Delaware County Home Sales

It was another busy week in the Delaware County Ohio real estate market with 97 valid sales taking place and accounting for nearly $28 million in transfers.

Delaware (27) and Lewis Center (20) are common communities in the top-three however Westerville was finishing up the month strong with 15 units.

Sales only include transfers that are marked as “valid sales” by the Delaware County Auditor’s office.

Delaware County Homes Sale Statistics

August 24-30, 2015

City Units Amount Average
Ashley 1 $75,500 $75,500
Centerburg 2 $460,400 $230,200
Columbus 1 $186,700 $186,700
Delaware 27 $6,444,480 $238,684
Dublin 2 $755,000 $377,500
Galena 8 $3,026,363 $378,295
Johnstown 1 $75,000 $75,000
Lewis Center 20 $5,560,915 $278,046
Ostrander 1 $248,000 $248,000
Powell 11 $4,162,973 $378,452
Sunbury 8 $1,926,066 $240,758
Westerville 15 $5,049,197 $336,613
Total 97 $27,970,594 $288,356.64

Click on the community name to get a listing of homes sold in that community during the past week.

Several Delaware Locations Prepared to Take Back Prescription Drugs

Several area police agencies will collect prescription drugs for safe disposal during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drug take-back events are intended to prevent abuse or misuse of prescription drugs no longer needed by their owners. Keep Delaware County Beautiful, the local recycling and litter prevention program, and the Delaware General Health District encourage residents to take advantage of these opportunities to dispose of drugs in an environmentally safe way. Flushing drugs down the drain can pollute water resources and should not be done.

Drug Take-Back sites in and near Delaware County participating in the Sept. 29 event include:

Take Back Prescription Drugs, Delaware, Ohio
Several Delaware County area locations will be taking part in the annual prescription drug take back program throughout the greater Delaware, County area on Saturday.
  • The Powell Police Department, 47 Hall St., Powell 43065.
  • The Kroger parking lot at 7100 Hospital Drive, Dublin 43016 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • The Kroger parking lot at 55 W. Shrock Road, Westerville 43081 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • Foster’s Pharmacy parking lot, 4584 Columbus St., Centerburg 43011 (Metrich Drug Task Force).
  • The Union County Sheriff’s Office, 221 W. Fifth St., Marysville 43040.
  • Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081 (Westerville Police Department).
  • The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, 101 Home Road, Mount Gilead 43338.
  • The Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St., Marion 43302 (Marion Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office).

Additional information about the National Take-Back Initiative is available online or by phoning 1-800-882-9539. Additional information about safe disposal of drugs is available online.

 

Additional Mosquito Spraying Scheduled in Dublin

Mosquito traps set weekly throughout Franklin County found more positive West Nile virus in the east section of Dublin, Ohio.

In order to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes, Franklin County Public Health will be spraying the east and north sections of Dublin on Tuesday, August 28, – weather permitting – at 8:30 p.m. The north area was scheduled for spraying on August 21 but was not sprayed due to improper sign notification.

For more information on mosquitoes, safety tips during spraying and the West Nile Virus visit www.DublinOhioUSA.gov/mosquito or www.myfcph.org. Residents can also call (614) 525-BITE (2483) to report problem areas in their community.

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Squatters Taking Possession of Bank-Owned Homes

“We Just Found a Legal Way to Make Millions”

Shawn Pendegraft thought he’d found east street on his way to make millions — taking over foreclosed homes in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.

Pendegraft and five accomplices would set-up trusts and use them to file deeds on properties in the $800,000 price range. They then filed $1.2 million in fake liens against the homes and moved into at least one of the homes. ABC-11 in Charlotte gives the rest of the account.

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That’s North Carolina Can It Happen Here?

Well, squatters moving into the homes isn’t a new thing and “Cousin Eddy” highlighted that squatters weren’t just in run-down communities. For those that forget, Randy Quaid – “Cousin Eddy” of National Lampoon fame – and his wife were arrested for trespassing after being found squatting on their foreclosed mansion.

But could squatters actually claim ownership of the home in Ohio? Toby asked that question to several local auditors and the response was chirping crickets. The short answer is “I don’t think so, but considering that no one responded I’m not sure.”

Umm … Okay, so Why Do You Say That?

Okay, Ohio is a court-ordered foreclosure state which makes it much harder for anyone to claim or prove ownership of a home.

What Can We Do?

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Was that home next door taken over by squatters in Delaware County?

The biggest thing that can be done is to keep your eyes and ears open. If something looks strange take a second to call the local police department’s non-emergency number.

Be on the look out for:

  • Same car visiting over and over
  • U-hauls or trucks being parked at the lcoatino for an extensive amount of time
  • Items being removed or added to the property.

Of course there are numberous other signs of “foul play” when it comes to these situations. But a strong neighborhood can help thwart crooks from the start.