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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.

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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.

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.

tartan fields home sold for 765700
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.

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.

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.

Tartan Fields home sells for $1.1 million
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.

 

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.

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.

    Buckeye Valley honored for advanced placement
    Buckeye Valley only Delaware County school included on AP District Honor Roll.

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

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

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

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

    For a complete list of honorees visit here.

    It Happened This Week in Delaware Real Estate!

    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.

    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.

    Dublin Hosting Distracted Driving Town Hall

    Dublin Hosting Distracted Driving Town Hall

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    Town Hall Meeting on Distracted Driving

    Dublin Police will host a town hall meeting on distracted driving and the city’s laws on Tuesday, September 30, at 7 p.m.

    The event will take place at the Abbey Theater in the Dublin Recreation Center in Dublin, Ohio. A community reception will run from 6-7 p.m., and after the town hall, with the distracted driving simulator.

    Dublin Police townhall meeting September 30on distracted driving and the city's laws.
    Dublin Police are hosting a townhall meeting on September 30 to educate on distracted driving and the city’s laws. [photo submitted]

    Questions and information regarding Dublin’s law will be the focus of a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg and the City’s Division of Police.

    • Did you know the City of Dublin’s Distracted Driving ordinance is a Primary offense? The State of Ohio’s Distracted Driving Ordinance is a secondary offense.
    • In Dublin, driving distracted is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $250 fine and two points on your license.
    • The moving violation is a primary offense, meaning Dublin Police can pull a motorist over if driving distracted.

    More information on distracted driving and the Town Hall meeting online.

    The Dublin Recreation Center is located at 5600 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.

    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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    110 Homes Sell in Delaware Last Week

    110 Homes Sell in Delaware Last Week

    The Delaware County real estate market took a nice step forward during the week of June 2-8 with 179 total transfers occurring and more than 61 percent of them being valid sales.

    The average sales price for valid sales was $299,653.

    Top Five Delaware County Sales (June 2-8)

    1. $670,000. 5585 Kilbannon Court, Dublin; single-family residence.
    2. $635,000. 1928 Loch Lomand, Powell; single-family residence.
    3. $634,000. 5288 Ananndale Court, Westerville; single-family residence.
    4. $618,000. 8558 Gossling Way, Powell; residential vacant land.
    5. $573,000. 5292 Slater Ridge, Westerville; other residential structure.

    This is one of the first-times since that I’ve been looking at these numbers that all five were residential transactions, with the fourth sale being a new build from Compass Homes.

    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.

    Bridge Park Proposal Discussed in Dublin

    Bridge Park Proposal Discussed in Dublin

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    An artists rendering of the proposed Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. [Submitted]
    Dublin, Ohio, and developer Crawford Hoying will be meeting on Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. to review updated Bridge Park development projects at Dublin’s City Hall buildnig.

    Crawford Hoying is presenting City Council with its most current planning and design and getting feedback before initiating the City’s development review process according to a Dublin press release.

    Phase I of the development – if built – will be the largest in Dublin’s history and is slated to include:

    • 25 acres
    • $300 million of total investment in private and public improvements
    • 2.5 million square feet of new space including 800,000 square feet of structured & subsurface parking
    • 60,000 square feet of restaurant space (8-10 total restaurants)
    • 150 for sale condos
    • 650 apartments
    • 200,000 square feet of office – including both corporate & creative loft space
    • 150 key hotel
    • 21,000 square foot Convention/Banquet Space with capacity of up to 500
    • 60,000 square feet of retail space including neighborhood grocery, spa, fitness, bank, & specialty retail

    The session will also be streamed live at DublinOhioUSA.gov. Dublin City Hall is located 5200 Emerald Parkway in Dublin, Ohio.

    Top 5 Delaware Real Estate Transfers April 1-7

    Top 5 Delaware Real Estate Transfers April 1-7

    Top Five Real Estate Transfers

    Delaware County, March 31 – April 6
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    • $1,944,722. 1309 Starbright Crossing, Columbus. Commercial Land.
    • $1,733,640. 8990 Cobalt Moon Crossing, Columbus. Commercial Vacant Land.
    • $1,193,000. 7699 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center. Mini storage warehouse.
    • $1,060,000. 8570 Tartan Fields Drive, Dublin. Single-family residence.
    • $958,500. 8933 Quantum Square Drive, Dublin. Single-family residence

    Overall a nice week in Delaware, Ohio. Abbreviated report, my apologies, I’ll make it up next week with something really cool and insightful.

    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

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

    National Get on the Scales Day: Make it Better in ’14

    National Get on the Scales Day: Make it Better in ’14

    Lots of Places in Delaware County to Drop Those Pounds!

    That’s right folks, today is National Get on the Scales Day.

