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Best Small Cities For Families

Best Small Cities For Families

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America Best Small Cities ranked Delaware 404th out of 900 in a recent study by NerdWallet. [toby boyce]
Delaware, Ohio, ranked in America’s “best small cities” according to Best Small Cities for Families at NerdWallet.com.

This is an update and expansion of NerdWallets 2015 study in which no central Ohio cities ranked in the top 100. In 2017, Dublin (24) and Hilliard (63) landed in the top 100. While Upper Arlington (132), Grove City (182), Gahanna (209), Reynoldsburg (399), and Delaware (404) were ranked in the top 500.

The study looked at growth, affordability, prosperity, and family-friendliness of 944 communities with 25,000 – 75,000 residents and appear to use data set from 2010 to 2015.

What Happened to Delaware?

  1. Most of Delaware’s explosive growth was pre-2010. And the data set looked at changes in these numbers rather than just the raw numbers.
  2. Income Growth from 2010 to 2015 was actually a -2.57%.
  3. Extremely tight numbers, where Delaware scored a 51.47. While top-ranked Linton Hall, Va. was 74.55, just improving the final score by 5% would have moved Delaware up to a tie with Carpentersville, Ill. in 293rd place.

Cities, Delaware Summary

These are fun things to look at and when you are experiencing explosive growth can really make some noise. For example, one of the top-10 communities had experienced 47+% population growth from 2010-2015. Yikes! That’s an amazing growth amount that honestly I don’t know how you would make it work long term. Delaware’s growth was over 15-20 years and the growing pains keep popping up in places that are very expensive to get updated and finished.

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.

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.

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.

 

Makapen Arts and Craft Show Coming to Powell June 4

Makapen Arts and Craft Show Coming to Powell June 4

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Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell, Ohio will host the Makapen Show on June 4, 2017. [courtesy of web site]

Makapen Shows will launch a new show on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bridewater Conference Center in Powell, Ohio.

Cost is $3 and children under-12 are admitted free.

The event which is expected to have more than 100 vendors will be a “new, exciting, juried Art and Craft Show featuring talented artists and crafters presenting a wide variety of high quality handcrafted items,” according to its Facebook Event Page.

The event is the brain-child of Kay Penzone with nearly 40 years experience promoting craft and art events. Including the Christmas Corner Art and Craft Show in Hilliard, Ohio. For information on becoming a vendor, contact Kay via email.

Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center is located at 10581 Sawmill Parkway in Powell, Ohio. With over 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Bridgewater is a premier destination space. Experience its richly decorated banquet and conference rooms, each space appointed in imported granite and marble, lavished in fine oriental rugs and soaring ceilings lit by custom designed crystal chandeliers. It is the ideal venue for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and wedding receptions, Holiday parties, corporate events, business meetings and conferences, expos and trade shows, fundraisers and themed events, and proms and reunions.

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Olivia Grace, at just over two-months old shows off a locally-made tag blanket that she received as a gift. Items like this could be among the many items that will be for sale at the Makapen Show at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center on June 4, 2017. Photo by Toby Boyce.

Ashley Ohio Home Sales January 2-8, 2017

Ashley Ohio Home Sales January 2-8, 2017

Ashley Ohio Property Transfers

January 2-8, 2017

Only one property transferred in Ashley, Ohio this week with the single-family home selling for $135,900.

Total transactions in Ashley, Ohio including price, address, buyer, and zoning.

  1. $135,900, 403 South Street, Jordan L. and Amanda J. Damon, 510 – single family dwelling.

2017 Ashley Ohio Sale Statistics
  • Sales This Week: 1
  • Sales Volume This Week: $135,900
  • Year-To-Date Sales: 1
  • Year-To-Date Sales Volume: $135,900
  • Average Year to Date Sales Price: $135,900
Powell Hosting Transportation Workshop

Powell Hosting Transportation Workshop

How to Get Around Downtown Powell

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City of Powell will have its first Keep Powell Moving Public Workshop on Tuesday, June 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the Municipal Building’s Council Chamgers.

The event will include discussion on how to get around downtown and more.

The Municipal Building is located at 47 Hall Street in Powell, Ohio.

