Where To Get Thanksgiving Dinner In Columbus Ohio

Columbus Thanksgiving Dinners Whether you want to go out for Thanksgiving dinner or get your meal delivered, you’ll want to keep reading this list of places to get Thanksgiving dinner in Columbus. Cameron Mitchell Enjoy their mouthwatering Thanksgiving “In a Box” which is a complete holiday meal for 10, fully cooked with instructions to heat … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report October 2022

It’s still a seller’s market, but the real estate market is shifting in the Columbus area. In September, the Months of Inventory increased. Fewer homes were newly listed, but fewer homes were sold or went into contract. So, overall inventory increased. This is finally causing home price trends to begin to depreciate. That’s good news … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report September 2022

It’s still a seller’s market, but it does appear to be leveling out somewhat in Central Ohio. In August, the Months of Inventory decreased slightly. The absorption rate leveled out, and the price per square foot continued to fall from July’s peak. New listings were yet again outpaced by homes going in contract, and the … Continued

Fall Fun Around Columbus

Looking for fun activities and events this fall in Columbus, Ohio? Pick pumpkins, enjoy apple butter, go on a hay ride, find your way through a maze, pet some farm animals, and more at these great fall activities and events in the Columbus, OH area! Be sure to check each event for ticket information or … Continued

Spotlight: Franklin Park Conservatory

Conservatory and Botanical Gardens In Columbus, Ohio If you’re new to Central Ohio or thinking about moving to Columbus, you may never have heard of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Locals know and love the place! It’s a great spot if you’re looking for something to do or need an event venue. There’s … Continued

Columbus Downpayment Assistance For 1st Time Buyers

Did you know that the City of Columbus has a special program for first-time home buyers? They sure do! It’s called the American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI). The ADDI program joins with participating lenders to provide funds for low and moderate-income first-time homebuyers in the Columbus City School District. The program can be used in … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report August 2022

While we’re still in a strong seller’s market thanks to high demand and low inventory, the market does appear to be leveling out in Central Ohio. Months of Inventory went up in July, and the Absorption rate went down. Trends have changed to Steady and Neutral.* In July, the Months of Inventory continued to rise, … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report July 2022

As usual, the market heats up along with the temps. Even though Days On Market are falling and prices are rising, the market is hampered by continued low inventory. In June, the Months of Inventory rose. New listings were yet again outpaced by pending and sold homes, but there was a 40% increase in homes … Continued

Best July 4th Fireworks in Columbus Ohio

Happy 4th of July Columbus! It’s time to kick back and watch the fireworks. The Central Ohio area has so many great fireworks displays to enjoy for this Independence Day. Browse our list Columbus 4th of July fireworks below, and find a Columbus July 4th celebration near you!   Red, White, & BOOM! Celebrate Independence … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2022

As expected, as the weather warms so does the housing market. Even though Days On Market are falling and prices are rising, the market is hampered by continued low inventory. Thankfully, we are seeing more listings enter the market. In May, inventory rose somewhat but new listings were once again outpaced by pending and sold … Continued

Things To Do in Columbus OH For Father’s Day 2022

There’s always something going on in Columbus. We found some great ideas for things to do to celebrate and honor Dad this year. Some are still virtual, but there are in-person options for Father’s Day too!   Home Depot Kids Projects Home Depot offers online DIY guides for all ages and sells the kits needed … Continued

Columbus Ohio Memorial Day Events 2022

In the U.S., Memorial Day is a holiday to honor our heroes, the men and women who gave their lives for our nation. Simultaneously, the long Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. There are many events around the Columbus area to honor our heroes and enjoy the weather. Memorial Day Events In … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report May 2022

As expected, as the weather warms so does the housing market. Even though Days On Market are falling and prices are rising, the market is hampered by continued low inventory. The demand is still there, but the supply just isn’t. In April, it does appear that the number of homes for sale and homes listed … Continued

Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Columbus OH

SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS! It’s Cinco de Mayo! Believe it or not, Columbus has a lot of great places to celebrate the 5th of May. Get ready to down some margaritas tonight and regret it tomorrow.🍹🍹🍹 Here are a few of the best-rated events and restaurants in Central Ohio for Cinco de Mayo.   via GIPHY … Continued

Columbus REALTOR® Rita Boswell Earns Divorce Designation

Rita is a born helper and problem solver, so it is only natural that she has worked to earn the RCS-D (divorce designation). In divorce, there are many problems to be solved. One of the biggest issues couples face is who gets the house. After all, the family home is usually the most significant asset, … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report April 2022

We remain in a hot seller’s market in Columbus. It’s likely to stay hot because low inventory and high demand continue to be the catalysts. In fact, the below report shows that as of this writing, there are about 900 homes currently for sale in all of Central Ohio.* Looking at the graph below, we … Continued

Columbus OH Farmers Markets 2022

We’re lucky in Central Ohio to have many local Farmer’s Markets! As the weather warms, let’s get out and enjoy our local bounty.   Bexley Natural Market Where: 508 N. Cassady Ave. Columbus, OH 43209 The market has new hours, and they will continue offering online orders.   Clintonville Farmers’ Market Where: N HIGH ST … Continued

Rising Rates And The Columbus Real Estate Market

Since 2020, the Columbus real estate market has been extremely challenging, to say the least. The demand is high, but the supply is not. The supply imbalance has been hardest on buyers of lower-priced homes (where inventory is thinnest). With current economic conditions so murky, it’s hard to say whether or not things will get … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report March 2022

The Columbus area has maintained a hot sellers’ market throughout the winter. This will continue into spring because low inventory continues to be an issue for everyone. In fact, the below report shows that as of this writing, there are less than 900 homes currently for sale in Central Ohio.* Read below to find out … Continued

☘️Best Columbus OH Irish Pubs 2022

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re looking for great music or an easy-going evening, you will find a place in these top Central Ohio Irish pubs. These are the highest-rated Irish pubs in the Columbus area. We found the best Irish Pubs (in no particular order) where you can celebrate St. … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report February 2022

The Columbus area has maintained a hot sellers’ market throughout the winter, and that will likely continue as we move into spring. Inventory continues to be an issue for buyers and houses are being bought up quickly. New listings are up, but they are being bought up quickly. Buyers are racing to buy before interest … Continued

Intel Columbus Update: Jobs Posted

Intel is already posting job openings for their new fabs in Columbus! The Intel job postings in Columbus include engineering, construction, project management, and more! Intel plans to build two factories, known as fabs, to be built in New Albany in Licking County, Ohio. “These are high-paying, high-tech jobs, ranging from factory operators and equipment … Continued

Valentine’s Day Ideas For Columbus Ohio [Feb 2022]

Love is in the air in Columbus, Ohio! There are tons of fantastic Central Ohio restaurants to take your date to if you’re doing the classic dinner and flowers evening for Valentine’s Day in Columbus Ohio. BUT, if you’re looking for something extra special and unique to do with your special someone, check out this … Continued

Intel To Build World’s Largest Chip Factory in New Albany OH

Intel is investing $20 billion to build 2 chip fabs in Jersey Township. The two new factories will employ 3,000 people and will have an average salary of $135,000 annually. The project itself is expected to create 17,000 additional jobs indirectly and in construction. This huge project brings new clout to Ohio’s economic development. The … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report January 2022

The Columbus area is still in a hot sellers’ market even as temps cool. Inventory continues to be an issue for buyers and houses are being bought up quickly. New listings are still trending down, but sold price trends are now depreciating. BOTTOM LINE: We NEED more listings in order for the market to balance … Continued

Best Winter Activities In Columbus Ohio

Indoor Fun It can get pretty cold in Columbus during the winter. So, any list of things to do in Columbus in January must include indoor activities. Michelangelo – A Different View See 45+ works of art under license from the Vatican Museums reproduced via a special technique. Where: Union Station Ballroom – Greater Columbus … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report December 2021

