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Salon Institute Moving into Columbus

Salon Institute Moving into Columbus

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Salon Institute has begun work to create a Delaware County campus.

The school is based in Toledo and will soon be opening its second campus at the intersection of US 23 and Powell Road in Lewis Center, Ohio. The site has been many things over the years from a golf store to halloween decorations.

According to its website, “Our fully licensed and deeply experienced educators will have you trying your hand applying just-learned hair cutting and styling techniques to mannequins on your second day of class. In three months, you’ll be thoroughly prepared to take on your own clients!

The location will also be a working salon with hours Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

Salon Institute will be located at 50 West Powell Road in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Delaware Adds 20 New Corporations in February

Delaware Adds 20 New Corporations in February

Eighteen for-profit and two non-profit corporations were launched in Delaware County during February according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

We here at C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. are pretty excited to be included in this listing.

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C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. was among the for-profit corporations founded in Delaware County last month.

New Delaware County For-Profit Filings

February 2015

  • OHCE POLARIS, INC.
  • OHYJ POLARIS, INC.
  • PREET SYSTEMS INC
  • SHREE PARWATI INC.
  • SRI RUDRA INC.
  • SRI GOPAL INC.
  • SRI INDRA INC.
  • SHREE RADHA INC.
  • SRI GANPATI INC.
  • GURUTEG IT SERVICES INC
  • HILLSTONE HEALTHCARE INC.
  • BAGLEY AHI, INC.
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH & CONSULTING INC.
  • W.E. MILLER TREE SERVICE INC.
  • W.E. MILLER LEASING INC.
  • FRA BABY CONSULTING, INC.
  • PR IMPEX INC
  • DIVERSIFIED WORKFORCE STRATEGIES, INC
  • C.G. BOYCE REAL ESTATE CO.

Delaware County Non-Profit Filings

February 2015

  • THE RAINDROP PROJECT, INC.
  • CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS, INC

Sixteen of the 20 companies are located in Southern Delaware County including Lewis Center (8), Westerville (4), Powell (2), Columbus (2), and Dublin (1). On the non-profit side The Raindrop Project, Inc. is based in Powell and Creative Inspirations, Inc is from Ostrander.

Fore more information contact the Ohio Secretary of State Office at (614) 466-2655.

The Week in Delaware County Real Estate

The Week in Delaware County Real Estate

Delaware County was another hot-bed of real estate activity last week with 179 total properties transfering – including 100 valid sales – for an average of $321,177.

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Top Five Real Estate Transfers Last Week

  1. $1,600,000, 3384 East Powell Road, Lewis Center, 599 – Other Residential
  2. $930,000, 3499 Market Street, Powell, 430 – Restaurant; Cafeteria
  3. $890,900, 1424 Kearney Way, Delaware, 500 – Residential vacant land
  4. $838,339, 5511 Via Alvito Drive, Westerville, 500 – Residential vacant land
  5. $775,000, 0 Tillinghast Drive, Dublin, 510 – Single family dwelling

Top Delaware County Sales by City

  • Ashley (1) – 9307 Smith, $219,500
  • Columbus (1) – 1561 Sarin Street, $162,000
  • Delaware (22) – 1424 Kearney Way, $890,900
  • Dublin (2) – 0 Tillinghast Drive, $775,000
  • Galena (7) – 5036 Normandy, $409,000
  • Lewis Center (21) – 3384 East Powell Road, $1,600,000
  • Ostrander (1) – 0 Penn Road, $179,000
  • Powell (20) – 3499 Market Street, $930,000
  • Radnor (1) – 2390 Penry Road, $297,500
  • Sunbury (7) – 4693 State Route 61, $582,450
  • Westerville (18) – 5511 Via Alvito Drive, $848,339
Fab 5: Delaware’s Top Commercial Properties for Sale

Fab 5: Delaware’s Top Commercial Properties for Sale

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Delaware County is exploding and commercial property is popping up and in this week’s Fab 5 we highlight the highest priced commercial properties on the market.