Sunbury Holiday Inn Sells For $3,500,000

Sunbury Holiday Inn Sells For $3,500,000

Inspire Hospitality LLC may not be a doctor, but now they own a Holiday Inn Express.

The company purchased the hotel – located at I-71 and State Route 37 – for $3,500,000 this week.

The 61-room hotel has an indoor pool and rooms average $121 – $167 per night according to TripAdvisor.

Located on Eastwind Drive, the property is caddy-corner the I-71 interchange from the Tangier Outlet Malls that are set to open later this month.

Refinancing Saves Delaware Residents Money

Refinancing Saves Delaware Residents Money

Study: Delaware No.1 in Refinance Savings

A recent SmartAsset study highlighted the amount of money saved per refinance and named Delaware County as tops in Ohio and #348 on the national level.

Delaware and Warren Counties ran first and second. Which seems fitting in that for most of the 21st-century the two have swapped the fastest growing county in the state title. That growth was easily seen in that the number of refinances in the top two counties each nearly equalled the next three combined.

Savings Per Refinance

Ohio’s Top Five

# City Refinances Avg. Refinance Avg. Yearly Savings
1. Delaware 2,077 $212,825 $2,593
2. Warren 2,357 $184,844 $2,252
3. Union 463 $176,289 $2,148
4. Geauga 804 $174,189 $2,122
5. Hamilton 1,012 $154,948 $1,888

Upon first look, I really was struggling to see if there was value in this as a “real” story or just a set of numbers tossed into ranking … because well with “big data” we can. But then it hit me.

Economic Impact. That’s the power of this study.

The house has – unfortunately – been the way the lower and middle classes have established wealth. And with the house crash we saw much of that wealth come crashing down. This study is showing that about $5 million has been saved on mortgage payments. Put another way, that is $2,593 that the 2,077 residents are able to pump back into our local economy. The data, which is from 2014, also shows the average refinance was for $212,825 which is well below the County’s average sale price of $288,049 during the same time period. Which is to be expected with really needing 80% loan-to-value to make a refinance worth it in most cases.

Savings Per Refinance

Nationally

# City Refinances Avg. Refinance Avg. Yearly Savings
1. Pitken, CO 256 $993,141 $13,388
2. Granite, MT 15 $818,733 $10,709
3. New York, NY 3,022 $832,831 $10,146
4. Nantucket, RI 222 $766,140 $9,333
5. Union, NM 23 $702,000 $8,693

When extrapulated to the national level, it becomes obvious that the biggest numbers are going to be found in highest priced counties. For good reason, they paid more for the house in the first place and the refinances are going to save more “hard” dollars.

All-in-all the only real interest in this story is the potential economic impact of these refinances in these areas.

“3 Central Ohio Counties Tops in the State,” Columbus Business First, 2016.

Tartan Fields’ Home Sells For $765k

Tartan Fields’ Home Sells For $765k

Prestigious Sub Division Lands Two in Top Five

Tartan Fields was popular this week with two of the top five single-family real estate transactions occuring in the prestigious community.

That included the highest-sold price home this week for $765,700. 10017 Archer Lane is a 5 bedroom, 4.1 bathroom home with 4,107 square feet that sits on a 0.4 acre lot.

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Delaware County’s top priced single family home this week is in Tartan Fields. [delaware county auditor]
The rest of the top five included:

  1. $765,700. 10117 Archer Lane, Dublin.
  2. $759,000. 617 Winter Road, Delaware.
  3. $704,332. 1389 Guilford Road, Delaware.
  4. $690,000. 7769 Tartan Fields Drive, Delaware.
  5. $682,000. 10400 Sage Creek Drive, Galena.

By comparison the cheapest valid transfer in Delaware County last week was on a Rivercrest condo for $58,000.

On a whole, Delaware County had 109 valid transfers last week. Total market value was $35,801,589 or an average of $328,454 per transfer.

Epcon Pays $2.3 Million For Church Site

Epcon Pays $2.3 Million For Church Site

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Courtyard at Bradford Court, an Epcon community, took a major step forward with $2.3 Million purchase. [delaware county auditor]

Epcon Bradford made a huge step in The Courtyards at Bradford Court last week when it purchased the former Sawmill Baptist Church for $2,333,520.