The Columbus area is still in a hot sellers’ market even as temps cool. Inventory continues to be an issue for buyers and houses are being bought up quickly. New listings are still trending down, but sold price trends are now depreciating. BOTTOM LINE: We NEED more listings in order for the market to balance … Continued

2022 Housing Market Outlook For Columbus, OH

Many housing investors, prospective homebuyers, and current homeowners are anxious for what 2022 has in store. The housing market has been wild over the past two years. Prices surged to record levels. Inventory is still at or near record lows. As the year comes to an end,  Realtor.com and Redfin have published their 2022 real … Continued

Christmas Lights & Things To Do in Columbus OH [December 2021]

Downtown Columbus Christmas Lights One perennial holiday favorite is, of course, seeing all the Christmas lights. Columbus lights up in spectacular fashion for the Holidays from November 28th to January 3rd. Here are some of the best places in Downtown Columbus to see holiday lights: -Columbus Commons -Lazarus Building -Scioto Mile Get More Info Easton … Continued

What You Need To Know About Short Sales In Columbus, Ohio

A short sale allows a homeowner to sell their home for less than what they owe the lender. Fortunately, there are few short sales right now due to a rapid rise in home values. However, with recent economic hardships, we may see more short sales in the near future. Some homeowners are in a difficult … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report November 2021

The Columbus area maintained a seller’s market through October and into November. Inventory is still near record lows and houses are being snatched up quickly. New listings are still trending down, and sold price trends are still appreciating. BOTTOM LINE: We NEED more listings in order for the market to balance out. Read below to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report October 2021

The Columbus area continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout September, of course. Inventory is near record lows and houses are being snatched up quickly. New listings are still trending down, and sold price trends are still appreciating. BOTTOM LINE: We NEED more listings in order for the market to balance out. Read below to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report September 2021

The Columbus area continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout August. Inventory is near record lows and houses are being snatched up quickly. The number of new listings dropped by 14% in August while pending homes moved up over 16%. Meanwhile, for sale prices fell in August, but sold price trends are still appreciating. Without … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report Aug 2021

The Columbus area continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout July 2021. Inventory is near record lows and houses are being snatched up quickly. Home prices continue to rise even as the summer winds down. However, it is still a good time to buy for a long-term investment. In the near term, home prices may … Continued

5 Hacks For Home Buyers

This is a very difficult market for home buyers, but we’ve got a few tricks that may make your house hunt a little less competitive. Below find home buying tricks for a sellers’ market. 1. Watch Price Reduced Homes Despite the hot market, there are still some homes that are priced too high for the … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report July 2021

The Columbus area has continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout June. Inventory is nearing record lows and houses are being snatched up quickly. Home prices continue to rise as we head through the summer market. However, it is still a good time to buy for a long-term investment. Consistently low inventory and higher demand … Continued

Are We In A Housing Bubble?

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The fast acceleration of home prices has many wondering if we’re in a housing bubble similar to the mid-2000s. However, the experts have been saying that no, we aren’t in a housing bubble. We’ll get into why below. But first, what really IS a bubble? The balance defines an asset bubble as… An asset bubble … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2021

The Columbus area has continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout May. Home prices came down slightly over the past months which is normal for this time of year – spelling good news for buyers. BUT, inventory is still incredibly low which will continue to benefit sellers. As we come into the summer market, expect … Continued

Columbus OH Fireworks July 4th 2021

Happy 4th of July Columbus! It’s time to celebrate our nation’s Independence! This July 4th will look a bit different, but we’re still excited to bring you our list of Independence Day celebrations in Central Ohio!   Red, White, & BOOM! Due to the ongoing pandemic, Red, White, & Boom will not be able to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report May 2021

The Columbus area has continued to maintain a seller’s market throughout April. Home prices came down slightly over the past months which is normal for this time of year – spelling good news for buyers. BUT, inventory is still incredibly low which is definitely going to continue to benefit sellers. As we shift into the … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report April 2021

