New Listing: 2223 Springmont Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43223

This sparkling clean, newly remodeled Showplace home presents lots of NEW updated stunning features: hard wood flooring throughout including in the basement, roof, siding, privacy fence, granite counter tops, backsplash, Bluetooth ceiling speaker in main bath, also new furnace & hot water heater, central A/C. Appliances only about 1 year old: electric oven, frig, microwave, garbage disposal. Full finished basement includes half bath & large 3rd bedroom with large walk-in closet. Close to schools, shopping, highways and more.

 

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2223 Springmont Avenue, Columbus, OH 43223

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Zoned for up to 4 Homes: 0 Smothers Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

Up to 4 for the price of 1 lot! And bring your horses. Invest in plenty of space here, over 13 acres with Smothers Road Frontage. Lots of land for one large, lovely private home or set up two single family homes here (currently permitting up to 2). Live in one place, rent the other one or have it for your mother-in-law or other relatives. Can easily be rezoned for up to FOUR (4) homes. Located just East of Hoover Bridge. Executive Home site consisting of 13.39 acres located in Harlem Township, Big Walnut Local School District. Prime location near Hoover Reservoir, Alum Creek State Park, and many other recreational opportunities. Easy access to Interstate 71 and 270 and downtown Columbus as well as New Albany, Lewis Center, Worthington, Galena, Sunbury. Prime executive home site location.

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Smothers Rd, Westerville, OH

 

Smothers Rd

Private Sale: Driftwood Road, Columbus, OH 43229

Wonderful family location not far from major highways, Polaris, Easton, Columbus Metropolitan Library, YMCA and much more. Beautiful brick house with wood floors has finished full basement adding over 400 sq ft of living space with bar area, full bath andlot of storage built-in cabinet storage areas. Plenty of packing spaces, too, with detached two-car garage, carport and huge concrete driveway to the rear of the house. Space in front of house, too. Updates include roof 2013, allinsulated windows 2013. Seller will consider seller-financing, lease / purchase option & land contract. Make your offer. Won’t last long!

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Diana Barnum
Call or text: (614) 314-4960
www.dianabarnum.com

7 One-and-Done Resolutions to Start the New Year Right

By Courtney Craig

What are your New Year's resolutions for your home?

What are your New Year’s resolutions for your home?

Forget resolving to make lifestyle changes that you’ll abandon by February. We’ve got New Year’s resolutions for your home that you can achieve in one step.

Resolution #1: Use less energy.

One-step solution: Install a programmable thermostat.

The bulk of your energy costs in 2013 will be spent heating and cooling your home. Put a dent in that bill with a thermostat that’ll keep your house comfortable when you’re home to enjoy it, and saves energy when you’re not. You’ll spend less than $100 for a basic model, and can save as much as $180 per year.

Resolution #2: Save water.

One-step solution: Get a rain barrel.

Irrigate your lawn for free with a rain barrel, which can save 1,300 gallons of water and lower your water bill by about $35 per month in the summer. You’ll spend $35-$200 on a commercial barrel, or you can save more money by making one yourself from castoff food-grade containers. A 55-gallon syrup drum is about $10.

Resolution #3: Decrease your chances of a home fire.

One-step solution: Schedule a chimney inspection.

Creosote, birds’ nests, and other debris can clog your chimney, causing a home fire risk, but an inspection will sweep those problems away. A level-one inspection, in which the inspector will look for damage and remove obstructions, will cost anywhere from $79-$200.

Resolution #4: Beef up your home security.

One-step solution: Install outdoor motion sensor lights.

These lights, which plug into ordinary wall outlets, provide a security boost by illuminating your home’s exterior when anything moves outside. They take minutes to install and cost anywhere from $13-$105.

Resolution #5: Make the most of your storage space.

One-step solution: Pitch everything you haven’t used in a year.

The first step in gaining storage space is decluttering. We’ve got ideas for how to responsibly get rid of hazardous materials, old technology, kids’ stuff, books, and more. Bonus: It won’t cost you a penny.

Resolution #6: Save money on your insurance premiums.

One-step solution: Assess your home owners policy.

First determine what kind of coverage you have now, then assess how much you really need. If you’re able to raise your deductible, you’ll pay a lower premium per month.

Resolution #7: Prepare your family in case of a disaster.

One-step solution: Make an evacuation and communication plan.

If disaster strikes in 2013, you’ll be ready: Document your escape routes, designate a meeting place in case family members are scattered, and assign a “communication commander” who will relay messages between loved ones. Don’t forget to include your pets!

What are your New Year’s resolutions for your home?

Visit HouseLogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic.com with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

 



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July 4th Goodies Here!

Here are some places to check out with 4th of July freebies – fun activities, resources, recipes, tips and more to share!  4th

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Crayola – 4th of July coloring pages!

Education.com – Independence Day / 4th of July printable worksheets 🙂

Cooking Light – 4th of July recipes – yum 😉

Food Network – celebrate the 4th of July with some of their yummy ideas, too!

Ohio Traveler – July activities / events!

About.com – lots of links for kids here (haven’t tested them all out, FYI, but many look like they have tons of safe, family fun there!)