Triangle Properties LLC, a local real estate development company, purchased the property from Sawmill Baptist Church at $1,391,250 and the second parcel for $500,000 from a private owner. Consolidating the parcels and sending to Epcon Bradford the same day.

The property consists two parcels – a total of 17 acres – which includes the 7,000+ square foot church and several other structures.

The company plans to build about 60 units on the site with three housing models ranging from 1,500 to 2,769 square feet. Despite pricing not being available yet, Courtyard at Bradford Court is already about 17% reserved.

95 Acres Nets $1.23 Million in Harlem Township

95 Acres Nets $1.23 Million in Harlem Township

Grace Brethren Church Land Transferred

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Auditors photograph of 6311 Miller Paul Road in 2009.

The Columbus Grace Brethren Church has sold more than 95 acres, located at 6311 Miller Paul Road in Westerville, that is aquired a year ago for $1,213,330 according to the Delaware County Auditor.

DNJS Investments LLC, based in Johnstown, purchased the property. According to public records, the LLC has been in existence for seven years and John Nezbarger serves as agent.

The property was donated to the church by the late John Barnhard’s estate in 2014.

Two Million Dollar Houses Top Sales

Two Million Dollar Houses Top Sales

Delaware County had two homes sell for more than $1 million this past week.

Builder Romenelli & Hughes paid $2,479,500 for the 1/4 acre lot located at 9559 Fair Oaks Drive in Powell. The development is also site of the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes this fall and is part of the former Shamrock Golf Club along Powell Road just west of Sawmill Parkway.

1685 Hardin Lane is a 4-bedroom, 5-1/2 bathroom home with 4,568 square feet and situated on 8.13 acres in rural Powell that sold for $1,275,000. The property went through foreclosure in 2014 and sold for $585,000 and then to FDT Group in April 2015 for $622,000. Not a bad return on the investment.

Delaware County’s Top Five Residential Transfers

  1. $2,479,500; 9559 Fair Oaks Drive, Powell.
  2. $1,275,000; 1685 Hardin Lane, Powell.
  3. $675,000; 8341 Whispher Trace, Delaware
  4. $632,900; 1589 Kearney Way, Delaware
  5. $689,900; 4444 North Hampton, Dublin

We omitted a transfer for 131 Joy Avenue in Delaware that was listed for $765,000. However that would be greatly out of line for that area and we are assuming a recording error in that situation.

Sunbury Starbucks Sold For $1.3 Million

Sunbury Starbucks Sold For $1.3 Million

Berkshire Township Property Sold

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Starbucks on State Route 36/37 at I-71 in Berkshire Township in rural Sunbury has a new landlord.

The 0.716 acre lot – located at 7305 State Route 37 – sold this past week for $1,387,500. The second multi-million dollar NNN lease land transfer in the past few weeks with Ashley’s Dollar General also transferring.

E&B Grant Properties LLC – based in Miami, Fla. – purchased the property.

Property sales in this area are expected to continue to be brisk as the Tangier Outlet Mall nears completion in June and the additional homes being built from Berkshire to Sunbury begin to take shape.

Tartan Fields Homes Sells For $1.1 Million

Tartan Fields Homes Sells For $1.1 Million

Delaware County’s Top Two Sales in Dublin Subdivision

Tartan Fields was a popular – and expensive – place to purchase a home this week. As the top two sales in the county occurred on the same street just houses from each other.

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8522 Tartan Field is this week’s top Delaware selling property. [photo Delaware County Auditor records]
But then that’s the neighborhood. There are 21 houses in Tartan Fields that have sold for $1 Million or more. 8822 Tartan Fields is only the 12th highest priced home in the neighborhood, but is the highest price sale in nearly 18 months.

8822 Tartan Fields Drive sold for $1,125,000 a massive 25 percent price drop from the $1,500,000 paid by the sellers when the home was built in 2005. It has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms situated within 5,592 square feet according to the Auditor’s site. (Zillow records reference 6 bedrooms and 9 total bathrooms.)

8508 Tartan Fields sold for “only” $960,000. “Only” in that the home has 7,289 square feet and is larger than the 8822 Tartan Fields property. However, this home has 5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 bathrooms.

