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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
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.

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!

Ashley Park Dedication Friday

Ashley Park Dedication Friday

The village of Ashley will enjoy a newly enhanced playground and pool area thanks to funding that the Delaware General Health District received to help local communities improve physical activity and healthy living.

Ashley Playground OpeningLast year, the Health District was awarded the Creating Healthy Communities grant from the Ohio Department of Health to help local communities combat chronic diseases and conditions. The renovations and enhancements in Ashley totaled close to $50,000 and included playground equipment, benches, picnic tables and a grill. The funding also provided chairs, a sweeper and a shade structure for the pool area.

In addition to the village of Ashley, the Health District will prioritize work in the neighborhoods of Delaware City’s Second Ward and Big Walnut Local School District due to their higher rates of chronic disease.

Other strategies that will be executed through the five-year healthy-communities project include a focus on increasing access to local farmers’ markets and community gardens, assessing and implementing a Safe Routes to School plan and increasing the number of tobacco-free policies for public spaces in the three priority communities.

SAFE Delaware County Coalition Receiving $42k

SAFE Delaware County Coalition Receiving $42k

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.

Trick-or-Treat Times 2015

Trick-or-Treat Times 2015

The ghosts and goblins will be out in force in the next couple of weeks throughout the greater Delaware County area.

Delaware Area Trick or Treat Times

October 29

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Trick or treat times vary across the region this year. [photo by Kimberly Appelcline]
  • Columbus, 6-8 p.m.
  • Concord Township, 6-8 p.m.
  • Dublin, 6-8 p.m.
  • Hartford, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Johnstown, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Orange Township, 6-8 p.m.
  • Shawnee Hill, 6-8 p.m.
  • Sunbury, 6-8 p.m.
  • Westerville, 6-8 p.m.

October 30

  • Galena, 6-7:15
  • Prospect, 5-6:30 p.m.

October 31

  • Ashley, 6-7:30
  • Cardington, 5-6:30
  • Delaware, 6-8 p.m.
  • Fulton, 5-6:30 p.m..
  • Genoa Township, 6-8 p.m
  • Marengo, 4-6 p.m.
  • Marion, 5:30-7:30
  • Ostrander, 6-8 p.m.
  • Powell, 6-8 p.m.
  • Sparta, 4-6 p.m.

List compiled from various third-party sources. We can’t guarantee the accuracy of this list.

Delaware County Property Transfers, June 15-21, 2015

Delaware County Property Transfers, June 15-21, 2015

Delaware County continued to be the hot-bed of transactions last week with 114 valid sales taking place between June 15-21, 2015.

Unlike last week though only one transaction was above a million dollars this week.

The property is in the planning stages on State Route 37 east of Delaware, Ohio and transferred for $1,200,000 this week.

Ashley, Ohio

  • 8389 PIPER RD transferred from GRAVLEY DAVID & JENNIFER to PIERCE JOHN R & KATHLEEN A for $570,000 (101 – Cash – grain or general farm)

Columbus, Ohio

  • 9072 MISTY DAWN DR transferred from KUNKLEMAN DAVID & ALYSSA to WENTWORTH SARAH & JEREMY for $253,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 1258 ALLINGTON LN transferred from RICKSON JOHN H SR & DIANNE D to TIMMS NANCY L for $159,000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • 8262 ALTAIR ST transferred from HUDSON JOHN & KATHERINE to LOEWER ADAM for $155,900 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • Delaware, Ohio

