Columbus OH Makes “10 Best Big Cities To Live In Right Now” List

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Recently Money magazine released its top “10 Best Big Cities To Live In Right Now” and Columbus, Ohio made the list! Money looked at cities with populations of 300k or more. They didn’t include cities with more than double the national crime risk, lack of ethnic diversity, or cities with less than 85% of the … Continued

Things To Do In Columbus OH December 2018

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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.

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Update November 2018

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The Holiday Season is upon us! As we continue to move into winter, expect the Columbus OH real estate market to also cool. Prices are trending down slightly, and homes are staying on market a little longer on average. Keep reading to read the full report.

When Is It Time To Take Your House Off The Market?

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If you’ve listed your home for sale in Columbus, Ohio, but it’s just not selling what should you do? Is it wise to take your home off the market? Delisting your home may seem counter-intuitive, but it can actually be a smart move. Here’s a few examples of when you should take your house off … Continued

Good News For Columbus OH Home Buyers!

Columbus Housing Inventory Is UP! It’s been rough for home buyers in Columbus. Housing inventory in the city has experienced 91 months of declining inventory, resulting in ever increasing prices and vicious bidding wars. The good news is, the streak of declining inventory in the city finally broke in September. The number of homes for … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Update October 2018

As expected, the market is experiencing its usual seasonal cool down. It is still a seller’s market, but fall and winter are the best time to buy a home. Price reductions will become more common, especially for higher priced homes, and Days On Market will move up. Prices should come down slightly. Lower priced homes remain in … Continued

Delaware Ohio Awarded ‘Great Place In Ohio’

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Delaware, Ohio is a fantastic place to live, work, and play! Residents love the bustling downtown, and so does the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association. They recently awarded Downtown Delaware a “Great Place In Ohio” designation. This awards program “honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through … Continued

Columbus OH Ranked #1 Rising City For Start Ups

Silicon Valley and large coastal cities make up the majority of where venture capital winds up. However, this influx of capital into places like Silicon Valley has created high prices both inside and outside the start up world. According to Moody’s Analytics, median home prices in San Francisco are at $1.1 million. Meanwhile, business costs … Continued

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

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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 and ready to help. It seems easy at first. … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Update September 2018

It’s almost Autumn! Time for pumpkin spice everything and watching the leaves change and fall. The season usually brings the temp down in the real estate market as well. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers for Central Ohio.

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!

Central Ohio Parade Of Homes 2018

Do you LOVE seeing the latest trends in home design and construction? Check out the 2018 Parade of Homes! See seven gorgeous homes built by premier area builders: 3 Pillar Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Bob Webb Homes, Coppertree Homes, Manor Homes, Memmer Homes, and Romanelli & Hughes. These high-end homes offer the latest features, floor … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Update August 2018

As we come to the end of summer, we expect to see the market begin to seasonally shift. The frenetic housing frenzy of the spring and summer begins to slow down as families focus on school and then holidays. However, some reports are showing that the market may be headed towards a more balanced state … Continued

Latest Reports Show Price Cuts On The Rise

National real estate reports are beginning to show a potential market shift. For instance, price cuts are up versus a year ago. This is especially the case in cities such as Seattle and San Diego. The cities with the highest rates of price reductions tend to be cities that were overheated. According to the latest … Continued

11 Hilarious House Fails That Could Ruin A Sale

When you’re searching for a home in Columbus, you probably have a couple of lists in your head: must-haves would-like-to-haves NOPE! Don’t Want That! Unfortunately, most of the homes on this list fall into that third category, unless, of course, you like quirky features, are handy, or have a sizable repair budget. Keep reading to … Continued

Best Places To Watch Fireworks in Columbus For July 4th

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

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2018

Summer is here and the market is HOT HOT HOT! Home prices have hit record highs and days-on-market keeps going down. It’s definitely a great time to sell a home in Central Ohio!   Keep reading to see all the charts and information.   🏘️ Columbus Homes For Sale, New Listings, Sold, & Pending The … Continued

When To Reduce The Price Of Your Home

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Most home sellers want to get the highest possible price for their home. However, sometimes the best possible price you can get for your home is not as high as you may have hoped. If your home sits on the market for a long time and you need to sell, you will have to reduce … Continued

Columbus OH #4 On Hottest Market List!

Columbus recently ranked 4th on Realtor.com’s Hottest Housing Market list! That’s no surprise to us at The Rita Boswell Group, and if you’ve been reading our market reports, you’re probably not shocked by this news either. Realtor.com based their list on homes that got lots of clicks on their website and how quickly homes are … Continued

Things To Do in Columbus OH For Father’s Day 2018

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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.   Home Depot Free Kids Workshop Build something together at your local Home Depot workshop. Saturday June 2, 9am-12pm – Classic Car Saturday June 8, 10am-11:30am – Drill Station … 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

How To Find Homes Sold in Columbus Ohio

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Whether you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the Columbus area, you can benefit from viewing homes that have recently sold. Home sellers can use recent home sales in their neighborhood to get an idea of home prices on homes sold nearby. Home buyers can look at recent home sales in a community … Continued

How To Prepare For Last Minute Home Showings

Planning to sell your home while you still live in it? Preparing for last minute home showings will make your life much easier. You will absolutely need to know how to get your house ready to show with short notice – possibly as little as a few minutes. If you haven’t done so already, start … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report May 2018

Temps are heating up, and so is the Central Ohio real estate market! The number of days on market for Columbus homes for sale is down, and average home prices in Columbus are up. Read on for April’s days on market, average prices, months of inventory, and more. 🏘️ Homes For Sale, Newly Listed, Sold, … Continued

Things To Do In Columbus For Mother’s Day 2018

Whether you’re looking for Mother’s Day brunch, something crafty to do with Mom, or a way to give back to the community this Mother’s Day, Columbus has plenty of ways to celebrate and honor Moms. Here are a few places in Columbus with Mother’s Day events. Keep in mind that Mother’s Day events fill up … Continued

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

🌷Get Into The Spring Of Things In Columbus Ohio!

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As old man winter finally releases us from his icy grip, we can start to get outside and enjoy some sunshine! Touring local gardens and taking nature walks are great ways to shake off the winter blues and relieve stress. April is the perfect time to be on the lookout for wildflowers in our local … 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

Finding The Right Home Is Worth The Wait

Housing inventory in Columbus has been at historically low levels for some time now. This issue has frustrated home buyers, causing some to stop their house hunt altogether. For others, they continue to search endlessly or they compromise and buy a home that fits most of their criteria. Recently, Rita was able to help one … Continued

☘️Best Columbus OH Irish Pubs 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re looking for live music or an easy-going evening, you will find a place in these top Columbus Irish pubs. We found the best local Irish Pubs where you can kick back and enjoy excellent food, drinks, and fun! The Dublin Village Tavern “Where Locals Gather… … 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

Best Places In Columbus OH To Treat Your Valentine

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Love is in the air in Central Ohio! There are tons of fantastic restaurants to take your date 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 In … Continued