“Buy land they aren’t making any more of it.” – Mark Twain

Today’s top-five list is dominated by those that buy into Mr. Twain’s philosophy and are hoping to make a lot of money off it. .

Top Five Commercial Properties For Sale in Delaware County
  1. $5,300,000, 5350 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
  2. $3,600,000, 9039 Antaras Drive, Columbus
  3. $3,255,524, 8039 Owenfield Drive, Powell
  4. $3,000,000, 0 Polaris Parkway, Westerville
  5. $3,000,000, 700 Sunbury Road, Delaware

Properties are shared via IDX search found on Loop.net and Columbus/Central Ohio Multiple Listing Service. List is provided for information and additional commercial properties may be available in this price range. Information believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

Top Five Sold Homes This Week (June 8-15)

Top Five Sold Homes This Week (June 8-15)

The Delaware County real estate market slid in the second week of June 2014.

After a strong first-week in June the total number of valid sales slipped by 9 percent to 100. Sixty-five percent of total transfers this week were valid sales.

While volume was down the average sales price was up nearly 30 percent with an average sales price of $385,545. However, a lot of that growth can be attributed to the top four real estate transactions of the week were over $1,000,000.

Top Five Delaware County Real Estate Sales (June 8-15)

  1. $5,661,000. 8425 Pulsar Place, Columbus. Office Buildings.
  2. $5,439,000. 8410 Pulsar Place, Columbus. Office Buildings.
  3. $1,860,000. 1052 Baybridge Drive, Lewis Center. Condominium Residential Unit. (Recorded as two transfers)
  4. $561,000. 4488 Fox Path Court, Powell. Single-Family Residence
  5. $492,000. 1146 Elderberry Loop, Delaware. Single-Family Residence.

With two transaction topping $10 million it doesn’t take a lot of math to find the reason for a 30 percent growth in prices this week.

Delaware County Top Five Transactions Last Week

Delaware County Top Five Transactions Last Week

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More than $19,000,000 in real estate changed hands — at least legally — in Delaware County last week according to the Delaware County Auditor’s report.

When looking at just valid sales in the County last week 52 properties were exchanged with an average value of $301,101 per transaction.

  1. $691,900. 10697 Preston Way, Powell, single-family home.
  2. $690,000. 1420 Bean-Oller Drive, Delaware, single-family home.
  3. $632,500. 6460 Mahogany Drive, Galena, residential vacant land.
  4. $600,000. Hollenbeck Road, Lewis Center, residential unplatted 0-09.99 acres. Not a valid sale
  5. $570,000. 5475 Sheffield Drive, Powell, single-family home.

A valid sale is when the home is transferred between two owners in what is known as an “arm-length” transaction.

Sesame Street Night in Orange Township!

Sesame Street Night in Orange Township!

Orange Township Branch of the Delaware County District Library will be celebrating Sesame Street on January 21! [Aj Bethke/stock.xchng]
Orange Township Branch of the Delaware County District Library will be celebrating Sesame Street on January 21! [Aj Bethke/stock.xchng]

Who doesn’t have a favorite memory of “Sesame Street?” Whether you are one or a hundred-and-one, the classic PBS TV show with Jim Henson’s puppets has been a mainstay in many a child life.

Well on Tuesday, January 21, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Delaware County District Library invites you to its Orange Township location for a Sesame Street Party! It will be an opportunity to enjoy books, songs, games and crafts that are all inspired by Sesame Street.

For more information contact the Delaware County District Library at (740) 363-3821 or check it out online. The Orange Township Library is located at 7171 Gooding Boulevard, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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.

Craft Beers on Deck For Lewis Center Beer Tasting

Craft Beers on Deck For Lewis Center Beer Tasting

Lewis Center’s Aficionado’s will continue its Friday Beer Tasting this week a selection of highly-rated craft beers. The line-up includes:Afficonado's Logo

  • Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch (RateBeer 94)
  • Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager (RateBeer 98)
  • Smuttynose Rhye IPA (RateBeer 96)
  • Smuttynose Gravitation (RateBeer 96)
  • Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (Ratebeer 100)

There is an $8 tasting fee attached to the event and you can register online. Next week’s event will be a battle of the Meads – Brother’s Drake vs. B Nektar Meadery.

