

The property featured more than 22-1/4 acres along the Scioto River just south of Bellepoint and US 42. The Auditor’s site lists the home with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and four partial bathrooms in its 10,141 square feet and is situated on two parcels.

 

USDA Celebrates National Home Ownership Month

USDA Celebrates National Home Ownership Month

Received this press release from Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development on National Home Ownership Month. I am a huge fan of the USDA Rural Development loan program which offers 100% financing for buyers in areas determined as “rural.” For example, a rule of thumb, is that anything north of 36 in Delaware County is eligible but always ask when looking at homes. Only two counties – Franklin and Summit – have no areas that are eligible for the rural development program.


USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Events across the Nation to Spotlight Efforts to Help Rural Americans Buy Homes

Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today kicked off National Homeownership Month to celebrate the vital contribution homeowners have made to communities across rural America.

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Left to right, Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary Rural Development (RD), Franklin Codel, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending and Tony Hernandez, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service at the Champion of Rural Housing, Homeownership Month 2016 at the USDA, in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. USDA photo by Steve Thompson.

“Owning a home provides rural residents a secure environment where they can raise families, and it helps invigorate local rural economies that are vital to the long-term security and well-being of our nation,” Glendenning said. “Homeownership fortifies communities, creates jobs and strengthens the local businesses that support our towns.”

USDA provides mortgage loan guarantees through partnerships with private-sector lenders to help low- to moderate-income rural homebuyers. In 2016 alone, USDA worked with nearly 1,500 lenders to help 116,000 rural individuals and families buy homes.

USDA has helped more than 4.1 million rural residents buy homes since the National Housing Act was passed 68 years ago.

Department of Agriculture employees will celebrate National Homeownership Month throughout June with events across the nation that demonstrate the Department’s longstanding commitment to provide affordable housing opportunities for rural Americans. To learn more about USDA’s observance of National Homeownership Month, please visit our Facebook page, follow @USDARD on Twitter, contact a USDA Rural Development State Office near you, or call (800) 670-6553.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and healthcare; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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Tony Hernandez, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service makes remarks at the Champion of Rural Housing, Homeownership Month 2016 at the USDA, in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. USDA photo by Steve Thompson.