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Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship

Posted by Austin Rutherford // January 19, 2017

Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship

What a great way to avoid probate. Own assets with your spouse as joint tenants with right of survivorship.


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How Much Will You Save Buying a Fixer-Upper

Posted by Austin Rutherford // December 19, 2016

How Much Will You Save Buying a Fixer-Upper

Just how much will you save buying a fixer-upper? According to Zillow, about $11,000, as reported by The Columbus Dispatch.


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House Flipping

Posted by Austin Rutherford // November 23, 2016

House Flipping

According to The Columbus Dispatch, House flipping, a staple of the real-estate boom and television networks, is on the way back. More houses were flippe


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6 Things to Know about Columbus Home Inspections

Posted by Austin Rutherford // October 24, 2016

6 Things to Know about Columbus Home Inspections

But home inspections can save buyers time and money in the long run. There are 6 things to know about Columbus home inspections.


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6 Mortgage Mistakes

Posted by Austin Rutherford // October 10, 2016

6 Mortgage Mistakes

“I’m a mortgage broker.” Somewhere in the conversation, we started asking what could go wrong, and she gave us 6 mortgage mistakes.


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Columbus Ohio House Fire

Posted by Austin Rutherford // August 3, 2016

Columbus Ohio House Fire

A 2-year-old critically injured in a Columbus Ohio house fire last week died from her injuries Friday — one day after the blaze — marking the city’s fifth death blamed on a child playing with fire in the past five months. According to the U.S. Fire Administration of FEMA, on average 1,000 homes catch fire […]


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When You Inherit a House

Posted by Austin Rutherford // July 19, 2016

When You Inherit a House

Boomers stand to inherit upwards of $27 trillion over the next four decades, according to The Center of Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, and a portion of that includes the house their parents lived in. What do you do when you inherit a house? When that house becomes yours, figuring out what to do with it […]


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A Residential Care Facility

Posted by Austin Rutherford // July 6, 2016

A Residential Care Facility

Talking with folks around Columbus, you know it’s getting too close to home when we mention how our parents are getting older and some have already begun the search for one or both parents for a residential care facility because their parents can’t manage living by themselves anymore. Sadder still is a spouse or significant […]


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10 Tips for Moving with Children

Posted by Austin Rutherford // June 21, 2016

10 Tips for Moving with Children

Were you an Army brat? Many of us moved a lot when we were kids and later as adults. Moving is hard, but moving can be traumatic for children. Kids don’t have much say in where they move or why they have to move.  You are taking them from their friends, from a house and […]


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US Homeowners Who Are Seriously Underwater

Posted by Austin Rutherford // June 1, 2016

U.S. Homeowners Who Are Seriously Underwater

Scott Suttell, Mananging Editor at Crain’s Cleveland Business reports, “…based on new data from RealtyTrac, … the percentage of US homeowners who are seriously underwater — defined as owing at least 125% of the value of their home — has fallen to 12% at the end of the first quarter from the 28.6% reached at the peak […]


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