The Columbus area continued to be in a strong seller’s market throughout March. Home prices came down slightly over the past months (normal for this time of year) – which is good news for buyers. BUT, inventory is still incredibly low which is definitely going to continue to benefit sellers. As we shift into the … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report March 2021

The Columbus area continued to be in a strong seller’s market in February, despite the weather. Home prices are coming down slightly each month (normal for this time of year) – which is good for buyers. BUT, inventory is still incredibly low which is resulting in bidding wars, no contingencies, and favorable conditions for sellers. … Continued

5 Tips To Sell Your Home Over Asking Price

When selling a home, everyone obviously wants to get top dollar. It’s always a pleasant surprise to get offers that are over the asking price, but that isn’t always so simple. Getting high offers takes work and a strategy. Here are 5 simple methods to sell your home over the asking price. 1: Start Low … Continued

☘️Best Irish Pubs In Columbus OH 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re looking for something a little closer to a normal St. Patrick’s Day celebration or to get a traditional Irish meal to-go, you’ll find it here. Please help us safely support local small businesses. We found the 8 best Irish Pubs (in no particular order) where … Continued

7 Reasons Why FSBO Is A Huge Risk

At the moment, the housing market is as hot as ever. Everything seems to be in the seller’s favor. Market conditions are pushing more and more homeowners to sell. However, selling a home yourself as a “FSBO” (for sale by owner) is extremely risky. This is especially true right now. Here are seven reasons why … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report February 2021

The Columbus area continues to be a strong seller’s market despite being in the dead of winter. Home prices are coming down slightly each month – which is good for buyers. But, inventory is still incredibly low. Consistently low inventory and higher demand are driving up prices year after year. The market normally slows down … Continued

Best Places In Columbus OH To Treat Your Valentine In 2021

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Love is in the air in Columbus, Ohio! There are tons of fantastic restaurants to take your date to if you’re doing the classic dinner and flowers evening for Valentine’s Day in Columbus OH. BUT, if you’re looking for something extra special to do with your special someone, check out this list of best places … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report January 2021

The Columbus area continues to be a strong seller’s market despite being in the dead of winter. Home prices are coming down slightly month by month – which is great news for buyers. But, inventory is still incredibly low. Consistently low inventory levels combined with high demand are continuing to drive prices up year after … Continued

5 Simple Ways To Save Up Money For A Home

Buying a home is a huge investment, and that means you will need some money to get started. Down payments can be 10s of thousands of dollars, so if you don’t have that, you’ll need to start saving up. There are also things like closing costs to consider. To determine how much you need to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report December 2020

The Columbus area continues to be a strong seller’s market even as temps drop. Home prices are coming down slightly month over month – which is great news for buyers. But, inventory is still lower than ever. Consistently low inventory levels combined with high demand are continuing to drive prices up year over year. We … Continued

Christmas Lights & Things To Do in Columbus OH [December 2020]

  We’re compiling the list for 2021. Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter to get the updated list delivered right to your inbox. Downtown Columbus Christmas Lights One perennial holiday favorite is, of course, seeing all the Christmas lights. Columbus lights up in spectacular fashion for the Holidays. Here are some of the … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report November 2020

The Columbus area remains in a strong seller’s market even with winter around the corner. Home prices are down slightly month over month – great news for buyers. But, inventory remains extremely low. Consistently low inventory levels and high demand are driving prices up year over year. We usually see a seasonal slow down as … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report October 2020

The Columbus area remains in a strong seller’s market despite cooling temps. Home prices continue to rise and inventory remains ridiculously low. We usually see a seasonal slow down as we approach the holiday season, but we’ll have to see what happens this year. Read below to find out how the Columbus, OH housing market is … Continued

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals In Columbus Ohio [2020]

Looking for fun activities this fall in Columbus? Pick a pumpkin or some apples, go on a hay ride, find your way through a maze, enjoy a petting zoo, and more at these great Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in the Columbus OH area! Make sure to check each venue’s COVID-19 guidelines before you visit … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report September 2020

