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  • in reply to: Thinking of buying a house – a little overwhelmed #509690

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    Do not sweat the fish that got away, take your time and make an informed decision. It is really easy to fall in love with a property and make hasty decisions. Part of the home buying process is getting your hopes up and dashed a few times.

    Personally, I would build up a little more of a war chest for your purchase. If you could setup some money for self funded repairs and increase your down payment, I think you will be in a much better position. I would also get a pre-approval letter from a bank (more rigorous than a pre-qualification letter) so you have actually started the loan process. It will come in handy showing buyers you are serious and it is even more important if you are bidding on HUD properties.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Tribeca – Edwards Communities Apartments on West Third Avenue #439237

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    The minimum they should have done is copied something like the Meridian, at least that has some engagement with 5th. As people are saying this is a piece of crap. I had higher hopes for the development of this area. These new projects could be an opportunity to assume a semblance of pedestrian friendliness that exists on 3rd in adjacent Harrison West and to create a connection with those other population dense, vibrant areas.

    Asinine projects like this will only continue to culture the perceived divide between VV and the Grandview area. The new Giant Eagle and Grandview Yard will be a draw from both areas, yet these developers seem to not understand the concept or value of bridging the gap.

    in reply to: Halp, I have tennis elbow. #500267

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    Sadly, when it happened to me I immediately pegged it as age related. I wasn’t even playing tennis. :(

    in reply to: Halp, I have tennis elbow. #500264

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    Same here :(

    One exercise that has helped is to wrap a rubber band around my four fingers and thumb on the effected arm and push out against the resistance with those fingers. It is easy to fit that in even at work. I do about 3 sets of 50 reps.

    Good luck, mine has been slowly healing for about a month.

    in reply to: Westgate and others – how can we stimulate business? #500283

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    I do not know a whole lot about it, but I remember when Handy Bikes put a store over in Westgate about two years ago. It was something that I thought was really lacking in the area and I thought their type of store (sold new,used and did repairs) was a good fit. I remember it all of a sudden closed and I later heard that it was due to some crazy local business drama. That is the kind of thing that can really hurt a fragile business district.

    in reply to: Great Columbus Apartments / Homes for Rent #493243

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    Urban Living said:
    Sorry for the confusion. Our system was set up to display individual units for rent or sale, and the submission from Flats on Vine was provided as a multi-unit listing, which obviously does not display properly. We have already asked them to re-submit their information properly to avoid confusion, and will ask them again today.

    Once again, sorry for the confusion.

    This is a problem with a lot of the listings for complexes on here. I am trying to help a friend and they are coming across with the same problem. This is not a just an issue with those particular Arena District listings. They think they have found a good deal until they call or show up. Not being experienced with CU, they feel they have been baited and switched.

    in reply to: King Ave Bicycle Facility #495525

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    This all looks very promising, but I too would lime more than sharrows on King on the east side of the river. It has huge biking potential with all of the students in the area.

    in reply to: Grandview Yard – News & Updates #452784

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    I imagine that GE would have a hard time justifying 3 stores so close to each other and as they don’t own the buildings it is most likely that VV and 5xNW will close. As a Market District it will be a destination shopping experience and an anchor in the Yard.

    The VV GE was always busy – at all hours of the morning, noon and night. It is in a dense residential neighborhood close to the downtown cbd, SN and AD. I think that is its advantage over something like the Hills Market’s future downtown location which I think will have less consistent crowds. Neil Ave, hopefully, can draw in a place like Trader Joe’s or maybe even a Weiland’s. The competition for grocery dollars is fierce and I think it is going to get even fiercer.

    in reply to: Grandview Yard – News & Updates #452772

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    Very cool. A great location close to downtown and many of the new apartment and condo projects.

    I still would like to see something like a Trader Joes go into the old Neil Ave location. I can’t imagine that GE staying open. If I were in that part of VV I would start a letter writing campaign pronto. It would be nice to keep walkability high.

    in reply to: Skyview Towers Apartments on Sawyer Blvd. #393562

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    That it went from $425 to $599 in less then a year with a new reliance on section 8 tells me that Skyview will probably implode soon.

    in reply to: Freeways have Destroyed Trillions in Real Estate Value #483636

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    I would think the health concerns of living near a Freeway would be enough. Think of all that crap getting spewed into the air.

    in reply to: Former Happy Greek Owner Killed in Dublin Sunoco Station #481730

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    Well thankfully that is what happened. Someone had the guts to make the call.

    It is upsetting though, that they thought they were safe to try and sell that many guns out of a west side (highland west) apartment.

    in reply to: Former Happy Greek Owner Killed in Dublin Sunoco Station #481728

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    From what I have heard, they were selling the guns they stole from the Powder Room out of an apartment on Martha Ave which is right by Sullivant and I-70. They found 69 guns in the apt but another 21 are not accounted for. The last thing that area needs is more illegal guns on the street.

    In addition to the murder, distributing those weapons really sets back neighborhood safety. I hope they throw the book at these guys.

    in reply to: North Campus Video is Closing #480396

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    groundrules said:
    is there a single place in town where you can rent a DVD anymore?

    Redboxes, a few Blockbusters and….

    libraries.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Walker!!! #169717

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    Happy B-day!

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