 

Ashley Dollar General Location Sells For $1,377,800

Ashley Dollar General Location Sells For $1,377,800

Everything in the Dollar General store might be about a dollar — well except the land on which it sits.

New York-based Fontainebleau Estate Inc. has purchased the two parcels on which the Ashley Dollar General store sits for $1,377,800. The transfer occured on April 1 — and this is no joke — with Ashley DOHP VIII serving as the seller of the 1.16 acres.

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Fontainebleau Estates Inc has paid $1,377,880 for 1.16 acres on which the Dollar General in Ashley sits. (photo from Dollar General’s Web site)

One of the unique trends in business and commercial real estate investors is the fascination with the “dollar store” phenominum — especially Dollar General stores. DG stores are usually very strong financially and on a NNN lease that makes them extremely desirable to land investors.

From the “about us” page on Dollar General’s Web site:

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. With more than 12,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer by sales. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

Dollar General has 645 locations in Ohio with three in Delaware County — Delaware, Sunbury and Ashley — with Richwood, Marengo, Johnstown, Westerville, and five in Marion just outside of the county.

Ikea Finalizes $7.75 Million Land Purchase

Ikea Finalizes $7.75 Million Land Purchase

Ikea finalized the purchase of 19.8 acres along Powell Road this past week for $7.75 million according to the Delaware County Auditor’s office.1000px-Ikea_logo.svg

The location — which on the former Germain / Polaris Amphitheater — has already seen ground work in anticipation of this transaction closing. The property “changed owners” on March 29 with NP/FG LLC being the previous owner of the site.

Ikea, which announced it was coming in January 2015, has said the new store will be open by summer 2017.

Controversial Speedway Begins Site Work

Controversial Speedway Begins Site Work

“When will Speedway be going in?”

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Trees are being cleared as Speedway begins process of building US 23 location.

One of the more common questions we get asked in regards to commercial real estate in Delaware, seems to now have an answer.

Trees are beginning to be removed from the site at Hills Miller Road and US 23 in northern Delaware, Ohio.

Delaware County Top Sale of the Week Surpasses $725,000

Delaware County Top Sale of the Week Surpasses $725,000

The week of March 13-20 saw 69 properties transfer hands including two residentail homes closing north of $700,000.

6831 Brodie Drive was the second-highest sale in Delaware County this week according to the Delaware County Auditor Office. [auditor photo]
6831 Brodie Drive was the second-highest sale in Delaware County this week according to the Delaware County Auditor Office. [auditor photo]
The top-sale of the week was a custom-built Bob Webb home on Augusta Drive in Westerville that sold for $743,100. The single-family home was approved for 6,668 square feet.and located in Genoa Highland Lakes.

The second-highest property to sell in Delaware County this week was a 4,593 square foot home built in 2006. The home sold for $732,500 which is an 8 percent drop from when the home originally sold for $799,005 in 2006. Located on Brodie Drive in suburban Dublin the home is located in Tartan Fields.