The Columbus housing market continues to be an extreme seller’s market. Home prices continues to rise and inventory remains insanely low. Read below to find out how the Columbus, OH housing market is doing and see what trends are happening right now. “Today’s Stats” are also included so you can see how things have changed … Continued

7 Builder Upgrades To Take A Pass On

With so few Central Ohio homes for sale, many home buyers are opting for new construction homes. It’s a common misconception that it’s cheaper or better to have all upgrades done by the builder. The truth is, some upgrades are best done by the builder, while others should be done later. When you are buying … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report August 2020

The Columbus housing market continues to be a heavy seller’s market. Home prices are rising and inventory is shockingly low. Read below to find out how the Columbus, OH housing market is doing and see the trends that are occurring. “Today’s Stats” are also included so you can see how things have changed as of … Continued

6 Reasons You NEED A Buyer’s Agent For New Construction

home under construction and "why you need a buyers agent for new construction" in columbus ohio

This question comes up a lot: “Do I need a real estate agent to buy a new home?” There’s often confusion around the need for a Buyer’s Agent when buying new construction in Columbus. After all, home builders usually have sales agents on-site who are friendly. It seems easy at first. You get to customize … Continued

5 Tips For Working From Home

Many people are finding that they will be working from home for the foreseeable future and that kids will be doing virtual school for at least part of the upcoming school year. But, is your current home working for you and your family? A lot of people are frustrated by their limited workspace(s) as they … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report July 2020

The Columbus housing market is going crazy! It’s definitely a seller’s market, since home prices are rising and inventory is as low as ever. Read below to find out how the Columbus, OH housing market is doing and see the trends that are occurring. “Today’s Stats” are also included so you can see how things … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2020

The Columbus housing market is HOT!!🔥🔥🔥 Homes are selling fast, home prices are up, and inventory is way down. Keep reading to see how the Columbus Ohio Real Estate Market did in May and to view trends. We’ve also included “Today’s Stats” to help you see where we are as of this writing on June … Continued

Things To Do in Columbus OH For Father’s Day 2020

There’s always something going on in Columbus, even if it’s virtual. We found some great ideas for things to do to celebrate and honor Dad this year.   Home Depot Digital Kids Projects Home Depot offers online DIY guides for all ages and sells the materials needed on their online store   DIY Father’s Day … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report May 2020

As expected, activity in April contracted considerably. The number of homes for sale, newly listed, pending, and closed were all down. However, as states slowly reopen, the Columbus real estate market is starting to pick back up, as you will see from the mid-May stats provided below. People are still buying and selling homes, and … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report April 2020

Given the current healthcare emergency, it is difficult to know what the Columbus real estate market will do. Despite the virus, March still saw home prices and sales move up and days on market move down in Central Ohio. If you need to buy or sell a home during this time, please contact us at … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report March 2020

Given the current healthcare emergency, it is difficult to know what the Columbus real estate market will do in the near future. If you need to buy or sell a home during this time, please contact us at 614-830-9767. You can always start your home search online from your home at RitaBoswellGroup.com. Read More to … Continued

Dangers Of Overpricing Your Home

If you overprice your home, it won’t sell quickly, if at all. Simple as that. Many people put their homes high above market value because of some sentimental value they hold, or because they think their house is worth more than it is, or because they are underwater. Some overprice their home because they feel … Continued

Local Biz Spotlight: The Art Of Music LLC

UPDATE: April 1, 2020 Due to the Corona virus, many favorite local businesses have had to think outside the box. The Art Of Music LLC will be offering a 3-week online session, “On The Road Again.” The Art Of Music LLC will be bagging up all the supplies, materials, and photo instructions for these Art Projects and … Continued

Columbus Biz Spotlight: Pure Barre Polaris

Many people make a New Year’s resolution, but according to U.S. News & World Reports, 80 percent fail by February. Exercising to get in shape is the most popular resolution, with about 20 percent of people wanting to achieve this goal. If you’re like most of us and you’re on your way to failing your … Continued

Making An Offer In A Competitive Market

One thing you’ll notice when you go look at a house that’s just come on the market, there may be a lot of other people looking at the home. That’s a sure sign that it’s going to be competitive. If a Columbus home is in the Under $300k price range, is priced at or below … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report January 2020

Happy New Year and New Decade!! Let’s start it off with a great Columbus Real Estate Market Report for home buyers and sellers! Keep reading to see real estate trends that make this an ideal time to buy or sell a home in Columbus!