  • STATE ROUTE 37 transferred from RED BRICK ESTATE LLC to KUNIYOSHI KEVIN S & DAO H for $1,200,000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 460 E WILLIAM ST transferred from CC LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC to STOP-N-GO STORAGE OF DELAWARE LLC for $705,000 (300 – Industrial – vacant land)
  • 70 STRATFORD DR transferred from MERRIMAN RICHARD A to DELAWARE DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN LTD for $468,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 1018 BALLATER DR transferred from FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP to RAVI LOKRANJITH K & KOSARAJU PALLAVI for $425,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 827 COVERED BRIDGE DR transferred from BOWER ANDREW P & THERESA A to SANSON JASON T & REBECCA E for $356,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 583 APPLE VALLEY CIR transferred from DOOBAY DAVENAN K & JENNIFER L to SWIGGUM MICHAEL A & SEDA VARGAS XIOMARA for $289,950 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 923 SAPPHIRE FLAME DR transferred from ROGERS SCOTT & PAMELA to FARNSWORTH JON & CATHERINE for $274,900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 7675 DUTCH CT transferred from COMPASS HOMES INC to STERN BRIAN A & JENNIFER A for $270,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 4130 BYERS RD transferred from POPOVICH MISTY A to MOLINA JOHN & ALICIA for $245,000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 600 N OLD STATE RD transferred from THRASHER SANDRA K to MACEDONIA ANTHINY DOMINIC & RACHEL ANN RILEY for $237,500 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 278 INDIGO BLUE ST transferred from PAPLACZYK JULIE A to HENDERSON MONICA S for $219,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 3404 ROYAL DORNOCH CIR transferred from LICHTENBERG TERRY R to GUNN WILLIAM & MOOREHEAD MAGGIE for $216,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 6517 S SECTION LINE RD transferred from MILBY SUSAN P to MURRAY THOMAS N for $212,000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 1506 PLOWINGTON DR transferred from SCHULTZ COURTNEY to WHITAKER KRISTI M S & CLAYTON ERIC for $205,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 163 W HULL DR transferred from RATLIFF LUCAS M to GOLUB JAMES & MARTH J for $205,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 26 ELMWOOD DR transferred from HERING THOMAS D CARA L to OARIS HUESCA EVA for $169,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 19 LAKES AT CHESHIRE DR transferred from BRIDGES WILLIAM S & SARA S to FRAZER BARBARA A for $160,000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • 1662 KEARNEY WAY transferred from EDWARDS LAND DEVELOPMENT CO LLC to BOB WEBB VII LLC for $150,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 230 OVERTRICK DR transferred from WILSON RODNEY to RADER CLINTON L for $147,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 420 N FRANKLIN ST transferred from PETROVICH ELIZABETH to LINE JOSHUA E & GILBERT JOSELYN R for $132,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • LAKE ST transferred from NEELD WILLIAM E JR & BERTHA J to BERBERI DRITAN & BAKU ETLEVA for $127,500 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 543 BUENA PARK DR transferred from HOMEWOOD CORPORATION to HOMEWOOD BUILDING COMPANY LLC for $121,837 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 1576 HAVERHILL CT transferred from NELSON FARMS ASSOCIATES LLC to FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP for $106,250 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 111 CHAMBERLAIN ST transferred from MEYER STEPHANIE S to NEWBOLD ANDREW for $78,900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 928 BALLATER DR transferred from FISCHER DEVELOPMENT CO II INC to FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP for $74,531 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • Dublin, Ohio

    • 6776 BRODIE BLVD, DUBLIN 43017, transferred from BYERS CLIFFORD E & MICHELE L to ENGELKING JEANNE MARIE TRUSTEE for 610000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7925 DENNISON CT, DUBLIN 43017, transferred from THE OAKS REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LLC to PREZISIO NEIL J & CYNTHIA M for 200000 (500 – Residential vacant land)

    Galena, Ohio

    • 5650 WHISPERING RIDGE DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from MAPLE CRAFT LLC to SCHICK BRAD A & KELLY M for 476000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5959 BAYSIDE RIDGE DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from PORTER ROBERT M JR & JENNIFER J to MOWREY JEFFREY C & STEFANIE L for 453000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6580 LAKE OF THE WOODS PT, GALENA 43021, transferred from STERLING SCOTT E to BODIE JOSEPH F & HEATHER E for 415000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1844 SOMERFORD DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from ROCKFORD HOMES INC to STEPHENS WILLIAM B & QIANA S SYLVIA for 405302 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 7346 MARRISEY LOOP, GALENA 43021, transferred from NELSON MATTHEW J & MIRANDA J TRUSTEES to BONELLO JOHN J & MARGARET L for 398300 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7442 BROXTON LN, GALENA 43021, transferred from ROCKFORD HOMES INC to RADEBAUGH JAMES B & SONDRA M for 363663 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 1268 FORSYTH LN, GALENA 43021, transferred from STRAYER STEVEN M & KIMBERLY A to ROGERS GARY & CYNTHIA for 300000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4065 HARLEM RD, GALENA 43021, transferred from PURTEE DOUGLAS M to YOUDATH KRISTINA M for 205000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 207 HARRISON ST, GALENA 43021, transferred from SKAGGS RHONDA J to MOYER JORDAN for 146000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 196 N WALNUT ST, GALENA 43021, transferred from WEBER CHARLES E to MADDEN VIRGIL J for 135500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)

    Johnstown, Ohio

    • 15010 ROBINS RD, JOHNSTOWN 43031, transferred from LANNING SCOTT W & ELIZABETH A to KING RYAN & REBECCA A for 365000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 15700 CENTER VILLAGE RD, JOHNSTOWN 43031, transferred from STUMPF CATHERINE & MIKE to LARGENT JUSTIN & CAREY for 80000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    Lewis Center, Ohio

