Columbus Housing Costs on the Rise

June 29, 2018

Whether you rent or buy a Metro Columbus home, the cost of housing is going up. According to Zumper.com, the median rent for a 1-bedroom Columbus apartment increased by 2.8% on a year-over-year basis, reaching $730 as of June 2018. During the same period, the cost of a 2-bedroom Columbus apartment increased 7.1%, reaching $1,050. […]

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Top 10 Columbus Suburbs for 2018

June 13, 2018

Niche.com has updated its “Best Suburbs to Live in” list for 2018, and the top 10 suburbs for Metro Columbus includes some repeat winners. Several of the top suburbs in Niche’s list were named among the “Best Small Cities in Central Ohio” by WalletHub during 2017! The criteria for Niche’s ranking includes over a dozen […]

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8 Metro Columbus High Schools Make Ohio Top 20

May 31, 2018

Each year, U.S. News & World Report conducts a study of public high schools around the country. The analysis compares student academic performance, as well as graduation rates and college readiness. Out of the 1,245 public high schools in Ohio, 8 of Ohio’s top 20 high schools are located the Metro Columbus area! Here they […]

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Is the Columbus Real Estate Market Too Hot to Handle?

May 16, 2018

How hot is the Columbus real estate market? According to an industry association’s April study, Columbus is the 4th hottest real estate market in the country. The analytics were based on online home search activity by area, as well as the speed of home sales. This places Columbus right behind red-hot markets like San Francisco […]

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“Quarterly Market Statistics – 1st Quarter – 2018

May 15, 2018

Untitled Document   Below you’ll find market statistics separated by school district, as well as last quarter’s closed sales and median sales price graphs. Bexley Pickerington (Corp.) Columbus CSD Reynoldsburg CSD Dublin CSD South-Western CSD (Grove City) Gahanna Jefferson CSD Sunbury (Corp.) Grandview Heights (Corp.) Upper Arlington CSD Hilliard CSD Westerville CSD New Albany Plain […]

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May Events to Enjoy in Central Ohio!

May 11, 2018

Living in Central Ohio gives you abundant choices for recreation and entertainment! The month of May is filled with special events for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of recommendations for you! Blooms & Butterflies – Butterfly Release for Moms, Franklin Park Conservatory. May 12. At 10 a.m., there will be a special […]

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Metro Columbus Home Prices Show Wide Variety

April 30, 2018

Much has been said about rising home prices in Metro Columbus, but the pace of the market can be very different from one locality to another! Every home is unique, all real estate is highly local, and the market changes daily. Here’s an example of the variety of market conditions in Metro Columbus, with information […]

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Consider Resale Value when Choosing Your Columbus Home

April 19, 2018

When the Columbus real estate market is “hot”, you might assume home values have nowhere to go but up! But market conditions change, and future home buyers may not be willing to take on certain property flaws. You should always consider future resale value when buying a Columbus home! Here are points to keep in […]

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Home Buyers Carrying Heavier Debt Loads

April 15, 2018

How much debt would you be willing to carry to achieve home ownership? For an increasing number of home buyers, the answer is nearly half of their monthly income. According to a recent report by CoreLogic, as published in the Wall Street Journal, 1 in 5 home buyers have debt-to-income ratios of 45% or more. […]

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Too Many Americans Busting Budgets to Buy a Home

April 6, 2018

About one-third of buyers are exceeding their budgets when buying a home, according to a 2018 survey by Owners.com, published by USA Today. The survey sampled 1,214 home buyers of various age groups throughout the U.S, who purchased a home during the past 4 years. The average amount over-spent by respondents was $16,510. When the […]

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