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Is the Columbus Real Estate Market Too Hot to Handle?

June 27, 2021

Homes in the Columbus area are selling nearly as fast as they come to market. May 2021 data from Columbus REALTORS® indicates homes went under contract in an average of 14 days, the fastest pace on record. To put that in perspective, a “balanced” real estate market used to have homes selling in 6 months! […]

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Columbus Homeowners Benefit by Rising Home Equity

June 15, 2021

Columbus homeowners are seeing rising equity as sales prices soar. According to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio homeowners gained an average of $21,600 in equity during the past year. In Bexley, Upper Arlington and certain neighborhoods of metro Columbus, equity increased by more than $40,000 on average. Rising equity can benefit homeowners […]

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Higher Property Taxes May Await Columbus Home Buyers

June 15, 2021

In today’s competitive market, it’s likely that Columbus home buyers will end up paying more than the assessed value for their home purchase. This means a potential tax bill surprise in the future. Here’s why! Franklin County conducts property reassessments every six years. There is also a “Triennial Update” performed at the third-year midpoint of […]

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Central Ohio Trails Offer Beautiful Scenery Close to Home

May 19, 2021

This is the perfect time of year to get out and explore the scenery to be found in Central Ohio! Here’s a few suggestions to get you started: Dublin: Indian Run Falls Trail, 700 Shawan Falls Drive This walking path includes scenic overlooks, boardwalks and two shelters. A pedestrian bridge traverses the waterfalls and offers […]

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Columbus Home Buyers Should Choose Carefully

May 19, 2021

Columbus home buyers have been contending with bidding wars, low home inventory and rising prices. As some buyers make offers sight-unseen, it’s possible that buyer’s remorse could follow in the future. This is especially true if buyers haven’t done their homework on the neighborhood – or the house. For example, a homeowner survey by Sears […]

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Columbus among Top Destinations Nationwide for Renters

April 29, 2021

Columbus is affordable and full of opportunity, and the word is getting around! A new study by StorageCafe© names Columbus among the top 20 cities for relocating renters. Columbus placed 16th out of 100 U.S. metros, beating out bigger cities like Atlanta and Boston. The study looked at 1.7 million relocating renter applications processed in […]

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Common Home Construction Defects Buyers Should Know About

April 29, 2021

Dreaming of a new Central Ohio home built to your specifications? Before you explore the notion in earnest, be sure to have the representation of an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker who can provide you with contractual remedies for any home defects. Here’s why! According to a four-year study by LJP Construction Services, which was published in […]

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Columbus Metro Home Inventory Down by Over 50% during March

April 29, 2021

Columbus metro home buyers saw an improvement in home inventory in March compared to the prior month, but inventory remained significantly lower than a year ago. On a year-over-year basis, the March 2021 inventory of Columbus metro homes for sale was 51.9% lower than March 2020. Consequently, Central Ohio homes in all price ranges sold […]

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Inventory of Columbus Homes for Sale Reaches Record Low

March 30, 2021

Home buying conditions in the Columbus area were extremely competitive during February as inventory diminished. According to data from Columbus REALTORS®, February’s inventory of homes for sale stood at about two weeks supply. In other words, if no new homes came to market, the pace of sales would have depleted all available homes within two […]

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Compare Cost of Ownership When Buying a Columbus Home

March 20, 2021

Columbus area home searches usually focus on the list price, but the purchase cost is only part of the picture. Successful home ownership means thinking long-term and looking ahead. Here are a few items to compare when evaluating properties! Property Taxes. The tax rate on your Central Ohio home will vary by county. As your […]

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