    • 5236 MEADOW BEND DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from STILES PATRICK P JONES STILES KELLI to SMITH BRIAN M & BRIANNE F for 420000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 2450 COLTSBRIDGE DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from LEWIS DANIEL M & EMILY to ALWARDT SEAN P & JENNIFER M for 405000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1728 COTTONWOOD DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from CHERRY KRISTIN A DAVID A to MACFARLAND KEVIN T & LESLIE A for 235000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 8635 OAK CREEK DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from NGUYEN MAILI to FENG YUEZI & CEN JIANPING for 213000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 9097 LONGSTONE DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from KOCHHEISER KYLE A & TAMERA A to SMITH MICHAEL & FAIELLA CASSONDRA for 202500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3675 BIRKLAND CIR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from VILLAGE AT BALE KENYON LLC THE to GROSSMAN NEAL L & WALLACE GROSSMAN ESTELLE for 183685 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 114 HOLLY HOCK LN, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from WALKER JESSICA F & ERIC S to KIM DA JIN & CHO SO MANG for 173500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3685 BIRKLAND CIR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from VILLAGE AT BALE KENYON LLC THE to HERB AMY M for 169915 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 785 SPRING VALLEY DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from REES CYNTHIA A to ABDILLAHI FADUMA M for 100000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)

    Ostrander, Ohio

    • 389 LONG TRL, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from AQUINO DEAN M & BROOKE E to MILLER SCOTT E & CHRISTINE L for 399000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 500 STATE ROUTE 257, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from LEHMAN DAREN T SHERRI B to RUSSELL ANITA J for 305000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5202 PENN RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from HUNTER BRANDON C & JESSICA L to GIBBS DONNA J for 135000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 7226 MARYSVILLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from FROEHLICH DAVE E CAROL A to MILLS DONALD L for 134000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 9596 MARYSVILLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from TWD PROPERTIES LLC to POPOVICH MISTY for 132000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • STOVER RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from SCHMITTER WILLIAM D DORIS L TRUSTEES to SCHMITTER TERRY S & LINDA T for 77100 (502 – Resid Unplat 10-19.99 acres)
    • BRINDLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from VISTA LAND COMPANY LLC to BAAWINE MCCHARNA for 30000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    Powell, Ohio

    • SHAWNEE TRL, POWELL 43065, transferred from LASTRANGE THOMAS E & JOAN M to BALDRIDGE CRAIG A SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE for 773500 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 2300 COVE POINT CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from MOTORISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY to GODFREY LORA P & LLOYD P for 709900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1637 HEATHERWAE LOOP, POWELL 43065, transferred from MORRIS NANCY M TRUSTEE to POZNYAK STANISLAV & MARINA for 520000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1975 CARRIAGE RD, POWELL 43065, transferred from DEHNER J KURT & SHAWN G TRUSTEES to FISHER DAVID H & LYNN A for 450000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4855 CASCADE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from CUNNINGHAM TERENCE P ROSE M to OKONAK THOMAS F & CHRISTINE C for 448000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7647 HIGH WIND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from HARDING MICHAEL R to SKEELS MICHAEL D & MELISSA K for 445000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4048 HICKORY ROCK DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from DUBLIN MANOR LLC to LITTLE BRADY EMILY for 434000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • CLARK-SHAW RD, POWELL 43065, transferred from KELLING TONI M & LEVI B to EHMER BRIAN R & WENDY A for 422500 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 7790 INDIAN SPRINGS DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from FISHER DAVID H LYNN A to KOSARAJU VENKATA & KOSARAJU NANDANA for 416000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 55 BUCKEYE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from ALLEN DON D & JUNKO A to KELLY LARRY & ROBIN S for 382500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 161 BEECH RIDGE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from TIERNEY NICHOLAS J & GINA to CRAIG MICHAEL B & CHRISTA D for 367000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4222 VERBENA LN, POWELL 43065, transferred from HILLMAN JASON E & AMY E to PACKMAN WILLIAM E JR & KRISTIN for 355700 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4477 HUNTER LAKE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from JACKSON JARED M & PAULA T to SCHMIDT CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL & REBECCA MARIE for 350000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6735 GOLDEN WAY, POWELL 43065, transferred from MCNAMARA TIMOTHY J ERIN B to SIEDLAK JOSEPH E & ASHLEY M for 341000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 521 EAGLEVIEW CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from SHEETS JEFFREY L & BARBARA A to CHERNEY LEON I & TINYA G F TRUSTEES for 334900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 8707 RUTHERFORD ESTATES CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from CHANEY MICHAEL & JENNIFER to FECHO BYRON for 332000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5420 CARSON PL, POWELL 43065, transferred from O’QUINN PATRICK AND COTY LEE to ANTONACCIO LEONARD J JR & ANGELA D for 325000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 9805 OXFORD CIR, POWELL 43065, transferred from SMITH LAWRENCE E to KARIMIAN NEMAT & REZAZADEHDARVISHBAGHAL MEHRI for 312000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 2287 BRYTON DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from GREEN TERRI L to BAPODRA PRIYA & VILLAVERDE RAMON O for 310000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3658 FORESTA GRAND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from ROMANELLI AND HUGHES BUILDING COMPANY to LIBERATI MARY A for 309900 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 4271 LANDHIGH LAKES DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from HICKMAN RAYMOND D & BEVERLY to HOOD CHRISTINE A & CLIFTON R IV TRUSTEES for 309000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 270 MURPHY’S GRN, POWELL 43065, transferred from FOURMAN CLARA J to MULHERN STEVEN R & JAN M for 282000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 7671 TREE LAKE BLVD, POWELL 43065, transferred from SCHLARMAN JOSEPH P to BOUHADANA YVES & ROMY E for 273000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 524 COMMONS DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from OBARSKI CATHERINE M to PATTERSON THOMAS TRUSTEE for 244000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 3660 STONEWAY PT, POWELL 43065, transferred from MERCHANT BRADLEY C & CYNTHIA F to CLARKE RICHARD J for 215500 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 8641 STONEWOODS LN, POWELL 43065, transferred from DRAY WAYNE B LUELLA M to CIRIGLIANO JAMES J & PATRICIA A for 148000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 186 STONEBEND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from RUCKER JAMES & YVONNE to WILSON GREGORY A for 147500 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • E MOHAWK DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from FRITZ KENNETH E SR to PETERSON JIRINA for 75000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 10351 SAWMILL PKWY, POWELL 43065, transferred from S-K POWELL OWNER LLC to S-K POWELL OWNER LLC for 0 (400 – Commercial – vacant land)
    • Sunbury, Ohio

