Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for February 3, 2017

Foundation commits $300,000 to the South Side Renaissance
As leaders of responsible home ownership and affordable housing in central Ohio, the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation is proud to announce the largest grant in the organization’s history to fund the South Side Renaissance (SSR), a South Side housing development, owned by Community Development for All People (CD4AP). Read full story. View pictures. Watch video.

Congratulations to the 2017 10 Under 40 Honorees
 The 2017 10 Under 40 honorees are innovative, industrious, and committed to raising the bar in real estate. This group of select individuals are leaders in the central Ohio real estate community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of sales, leadership and community involvement. Congratulations are in order to this year's honorees: Meghan Martin, Alissa Pugh Clark, Katie Twining, Taylor Kolon, Eric Cliffel, Daniel Dunsmoor, Sarah Martie, Jesse Shkolnik, Lory Kim and Kate Crager Tobin. Learn more about them here!

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Columbus is 12th hottest housing market for January
The capital of Ohio continues to be one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Read more.

Single Women Comprise 17% of Buyers
This growing group is buying up homes at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts. Read more.

8 Items Buyers Need to Add to Their Budgets

Home buyers will quickly realize there are more costs than just the mortgage bill. Help them get an accurate estimate of how much ownership will cost them by factoring in these budget items (along with estimations of costs too!)

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How to DIY Your Taxes — and Not Miss a Single Deduction
Here are tips on choosing tax preparation software to help get all the homeowner benefits.