Donald Payne, Founder of Vision Realty, has been the REALTOR® of choice for buyers and sellers since 1979. Donald specializes in helping first-time homebuyers, new families, single families and more in Columbus real estate.
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New Year's Eve is right around the corner and if you haven't yet made arrangements or plans for that special night here are some suggestions that might get you into the holiday spirit and ring in the new year right. The Renaissance Hotel is celebrating like no one else with their Nye Gala on N...
Real Estate Inspection and Final Signing and Closing After the initial negotiations on the purchase and sale contract have been satisfied, the contract moves on to "subject to inspection". While it is not mandatory to have a professional inspection completed on the purchase of a home it is stron...
If this is your first time purchasing a home it helps to know all of the fees and costs involved in that purchase and in owning a home in general. Even if you have purchased a home multiple times it's probably not something you do every day so a refresher course in the fees needed in order to com...
A Buyers Agent and Making an Offer Why you need a good agent on your side So, you've done the necessary work in order to apply for financing and obtain a home loan but then how do you go about negotiating and deciphering the legal jargon that comes along with the purchase and sale contract? This ...
Let me start by saying congratulations! You've started to embark on one of the most exciting and life changing events - buying a house. This truly is one of the most revered achievements for a person and it comes with pride of ownership, sustainability and stability. However, jumping in blindly c...
3 BEDROOM RANCH WITH FULL BASEMENT, UPDATED KITCHEN, CENTRAL AIR,FIREPLACE, AND GARAGE. EZ2C ON SHORT NOTICE. Property was built prior to 1978 and lead based paint potentially exists. BANK OWNED.
Well, we all know what's coming this weekend: it's Halloween! And, Columbus really knows how to celebrate. There are so many fun events, costume contests, family events and haunted houses happening around Columbus Ohio that it will be hard to choose which one to participate in. Here's a list of s...
The mortgage crisis that began at the end of 2007 came about because lenders allowed borrowers more money than they could reasonably afford. Consumers took on more debt and ended up foreclosing or short selling because their ARM's came due when interest rates rose. Currently, lenders must prov...
Oh yes, it's definitely getting that time of year. We've put away our air-conditioners and finally kicked on the furnace on these chilly autumn mornings. Now is the ideal time to check your seals around doors and windows so they are not wasting that precious energy out into the cold air that co...