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    Delaware County residents have lots of options when it comes to shedding those unwanted pounds in 2014. [Julia Freeman-Woolpert / stock.xchng]

    Well to make this day a little better when it rolls around in 2014 or to get an early jump on those 2014 weigh-loss goals, Howard Hanna RealCom Realty’s Toby Boyce presents Delaware, Ohio’s options for losing weight. (Know of another place? Please leave a comment with Group, Meeting Day, Time, Location, and cost and we’ll be glad to include.)

    Ohio Healthy Living

    Opened by Dr. Bruce Barker, a board-certified family doctor, in 2007 the Ohio Healthy Living program is part of the Ohio Health Smith Clinic on Delaware’s west side. Dr. Barker, along with his team of health care professionals, will help teach you how to plan and prepare balanced, healthful meals. They will help you deal effectively with the stresses of weight management and incorporating exercise into your daily healthy living lifestyle. They will give you that extra dose of motivation and encouragement that you sometimes need. (Source: Ohio Healthy Living Web site)

    • Appointments Only, 740-368-7181, 6 Lexington Boulevard, Delaware, Web site.

    Toby’s Take: I have heard very good things about this program, mostly from Transitions Counseling’s Lucy Hunter, and just this A.M. sent an e-mail requesting an appointment to sit down and see if it will work for me and get this weight off once and for all.

    Weight Watchers International

    One of the nation’s best-known weight-loss groups in existence it also has one of the largest networks in greater Delaware County with more than 25 meetings in communities throughout the area available seven days a week and at no point in the county are you more than 10 miles from a meeting – and if you don’t like meetings the organization has an entire program set up for online weight loss – learn more online about these programs. However, the traditional meeting programs work based traditionally on a point based system that works on a simple system. Every food is assigned a point count and you get a point count for each day. Run out of points, you are done eating. It has been adjusted and the meetings are great in that they provide accountability, are led by people that have succeeded in the this program already, and give you incentive to keep going.

    • Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Worthington/Polaris Weight Watchers Center, 655 Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus
    • Monday, 5:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 East 6th Street, Marysville
    • Monday, 7 p.m., Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville
    • Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin; Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville
    • Tuesday, 10 a.m., Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 800 West Central Avenue, Delaware
    • Tuesday, 6 p.m., Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 800 West Central Avenue, Delaware; Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury; Mount Gilead Baptist Church; 600 North Main Street, Mount Gilead
    • Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., St. Andrews Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive, Dublin; Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville
    • Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Powell New Start Community Church, 168 East Olentangy Street, Powell
    • Wednesday, Noon, Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville
    • Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin; Community Gatherings of Marion Ohio, 409 Marion Cardington Road West, Marion
    • Thursday, 10 a.m., Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville
    • Thursday, Noon, Worthington/Polaris Weight Watchers Center, 655 Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus
    • Thursday, 6 p.m., Council for Older Adults of Delaware County, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware; Worthington/Polaris Weight Watchers Center, 655 Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus
    • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 East 6th Street, Marysville
    • Saturday, 9 a.m., Willowbrook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware; Kinsale Golf and Fitness, 3737 Village Club Drive, Powell; Worthington/Polaris Weight Watchers Center, 655 Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus; Community Gatherings of Marion Ohio, 409 Marion Cardington Road West, Marion
    • Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Westerville Community Church, 770 County Line Road, Westerville

    Toby’s Take: I’ve never “officially” been on Weight Watchers but have used the points system and books while my mother-in-law was in the program several years ago. I found the program to be very solid and for someone that struggles with details the points was great — you only focus on it and not the other numbers ingrediants list. The biggest challenge I have with the program is that it is relatively expensive when compared to other options available on the market.

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly – or more commonly known as TOPS – is a non-profit community-based weight loss group that has been around for more than sixty years. I call it community-based in that the groups are more hetrogenius than you’ll find with Weight Watchers as they are led, organized, and discussion groups come from the members in the group. This can create a really strong group push for more weight loss, but sadly when a group doesn’t have strong leadership it can flounder and struggle.

    • Monday, 9:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 East Water Street Fellowship Hall, Prospect
    • Monday, 5:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 East High Street, Mount Gilead
    • Monday, 6:15 p.m., Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road, Delaware
    • Monday, 7 p.m., Worthington Christian Church, 8145 North High Street Room 184, Worthington
    • Monday, 7:15 p.m., Westerville Alliance Church, 75 East Schrock Road, Westerville
    • Wednesday, 5 p.m., Marion General Hospital, 1000 McKinely Park Drive, Marion
    • Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Richwood North Union Public Library, 4 East Ottawa Street, Richwood
    • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., William Street United Methodist Church, 28 West William Street Room 18, Delaware

    Toby’s Take: We spent several years as members of a group and had good success and then went lost momentum. It wasn’t the group’s fault, but there also wasn’t a ton of support for keeping on track and meetings are run by the members which I struggled with. You have a group of overweight people teaching each other how to get skinnier — it just often felt like we were chasing our tails. A strength was that the organization is relatively cheap which is in part you get what you pay for.