    • 168 ROSSCOMMON DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from MICELI MICHAEL A & ELIZABETH A to KOCHHEISER KYLE A & TAMARA A for 301000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 783 MILL RUN DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from SCHOOLEY PAUL C & MELISSA A to BARRON JOSHUA for 233000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7822 PORTER CENTRAL RD, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from STITH MICHAEL L to COLEMAN JOHN D III for 215579 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 680 HEARTLAND MEADOWS DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from BROOME ERIC ANDREW & MOWERY MEGAN DAWN to WEBSTER DAVID & SEARFOS ELIZABETH for 209000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 880 S OLD 3C HWY, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from BOWERS BRITTANY to LEMASTER BILL T & JANICE J for 202000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 164 LETTS AVE, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from TUCKER MYRNA to WILLOUGHBY JEFFREY for 168000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • MURPHY RD, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from LEAPLEY LAWRENCE V to HRABACK MICHAEL for 150240 (101 – Cash – grain or general farm)
    • 144 N COLUMBUS ST, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from SUNBURY CARE INC to STONE LAKE DAY CARE CENTER LLC for 115000 (412 – Nursing homes and priv hospitals)

    Westerville, Ohio

    • 5475 SLATER RDG, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from FIGULY RICHARD D to ROCKWELL JOHN M & JULL E for 480000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 7812 MILFORD AVE, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from DENNIE BRIAN WILLIAM & LAURIE J to VALLIPURAM SUTHANTHIRA & SUTHANTHIRA SUTHARSHINY for 471000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5439 SLATER RDG, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from WILLIAMS STUART WARD & CAROLE J to BARCK ADAM M & LISA M for 455000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 8466 HARVEST WIND DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from PATTON SCOTT A & ANGELA R to WALKER CHRISTOPHER P & JODIE L for 445000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7465 UPPER CAMBRIDGE WAY, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SHIDELER RICHARD B & CYNTHIA B to DICKERSON DAVE JR & LAURETTE R for 393000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6105 BERINGER DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BERNS HENRY C JR WANDA R to HEJAZEEN FAILAQ & HANAN for 369000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 636 HIGH TIMBER DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BIDWELL HOMES IK PLAN to HOLMES W CHRIS & JESSICA S for 358000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5816 PROSPECT LN, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from HUGHES JAMES M & KERRY K to N P DODGE JR TRUSTEE for 350000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5776 CALI GLEN LN, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from DEFENBAUGH DIRK D & CHRISTINE G to KING KATHERINE M for 345000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 733 OLDE MILL DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SCHICK BRAD A & KELLY M to RIEI MARCUS A for 309500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5130 BARDON DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BASHAM GEORGE A & EMILY A to BARRY HELEN & JOHN for 304900 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 461 BELLFREY DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from KALINICH JOHN S & RUTH N to LAKE KEITH A & JULIE A for 300000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 337 AYLESBURY CT, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from HOLLAND GABRIELLA S to STOVALL ARTHUR A III & JENNIFER L for 264900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6593 COLLINGWOOD DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BURTON EDWIN L MICHELLE K to GIVEN BRYAN S & MEGAN M for 257900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7561 TOTTEN SPRINGS DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from MAYESKI ULLRICH C & KAVONNE L to PERUMAL ANAND & PLUMMER CASSANDRA for 250000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5676 GENOA FARMS BLVD, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SMITH SARA E MCCREA & JASON B to JASKIEWICZ MELISSA A for 229900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 246 WINDEMERE PL, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from CRAWFORD JENNIFER L to MOORMAN LAURA for 168200 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 11389 CENTER VILLAGE RD, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from PREMIER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE LLC to TERRY MARTIN for 120000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    All information in this report was received from the Delaware County Auditor’s office and is believed to be correct but not guaranteed.

