Baron Music Supporters Schedule Walk, Run

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Proceeds Benefit Baron Music Boosters

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Buckeye Band Boosters will lead the Run to the Baron Beat 5k on Saturday, April 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Middle / High School campus in Delaware, Ohio.

The run/walk is mostly a flat course which loops around Buckeye Valley’s Middle and High School campus. The trail will loosely follow the cross country course with multiple terrains providing a small challenge. In addition to the race, there will be music, food, vendors and raffles.

The event is $20 for 19-under and $25 for everyone else through March 31. From April 1 through race day it is $25 for 19-under and $30 for everyone else. Registration includes a T shirt ($2 for those XL or larger) and race packet. Sign Up Today!

SAFE Delaware County Coalition Receiving $42k

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Delaware County Health District Receives Grant

Delaware County Health Commissioner, Shelia Hiddleson today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $41,999.97 in federal traffic safety funding to the Delaware General Health District for federal fiscal year 2016.

Delaware County General Health District Helping Save Lives

Delaware County General Health District received a state grant to improve the safety of Delaware County drivers. [image by Ariel Camilo]

The Health District has identified that the lack of seat belt use, driver inattention, and impaired driving are impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Delaware County.

To save lives and improve citizen’s quality of life, the Health District will use the grant funds to coordinate the SAFE Delaware County Coalition. The coalition — comprised of local law enforcement and other agencies — promotes awareness of traffic safety issues such as seat belt restraint usage, impaired and distracted driving, speed, motorcycle safety and teen driver safety.  This year the coalition will focus on senior driver safety and commercial traffic in Delaware County.

The funds are passed through the Traffic Stafety Office from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers.

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions based upon the number of fatal crashes.

Buckeye Valley only County School to Earn Prestigious Honor

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Buckeye Valley Local Schools is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the fifth-Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

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Buckeye Valley only Delaware County school included on AP District Honor Roll.

BV is the only Delaware County school and joins Dublin City Schools and Worthington Schools as the only central Ohio districts. Inclusion on the fifth Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2012 to 2014, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
  • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, Buckeye Valley Local Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

The district continues to identify instructional models and courses that provide a menu of options for students looking to advance their coursework beyond the traditional offerings.

For a complete list of honorees visit here.

It Happened This Week in Delaware Real Estate!

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Another exciting week in Delaware, Ohio, real estate that ended on Halloween.

For the week there was 93 valid transfers recorded by the Delaware County Auditor’s Office and released this morning. Those valid transfers averaged $277,352 per home, which was a large drop from last week. However, the number would be expected to rise next week as the real estate closings from the end of the week get recorded.

Top Five Real Estate Transactions

Delaware County, October 25-31, 2014
  1. $1,155,720. 5571 Via Alvito Drive, Westerville, residential vacant land.
  2. $622,500. 2581 Meadowshire Road, Galena, single family owner occupied.
  3. $564,486. 6409 Braymoore Drive, Galena. residential vacant land.
  4. $515,000. 7194 Brodie Boulevard, Dublin. single-family owner occupied.
  5. $515,000. 595 Retreat Lane, Powell. single-family owner occupied.

As usual, Toby Boyce would doubt that if you drove by 5571 Via Alvito or 6409 Braymoore you’d find vacant land. Instead you’d find a couple beautiful homes – Via Alvito by Romanelli & Hughes and Bryamoore by M/I Homes – that were just completed.

Top-Priced Real Estate Transactions By City

For the Week October 25-31, 2014
  • Ashley (1) — 0 Ashley Road, $105,000.
  • Columbus (5) — 9128 Scenic View Circle, $185,000.
  • Delaware (27) — 232 Olentangy Crossings, $339,302.
  • Dublin (3) — 7194 Brodie Boulevard, $515,000.
  • Galena (7) — 2581 Meadowshire Road, $622,500.
  • Lewis Center (7) — 6147 Scarlet, $360,221.
  • Marengo (1) — 7940 Lott Road, $270,000.
  • Ostrander (1) — 5477 Stover Road, $120,000.
  • Powell (17) — 595 Retreat Lane, $515,000.
  • Radnor (1) — 0 Fulton Creek Road, $34,000.
  • Sunbury (11) — 0 Safron Drive, $299,185.
  • Westerville (7) — 5571 Via Alvito Drive, $1,155,720.

There were some other key news pieces to come to light this past week that could have a direct-impact on those owning property in Delaware County, Ohio.

Breaking, Interesting Real Estate News

  • Dublin (22) and Powell (9) were named among the 50 best suburbs in America, according to Columbus Business Firsty
  • Orange Township has emerged as the third candidate for Amazon’s $1 billion data center according to Columbus Business First. The location appears to be on 74-acres on the southwest corner of Home Road and U.S. 23 North — just north of the “bridge to nowhere” — with a petition being submitted to the township for rezoning.
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning commission announced its 2015 Member Population Estimates with Jerome Township and New Albany among the region’s fastest growing. As a whole MORPC estimates Central Ohio will grow by less than one percent in 2015.