    President’s Cup Plaza in Dublin Dedication Thursday

    President’s Cup Plaza in Dublin Dedication Thursday

    City of Dublin Ohio dedicate upper plaza of BriHi Square Thursday.
    Dublin, Ohio, will dedicate the upper plaza of BriHi Square as The Presidents Cup Plaza this Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m. [photo courtesy of City of Dublin]
    Join the City of Dublin for the dedication of the upper plaza of BriHi Square as The Presidents Cup Plaza this Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m. in historic downtown Dublin, Ohio.

    The Plaza is in honor of the PGA Tour’s The President’s Cup which will bring the best from Europe to compete against the United State’s best on October 1-6 at Muirfield Golf Course in beautiful Dublin.

    In addition to remarks by Mayor Tim Lecklider and tournament officials, there will be a presentation of City-commissioned artwork, the “Playing Through” street piano, and a performance by the Dublin Singers.

    The program will conclude at 7 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres from Tucci’s, Mezzo and Party Panache.

    For more information check out the City of Dublin’s page.

    Source: City of Dublin public relations office

    Values Up 39% in Delaware County Since December

    Values Up 39% in Delaware County Since December

    Real estate values in Delaware County have sky-rocked 39 percent since December, but the number of transfers are down 28 percent since the end of June.

    Yeah, it was that kind of week in Delaware County for this week’s real estate review.

    Since the beginning of December 2012, value on four-week averages on real estate transfers in Delaware County Ohio are up 39 percent. [Toby Boyce / delawareohrealestate.com]
    Since the beginning of December 2012, value on four-week averages on real estate transfers in Delaware County Ohio are up 39 percent. [Toby Boyce / delawareohrealestate.com]
     Last week the Delaware County Auditor reported 207 transfers, which is the third-highest total of the year, for only $38,071,110 in value transferred. So a lot of the transfers were “no value” transfers which is to be expected with the scare in interest rates experienced the last month.

    Values on the four-week average slipped by .07 percent to $223,424.56 per unit transferred last week. However, since the beginning of December the average transfer value is up 39% in Delaware County. Transfer value is a four-week average of the overall dollars transferred each week per the auditor divided by the total number of transfers recorded.

    Volume of transfers peaked at a four-week average 190.5 units during the week ending June 30. Since then it is off nearly 6 percent even with this weeks large number. But with the end of July to be reported in early August numbers, expect the trend to return to near 200 unit levels.

    Two big commercial deals highlighted the market this week with Professional Investments of America, a Pennsylvania company, paying $950,000 for the Burger King location on South Sandusky Street and Blue Dog LLC purchasing the former Elks Lodge for $740,000 on West William Street.

    Top Five Owner-Occupied Transfers

    1. $739,900 – Rosalind Boulevard, Powell
    2. $610,000 – Nyah Court, Lewis Center
    3. $610,000 – Archer Street, Dublin
    4. $602,600 – Salem Drive, Westerville
    5. $566,964 – Campbell Lane, Dublin

    There has been a lot of talk nationally about July slowing down and we are seeing some signs of it locally but not a lot.

    Meanwhile Back at the MLS …

    According to the Columbus Realtors Multiple Listing Service there are currently 1,285 active listings in Delaware County across all categories ranging in price from $0 to $6,103,800. With the average price of a Delaware County listing hovering at $370,504 and having been on the market for 191 days.

    Blue Dog LLC Delaware Ohio
    Blue Dog LLC has purchased the former Elks Lodge on West William Street in Delaware, Ohio. [Google.com]
    But when it comes to sales, July is showing that national trend knows a lot more than we’d like to believe. Four-week average sale price of a property in Delaware County was $298,990.75 on the week ending July 7 but has fallen nearly 4 percent since then to $288,520.

    Maybe the number I’m watching the most is the four-week average sales in Delaware County. The year’s high-water mark for four-week average sales was 95.8 on the week-ending June 30, but it has plummeted 28.5 percent to only 68.3 units this week.

    What Does This Mean?

    Honestly, I don’t know. There are lots of “excuses” for the numbers or “signs” of the fall depending on where you sit on the fence. The keys are this:

    • Independence Day week only saw 43 houses close. That’s going to kill a 4-week average, I don’t care who you are.
    • Prices are going up in southern Delaware County and Delaware city. Have the buyers gone to other areas to purchase? Is the allure of Delaware eroding?
    • Good well-priced homes are still selling quickly. But what is the definition of well-priced to the buyer or the seller?
    • Interest rates are going to go up from where they are now. But will the buyers be willing to pay more for interest AND a home’s value or will they move to an area where the average home value isn’t $200,000?

    I don’t have the answer to these questions but they are going to play out very quickly in front of us. The next three days should make a big difference on the units sold front and am curious to see if we are beginning to see “normal” and don’t know how to identify.

    I got my license right when the recession kicked off, so I admit I don’t know what a “normal” real estate cycle month looks like.

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    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!

    Homes Sold in Delaware County Ohio
    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.

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