Your Vision for Columbus Real Estate - Donald Payne

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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Do I Have to Disclose Everything About a Home and What if I Don’t? I probably hear this type of question on about half of the listings in Columbus Ohio, "do I have to disclose problems about the house and what happens if I don't?" There was a recent article in Ohio realtors.org the talked about t...
Posted 14 days ago
Lease to Purchase in Columbus and the Legalities you Need to Know There are a variety of reasons a seller would do a lease to purchase option on a home. Perhaps the buyer doesn't qualify for financing the seller chooses to carry the contract; either way, there are many legalities that one needs t...
Posted 14 days ago
Columbus Ohio is Seeing Flat Housing Market Due to Inventory February was cold. Really cold and it kept a few buyers away, but not many. It was a good month overall in spite of the temperatures and February sales were pretty similar to last year at this time when the market really started to rebo...
Posted 28 days ago
ActiveRain is the leader in Real estate blogs across the nation but why use AR instead of our own website or blog?   I've been on ActiveRain since 2010 and have not written hundreds of posts but a fair amount and learned what ActiveRain is good for and exactly how to use it.   Yes, I have a websi...
Posted about 1 month ago
Dave makes some great points for those who are not sure what direction to go with respect to their mortgage. There is help for those underwater.... Great information..... This program has been out for a while, but the government says there are still 2 million homeowners eligible that have not tak...
Posted 2 months ago
Can the Seller Choose Their Own Title and Closing Agent? Just about every transaction brings up this question, "can I use my own closing agent or do I have to go with the buyers?" This is an interesting topic in that who pays for what and who gets to choose mutual closing agents. Obviously, both ...
Posted 2 months ago
Can Seller’s Disclose Additional Buyer Offers to Other Buyers?   As a listing agent our number one duty is to the seller. When we operate on the buyers side our number one fiduciary duty is to the buyer. If there is a dual agency, the waters get murky. In a recent real estate transaction, our sel...
Posted 2 months ago
Is there a CarFax for Homes? How can I check out the home for myself? We’ve seen the commercials about “get the CarFax” where consumers can get a report covering most if all of the damage or issues that come with buying a certain car, but can home buyers do that with a house?  In case you’ve neve...
Posted 3 months ago
How Do I Change my Appraisal or File Complaints with the Franklin County Auditor  Over the last couple of years many property owners have taken the law into their own hands by complaining or presenting new information about the appraisals and assessment of their property taxes in Franklin County ...
Posted 3 months ago
  If you currently live in a house but have decided to move to a condo, it’s common to feel stressed about downsizing. But you don’t have to. Instead, choose to view it as an opportunity to clear out items that have inevitably accumulated over the years and simplify your life! Here are five tips ...
Posted 3 months ago
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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.