    Buckeye Valley only County School to Earn Prestigious Honor

    Buckeye Valley only County School to Earn Prestigious Honor

    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.

    RE Rumors: Rocky’s Closing Its Delaware Location

    RE Rumors: Rocky’s Closing Its Delaware Location

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    Rockys Italian Ice has closed its Delaware, Ohio location. [Toby Boyce]

    Rocky’s Italian Ice has announced it will close its Delaware, Ohio location at the end of the 2014 season.

    On the Rocky’s Italian Ice Web site the reason for closing was established as:

    “Low revenue over the past 3 years has made this move my only choice. We have tried different things but I believe Delaware now has so many choices for a treat and Rockys can not generate enough to survive. My pizza shop has been paying the rent for Rockys for the past 3 Winters when it used to be able to do that on it’s own. We are very sad over this decision and have struggled the last couple years over making it. I know a lot of you are probably thinking we are always busy when you come. If you come the last hour of the day I would say your right. But the rest of the day we may get 1 or 2 customers a hour.”

    Very disappointing to lose this great establishment on the Delaware, Ohio market. But I have to admit that with the addition of Whit’s Custard and other locations around town we haven’t been going to Rocky’s as much as in the past.

    Hopefully, several customers will make the 10 minute drive to Ashley, Ohio to support Gibeyes Pizza and Rocky’s Gourmet Italian Ice.

    RE Rumors is an update on what’s happening in Delaware (Ohio) County real estate and commercial businesses.

    What have you heard changing in Delaware County? Contact Us for more information.

    It Happened This Week in Delaware Real Estate!

    It Happened This Week in Delaware Real Estate!

    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?

    What Happened in Delaware Real Estate This Week?

    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

    Delaware County’s Top 5 Sales From Last Week

    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

    Delaware Health District Offers Safety Checks

    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.

    Delaware Real Estate This Week (June 30 – July 6)

    Delaware Real Estate This Week (June 30 – July 6)

    Not even America’s birthday could slow down the selling in Delaware County this week.

    A total of 182 deeds were transferred by the Auditor’s office with 69 percent of them being valid sales.

    The average price of a home in Delaware County was $333,095 with an average market value of $214,762. The 55 percent mark-up over Auditor’s value is due to the high number of new-builds that were sold at the end of June. There were several properties with 1,000 percent or higher mark-ups and even a few that were lots freshly created hence having a $0 auditor’s value.

    Delaware County Sales This Week By City

    City No. Avg. Price
    Delaware 37 $248,157
    Westerville 22 $478,949
    Powell 20 $341,274
    Lewis Center 16 $314,634
    Sunbury 9 $260,993
    Galena 8 $394,891
    Dublin 6 $430,500
    Columbus 5 $284,632
    Centerburg 1 $335,000
    Marysville 1 $164,900
    Ashley 1 $900

    As a whole, it was a low-key week in Delaware County with the prices remaining fairly flat — except one. And that one was a big one. As in the second highest-priced home to sell in Delaware County this year. 645 North State Street in Westerville, Ohio was purchased for $2,000,000 by NSS Development. According to public records the property has 3,830 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 full-bathrooms on 17.54 acres.

    Top Five Sales in Delaware County This Week

    1. $2,000,000. 645 North State Street, Westerville. Single-Family Residence
    2. $719,500. 5118 Blessing Court, Galena. Single-Family Residence
    3. $695,000. 8361 Meadowlark, Delaware. Single-Family Residence.
    4. $681,690. 1488 Haverhill Court, Delaware. Residential Vacant Land.
    5. $655,000. 2524 Dauer Court, Powell. Single-Family Residence

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    Delaware Real Estate Transactions This Week

    Delaware Real Estate Transactions This Week

    For the Week of May 26 – June 2, 2014

    Total transactions for the week were down, in large part because of Memorial Day holiday and the delay in filing end-of-the-month transfers. From discussion with area agents I would expect to a strong increase in total sales next week.

    Delaware County Sales Stats (May 26-June 2)

    Total Sales Valid Pct Valid Avg. Price Low High
    113 63 44.2% $292,168 $0.00 $750,000
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    The highest valid transfer was the purchase of 1290 US 42 North – the Nextel building – for $750,000. The property was purchased by Route 42 LLC which includes Gina Grote, William Cashman, and Billy Kilgore according to state filing information.