Afficionado’s is located at 8909 South Old State Road, in the shopping center just north of Powell Road, in Lewis Center.

CPR Class Offered at Terra Nova

CPR Class Offered at Terra Nova

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Child, infant, and adult AED and CPR course will be offered at Terra Nova Community Church in Lewis Center on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The class is great for anyone helping others from children’s ministry to teens who babysit. The course will be taught by Joe Bobot a trained ASHI instructor and EMT.

Class is only $10 per person and for more information or to register call Stacey Dumbacher at (260) 415-3422.

Terra Nova Community Church is located at 5542 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23) in Lewis Center, Ohio.

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.

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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 Real Estate Market Improves, Despite Statistics

Delaware Real Estate Market Improves, Despite Statistics

This Week in Real Estate: January 28-February 3

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Funny things happen with statistics sometimes they do “lie.” And that may appear to be the case this week as the Delaware County Real Estate Report announces its four-week average and transfers declined 9.18 percent and price per transfer decreased another 7.03 percent over already low market numbers.

But this was a good week…

However, not good enough to rebound on the four-week average that has been continually falling since the week of Christmas. Delaware County processed 111 transfers this week, which was a major rebound from last week’s 63 transfers, and the price per transfer this week was just-under $148,000 on $16,399,903 in volume.

City By City Break Down of Transfers in Delaware County
Community Nu. (Valid) Paid Tax Amt.
Ashley 2 (0) $0 $208,200
Columbus 1 (1) $121,000 $140,000
Delaware 28 (11) $4,117,663 $5,173,600
Dublin 2 (0) $0 $1,036,100
Galena 6 (2) $867,297 $1,150,900
Lewis Center 20 (8) $2,626,150 $3,690,500
Marengo – (-) $- $-
Marysville 1 (0) $0 $38,600
Ostrander 3 (1) $523,879 $139,600
Powell 23 (14) $4,780,014 $6,007,000
Radnor 3 (1) $127,500 $354,700
Richwood – (-) $- $-
Sunbury 4 (5) $547,000 $567,700
Westerville 19 (8) $2,689,400 $6,797,000

The largest transfer of the week was a 19,694 square-foot office building in Westerville, Ohio, that sat on 3.35 acres with a tax auditor’s value of $1,394,200 but sold for only $670,000.

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Delaware Real Estate Continues to Slide Further into Winter

Delaware Real Estate Continues to Slide Further into Winter

This Week in Real Estate: January 21-27

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If last week’s real estate numbers in Delaware County were a lamb, then this week is … well … lambchop?

Only 63 property’s transferred in Delaware County last — the lowest in the 12 weeks we’ve been tracking here at DelawareOHRealEstate.com — exactly one-half of the units that transferred last week. The four-week rolling average slid to only 116 properties from 120 last week.

The $8,023,272 in volume is nearly 48 percent below the four-week rolling average of $16,893,493.50. The rolling average slid 7.19 percent this week and is down 52 percent from its high in mid-December.

The four-week rolling average per parcel continues to fall, dropping another 6.31 percent this week, to just under $142,000.

City By City Break Down of Transfers in Delaware County

Community Nu. (Valid) Paid Tax Amt.
Ashley – (-)
Columbus 2 (1) $198,000 $358,700
Delaware 20 (3) $510,808 $3,100,600
Dublin 1 (0) $0 $136,000
Galena 1 (1) $212,000 $198,000
Lewis Center 6 (1) $614,800 $1,554,800
Marengo – (-) $- $-
Ostrander – (-) $- $-
Powell 13 (7) $2,938,065 $2,915,050
Richwood – (-) $- $-
Sunbury 4 (3) $744,000 $682,900
Westerville 17 (8) $2,805,599 $4,491,400

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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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.

