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.
It's an interesting real estate market out there. In some markets across the country we are seeing escalation clauses and offers well above asking price but are lenders loaning money on inflated homes? It begs the question, 'how much is a home really worth'?Fair market value is the price a proper...
It's important to interview whatever real estate agent you're going with so that you feel comfortable with the job they're going to do for you. Of course, you want to ask questions such as how long you've been in the business, if this is your full-time job, and how many homes on average to sell p...
Now before you all get your panties in a bunch, I have nothing against people that are unmarried buying a house together. I mean, people do it all of the time in joint tenancy, partners, siblings, parents and children, and other people that have no intention of ever getting married. But for this ...
Not all real estate agents are created equal and in today's market, it's even more important that agents go the extra mile on behalf of home sellers and buyers. So how can consumers know they're getting a good agent? Well here are six signs of an agent that's not quite putting in 100% of effort.#...
I sometimes feel like the rules or protocol in the real estate industry is a lot like the food industry. One minute something is great for you, the next minute it's bad for you and causes cancer. It can be difficult for homebuyers to understand what they should and shouldn't do or simply what wil...
As a first-time homebuyer, here are the answers to some questions you may have regarding mortgages and what you need to obtain one, courtesy of Andy Deutschle of Concord Mortgage.What do first-time homebuyers need in order to obtain a mortgage?According to Andy, lenders try to match the mortgage ...
US News & World Report released a list of the best places to live in America as they do every year and this year, the study looked at five metrics: job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. Our own little Columbus was #16 is one of the best places to live in the country...
I've been trying to figure out the best way to title this blog post. There's a lot of ways it could be said but basically what I am trying to convey is. For instance, I sold a friend a house several years ago and they loved the house and its location but there were a lot of things they wanted to ...
"Real estate team", this term hasn't been around for very long and I'm not necessarily talking about a group of real estate agents working together to sell a property or help you buy one. I'm talking about the group of individuals that help you get the home you want or sell on time and that inclu...
Is there such a thing as business ethics? Think about that for a minute. Do people that have no ethics all of a sudden have them when they enter their business world? You would hope that someone that demonstrates business ethics would have ethics in general in their day-to-day life but that may n...

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