Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gahanna Holiday Lights Parade II

After a warm and beautiful Thanksgiving day, the lights parade ushered in the holiday season along with a bitter cold wind that forced all of us to bundle up with multiple layers.  It was still a wonderful celebration!  Below are some pictures I took with the instagram app on my phone.  They aren't the clearest of pictures, but still show the spirit of the parade...







Happy Holidays!!

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gahanna Holiday Lights Parade

Tonight, Friday November 23, is the annual Holiday Lights Parade through downtown Gahanna.  The parade will start at 6:00pm at the Gahanna Library and will travel down Granville St and by Creekside before making a circle and returning to the library (click here for a map).

A picture from last year as my son eagerly awaited the next float. 
The parade is a great event for all ages, especially children.  Marching bands, horses, creatively designed and constructed floats, and many other special guests are featured throughout.  Arrive early to claim a spot along the route as this is an attraction that many people come to see!

Have a safe and happy remainder of the holiday weekend!

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Central Ohio Housing Report

This past week, the Columbus Board of REALTORS released the housing report for October of 2012.

A few highlights:
     -  Home sales are up for the 10th consecutive month
     -  Sale price is up over 10% compared to last year
     -  The number of new listings on the market is up about 12%
     -  Home inventory is down by as much as 30%.  This is a good sign for sellers because simple supply and demand principles show that this will help the pricing and values of homes.

To read the full report, click here.

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Click here to search for a house for sale in Gahanna Ohio

Friday, November 16, 2012

Listing Video Showcase: 6299 Royal Tern

I created the video below to showcase the condo I have listed at 6299 Royal Tern.  The condo is located in the Preserve Crossing in the Gahanna & New Albany area just off of morse rd.


I will be holding this listing open Sunday November 18 from 2-4pm.  If the video walkthrough intrigued you at all, or if you know of someone that may be interested please share this information, stop by the open house, or email me with some contact information. 


I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Take care, 
Scott Morrison

Click here to look at additional houses for sale in Gahanna Ohio

Saturday, November 10, 2012

6299 Royal Tern

My latest listing...




The seller is the original owner.  The condo has been cared for and updated to stay with the times.  New blinds have been recently added that truly upgrade the homey feel.  New carpet and an upgraded strom/ screen door are little things that make a big difference.



The seller has raved about the fitness classes that are offered free with your membership to the condo association.  All types of classes throughout the day beginning as early as 6AM.  A main concern for buyers is parking when they see "off street" type spaces available, but the seller comments that they have never had an issue with parking, and the spaces outside of the back patio area are essentially theirs.


2 Beds and 1 bath are upstairs, while the finished basement houses the other half bath.  Approximately 450 sq ft of finished space is available in the basement along with easy access to the laundry and mechanicals.

If you are in the market for a condo, or know somebody that is, please contact me to set up a showing.  The sellers are motivated and have priced their condo to sell.

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Click here to search for a house for sale in Gahanna Ohio

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Month In Real Estate (NOV)

This month in Real Estate from KWRI:


Historic numbers to take advantage of!  Contact me when you are ready to buy or sell!

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Preparing for Homeownership

One of the most valuable assets we have in the Keller Williams Family are our connections within the housing/ mortgage industry.  There are so many moving parts and so many changes that happen each and every day to some part of the industry, that without trusted people on your team, there would be no way to keep up with everything.

I was just recently in touch with Jon Sadler at Bank of America regarding a client and the possibility of investigating first-time buyer assistance programs.  It is amazing how different the conversation was than just at the beginning of the Summer!  Anyway, he is a fantastic mortgage professional, and I'd recommend him to anyone because of his ability to explain whatever it is that he is explaining in terms that both my client and I can make sense of.

I wanted to pass along some of the resources that his website provides.  Whether it is a piece about repairing credit, budgeting, buying your first home, short sales, or buying a fixer-upper, these resources are outstanding for both the client and the Realtor.

Preparing for Homeownership

Use the link above to browse the site.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or to get in touch with Jon through his site.  When you are ready to begin the journey to owning a home, I'd be more than happy to be your Realtor, and I'm sure that Jon would jump at the chance to help you obtain a loan!

Take care,
Scott Morrison

Click here to search for a house for sale in Gahanna Ohio

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Upcoming Events in Gahanna (November)

Happy November everyone!

As we approach the Holiday season, life will get busier and busier.  Do not lose track of a few events that the Gahanna community should take advantage of....

Paws in the Plaza-  This is the final opportunity to enjoy Creekside with your four-legged friend while visiting with vendors, business groups, and many other services.  Paws in the Plaza runs on the first Thursday of the month (TONIGHT Nov. 1) from April to November at Creekside Plaza (123 Mill St).  This is a free event and it runs from 4:30 til dusk.  See the link for more details.


Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting- At 6:10pm on Saturday November 10, the Gahanna Parks & Rec department will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony at Creekside Plaza.  AEP's Louie the Lightning bug will be there to flip the switch and will entertain with contests and crafts for the kids before and after.  The winter wonderland lighting throughout Creekside will run through the beginning of January

Take care,
Scott Morrison
Click here to search for a house for sale in Gahanna Ohio