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Sell Your Home To Retire

If you’re nearing retirement, you might be thinking about selling your home and downsizing, but unless you have to for health reasons, should you? Moving is a big ordeal, and it can cost a lot of money. You need to figure out which option; moving or staying where you are, is right for you both … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report December 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday movies, snow days, and beautiful decorations. Believe it or not, it’s also a great time to buy a home! Keep reading to see real estate trends that make winter an ideal time to buy.

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report November 2019

What happened to Autumn?! Winter has come early and the Holidays are fast approaching. Even though the holiday season and the cold weather slow the real estate market down, statistically this is the best time to buy a home. Plus, it’s still a seller’s market, so it’s good for homeowners too. Keep reading for the … Continued

Things To Do In Columbus OH December 2019

Whether you’re in the mood for a light show, carriage ride, or a classic holiday movie, Columbus OH has it all. Find information for winter fun and Christmas events around Central Ohio.

The Pros and Cons Of Living In A Gated Community

If you’re wondering “what is a gated community,” it’s a group of homes that are only accessible to residents and their guests. While it does sound prestigious, keep these advantages and disadvantages of living in a gated community in mind before you buy a home in a gated community. Pro: Privacy One obvious advantage to … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report October 2019

It’s definitely Autumn! The time of the year when home prices fall along with temps. In fact, fall and winter are the best times to buy a home because prices and competition are a little lower. While prices are falling slightly with the season, the overall trend of low housing inventory and rising home values … Continued

6 Phrases To Avoid At All Costs When Selling Your Home

When selling, there are many things that you will have to disclose to buyers, such as foundation issues or if your house is in a flood zone. However, this doesn’t mean you should say everything about the home. Some things that homeowners say, even though they don’t have to, can turn off buyers. Here are … Continued

Rita Boswell Awarded ICON Agent Sept 2019

We’re so proud to announce that Columbus OH Realtor Rita Boswell has won the ICON Agent Award in her first year with eXp Realty! Big THANK YOU to our clients for choosing the Rita Boswell Group and making this possible. We are so fortunate to have fantastic clients and an excellent network of professionals that … Continued

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals In Columbus Ohio

Looking for things to do this fall in Columbus? Pick a pumpkin or some apples, go on a hay ride, find your way through a maze, enjoy a petting zoo, and more at these great Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in the Columbus OH area! deMonye’s Greenhouse Ooooooooohhhhh… check out this haunted greenhouse 👻 Address: 2500 … Continued

4 Habits To Get In If You Want To Buy A House

Successful Columbus, Ohio home buyers not only require healthy finances, but also a healthy state of mind. You don’t want to be driven crazy when trying to buy a home, and you don’t want to fail and end up stuck in your old place. Here are 4 habits to adopt if you want to buy … Continued

Why It’s SO Important To Secure Valuables When Selling A Home

When you list a home for sale, you need to keep in mind that strangers will be entering your home. The majority of buyers just want to find a new home, and are completely innocent. However, some “buyers” have more sinister intentions. BUSTED! Caught In The Act! We had a situation where a home buyer … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report September 2019

Summer is almost over, and like clockwork, the real estate market begins to slow down. As expected, home prices are coming down slightly, and homes took a little longer to sell in August compared to July. Keep reading for the full report and to view trends.