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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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Menards Taking Shape in Delaware County

Menards Taking Shape in Delaware County

Delaware County’s first Menards is taking shape along U.S. 23 in Orange Township.

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Menards is taking shape along U.S. 23 in southern Delaware County in Orange Township. [photo by Toby Boyce, Delaware Real Estate]
Menards is expected to open the 175,000 square foot store in mid-2013 according to initial reports from ThisWeek News. The location is expected to hire 150-160 full-time employees when it opens.

This was the second go around for Menards, after it was defeated by Orange Township in 2008 when it attempted to open just south of Home Road and was blocked by residents and the township.

The current location sits basically across the road from the Orange Township Branch of the Delaware County District Library on U.S. 23.

Meanwhile, those looking to shop at Menards can head north to Marion (2400 Marion – Mt Gilead Road) or south to Columbus (1805 Morse Road) for the closest locations.

Public Shaming … As Old As America Itself

Public Shaming … As Old As America Itself

Shaming the public into achieving a common good is nothing new, our government has been doing it for years … and we take it for granted. However, the city of Columbus has been using this methodology to attack slumlords and the Dispatch reviewed it in a recent article “Is city’s ‘list of shame’ working?” by Mark Ferenchik (@MarkFerenchik on twitter).

What’s the “The List of Shame”

The list of shame in this particular case is in regards to non-resident owners that have accumulated a certain amount of code violations and length of property vacancy. Following a tragic fire on Christmas Eve 2011 at 90 Wisconsin Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, in which three people – including a four-year-old boy – died. The sad tale of a personal-heater catching fire and burning down a home turned into public outcry when it became known that the home had been condemned since 2009 yet Sam Vazirani continued to rent the property out until the fatal fire. The “list” was designed to “highlight” or “shame” the offenders of the list into bringing homes into compliance.

America’s History of Shaming

In fact in many cases the government is required to shame the public the name of “public notification.” From foreclosure notices, divorces, to personal property tax delinquencies all of these are required to be publicly published in the county’s paper of record. In Delaware County that’s the Delaware Gazette while in Franklin County it is The Daily Reporter.

It takes many different forms, for example,

  • The weekly foreclosure notices announced in the weekly paper
  • Divorce decrees announced in the paper of record
  • The recently published home phone numbers and contact information for those associated with teh Steubenville “rape case” and the Westboro Baptist Church by the organization Anonymous.
  • Another form, shown below in the chart, is that the Delaware County Auditor is required to release everyone that owes personal property taxes to the County

The Delaware County Auditor released its list of delinquent personal property tax offenders for 2012 recently.

Top Five Delinquent Personal Property Tax Offenders in Delaware County

No. Company Location Amount Owed
1. Qumran Enterprises (dba On-Site Instruments) Orange Twp. $247,274.48
2. General Castings Delaware $145,458.08
3. Sancol Districution Powell $47,191.07
4. PHPK Technologies Inc. Orange Twp. $22,041.19
5. Frontway Network Orange Twp./Columbus $20,243.70

Information from the Delaware County Auditor’s publication of Delinquent Personal Property Tax published on December 18, 2012 in Delaware Gazette.

While very few would find much sympathy for the five listed above, there are the obvious oversights on the list that make you wonder “why?” Case and point is First Corp First Portland which owes the county $0.86. The resources, supplies, and postage eliminate any positive that comes from attempts for the county to recapture that debt.

Does Shaming Work in Today’s Society?

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Slumlords continue to plague the system with vacant and substandard homes throughout Columbus, Ohio.

But back to the point, does shaming work? In tight-knight small-town communities … yes. Is Delaware – and Delaware County – still a small-town tight-knight community that’s debatable.

But when it comes to the direct article in the Dispatch, unfortunately my response would be no. Why?

