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New Albany to Host 2010 BIA Parade of Homes

The BIA (Building Industry Association) recently announced that New Albany, Ohio will host the 2010 BIA Parade of Homes.  The Parade of Homes is scheduled to take place July 10 – 25, 2010.   This 58th Parade will be located in Ackerly Park, an 18 acre site near the intersection of Market Street and Main Street in the New Albany Village Center District.  This location is believed to be...

Upcoming Local Community Events

December 1-6 New Albany Cares Week-New Albany High School Eagle Ambassadors. Food collection to benefit-Mid-Ohio Food Bank ~ Drive thru on Sat. Dec 6th from 8:00- 12:00 at the bus loop between the high school and middle schools.  December 4  A Remarkable Evening New Albany Community Foundation, New Albany Signature Series For ticket information call Hinson Ltd 416-7100 December 5 Junior...

Franklin County Auditor Confirms Zero Increase in Tax Valuation This Year!

Tony and I returned from vacation on Sunday. On Monday, I tackled a mountain of mail being held by the post office. The item I was most interested in was the notice from Joe Testa's office (Franklin County Auditor) announcing the proposed valuation of our home for 2008. Yours was probably just like mine – it shows no increase in valuation from 2007. 2008 is the year for the triennial update of...

Free Music In The Park This Sunday

Bring your blanket, chairs, snacks and refreshments for a family concert Sunday, July 20th at Lambton Park. Come at 5pm to picnic - the concert starts at 6pm. The New Albany Classic Signature Series is presented by the New Albany Company, New Albany Realty and the Wexner family through a grant to The New Albany Community Foundation. Initiated in 1999, the New Albany Classic Signature Series is a program of...

On-Line Home Value Sites Can Be Misleading

We recently did a market analysis for a prospective seller in New Albany.  They were surprised that my actual analysis was different from the one they got using an on-line valuation service.   Zillow.com and Cyberhomes.com are two sites that will generate a suggested market value of your home using computer models.  We find their results to be very hit or miss. These programs cannot take into...

June 2008 New Albany, Ohio Market Update

New Albany Home sales in June increased over May by 45% (31 homes in June vs. 21 homes in May).   "Low interest rates, high inventory and competitive pricing continue to fuel the housing market here in central Ohio," says Greg Hrabcak, President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. "As long as we have these three critical factors in place, home buyers and investors are actively pursuing a home...

New Albany Realty Sponsors Free Hampsted Village Block Party!

Kate & Tony Thomas & New Albany Realty Host Free Hampsted Neighborhood Block Party! On Tuesday, July 1st, from 6pm – 9pm, a Hampsted Village Block Party will be held at Hampsted Park (Meadway & Fodor Road)! Kate & Tony, along with New Albany Realty, are teaming up with Sunny 95 radio station to host a FREE neighborhood block party in Hampsted Village! It's the ultimate get together...

Get Your New Albany Home Sold…Now!

It Takes Location, Condition and Price to Sell a Home! Selling a home in today's market is challenging to say the least. In the past, you could overcome a less desirable location with a great price. You used to be able to overcome dated condition/décor with a great location and floor plan. And occasionally, a home in a great location and superior condition would sell for more than one might have...

New Albany Classic Signature Series 2008 Schedule

The New Albany Classic Signatures Series is presented by the New Albany Company, New Albany Realty and the Wexner family through a grant to the New Albany Community Foundation. Additional details are available by calling 614-446-7100 or visit www.newalbanysignatureseries.com Saturday, May 3 The Four Aces Fundraiser to benefit New Albany Students' pursuits in Achievement through Academics, the Arts and...

Look for The Silver Lining! You Can Buy A Lot of House in Columbus, Ohio!

I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal real estate newsletter which really helped to put a new spin on real estate in New Albany, Columbus and the Midwest as a whole. We keep hearing about how bad the real estate market is but think about what you can actually buy here versus some other parts of the country. Using $400,000 as a comparison: In New Albany, you can buy a 3600 square foot home...

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