6 Ways To Remove Cigarette Odor From A Home

Cigarette odor is infamous for being difficult to get out of a home. It permeates the whole house and is definitely something buyers do not want to deal with in a new home. For this reason, if your house has “smoker’s smell”, you’ll want to remove it completely before doing any showings. Here are 6 … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report August 2019

July numbers are in! We normally see a small slow down in July as many people go on vacation. The real estate market in Columbus usually picks back up by September before slowing again for the fall and winter. As expected, home prices did fall slightly in July. However, days on market also fell. New … Continued

Columbus OH Moves Up As Hot Real Estate Market

The national real estate market in July 2019 has shifted. In the past, large cities have dominated the top spots, but now small and medium size cities are becoming more sought after. Smaller towns and cities have been favorites lately thanks to the affordability and quality of life that they offer. Columbus, Ohio has seen … Continued

8 Signs A Buyer Isn’t Serious About Your House

Not all buyers are going to be serious about buying your house, even if they request a showing. Even if they say “This home is amazing!” or “I would love to live here!” that might not always mean they are serious about buying. Keep reading to know the signs that a buyer’s just not that … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report July 2019

June numbers show that the market remained as hot as the temperatures! July usually sees a small, temporary market slow down as many people go on their summer vacations this month, so expect that to be reflected in next month’s report. Read More to see how the Central Ohio real estate market did in June … Continued

The Pros And Cons Of HOAs

An HOA, or Home Owners Association, is a board of neighborhood residents that come together to maintain the appearance of the neighborhood. They set restrictions on what you can and can’t do with your property and keep up with the common areas. An HOA is something that many buyers either love or hate, but not … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2019

It’s June, and with the summer heat the real estate market also heats up this time of year. Overall, prices moved up in May, though inventory came up slightly. Expect a slight slow down in early July for summer vacations, then the market usually picks back up again before the fall and winter slow down. … Continued

eXp Shareholder Summit 2019

This week Rita Boswell joined other eXp Realty agents for the annual shareholder summit. It was held in Orlando, Florida. Everyone had a blast and got some great information! Rita took a few photos for me to share on social media and our blog.

Things To Do in Columbus OH For Father’s Day 2019

There’s always plenty of events and activities to choose from around Columbus. We found some great ideas for things to do to celebrate and honor Dad this year.   Home Depot Free Kids Workshop Build something together at your local Home Depot workshop. Check your local Home Depot to verify schedule.   Make a Fathers … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report May 2019

It’s May and the house hunting season is in full swing! The number of listings went up in April, but so did the number of homes closed and in contract. Inventory remains low and is about the same as this time last year. Read More to see how the Central Ohio real estate market did … Continued

5 Reasons to Review Your Home Insurance Policy

At the Rita Boswell Group, we love helping home buyers and sellers in the Columbus area. But, we also want to provide information that will be valuable to you after the sale. Below, RBG Preferred Partner and insurance expert Nicole Glass explains why homeowners need to review their insurance policy regularly. Keep reading for 5 … Continued

Columbus Ohio Farmers Markets

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One of the best things about summer in Columbus is the availability of fresh, local produce from one of the many farmers markets. We love supporting local farmers, so here’s our list of farmers markets nearby in Central Ohio. Check their websites and social media for special events or holiday closures. Bexley Farmers’ Market When: … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report April 2019

Birds are singing, flowers are blooming… and the market is heating up! Literally, Columbus was just named the Hottest Market in the US. If you’re thinking about buying a home, what better way to enjoy the lovely weather than to go see some homes for sale! Read More to see how the Central Ohio real … Continued

Columbus OH: Hottest Housing Market

Each month Realtor.com ranks the hottest housing markets in the U.S. In March 2019, Columbus, Ohio ranked number one! In February 2019, Columbus was number nine, so that’s a big jump! Overall, the list of Hottest Markets’ number of Days On Market has fallen by 3 days since March 2018. Despite the slight overall slowing … Continued

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see. How good your exterior looks is called curb appeal. It’s based off of what people see from the curb of the street you’re on. Here are 5 quick and inexpensive ways to drastically improve your home’s curb appeal. 1. Pressure Wash If … Continued