  • It’s Invisible. The list appears on the Development’s Web site buried about three links deep. That’s essentially invisible in today’s world. I wanted to find the site and essentially had to go back to Ferenchik’s original Dispatch story, then 3-4 clicks later I ended upon the PDF list. Solution: Make the list more prominent on the Web site, turn into more functional feature than a PDF list, allowing for visitors to search the site. Biggest thing – create a “This Week’s Top Five” and promote to the media with a collection of audio quotes and releases for the media. More coverage allows for more awareness.
  • Add Signatory Names to LLC. The “biggest” trick in real estate is to create a limited-liability corporation to limit the personal exposure that is faced when owning a property. In the case of a slumlord it adds another level of screening — who owns the home? For example, the property at 840-842 Campbell Street is owned by Finish Line Investment Properties LLC. Hard to shame someone when know one knows whom the owner is. A quick search on the Secretary of State’s site and a Google search and we have a name for a Radnor, Ohio resident that owns this property. Solution: I would publish the name of the signatory for the person that created the limited-liability corporation, if legally possible.

Why is This on Delaware Ohio Real Estate?

There is definitely an issue with slumlords in Central Ohio – not just Columbus but every Central Ohio community – and we need to work on a program that will address the community on a greater scale than just a one community approach. Sadly though, I believe that it will remain a Columbus problem while the folks in sleeper communities – and I include Delaware, Ohio – bury their head in the sand and say it doesn’t happen here. Drive along some of the streets on the south side and you’ll find homes that are being rented yet lacking in maintenance that most would consider acceptable for our community.

Olentangy Homes For Sale By Foreclosure or Short Sale

Olentangy Homes For Sale By Foreclosure or Short Sale

Olentangy Local Schools consistently receives an Excellent With Distinction honors from the Ohio Department of Education and has been an instrumental reason behind the rapid growth of Delaware County. However, that rapid expansion has also led to rapid price increases so sometimes a short sale or foreclosure may allow you to get into Olentangy School District at a price you can afford whether it be in Powell, Lewis Center, Delaware, or Galena.

Below are the homes in Olentangy School district for sale that are either foreclosures or short sales:

 

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Annual Blessing of the Animals in Delaware Ohio

Annual Blessing of the Animals in Delaware Ohio

The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, August 19, at 12:15 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

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Annual Blessing of the Animals to take place on Sunday, August 19, at St. Marks Lutheran Church in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. (photo by Krzysztof Isbrandt, stock.xchng)

Pets will receive a blessing and a collar that reads, “I have been blessed.” For safety reasons, please keep pets inside a carrier or leashed at all times. Water and bowls will be available to keep the animals comfortable.

The service, lasting approximately 20 minutes, will be followed by a reception. Guests can enjoy lemon aid and cookies while meeting some of the Humane Society of Delaware County’s cats and dogs.

Prior to the Blessing of Animals, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will also host guest speaker, Mary O’Connor Shaver, in their Adult Education Forum. Shaver resides in Lewis Center and has been extremely active on the issue of banning puppy mills and dog auctions. She also volunteers with the Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions. She maintains a dual focus in her work by actually visiting and investigating puppy mills and auctions, as well as spending a lot of time at the Ohio General Assembly working on legislation to outlaw this activity.

The Adult Education Forum begins at 9:15 am, and will be held in between St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

St. Marks Lutheran Church is located at 28 East William Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

Less Than Three Months Worth of Homes For Sale in Lewis Center!

Less Than Three Months Worth of Homes For Sale in Lewis Center!

While Powell, Ohio gets all the glory Lewis Center, Ohio actually has less inventory for sale in July 2012.

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Lewis Center, Ohio had 2.8 months of inventory – or 119 active listings and 41 sold in July 2012 – which marks a definate seller’s market for those looking to move their homes in Lewis Center, Ohio. The 119 active listings range from a $16,999 all the way up to $675,000 with an average list price of $302,787 and the average days on market of 105.

On the sold side, the 41 sold homes in Lewis Center, Ohio ranged from $148,000 to $521,542 with an average price for $263,888 and 2,702 square feet and was on the market for 68 days before going into contract.

The condominium market in Lewis Center, Ohio continues to struggle with 8 months of inventory based on 16 active listings and only 2 properties selling in July 2012. The active market is ranging from $54,000 to $282,790 with an average price of $147,605. While the sold market is averaging $130,000 for a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condomiunium that was on the market for 37 days.

