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Four Waterfalls Hidden in Central Ohio

Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful natural wonders. There’s just something about the beauty of the water falling down the rocks and the gentle rush and sound of the water. To some, sitting and watching a waterfall is a therapeutic experience that brings a sense of calm happiness and peace. Did you know there are four beautiful waterfalls hidden right in the center of Ohio. Some are smack in the middle of Columbus.4 Hidden Waterfalls in Central Ohio

Here are four beautiful waterfalls hidden in central Ohio you may have never known about:

Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls is located in the Dublin area within a park and has yet to be discovered by many central Ohio and Columbus residents. From the parking lot in the park all you need to do is take a walk up a flight of stairs and across the boardwalk and you are there. The distance from the parking lot to the waterfall is fairly short making it easy for anyone to get to it, especially if you just need a short couple of hours break from your daily routine. Parking lot is located at 4326 Hayden Run Rd., Columbus, OH.

Glen Echo Park

This beautiful and unique waterfall is tucked away into the neighborhood of Clintonville, a popular spot in the city of Columbus. So many people love the area of Clintonville. Very few realize that Glen Echo Park has a waterfall in one of...

What Does it Cost to Sell A House?

If you are ready to sell your house you may be left with a long list of questions, one of the more popular being what you will actually end up profiting off of the sale and how much you will have to pay in order to get your home on the market and then close the deal. There is no set amount of costs associated with a Real Estate sale, however, there are a few fees and percentages that you can generally follow as a good rule of thumb.What Does it Cost to Sell A House?

Agent Commissions

The commissions that will be paid out to the agents are where you will see the largest price tag. This is generally 6% of the sale price and that amount is then divided between your agent as well as the buyer's agent. For example:

  • Sale Price: $400,000
  • 6% of Sale Price: $400,000 x 6% = $24,000
  • Total Commission Paid = $24,000

Closing Costs

In some cases, buyers and sellers can come to an agreement to split closing costs or assign them to one party or the other, however it is always recommended planning to pay them as the seller so that you don’t run into a hurdle during the selling process. Closing costs will generally cost 3% of the sale price. For example:

  • Sale Price: $400,000
  • 3% of Sale Price: $400,000 x 3% = $12,000
  • Total Closing Costs Paid = $12,000

Other minor costs may be required in order to sell, such as a home inspection or needed repairs and upgrades throughout the house. The average home inspection currently costs $350 on average, and while it may be different pending on each company and your specific location, you can expect to pay somewhere around the $350 price.

In conclusion, when selling your home, you should plan...

Interesting Little Known Facts About Westerville Ohio

Interesting Little Known Facts About Westerville OhioIt is always a good idea to find out as much about a place as possible before deciding to purchase a home there. The most important things to learn are the lesser-known or little things about a town to really get a feel for what it would be like to live there. Here are some interesting and little-known facts about Westerville Ohio to help you get a feel for what it would be like to live there.

Westerville was once named America's Best suburb

In 2013 the site Movato named Westerville the best suburb in the entire country to live in. They released a list of top 10 suburbs after doing extensive research of what it would be like to live in each area, and Westerville came out as number one on the top of the list of America’s best suburbs.

Westerville has a great visitor’s website to glean much information

Not all cities offer a website that is full of great information functional for those looking to get a feel of what is inside the city, but Westerville does provide this. Westerville has a great functioning official visitor’s website written toward those who plan to travel to the city, but it is full of useful information for anyone planning to make a move to Westerville Ohio.

Westerville is home to a famous television showBest of Westerville Ohio

Do you remember that show about a high school club full of nerds that enjoyed singing? The show is called ...

Why Does the Listing Say the Sale is “Contingent?”

Why Does the Listing Say the Sale is “Contingent?”

Browsing online Real Estate listings and house hunting is easily one of the more stressful experiences that you may face throughout life. While working with the right agent can indeed help eliminate a large majority of the stress associated with both selling or buying a home, it is important to ensure you fully understand listings as well as the contingencies that they may hold prior to placing an offer.

While it may not be overly common, in some cases you may find a house you love, however within the listing it states that the sale of the property is “contingent.” This could be for a handful of different reasons, however, there are two main reasons that a seller may have moved their listing status to contingent from available or put within the description that the property sale as a whole is contingent per the seller’s request.

Many people believe that the only contingencies within the Real Estate world lie with the buyers, and while in most scenarios it is more common to see a contingency within an offer to purchase, it is just as important to understand the contingencies that may be put in place by the sellers as well.

#1. Contingent on Finding a New Home

In this scenario, a seller may be listing their home in an effort to purchase a new home. Should the seller not be able to find a home that is suitable for their needs they then have the right to pull their listing off of the market and thus, you...

Life in Buckeye Lake Ohio

Buckeye Lake is a small town of Central Ohio that is experiencing revitalization. Many who come to visit Buckeye Lake find it very special and end up purchasing real estate to come back frequently or live full-time. The town of Buckeye Lake and surrounding areas near the large actual lake offer year-round opportunities for boating, fishing, a large variety of water sports, some of the best duck hunting spots in the state, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice racing with motorcycles and ATVs.Life in Buckeye Lake Ohio | Fun Things to Do

The large Buckeye Lake of course is the main draw to the town of Buckeye Lake in addition to all of the great things to do in Buckeye Lake and on the ice of Buckeye Lake in the winter. There are also several amazing entertainment venues all around the lake’s shores. Entertainment venues around the lake offer lakefront dining, live music, and lakeside golf.

Buckeye Lake is a prime spot for those who love to fish. On Buckeye Lake, it is not uncommon to catch perch, bluegill, crappy, muskellunge, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bullhead catfish.

In the summer many people from all around come to the town of Buckeye Lake for the Independence Day fireworks over the lake. It is one of the best Fourth of July festivals in all of Central Ohio.

Buckeye Lake is home to cranberry bog a state nature preserve and national natural landmark. Most of the island of cranberry bog is an open moss meadow with an abundance of cranberries and pitcher plants making for one of the most beautiful sites you’ve ever seen.

Some of Buckeye Lake’s most beloved attractions