What you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we’ve put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you’re ready, call the Rita Boswell Group at 614-547-3229 to discuss how we will sell your house.

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Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report April 2018

Is it spring yet? Even though Old Man Winter won’t leave us alone, the housing market in Central Ohio is not waiting for the weather to match the season. Our already hot market got even hotter in March, with inventory moving back down and prices moving back up. Keep reading for our days on market, … Continued

How To Sell A Home While Living In It

Scenario: You’ve decided to move, but you have to sell your current home first. Many homeowners find themselves in this situation, because extra money is needed to either be able to pay two mortgages for months (potentially) or to qualify to purchase the next home while still owning the old home. Now you have to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Update March 2018

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Spring is right around the corner! You know what that means?! House hunting season! Better weather and longer days are perfect for touring homes for sale in Columbus. But, is the market more favorable for buyers or sellers? Let’s dive into February’s real estate data and see how the market did and what trends we … Continued

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report Feb 2018

January’s real estate market numbers are out for the Columbus area! Are we still in a Seller’s Market? What are the current trends? How quickly are homes selling? Let’s dig in to the data to find out! Read more to get the latest Central Ohio real estate market information complete with charts and graphs.

Should I Sell My House Or Rent It Out?

When it comes time to move-up or move-on, many homeowners ask themselves if it is better to sell their home or rent it out. If you have a low mortgage balance, renting out your home may be a good way to have another income stream. But, it doesn’t always make sense, especially if you’re not … Continued

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report Jan 2018

CENTRAL OHIO MARKET REPORT JAN 2018

The holidays are over and the new year has begun! If you are a home buyer or seller that took a break in December, it’s time to hit the market with renewed focus. Homebuyer traffic is already starting to increase. So sellers, go ahead and start preparing your home to sell. And buyers, it’s time … Continued

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Choose the right agent

Finding the right real estate agent can be a daunting process if you don’t have the right information. You want your real estate agent to be a committed, reliable, and trustworthy agent. You’ll spend a lot of time working with them, so this is of paramount importance. Why do I need a real estate agent? … Continued

6 Steps to Selling a Home

Selling your home is a big step. There can be many reasons for selling a home. Some people need more space and want to move into a larger home. Others simply want to downsize. The reasons for selling are endless. If you decide to sell your home, you should know the six basic steps. 🙋‍♀️ … Continued

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report Dec 2017

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the market’s still delightful… November’s numbers are in, and despite the winter weather and holiday season, it is still a seller’s market in Central Ohio! Let’s take a look at what the Central Ohio real estate market did in November.

How Much Does It Cost To Sell A Home in Columbus?

How much does it cost to sell a home in Central Ohio? If you’re thinking about selling a home, you are probably wondering how much the closing costs will be and what other fees you may have to pay. Here, we will break down the general costs when selling a home in Columbus so that … Continued

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report Nov 2017

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The Holidays may be right around the corner, but the real estate market in the Columbus area remains strong! I’ve got the latest real estate market data through October 2017, and it’s still a Seller’s Market in Central Ohio. Things will slow down a bit due to the season. We are beginning to see the … Continued

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report October 2017

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Despite the cooling weather, there’s no reason to be scared of the Central Ohio real estate market this October. The numbers from September just came in, and it is clear that the market continues to be strong. Keep reading to geek out on all the charts and graphs.

The Growing Market Mismatch

If you’ve followed my market reports through the summer, you already know that Central Ohio is seeing different market conditions for different price points. Overall, the Columbus area has had (and continues to have) a Seller’s Market. However, buyers and sellers in the higher price points will likely find conditions more favorable to buyers. The … Continued

3 Things You Need To Know About The Property Tax Increase In Central Ohio

Central Ohio has been buzzing since mid-summer about the property tax valuation increases. You may have already received a mailer informing you of your possible tax increase. The good news is, property values are on the rise in Central Ohio! This is great for home owners, especially those who lost value during the recession. The … Continued

