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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.

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2014 

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...
01/28/2014
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 ...
01/21/2014
  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 ...
01/17/2014
 Jerry makes some excellent points with respect to buyer representation . It is important to have someone represent your interest when making an important purchase such as a home. As real estate brokers and agents, we often hear this question a lot when buyers are purchasing a New Home from a bui...
01/16/2014
Kathy,  makes some great points here with respect to getting your home ready to sell, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to sell a home that has not been prepared for the market . Great post Staging FAQ:  I Can’t Afford to Stage my Home. Any Suggestions?   Stagers run up against this roa...
01/11/2014
 Tips and Strategies to Purchase a Short Sale Property If you are considering purchasing a short sale property there are some things you need to know so that you are prepared and not alarmed by any surprises along the way. Those that choose a short sale should do so only if they are very patient ...
01/07/2014
Burrrrrrrrrrrr........    Joe hit the nail on the head                                                       Computer models had projected anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow, followed by sub zero wind chills for Clintonville. Luckily, the temperatures on Sunday stayed above freezing and we had a...
01/05/2014
How and Why You Owe Capital Gains on Real Estate Sales The term "capital gains" can be confusing to some, especially those buying and selling real estate. But similar to stocks and bonds, when you sell a stock you owe taxes on the gain that stock provides. If you purchase the stock for $100 and s...
01/02/2014
                                                  You’re nearing your goal of buying a home . You have zeroed in on a property, submitted your offer, and heeded your agent’s advice and ordered a home inspection.       Soooo…what if the inspector finds major issues nobody expected? While most home...
01/01/2014
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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.