Some good signs coming in Delaware City and Delaware County. And as always, if you want information on any of the above articles or just to chat real estate call Toby Boyce at 740-990-9748 or via e-mail.

What Happened in Delaware Real Estate This Week?

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Trick-or-Treat Edition

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It was treat over trick for home sellers in Delaware County, Ohio, last week. [art by Maria Li]

It was definitely a treat for many in Delaware County, Ohio, this past week with 83 properties changing hands with an average value of just over $372,151.

Top Five Real Estate Transfers Last Week

  1. $659,813. 5481 Via Alvito Drive, Westerville, Single-family vacant land.
  2. $625,000. 8348 Steitz Road, Powell, Single-family owner-occupied.
  3. $595,910. 6112 Braymoore Drive, Galena, Single-family owner-occupied.
  4. $544,750. 8209 Coldwater Drive, Powell. Other residential.
  5. $518,816. 4615 Sanctuary Drive, Westerville, Residential vacant land.

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It was a good week to be in the Sunbury zip code (43074), with the highest average sales price in the county last for zip codes with at least five valid transactions. Sunbury home owners average $424,038 per sale last week, while Westerville ($330,812), Powell ($319,513), and Galena ($264,401) rounded out the top five Delaware County zip codes this past week.

Top Delaware County Sales by City

  • Ashley (0)
  • Centerburg (1) – 5999 Lane Road, $375,000
  • Columbus (1) – 1588 England Drive, $209,000
  • Delaware (20) – 7970 Reins Court, $447,883
  • Dublin (1) – 8790 Davington, $340,000
  • Galena (7) – 6112 Braymoore, $595,910
  • Kilbourne (1) – 3720 North Old State Road, $171,650
  • Lewis Center (17) – 7070 Sedge Drive, $358,237
  • Ostrander (2) – Huston Street, $105,000
  • Powell (12) – 8348 Steitz Road, $625,000
  • Radnor (0)
  • Sunbury (7) – 285 Dent Road, $465,000
  • Westerville (17) – 4615 Sanctuary Drive, $518,816

Until we meet again, if you need assistance with your real estate transaction contact Toby Boyce at (740) 990-9748.

Delaware County’s Top 5 Sales From Last Week

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Delaware County processed 66 valid property transfers last week it was reported today.

Of those transfers, nearly 97 percent were for residential properties including vacant land, condominiums, or single-family residences. (Usage code 500, 501, 510, 511, and 550 for those familiar with that sort of thing.)

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The average sales price of a home in Delaware County was $276,577 last week.

Top Five Delaware County Transactions

  1. $860,000, 6940 Stillwater Cove, Westerville, Ohio, single-family home.
  2. $772,000, 5230 Woodbridge Avenue, Powell, Ohio, single-family home.
  3. $660,000, 5623 Wild Pine Court, Westerville, Ohio, single-family home.
  4. $515,000, 4250 Marysville Road, Delaware, Ohio, cash – grain or general farm.
  5. $512,000, 8429 Clarington Court, Powell, Ohio, single-family home.

Delaware County is a diverse community and no where does that show up more prevalent than the community breakdown of sales – both quantity (number in parenthesis) and volume.

Top Sales By Community

  • Ashley (1) – 400 East High Street, $40,000.
  • Delaware (17) – 4250 Marysville Road, $515,000.
  • Dublin (1) – 5757 Whitecraigs Court, $348,000.
  • Galena (2) – 10065 Sage Creek Drive, $160,000.
  • Lewis Center (12) – 3302 Foxcroft Drive, $395,700.
  • Ostrander (1) – 6451 Marysville Road, $101,000.
  • Powell (13) – 5230 Woodbridge Avenue, $772,000.
  • Radnor (1) – 4132 Radnor Road, $120,000.
  • Sunbury (5) – 1919 County Road 605, $360,000.
  • Westerville (14) – 6490 Stillwater Cove, $860,000.

For more information on this information contact Toby Boyce of Howard Hanna RealCom’s Commercial Division at 740-990-9748 or by e-mail.

All information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

Delaware Health District Offers Safety Checks

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In an effort to help older adults stay safe and stay independent in their home, the Delaware General Health District’s falls prevention program offers home safety checks.

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Delaware County seniors can schedule a home-health check through the Delaware County Generhal Health District. [Cécile Graat/stock.xchng]

A home safety check is a free service where a health district health educator and a registered public health nurse tour an older resident’s home to assess any safety concerns. The appointments generally last an hour and include a health screening with the registered nurse.

In some cases, the assessment may find that an older adult is in need of grab bars in the bathroom, ramps to the door or simply a furniture rearrangement. The Health District works closely with the Council for Older Adults to provide home modifications on a sliding fee scale based on income and need.

Upon completion of the safety checks, clients will receive a safety tool kit that includes items that can help make a home become fall proof. Items include a nightlight, flashlight and an aluminum assist reacher.

For more information or to schedule a home safety check, call Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054.