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This Month in Real Estate: July 2016

Here are the national real estate statistics for July 2016!

Home sales are still moving up now at 5.5 million and the average price is up to $240,000 which is up 3.8% from June and up 4.7% from July 2015 making it an amazing time to sell!

The average interest rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage is down to 3.54% which gives buyers a great incentive to keep purchasing in this intense seller's market! For more on my strategy to help buyers keep reading...

I had my biggest closing so far on June 30, 2016 and was told that it was the busiest closing day for Ohio ever! It's exciting to be in this industry at such an interesting time and I'm very proud to be getting my buyers what they want in this seller's market. My buyers have closed at an average of 89% of list price at a time when people are in bidding wars and paying so much that the appraisals aren't even coming in at their offer price. One of my buyer's was thrilled to have instantly appreciated on his new home by $11,000 because of the appraisal value.

If you want someone to fight for you and be creative in this bustling market you won't regret having me in your corner! July is a very special month for me because it's my birthday as well as my sister's, my niece, my nephew and it's the month that I got engaged in Yellowstone. Not to mention celebrating living in the U.S.A. with our differences, troubles, triumphs but most importantly our freedom.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer! I give great referral gifts and would appreciate the opportunity to earn the business of your family, friends and coworkers.

About Columbest Homes

I'm Priscilla Johnson, an agent at Keller Williams Classic Properties operating under the name "Columbest Homes". You can find me on social media under that name to keep up with local events, community news and real estate.

As a Real Estate Agent in Columbus, Ohio I represent clients looking to buy or sell a home, or both! I focus on Downtown Columbus neighborhoods like the Short North, Harrison West, Italian Village and German Village as well as surrounding areas like Upper Arlington, Grandview and Clintonville. I would happy to work in other areas as well, I grew up in Lewis Center, went to school in Worthington and most of my friends and my husband's family lived in Powell. Wherever the area, I like to learn about my clients, what they are looking for, help them to understand what they can attain with their budget and then look furiously to find the right home for them.

With a strong background in the Columbus urban rental market, technology and design, I bring all of my knowledge and skills together to provide a high quality well rounded experience. I believe in utilizing technology to my advantage and the advantage of my clients whenever possible. It makes things smoother, faster, and less stressful. Design elements play a strong role in real estate through marketing listings and staging a home to appeal to to as many potential buyers as possible. A lot of agents have to outsource many of these services, but I can take care of them all myself so there is consistency, quality, timeliness and success!