    Top Five Sales Last Week

    1. $750,000. 1290 U.S. Highway 42, Delaware, Other Retail.
    2. $695,000. 1069 Elderberry Loop, Delaware, Single-Family Residence.
    3. $660,000. 10716 Campden Lakes Boulevard, Dublin, Single-Family Residence.
    4. $515,000. 5033 Glenaire Drive, Dublin, Single-Family Residence.
    5. $505,000. 1027 Cattail Cove, Delaware, Vacant Residential Land.

    The single-family residential market in Southern Delaware County up to basically a line at State Route 36 and Union County to Sunbury and then State Route 37 to the East County line has shown solid signs of improvement however areas north of the line continue to lag behind.

    Top Five Sales in Delaware Last Week

    Top Five Sales in Delaware Last Week

    The real estate market it beginning to show life and the weekly sold list is showing some pop as well.

    As a whole, 138 properties transferred in Delaware County last week with a market value of $30,906,960 or an average transfer price of $223,936.

    Top Five Transfers in Delaware March 3-9
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    1. $4,108,025, River Rock Lane, Delaware
    2. $1,340,308, Dublin Road, Delaware
    3. $725,000, Tartan Fields, Dublin
    4. $642,370, Shale Run Road, Delaware
    5. $610,000, Wilson Road, Sunbury

    The County recorded 91 “valid” sales last week which accounted for $30,311,160 in total volume and an average of $325,927 per unit. The top-commercial transfer was the car wash on Main Street in Ashley was transferred for $535,000 to Sparkling Clean Car Wash.

    What to Do When You Spot a Coyote in Delaware

    What to Do When You Spot a Coyote in Delaware

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    Ohio Department of Wildlife has announced what Delaware, Ohio, residents should do when coyotes invade their neighborhood. [Simeon Eichmann / Stock.xchng]

    Spotting for coyotes have increased in Delaware, Ohio recently which has put many home owner’s on alarm for their small pets and children.

    The Department of Natural Resources has recently released an update on what to do when you observe a coyote in your Delaware community.

    So You Spot A Coyote in Your Urban Neighborhood. What Should You Do?

    Ohio wildlife biologists are frequently contacted by concerned residents who spot coyotes in highly developed areas. This is often not cause for alarm. Coyotes are highly adaptable animals that live in a wide variety of environments thus there is no need to report sightings to wildlife officials unless the animal appears hurt, sick, or habituated. Here are a few steps to keep in mind when you encounter an urban coyote in the Buckeye State.

    1. Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties and are regularly seen within city limits. Read more about coyotes at wildohio.com.
    2. There are no wolves living in the wild in Ohio.
    3. If you spot a coyote on your property, make sure to remove all “attractants” to deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food primarily before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Do not feed coyotes directly.
    4. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. However, interactions with domestic pets do occur sometimes. Keep small dogs and cats inside (especially after nightfall) or leashed when outside. Motion-sensitive lighting tends to be helpful too at keeping wildlife away from your home.
    5. Occasionally, an inquisitive coyote will stay put and watch you curiously. Make noise. Clap your hands and shout; the coyote will likely move on at this point. If it doesn’t, throw objects like rocks at it to scare it away. A coyote that loses its fear of humans could potentially become a threat.
    6. If the coyote visiting your yard does not respond to harassment techniques such as loud noises or it is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Nuisance trappers use highly regulated techniques to reduce urban wildlife conflicts. Coyote populations in rural areas can be managed through legal hunting and trapping methods. Consult the yearly “Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations” digest for more information.

    In Delaware County there are only four licensed nuisance trappers to take care of the issue.

    Company Owner City Phone
    Kevin Morgan Ostrander OH (740) 272-2870
    BCG, LLC Tom Bain Galena OH (614) 312-7513
    Bugs & Bees Control, LLC Andrew Rowland Sunbury OH (614) 402-4877
    Holy Moly Wildlife Control Robert Hedrick Delaware OH (740) 362-9111

    Coyotes are here and we need to be proactive with protecting our pets in Delaware, Ohio.

    Delaware County Real Estate: A Decade of Perspective

    Delaware County Real Estate: A Decade of Perspective

    In the past several months there has been layers of discussion on the past decade in the real estate industry – the bubble, its burst and what if anything we’ve learned from it.

    It probably began in March 2000, when the “dotcom” bubble burst and American wealth stopped growing. Several presidents, numerous real estate agents, mortgage brokers, home owners, city and county governments, and thousands of other people made millions off the “bubble.” So in true American fashion we are now fascinated by “what happened and how do we prevent it from happening again?”

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    Average Home in Delaware County Selling For $203k

    Average Home in Delaware County Selling For $203k

    Delaware County Weekly Transactions
    Average transfer price and transactions in Delaware County last week.

    It was another good week in Delaware (Ohio) County real estate as 148 units transferred last week for a total market value of $30,104,011 and a tax-base value of $28,745,000.

