Columbus Home Buyer Game Plan 2013 – Kick Off

by Maureen McCabe on February 4, 2013

Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Columbus home buyer game plan, this is the kick off the 2013 home buying season.  The Super Bowl is the traditional Columbus housing market kick off  or the end of the football season is the traditional start of the home buying season.

Or perhaps the home buying season started earlier in 2013.  January 2013 home sales were strong.  Homes for sale  are in short supply in some central Ohio neighborhoods.

Seeing the gang from Big Bang Theory dressed up with football gear was one little CBS spot that made me laugh during  Super Bowl  XLVII, yesterday. I have thought of the Super Bowl Game as the start of the home buying season  for years now.  I have thought of the Super Bowl game as Since 2005 if you want to know.   Harley E. Rouda Jr. , then the CEO of Real Living was quoted in a February 2005 CNN.Money.com article (link below):

 

Game plan for buyers

For now, there’s no need to wear shoulder pads and helmet to the open house, but you do want to be ready to hustle if you find the right house for the right price.

“First and foremost you want to get pre-approved by a lender,” said Harley Rouda Jr., CEO of Real Living, one of the largest real estate firms in the Midwest, explaining that in markets where sellers get multiple bids, it’s critical to line up your financing before you make an offer. Bids that aren’t backed by a lender are the first to go, unless of course the buyer is paying cash.

The home buying market 8 years ago was different.  2005 was during the big, national housing boom.  It was relatively easy to get financing in 2005 in Columbus and throughout the United States.

The 2005 CNN link still works… that’s amazing!   CNN.Money. com “Home  Kick off! Game plan for home buyers”

Things have changed for Columbus home buyers

In 2005 homes were selling.  In 2013 homes are selling.  You need to be “ready to hustle if you find the right house for the right price.” 

2012 – Monday Morning Start of the Home Buying Season

2011 – Super Bowl XLV kicking off home buying season in Central Ohio?

2010 -  Columbus Seasonal Kick Off

Some things never change.  I believe ColumbusBestBlog.com  has a similar post every year since 2007 (this site only goes back to 2007.)   Some things are the same every year.  Whereas some things change Columbus real estate news. 

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1 Markus February 4, 2013 at 05:12 pm

Super time season to start of the home buying season. this is traditional fulfill your desire.

2 Maureen McCabe February 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

kind of a word salad there but OK. Thanks.

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