Your Vision for Columbus Real Estate - Donald Payne

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Vision Realty
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.
  The FHA has recently increased their rates due to  a surge in default to during the housing crash. Since 2010, the FHA has more than doubled their mortgage insurance fees, which can add hundreds of dollars to monthly mortgage payments. Because of this, many homebuyers are simply unable to purch...
Negotiating with a seller for your terms and price can be a little intimidating but with an experienced agent it doesn’t have to be the emotional roller coaster that so many buyers fear. First Things First If you are not prepared to negotiate you will probably get run over in the process. Listing...
                                                                      As the real estate meltdown has come to an end, one thing is certain. Credit scores are here to stay. This makes understanding what makes up your credit score and how you can improve your score imperative.   First, what are the...
  As with many states, Ohio has quite a few affordable financing options for first-time homebuyers, distressed borrowers, or low to moderate income potential homebuyers. Many of these are government-based but several are county and city based as well. One such program is the Mortgage Credit Certi...
  The weather is certainly heating up around Columbus and with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, people are doing all they can to stay cool on these hot summer days. Here are some tips for your house, your family and your kids on staying cool this summer.   For the house: Many homes in Columbus ha...
“Likes” on Facebook… if we work this social media, we want them. But, we don’t want to pay for them (or shouldn’t pay for them) since the short cut almost always leads to a Google penalization. But what if you pay for them the right way? I get asked about marketing on Facebook and if it’s really ...
Oh, Difficult people! We all have them in our life, don’t we? Maybe forever, maybe just for a short time. Whether it’s family, friends, co-workers or clients, difficult people come in all shapes and sizes throughout various moments in our life. We can’t always walk away from toxic people so how c...
The first two weeks of listing your property are probably the most vital to getting your home sold. We urge our clients not to neglect or waste those two weeks but to use them to market their property to the best of their ability and ours. Things can happen quickly within those first two weeks so...
Join us this weekend, June 20-22 in Gahanna for the 16th annual Jazz and Blues Festival. This three day event honors local musicians, artists and vendors in their talent and features rides for the kids, family fun and activities.   This year’s event is held at the Creekside Park located on the wa...
Different Generations and How We Buy and Sell Real Estate   We are seeing a span of about 5 generations from the Silent to GEN-X and everywhere in between, buying, saving, and spending. Trends come and go but the general trend of each generation is relatively the same. Each gleans experience from...

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