    The average price has remained strong with the average market price being $203,405 — with the higher values being continually held in the southern part of the County.

    Powell saw 30 units change hand for a market-value of $278,701 and Lewis Center accounted for 20 transfers last with at an average price of $258,636.

    By contrast, Ashley had three homes transfer with a value of $76,667. Radnor had two change hands at an average price for $140,425.

    The City of Delaware was abnormally low with an average value of $116,821 on 34 transfers. The low price can be in large part accounted for that 62 percent of the transactions were not arm’s length deals.

    For more information contact Toby Boyce at (740) 990-9748 or e-mail.

    Delaware County’s Inventory Hovering At Two Months

    Delaware County’s Inventory Hovering At Two Months

    Delaware County’s real estate market is on fire and in June 2013 the inventory was only 2.10 or 1-out-of-3 houses were sold!

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    For every three homes in Delaware County on the market one of them has sold. [Svilen Milev / efffective.com]
    With 335 homes transferring in June 2013, with an average price of $320,536 or $125.18 per square foot it becomes pretty obvious that not only were homes selling but they were selling for a good price as well.

    These homes sold for 97% of its final list price – as opposed to original list price – after being on the market for an average of 53 days.

    The highest priced home to sell in Delaware County last month was $1,820,000 while the lowest priced was $25,000.

    That kind of sales took a big bite out of the active market leaving only 774 active listings on the market with an average price of $432,875 or 23.6% higher than the final list price for homes that sold in the county in June.

    The highest priced current listing in Delaware is $5,899,700 and the lowest is $19,500.

    With more than 1,000 properties on the market in June, the distressed market continued to play a relatively small role in the Delaware County real estate market accounting for 11% of active and 16% of closed properties.

    There were 61 active and 41 sold foreclosed properties in June and 24 active and 13 sold short sales during the month.

    If you were signed up to receive Toby’s E-Newsletter you’d have gotten this story a week ago with other subscribers.

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    2013 Continues to Come In Like a Lamb in Delaware County

    2013 Continues to Come In Like a Lamb in Delaware County

    All the prognosticators have 2013 as the “Year of Real Estate” however in Delaware County Ohio it appears to be coming in like a lamb.

    Transfers are starting slow in Delaware County Ohio.
    Delaware (Ohio) County transfers are starting slow in 2013 compared to how they ended 2012.

    There were 126 property transfers in Delaware County from January 14 – 20 with a transferred volume of only $12,941,843 or at least 11-week low of $102,713 per transfer.

    The Four-Week Rolling Average for transfers reached a 7-week low when it dropped to 120 units this week down 4.38% from last week. However, the four-week rolling average on volume reached a low since, Ohio Home Team and Toby Boyce began tracking these statistics last November at only $18,108,504.50 down 17.87 percent from the previous week.

    The extreme drop in volume is easily shown by the drastic increase in the number of non-valid sales that occurred this week with 61.9 percent of the transfers being not-valid sales. Only nine of those 77 transfers had any value at all associated with the parcels being transferred which drags down the overall value.

    City By City Break Down of Transfers in Delaware County

    Community Nu. (Valid) Paid Tax Amt.
    Ashley 1 (1) $101,750 $88,700
    Columbus 2 (0) $0 $18,667,200
    Delaware 36 (17) $4,073,805 $4,831,500
    Dublin 4 (1) $450,000 $1,612,100
    Galena 5 (4) $882,188 $917,900
    Lewis Center 16 (9) $2,767,412 $3,165,700
    Marengo 1 (0) $0 $46,100
    Ostrander 7 (1) $27,000 $1,277,200
    Powell 22 (6) $2,288,560 $6,368,700
    Richwood 1 (0) $0 $2,400
    Sunbury 11 (3) $506,740 $1,414,100
    Westerville 21 (7) $1,844,381 $5,990,400

    As to the drop in the number of actual transfers the only thing I can guess is that it goes hand-in-hand with the Holiday season. People were focusing on friends and family this time in December and not on buying homes.

    I would expect we’ll see the four-week rolling averages begin to trend upward in two weeks after we get past the first of February.

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    Delaware Weekly Home Sale Reports – December 17-23

    Delaware Weekly Home Sale Reports – December 17-23

    Twas’ the week before Christmas and the real estate market barely slowed down in Delaware County, Ohio, according to statistics released by the county on Monday, December 24.

    Across Delaware County, 147 units were recorded for a recorded $25,887,531 on a reported tax value of $33,446,700. It was a very unique week in that only 45 percent of the transactions were valid sales according to the Delaware County Auditor’s definition. It seems that a lot of the transactions were properties going into foreclosure, being bought out of foreclosure, and intities making strategic transfers — lots of builders moving lots between divisions for example. Hence the transactions were mostly paper moves.