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OhioHealth Offering Digital Mammography Services in Lewis Center

OhioHealth Offering Digital Mammography Services in Lewis Center

OhioHealth is pleased to offer digital mammography services at Lewis Center Medical Imaging in Delaware, Ohio.

The state-of-the-art facility at Lewis Center, provided by OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, marks the 14th OhioHealth location in and around Central Ohio to offer digital mammography services. Like all other OhioHealth locations, the facility will provide the most advanced technology available along with an experienced staff of technologists and breast radiologists. The facility also makes use of MammoPad® breast cushions for increased comfort during exams.

Lewis Center Medical Imaging will continue to offer MRI, X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound and bone density testing, and will now add digital mammography services. This new mammography location – OhioHealth’s third in Delaware County – should add even more convenience for Delaware area women to receive their vital annual screening.

According to the American Cancer Society, Delaware County has one of the highest breast cancer mortality rates in Ohio. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammography screening for women beginning at age 40. Annual screenings, as well as routine breast self-exams, can detect up to 90 percent of breast cancers at their earliest stages. Early detection through yearly screening is key for successful treatment.

Mammography services at Lewis Center Medical Imaging became fully available on July 13. Most appointments take 30 minutes or less. No physician prescriptions are necessary for women over 40. Financial assistance is available.

To schedule your mammogram at Lewis Center, or at any of OhioHealth’s 14 mammography screening locations, call 614.566.1111, or visit ohiohealth.com/breasthealth.

OhioHealth Lewis Center Medical Imaging is located at 7651 Stager’s Loop in Delaware, Ohio.

Vigil Tonight for Olentangy Accident Victim

Vigil Tonight for Olentangy Accident Victim

Olentangy High School
[/media-credit] A vigil is being held at Olentangy High School football stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a local rising senior that was injured in an auto accident Sunday morning.

Tyler Batten, a rising-senior at Olentangy High School, was critically injured in an automobile accident on Sunday morning.

Tonight, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. a vigil will be held at Olentangy High School’s football stadium according to the Delaware Gazette.

The football stadium is located at 675 Lewis Center Road in Lewis Center, Ohio, off State Route 23 South of Delaware, Ohio.

Ohio Boating Education Course Comes to Alum Creek

Ohio Boating Education Course Comes to Alum Creek

Ohio Department of Natural Resource will offer its basic Ohio Boating Education Course at the Alum Creek Watercraft Office three times this summer including May 12, June 9, and July 14 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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ODNR will host three basic watercraft classes at its Alum Creek location this summer.

This is an eight-hour class in boating and water safety designed by ODNR Division of Watercraft. It covers the fundamentals of safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids.

The program costs $5 and preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister call 740-548-5490 or e-mail alumcreek.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us.
The course will be held at the Alum Creek Watercraft Office at 3305 South Old State Road in southern Delaware, Ohio.

We Can Coexist and Proof Is Right Under Our Feet

We Can Coexist and Proof Is Right Under Our Feet

Toby, and the rest of Ohio Home Team, are big fans of watching History, TruTV, and other “real-world” documentary shows on televion. And combining that with the nightly news on Columbus’s Channel 10 it would seem that man can’t get along and coexist.

But then, during the beautiful weather of last week, Toby got out and enjoyed the weather with his camera. At the Alum Creek Visitor’s Center he found this proof we can coincide.

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Only stop apart from each other a deer, track is lower left, and human, track upper middle, are frozen in time at Alum Creek State Park's Visitor Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

The mud had solidified under a Honey Locust tree and left a very telling tale that two species had recently passed through this area heading in the same direction. A “teenage” child, assuming based on the footprint size, and a large Whitetail Deer had headed west from the lake area towards the woods that surrounds the Visitor’s Center and the rest of the park.

We need to remember that when we are in nature. Life is simple, enjoy it. Have fun and treat those around you as if they were the most important reason in the world for you to live.