Pickins are Slim…Central Ohio Real Estate

Don’t get SCARED!  There is still a perfect property for you.

Start your Search Today!  I can set you up on an automated search from the Columbus Multiple Listing Service which is up to date with correct information!

We can take a look…

Call in a Home Inspector…

No reason you can’t be this happy too!

Customize for your family and Celebrate!

Unpaid photo credits…thank you Andi Linely, photographer, Eli and Evie for modeling.



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Adventures as a Central Ohio Realtor

Previewing properties for an out-of-town buyer…and where do you get a view like this in Columbus, Ohio?

With Amenities like these: 24/7 security in lobby, Key Fob operated elevators, Starbucks, The Keep Bar and Restaurant with room service, Fitness center, Out of unit storage, Concierge, Dry Cleaning, Valet Parking, Full Day Spa, Discounted Hotel Rooms for guests at discounted rates???

So much fun to check out the condos on the top floors…built in the 20’s with 47 floors!  Red, White, and Boom, just maybe for 2018!

And then one more very different adventure…

Coming soon to Columbus, Ohio….Container Homes.

Another great day of being a REMAX Realtor in Central Ohio.


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Master Bath in PINE BOX House is Progressing! LIGHTING for Less!

Contractor calls this RENOVATION of Master Bath…PB Project.  PB does not stand for Pottery Barn but Pine Box as George keeps reminding us all we are never moving!

Excitement for me is to find a chandelier for Bath that is what I imagined and an excellent price.  Arhaus Warehouse is the place to go…esp when they offer 60% off discounted prices.  This light was hanging in a store and just needs a couple of simple repairs…that maybe even I can do.


I have a couple small pieces missing from my “bargain light” so I decided to stop by the closest Arhaus Retail Store to order the pieces missing.  And I saw my light hanging in the store as a new option this Fall.  My Warehouse Light = 75% off


Many choices at the Warehouse Store and Continually Changes…

Bargain lighting is exciting to me…actually the search but this next photo is also exciting to me.

10 outlets in my new bathroom appliance garage…toothbrush, hair dryer, flat iron, water pik, light, phone charger, clothes steamer, clarisonic. …all can be plugged in and stored away…not on the counter!  I am excited to have a clean and clear counter!

I do love helping clients when building or renovating…..an Updated Inventory, now called Pinterest,  is part of my Intellectual Property that makes being a REALTOR so much FUN!  I do love what I do!





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Could Have Been EVEN a BIGGER Change at the Yanok House this Christmas!

As most of our friends and family know, we ALWAYS have a real Christmas Tree in our house during the holidays.  George has promised the girls if they come home for Christmas, we will always have a real Christmas Tree.  We have called on friends for many years to get this monster in the house…high school friends, neighbors, and good friends, Bill Irwin, are on call for the delivery.  When the girls were still home, they would help select the tree.  The bigger the better!  Watching George get in the holiday spirit??? while he struggled with the tree, was always  their favorite part of the process.

Because of allergies and sniffles, the day of going to MR. TREE and bringing home our tree is over.

This year George and I traveled to COSTCO to purchase, reluctantly a beautiful artificial tree with LIGHTS already on the tree…they even turn to color for Eli and Evie.  Knowing we needed to get a large tree, we purchased the tallest tree they had.  The box didn’t even fit in our car as a complete stranger overheard us talking about living in Westerville and offered to follow us home in his truck.  What relief we felt!  The tree is pretty, lights already on, it will pay for itself in 2 years as Mr. Tree is getting very pricey, carpet will not have water stains, no watering the tree, the family should be well and the list went on. 

Time passes and we get a call from COSTCO.

The Box the Good Samaritan Helped us Bring Home!

The Second Box that we forgot?????

Thank you to COSTCO for calling…

We can only imagine the family’s reaction if we were missing half of our new tree on December 23?  WAY TOO MUCH Change for the Yanok family.

Speaking of Change…Looking for a new home in 2018?  Get your home on the market now that the holidays are coming.  Less Competition, Only Serious Buyers are Looking During this Busy Season, and Emotion plays a HUGE ROLE in home buying…set the stage with tasteful decorations, no clutter, and help buyers imagine their next Christmas in their new COZY, HOLIDAY HOME.  Let me know if you would like the link to 5 short videos that explain how to list your house with no cost improvements. 

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Write a Love Letter About Your…

This week’s episode is all about taking time to make potential buyers see the value in your product – which means showing them that you LOVED your Home!


This Series will help you save MONEY and FRUSTRATION, and get you set to sell! Follow me by adding your email and Clicking Follow on my Blogs Home Page or Subscribe to my Youtube Channel to get more episodes each week. Looking forward to teaching you all about how to get the most $$$ for your product when you list in Central Ohio.

If you are thinking about Selling or Buying, never hesitate to call me anytime – or refer me to your friends and family. Contact me, my cell phone is always on 1-614-946-0728.

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Big Decision…Update Master Bathroom, Tub or No TUB?

To keep our oversized bathtub??? Eli, our grandson, is the only one that uses this tub when he visits.  And yes we do have another bathtub, but not one with jets to help the ducks swim in a circle.

Decision is made…too late to change my mind now…..First of all we are not renovating our home to list on the market….if you have been following my blog, you will know I advise against such a big expense if you are ready to sell.    George has shared this is our Pine Box House, a new term I learned from a contractor…not PB, Pottery Barn…but until death do us part.  So this renovation is for us to enjoy for a few ..hoping many years.  We designed our home with everything we need on the first floor and  on a lot with an amazing view so downsizing is not our first  choice at this time.

Remember the dark green tile…and yes we did have dark green carpet in bedroom.  Green is my favorite color but enough is enough. I see it in so many properties that were built-in the early 90’s.   Interesting to me is we are replacing the brass fixtures with a brushed brass color.  Gold/brass is back.  I prefer a mix of metals in décor so I am glad to see this return.  Wait long enough and all comes back…platform shoes, minis, and the list could go on.

Hoping to keep more info. on my  blog as the project goes on…and hoping not on and on and on.

Just sold another property in less than 36 hours. Sellers completed all the advice in my  NO COST TIPS for Getting YOUR Home READY to LIST!

Beautiful 2 story, on cul-de-sac, with large lot, in Westerville will soon be coming to market.   (43081, Spring Grove area)




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Distance Grandparenting…Family Connections

Connecting from afar…not easy but rewarding.  It seems friends ask me almost everyday, how can you stand being so far away from your grandchildren and children.   Andi and family in Sacramento and Emily in NYC…..Coast to Coast.  My first answer is we are tuition free, they are all off our payroll, and they are happy!  We did raise independent, strong women…maybe started when we let them participate in French Back to Back Program back in elementary school.  Or could be that as a teacher, I watched parents reduce self-confidence by always stepping in for their children.

Thank goodness for Technology!  Sometimes I think we may connect more often then if we lived in the same city.

So they do know how to say GO BUCKS!  I think Eli is already helping Evie prepare for early entrance to THE Ohio State University.   I haven’t taught them the words to  ” I Wanna Go BACK to Ohio State”.

Joining them on vacations…..Always trying to be the FUN Grandparents!  This is much easier when you don’t have to discipline…just try to respect Mom and Dad’s rules.

  • Face time is wonderful!  Time to listen to Eli count or tell us a story…
  • Face time helps us make Evie smile!
  • Face time is fun to watch your adult child parent
  • Face time is a connection…I helped rearrange furniture, helped create table settings, or which one should I buy Mom?
  • Text….Good morning!  Have a great day!  I Love YOU!
  • Being invited to join on short getaways !
  • Knowing and building excitement for  our next time together




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