    City Units/Valid Market Value Value/Sale
    Ashley 3/1 $109,900 $36,633
    Centerburg 5/3 $250,000 $50,000
    Columbus 2/1 $274,000 $137,000
    Delaware 35/12 $7,341,050 $209,744
    Dublin 3/0 $0 $0
    Galena 9/4 $1,442,400 $131,127
    Killbourne 1/0 $22,000 $22,000
    Lewis Center 22/9 $4,487,106 $203,959
    Ostrander 2/2 $214,900 $107,450
    Powell 25/13 $4,177,526 $167,101
    Radnor 5/5 $201,933 $40,387
    Richwood 1/0 $49,750 $49,750
    Sunbury 15/7 $2,824,676 $188,312
    Westerville 20/10 $4,492,290 $224,615

    The market remained solid for the time of year. No four-week average this week as the “snowmeggedon” has us snowed in at mother-in-law’s and that data is at the home-office.

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    Ohio Home Sales Mark 17th Consecutive Month of Gains

    Ohio Home Sales Mark 17th Consecutive Month of Gains

    Home sales activity throughout Ohio increased 23.6 percent in November, helping the marketplace record its 17th consecutive monthly sales gain, according to the statistics provided by the state’s Multiple Listing Services and released by the Ohio Association of REALTORS this morning (view the complete PDF release).

    Sales of new and existing homes have posted a 14 percent increase during the first 11 months of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, reaching 104,001 sales versus the 2011 mark of 91,213.

    “The Ohio housing market is continuing to make significant progress in its attempt to fully recover from the economic downturn of a few years ago,” said Robert U. Miller, president of the Ohio Association of REALTORS. Miller noted that the Association began tracking sales data in 1998 and the current stretch of 17 straight monthly gains is the longest uninterrupted period of sales growth the Ohio market has ever recorded.

    OAR President Bob Miller
    OAR President Bob Miller

    “Across the Buckeye State we’re building a solid foundation for a sustainable, growing housing marketplace going forward,” he said. “Ohio REALTORS continue to be extremely confident about the prospects for our market – as interest rates remain at historic lows, prices have begun to trend upward, inventories are declining, sellers are increasingly realistic in their pricing expectations and consumers understand that long‐term, owning a home is a tremendous investment.”

    Not only have sales levels during the first 11 months exceeded the pace of a year ago, the average sales price (January through November) throughout Ohio this year is up 5.1 percent, reaching $135,460 versus the 2011 mark of $128,540. Total dollar volume this year is nearly $14.1 billion, a 20.2 percent increase from last year’s 11‐month mark of $11.7 billion.

    Miller noted that a recent survey of the state’s real estate professionals suggests the industry remains cautiously optimistic about the market’s outlook in the coming months. The OAR Housing Market Confidence Index, a recently created measurement of the perception Ohio REALTORS have of the marketplace, offers the following highlights of the December 2012 report:

    • 86 percent of REALTORS describe the current housing market in their area as moderate to strong; a significant increase from the 53 percent mark the profession posted during the month a year ago. This month’s REALTOR Current Market Index measurement reached 49, a 21 point improvement from the December 2011 score of 28.
    • 89 percent of the respondents have moderate to strong expectations for their market in the next six months; increasing 23 percentage points from the December 2011 level of 66 percent. This month’s REALTOR Future Market Index reached 55, a 19 point increase from the December 2011 Index of 36.
    • 92 percent of REALTORS believe home prices over the next year will remain stable and could even post gains; 3 percentage points more than the findings in December 2011 (of 89 percent). The REALTOR Price Index for REALTORS®’ expectations for the next year reached 67, a 21 point increase improvement from the mark recorded during the month a year ago (46).

    “Ohio’s REALTORS remain remarkably bullish about the current and long‐term prospects of our housing market,” Millersaid. “REALTORS are there when buyers and sellers express their hopes and concerns during what is often the largest financial decision made in a lifetime. Our outlook is simply a reflection of the discussions taking place at countless kitchen tables across Ohio.

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    REALTOR confidence has continued to improve over the second-half of 2012. (photo by Arjun Chennu)

    “We’ve made significant progress in our confidence about the market in a relatively short period of time,” he added. “REALTORS fully understand that there will be challenges and obstacles in our economic recovery efforts in the months ahead, but are certain that the desire to achieve the American Dream of homeownership remains strong throughout Ohio.”

    Sales in November reached 9,254, a 23.6 percent increase from the 7,485 sales posted during the same period a year ago. The month’s average sales price of $135,392 is an 8.5 percent increase from the November 2011 mark of $123,904.

    Total dollar volume in November nearly reached $1.3 billion, a 35.1 percent increase from the $927 million mark posted a year ago.

    Data provided to OAR by Multiple Listing Services includes residential closings for new and existing single‐family homes and condominiums/co‐ops. The Ohio Association of REALTORS®, with 26,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in
    Ohio.

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