Delaware County Property Transfers

Address City ZIP Amount Property Type
3483 STATE ROUTE 229 ASHLEY 43003 $299,000 500 – Residential vacant land
222 E TAYLOR ST ASHLEY 43003 $53,162 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
9066 SCENIC VIEW CIR COLUMBUS 43240 $188,000 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
247 TARA GLEN DR DELAWARE 43015 $460,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
588 SLATE CROSSING DR DELAWARE 43015 $455,253 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
635 MAKETEWAH DR DELAWARE 43015 $439,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
543 BUENA PARK DR DELAWARE 43015 $349,885 500 – Residential vacant land
627 WILLOW GROVE DR DELAWARE 43015 $348,273 500 – Residential vacant land
469 RED STAG RD DELAWARE 43015 $341,296 500 – Residential vacant land
640 WILLOW GROVE DR DELAWARE 43015 $329,748 500 – Residential vacant land
468 RED STAG RD DELAWARE 43015 $312,551 500 – Residential vacant land
480 RED STAG RD DELAWARE 43015 $297,124 500 – Residential vacant land
375 TIMBERSMITH DR DELAWARE 43015 $250,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
312 JOHANN ST DELAWARE 43015 $220,210 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
307 PINECREST CT DELAWARE 43015 $214,900 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
4275 FRESHWATER RD DELAWARE 43015 $190,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
176 OVERTRICK DR DELAWARE 43015 $174,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
2230 DIXON ST DELAWARE 43015 $172,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
536 LAMPLIGHT DR DELAWARE 43015 $170,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
733 STIMMEL CT DELAWARE 43015 $168,500.00 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
178 KETTERING BND DELAWARE 43015 $165,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
216 KNIGHT DREAM ST DELAWARE 43015 $160,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
177 OVERTRICK DR DELAWARE 43015 $159,900 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
30 BLYMER ST DELAWARE 43015 $150,000 520 – Two family Dwelling Owner Occupied
52 CAMPBELL ST DELAWARE 43015 $140,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
82 WESTLAND WAY DELAWARE 43015 $137,900 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
DELAWARE 43015 $135,000 500 – Residential vacant land
37 HIGH ST DELAWARE 43015 $128,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
38 CHESTNUT ST DELAWARE 43015 $123,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
572 WILLIS LN DELAWARE 43015 $90,000 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
733 HOLLY RD DELAWARE 43015 $83,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
SHELDON ST DELAWARE 43015 $10,000 599 – Other Residential Structures
6831 BRODIE BLVD DUBLIN 43017 $732,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
2501 MILLER-PAUL RD GALENA 43021 $630,000 511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres
RED BANK RD GALENA 43021 $112,000 501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres
7888 MARIPOSA DR GALENA 43021 $83,200 500 – Residential vacant land
GREEN-COOK RD JOHNSTOWN 43031 $77,000 501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres
4324 S OLD STATE RD LEWIS CENTER 43035 $490,000 511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres
2686 AIKIN CIR LEWIS CENTER 43035 $443,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
221 ENSIGNS LN LEWIS CENTER 43035 $383,775 100 – Agricultural Vacant Land
6212 WEEPING ROCK DR LEWIS CENTER 43035 $333,796 500 – Residential vacant land
324 MCELHINNY LN LEWIS CENTER 43035 $285,000 500 – Residential vacant land
2100 MAXWELL AVE LEWIS CENTER 43035 $260,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
2281 ALISON’S ST LEWIS CENTER 43035 $255,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
7930 MANORGATE ST LEWIS CENTER 43035 $244,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
8682 PRAIRIE FROST LN LEWIS CENTER 43035 $192,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
3015 LAUREL WIND BLVD LEWIS CENTER 43035 $158,325 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
1255 DAVENTRY LN POWELL 43065 $550,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
760 WOODS HOLLOW LN POWELL 43065 $480,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
4879 SCENIC CREEK DR POWELL 43065 $466,490 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
2863 DERBY DR POWELL 43065 $446,295 500 – Residential vacant land
3530 WATERBURY LN POWELL 43065 $387,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
136 GAINSWAY CT POWELL 43065 $357,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
6593 KELLOGG DR POWELL 43065 $348,567 500 – Residential vacant land
7866 MAPLE RUN LN POWELL 43065 $329,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
9043 FRANCINE LN POWELL 43065 $324,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
3164 ROSSMORE CIR POWELL 43065 $254,950 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
300 HEATHER LN POWELL 43065 $240,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
7849 MEADOW CHASE DR SUNBURY 43074 $395,000 500 – Residential vacant land
252 BUTTERFLY DR SUNBURY 43074 $260,900 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
16900 MURPHY RD SUNBURY 43074 $191,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
S OLD 3C HWY SUNBURY 43074 $33,500 501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres
5010 AUGUSTA DR WESTERVILLE 43082 $743,100 500 – Residential vacant land
6663 S OLD 3C HWY WESTERVILLE 43082 $392,900 511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres
5524 SOMERSET AVE WESTERVILLE 43082 $344,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
7112 LAVER LN WESTERVILLE 43082 $248,500 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
325 WYNDHAM PARK WESTERVILLE 43082 $220,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
5280 RUCKMOOR DR WESTERVILLE 43082 $172,000 510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied
279 POINTE PL WESTERVILLE 43082 $147,000 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
Columbus Office Building Sold Last Week

Columbus Office Building Sold Last Week

A Delaware County office-building is this week’s top sale changing hands on March 2 for $1,520,000.