Everything Wrong With “Zestimates”

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Probably everyone knows about Zillow and their “Zestimate,” but in case you don’t, here’s what it is (according to Zillow): “The Zestimate® home value is Zillow’s estimated market value for an individual home and is calculated for about 100 million homes nationwide. It is a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not … Continued

Central OH Real Estate Market Report March 2017

March real estate numbers just came in for Central OH! How quickly are homes selling? Is it still a seller’s market? Where are prices headed? Does the housing market still need inventory? Let’s take a closer look at the latest data to answer these questions and more:

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report For February 2017

Central OH Real Estate Market Report February 2017

In February, I shared a news flash about the extremely low housing inventory in Central Ohio. Conditions do not appear to be improving based on the Months of Inventory for February. We see that Months Of Inventory in Central Ohio continued to drop. The market still needs listings. While the number of days homes are … Continued

Low Inventory Alert

Central OH Homes Wanted

News Flash: Central OH Housing Inventory Continues To Drop The latest report from the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service shows that already low inventory levels are going even lower as the number of homes under contract increases.

November 2016 Central OH Market Report

Columbus OH Real Estate For Sale and Sold Nov 2016

It may be the Holiday Season, typically the “slow season” for housing, but the real estate market remains strong in Central Ohio. November’s market numbers just came in, so lets dig into the data.

​5 Tips For Holiday Home Staging in Central OH

Columbus OH Home Staging

The Holiday Season may not seem like a great time to sell a home in Columbus. Most people are thinking more about gift lists and travel plans rather than house-hunting. However, those that are buying a Central Ohio home in November and December are generally serious and ready to buy. If you’re selling your home … Continued

Staging Your Home To Sell: Secrets From The Experts

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Are you selling your home? Preparing your home for the real estate market is the most important thing you can do to help it sell as quickly as possible for as much money as possible. Here are some of the secrets that real estate experts use to help home sellers get their home ready to … Continued

Get The Inside Scoop On Dealing With Multiple Offers

Dealing With Multiple Offers In Central OH

With many Central Ohio homes for sale receiving multiple-offers, I find I am getting a lot questions from both buyers and sellers on what to do in a multiple offer situation. Buyers are finding the current real estate market difficult because homes are selling so quickly. They’ve often lost out on a home already, and … Continued

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Central OH Home

How To Sell Your Central OH Home For More

Every Central Ohio homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counter-intuitive. However, let’s look … Continued

Buying And Selling A Central Ohio Home At The Same Time

Tips For Buying and Selling a home at the same time

Remember the nervous excitement and the stress of buying your first Central Ohio home? Imagine feeling all of it again – except this time trying to sell a home too. Buying a home and selling a home can both be stressful, but when you’re trying to do them at the same time you double that … Continued

3 Quick Steps For Getting Ready To Sell

Central OH Home Sold By REALTOR Rita Boswell

Selling your home does not just mean hiring an agent to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Make Repairs Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the … Continued

Low Inventory Causes Central OH Home Prices to Accelerate

Central OH Home Prices Increasing Due To Low Inventory

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report: “Without a significant … Continued

Top Reason to List Your Central OH Home For Sale Now!

List Your Central OH Home Now

If you are debating listing your Columbus area house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale in Central OH The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: While feedback from REALTORS® … Continued

Cleaning Tricks To Kick That Pet Hair and Smell

Although we love our pets for their loyalty, friendship, and overall cuteness, nobody likes the inevitable pet smell and hair that accompanies our furry friends! If you’re selling your Central Ohio home, a clean, fresh-smelling home won’t turn off buyers. Keeping a home clean with a pet is certainly a daunting task. Whether you hire … Continued

A Quick Guide to Understanding the Housing Market

You hear it on the news all the time: “It’s a buyer’s market,” “It’s a seller’s market,” or “The housing market is on the rebound.” And, while you probably get the gist of what these folks are talking about, having a deeper understanding of the housing market and how it works can help you immensely … Continued