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Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In

by Royer Realty

Many have questioned the stability of certain sectors of the U.S. Economy, one section in particular is the housing market. Today we would like to share how the experts feel about how we ended 2015 and where they think we are headed in 2016.

How did we do in 2015?

Click this Link to view the full article on my site:  Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In

What You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage

by Royer Realty

2015 OAR Sales Club Awards

by Royer Realty

CONGRATULATIONS!

Royer Realty is proud to announce that Dava Royer and Bryn Daring-Stewart have received the prestigious Ohio Association of Realtors' Presidents Sales Club awards given to only 5% of the approximate 27,000 Realtors in the state of Ohio. Bryn was awarded the Award of Excellence for sales over $5,000,000 and Dava was awarded the Award of Distinction for sales over $2,500,000!


    

OAR Sales Club Awards

by Royer Realty

CONGRATULATIONS!

Royer Realty is proud to announce that Bryn Daring-Stewart and Dava Royer have received the prestigious Ohio Association of Realtors' Presidents Sales Club awards given to only 5% of the approximate 27,000 Realtors in the state of Ohio. Bryn was awarded the Award of Distinction for sales over $2,500,000 and Dava was awarded the highest being the Award of Excellence for sales over $5,000,000.

 

 

Ten Tips for a Smooth Move

by Guest Post: David Shapiro, a marketing specialist

Ten Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving to a new home – whether it’s a local, interstate, or international move – can have its stresses. Unfortunately, they don’t always go as smoothly as you’d hope. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be a disaster, especially if you’re well-prepared. Follow these ten tips for a smooth move to your new home:

 

  • Make a plan. The first step in any move is to get organized. That means understanding what needs to be done, creating a list of those items, and figuring out when you’re going to accomplish each task. This will keep you feeling “in charge” and on the ball, even when you’ve got a lot going on.
     
  • Get started early. When considering your plan, be sure you begin prepping for your move at least a few months out. This allows for adequate packing time, which will likely be the most time-consuming part of your move. If you don’t have months until your move, then consider hiring help.
     
  • Hire a reputable moving company. Sometimes, you just can’t do it all yourself – and that’s okay! There are plenty of affordable moving companies out there to assist you in packing, loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings. But not all companies are created equal. Be sure you do your research and hire a company with a good reputation.
     
  • Create a budget. Before you hire anyone or figure out which hotels you’ll stay in during your cross-country trek to your new home, be sure you know exactly how much money you have available to spend during your move. With some work and a bargain mindset, it’s absolutely possible to create – and stick with – a budget you can afford.
     
  • Purchase quality moving supplies. Having the right boxes makes all the difference between a smooth and a rough move. The last thing you need is to have your moving supplies falling apart when they should be keeping your stuff safe.
     
  • Ask for help. When you’re in need, friends and family want to help. If you’re like most people, you’ll be very busy during the move, possibly trying to work part or full time, keep track of the kids, cook, clean, pack, and do everything else associated with the move. Throw a packing party or get your mom to watch the kids for a bit so you have time to focus on getting tasks marked off your to-do list.
     
  • Involve the whole family. Kids may not take too well to the idea of a move. They don’t want to leave their friends or familiar surroundings behind. To avoid their bad attitudes from affecting the whole tone of the move, get them involved. Give everyone a task, and let them help pick out your new home, activities you want to do upon arrival and anything else that will get them excited about the move.
     
  • Label! One major component of staying organized is to label every box with what’s inside – and be as specific as possible. Not only that, but you’ll want to say which room the box belongs in at your new home.
  • Arrange in advance for storage. If you already know that you will be arriving in your new city before your home will be ready, arrange for short-term storage. There are several storage options, including self-storage, moving pods, and moving company facilities.
     
  • Research your destination before arriving. Know where grocery stores, hospitals, and restaurants are located closest to your new home. It might even be fun to plan with the kids which local attractions you want to see once you arrive.

 

With these tips in your pocket, your move is sure to be free of many of the bumps that several people experience. Have fun and happy moving!

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David Shapiro, a marketing specialist for moving companies such as Allied Van Lines, enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and rock climbing.

 

 

 

New Mortgage Rules

by Royer Realty

If you have spoken to your lender recently, you may be aware of new rules and regulations that are in place now for new mortgage as a part of the Dodd-Frank law.

One change is debt-to-income ratio.

Here is a link from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau explaining what the new rules mean for you:

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/heres-what-the-new-mortgage-rules-mean-for-you//

You may find this information helpful!  Contact your lender of choice if you have specific questions about your loan options.

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Movers and Moving Tips

by Royer Realty

Royer Realty has a new page to share with you. 

Please check out our new page "Movers and Moving Tips"

http://www.royerrealty.com/Movers-and-Moving-Tips

 

Thanks!

Ohio's State Artifact

by Royer Realty

Did you know....

The Ohio Historical Society and the Columbus School for Girls has initiated the process to make the Adena Effigy Pipe the official State Artifact.

The bill has passed the Ohio House and is now in the Ohio Senate.

See more about this on the Ohio Historical Society's Blog

 

More About Ohio's Symbols

State Bird - Cardinal

State Animal - White Tailed Deer

State Tree - Buckeye

State Flower - Red Carnation

State Wildflower - White Trillium

State Reptile - Black Racer (snake)

State Insect - Ladybug

State Fossil - Isotelus (Trilobite)

State Gemstone - Ohio Flint

State Beverage - Tomato Juice

State Fruit - Tomato

State Native Fruit - Pawpaw

Nickname - The Buckeye State

State Slogan - Birthplace of Aviation

State Song - "Beautiful Ohio" (If you have been to the Ohio Cavern's, you have heard it!)

State Rock Song - "Hang On Sloopy"

Name Origin - Iroquois word meaning "great river"

 

 

 

National Association of Realtors Convention

by Royer Realty

At Royer Realty, we take pride in education.  This weekend Dava and Bryn will be attending the annual National Association of Realtors Convention for great opportunities to learn the latest trends and technologies in real estate.

Realtors who attend will have access to more than 100 education sessions, 400 vendors with the most innovative tools and network with hundreds of Realtors from across the United States.

Our agents also attended the Ohio Association of Realtors Convention which took place this summer in Columbus.

By keeping up on the newest products and services in the real estate industry, Royer Realty is able to extend to you those same innovative services in today's ever changing market!

Winterizations

by Royer Realty

It's getting cold outside...Don't forget to winterize any vacant properties! 

 

Prevent your home from freeze damage this winter!

Contact your plumber for a full winterization.

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Bryn Daring-Stewart, Broker/Owner
Royer Realty LLC
301 E. Columbus Ave.
Bellefontaine OH 43311
Office: 937-592-7653
937-592-3371
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