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9118 Antares Drive, shown in this 2009 Delaware County Auditor photograph, sold on March 2 for $1,520,000.

Medary Partners LLC purchased 69.4 percent of 9118 Antares Drive in Columbus while Angela Petro purchased 30.4 percent interest according to documents provdied by the Delaware County Recorders office. The principal of Medary Partners LLC is Angela’s husband James P. Petro.

Benchmark Bank provided the property’s mortgage.

9118 Antares Drive is an 11,588 square foot building with 70 percent allocated to office space and the remaining to storage. The single-story building was built in 1995 and is located on 1.25 acres.

Evolution Ag Hosting Open House, Customer Appreciation Event

Evolution Ag Hosting Open House, Customer Appreciation Event

Evolution Ag, the Case IH dealership that recently opened its new location south of Delaware on US 42, announced its’ annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event for Wednesday, February 10.

Current and future customers are invited to the dealership on to enjoy lunch as well discounts on parts, filters fluids, and specials on throughout the store.E_Ag01_150x118

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and feature Stiverson pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade pies from Carlyle’s in Richwood. Dr. Chris Winslow will be speaking at 1:30 p.m. on the Lake Erie Watershed and the research being conducted for management of toxic algae blooms in the basin.

Product specialists from Case IH and the other companies that Evolution Ag represents will be in attendance to answer questions and review new product offerings. In addition, new Dodge Ram trucks will be on display along with available test drives.

The dealership is located at 13275 US 42 in rural Plain City,  just across the Delaware County line in Union County, near the Conklin Dairy Farm north of the US 42 and US 33 interchange.

Featured Image: Courtesy of Case IH facebook page and features the new 2000 series Early Riser planter. This next-generation planter combines the industry’s most accurate planter technologies with an all-new rugged row unit for fast and uniform emergence.

Baron Music Supporters Schedule Walk, Run

Baron Music Supporters Schedule Walk, Run

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!

Delaware County Sales Top One Billion Dollars

Delaware County Sales Top One Billion Dollars

Apologies. Due to Toby’s pneumonia we are slow getting these statistics out.

It was a legendary year in Delaware County real estate in 2015. For the first time in history more than $1,000,0000,000 in real estate was sold according to the Columbus Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

The value was in large part to an increase in averge sales price which topped $304,000 in 2015, which is 3.76% higher than the previous high of $294,000 in 2006.

Total sales for residential units were 3,372 which followed only 2013’s 3,410 for total number of units sold. The last three years have marked the only times 3,000 or more units have changed hand in a singe-year.

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Delaware County List & Sales Price

(2000-2015)
Chart reflecting the average list and sales price by year since 2000. [information from Columbus Realtors / compiled Toby Boyce]
Chart reflecting the average list and sales price by year since 2000. [information from Columbus Realtors / compiled Toby Boyce]

County Wide Implications

In 2015, the real estate transactions amounted to more than $3.8 million — or $3,801,910 — in transfer tax to the Delaware County coffers. The transfer tax is $3 per $1,000 in home values being sold.

Not to mention the potential adjustment to home property taxes coming down the line with average sold prices going up 14 percent in the past five years and 7 percent in the past decade.

So What Does This Mean?

On the whole it tells us about three things.

  1. Delaware County continues to be a highly sought after place to live.
  2. Cost of living in Delaware County continues to become more expensive and can limit the county’s socio-economic diversity.
  3. County’s transfer tax has increased 124% in the past 15 years from $1.3 million in 2000 to $3.8 in 2015. Of course, the budget has had to increase to offset the 72% increase in population to the 2014 estimate of 189,113.

While these numbers are kind of cool, in realty they mean very little unless you work for Delaware County. We’ll be breaking these down into more manageable chunks this week.

Galena Homes Tops $870,000 Leads Delaware County Transfers This Week

Galena Homes Tops $870,000 Leads Delaware County Transfers This Week

A home located in southeast Delaware County closed for $870,000 this past week leading the list of 64 valid sales this week.

The home located at 6969 Red Bank Road is a three-bedroom and five-bathroom home with 3,718 square feet and situated on 8.52 acres.

The total value of property transferred in Delaware County last month was $18.7 million with an average sales price of $297,200 per home.

Columbus, Ohio

  • 9074 Scemoc View Circle; $186,500. 550 – Condominium Residential Unit
  • 8324 Tegmen Street; $167,900. 550.

Delaware, Ohio

  • 0 Berlin Station Road; $380,000. 501 – Residential Unplatted 0-9.99 acres
  • 161 Bevan Way; $323,422. 500 Residential Vacant Land.
  • 1135 Dunham Road; $258,000. 510 – Single Family Dwelling Owner Occupied
  • 114 Hawthorn Boulevard; $235,000. 510
  • 228 Rockmill Street; $216,000. 510
  • 128 Lakes at Cheshire Drive; $210,300. 599 – Other Residential Structures
  • 1786 Berlin Station Road; $210,000. 511 – Single Family Dwelling Unplatted 0-9.99 acres
  • 233 Stonhope Drive; $200,000. 510.
  • 728 Stimmel Court; $197,000. 510.
  • 5 Greenhedge Circle; $154,000. 550.
  • 0 Horseshoe Road; $133,500. 101 – Cash – Grain or general farm
  • 27 Curtis Street, $110,000. 510.
  • 56 Bernard Avenue, $63,000. 520 – Two family dwelling owner occupied

Dublin, Ohio

  • 9956 Erin Woods Drive; $695,000. 510
  • 8627 Finlarig Drive; $466,750. 510
  • 8609 Craigston Court; $340,000. 510
  • 8611 Craigston Court; $310,000. 510

Galena, Ohio

  • 6969 Red Bank Road, $879,000, 510
  • 6478 Mahogany Drive, $625,000, 510
  • 465 Hawking Drive, $571,083, 500
  • 1694 Somerford Drive, $447,101, 500
  • 6913 Falling Meadows Drive, $380,148, 500
  • 6718 Falling Meadows Drive, $277,000, 510*
  • 6304 Alum Creek Drive, $100,000, 500
  • 0 Miller-Paul Road, $95,000, 501
  • 7859 Mariposa Drive, $83,200, 500

Lewis Center, Ohio

  • 6026 Weeping Rock Drive, $430,722, 500
  • 2350 East Powell Road, $395,000, 511
  • 423 Keith Way, $368,310, 599
  • 6606 Moringside Drive, $336,000, 510
  • 1552 Summersweet Circle, $265,000, 510
  • 8488 Lazelle Village Drive, $189,500, 550
  • 8577 Clover Glad Drive, $189,000, 510
  • 3611 Birkland Circle, $187,035, 500

Marengo, Ohio

  • 0 East Liberty Road, $123,000, 500

Ostrander, Ohio

  • 0 Brindle Road, $40,000, 501

Powell, Ohio

  • 4129 Hickory Rock Drive, $523,000, 500
  • 2449 Friesian Lane, $445,794, 500
  • 8503 Coldwater Drive, $400,005, 500
  • 4202 Daylily Drive, $393,846, 500
  • 298 Halverston Road, $365,000, 510
  • 3994 Laurel Valley Drive, $345,000, 510
  • 249 Muladore Drive, $329,000, 510
  • 4735 Seven Lakes Place, $315,000, 510
  • 406 Meadow View Drive, $243,500, 510
  • 4664 Greyson Drive, $225,000, 510
  • 45 Traditions Way, $143,500, 550

Sunbury, Ohio

  • 7551 Lott Road, $465,749, 511
  • 7778 Meadow Chase Drive, $365,285, 500
  • 7831 Kilbourne Road, $210,900, 510
  • 164 Hawthorne Road, $142,500, 510
  • 0 Olive Green Road, $75,000, 510

Westerville, Ohio

  • 6135 Deems Drive, $526,372, 500
  • 7377 Peachland Drive, $454,197, 550
  • 5861 Highland Hills Drive, $397,500, 510
  • 5593 Shiloh Spring Drive, $395,000, 510
  • 4685 Sharlane, $281,000, 510
  • 265 Olde Mill Drive, $198,000, 510
  • 13402 Fancher Road, $174,000, 511
  • 6367 Pinehurst Pointe, $173,000, 550

Information in this report is courtesy of Delaware County Auditor office.

* – property is listed by Auditor’s office as selling for $2,770,000 which we assumed to be a typographical error due to location and home re-list price.