Columbus OH Real Estate Market Report June 2018

Summer is here and the market is HOT HOT HOT! Home prices are way-up and days-on-market keeps going down. It’s definitely a great time to sell a home in Central Ohio! Keep reading for see all the charts and information.

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

How To Find Sold Homes In Columbus sign

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. Table of Contents🏘️ Homes For Sale, Newly … 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! Table of ContentsThe Dublin Village TavernTommy O’Bryan’s … 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

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. Table of ContentsWhy do I need a real … Continued

Guide to Closing Costs for Buyers

Buying a home is exciting and frightening all at the same time. However, you can put your mind at ease if you know what to expect when it comes to closing costs. Closing costs are those costs that you will need to pay upfront on the day of the closing. In some situations, the seller … Continued

6 Steps to Buying a Home

Wading through the real estate market to purchase a home can be daunting if you don’t understand the process. Check out these six steps to buying a home before you begin the search for your dream home. Keep the excitement of buying a new home alive! Table of Contents💯 Know Your Credit Score💰 The Importance … 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. Table … Continued

Top Rated Restaurants in Westerville OH

Whether you’re on the lookout for juicy steaks, hometown diners or fresh salads, Westerville is the perfect place to chow down on some chef-prepared fare. Here are some of the top-rated local hotspots for breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants in Westerville, Ohio.

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

Hilliard OH 43026 Makes Hottest Zip Code List!

Hilliard Ohio Condo Sold by Realtor Rita Boswell

Each year Realtor.com ranks the hottest zips in the U.S. and Hilliard, OH 43026 made the list at number ten! According to Realtor.com, they analyzed “32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP Code.”

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

Columbus Ranked Best City For Tech Workers

Columbus OH Best City For Tech Workers

When you think of tech cities, San Francisco or San Jose may be what springs to mind. However, due to the very high cost of living in the Bay Area, these are not the Best American Cities to Work in Tech for 2017. SmartAsset looked at cost of living and other factors to find other … 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 Ohio Real Estate Market Report June 2017

Central OH Home Prices Chart 6/17

Inventory moved up slightly in Central Ohio in June, and the Median Price For Homes Sold was the same in June as in May. However, the Average Price Per Square Foot on Sold homes moved up from May to June. Continue reading to get details and see if it was still a Seller’s Market in … Continued

Ideal Home For Entertaining in Dublin

Dublin OH Home For Sale in Wyandotte Woods

If you’re searching for a beautiful Central Ohio home for sale that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family, take a closer look at 7797 Kelly Drive in Dublin, Ohio.

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Update 1Q2017

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Report 1Q2017 Graph

Westerville, Ohio Real Estate Market Highlights How’s the housing market doing so far in Westerville this year? Is it time to buy or sell? How quickly are homes selling? Keep reading to find the answers to these questions and more in the 1st quarter real estate market update for Westerville, Ohio.

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Update 1Q2017

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Update 1Q2017 Number Of Homes Graph

Lewis Center Ohio Real Estate Market Highlights How’s the real estate market doing so far for 2017 in Lewis Center? Is it a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market? How many days are homes sitting on the market? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1st quarter market update for Lewis Center, Ohio.

How Much More Money You Need To Keep Up With Rent

How Much More Rent Money You'll Need

A recent report from Zillow looked at how much more annual income renters in metro areas would need each month to keep up with increases in rent. The report found that renters in Seattle, LA, and Boston need the biggest income boosts in 2017 to keep up with increasing rent.

Central OH House Flipping: Where Money Was Made in 2016

Central OH Real Estate Outlook

When housing prices move up, you can bet there are house flippers making money. U.S. house flipping hit a ten year high in 2016. The current Central Ohio real estate market is no exception. The Columbus area housing market has been on fire. In 2016, twenty-four communities in Central Ohio saw gross house flipping profits … 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:

7 Builder Upgrades To Take A Pass On

The Do’s & Don’ts Of Builder Upgrades 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 … Continued

Highest Home Values in Central Ohio

Recently, data trends specialists Esri Inc ranked the wealthiest zip codes in Central OH. On the heals of that list, Columbus Business First has ranked Central Ohio communities by median home values for 2016. It was no surprise that Westerville was listed as the #1 wealthiest ZIP code in Central Ohio, but how does it stack up … Continued

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.

Wealthiest ZIP Codes in Central Ohio

Using a proprietary formula, the data trends specialists at Esri Inc. have provided Columbus Business First with a list ranking the wealthiest ZIPs in Central Ohio. Before you look at the list, take a guess at which community landed the #1 spot. Did you say New Albany? Upper Arlington? Or, perhaps, Dublin? Nope, none of … Continued

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Update Q4 2016

Westerville OH 4Q 2016 Median Price & For Sale/Sold Price

For anyone following the Westerville, OH real estate market, it’s no surprise that 2016 finished strong. The numbers for the 4th quarter are in, so let’s take a look at the latest data for Westerville.

FREE Central OH Home Search App

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  Finding the perfect home has never been easier with my free KW Real Estate app! You’ll get the most accurate Central Ohio real estate information, which you won’t find on any other app. In today’s ultra-competitive home buying market, you’ll want to take every advantage to get your dream home. View 1 minute video! … Continued

Columbus OH Real Estate Outlook For 2017

Central OH Real Estate Outlook

In Central Ohio, the 2016 housing market did well and finished strong! We saw home values move up and the number of days homes spent on the market go down. With 2016 in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to look forward to see what 2017 may have in store for the real estate market.

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.

Holiday Giving In Central Ohio

Central OH Holiday Giving

At the Rita Boswell Group, we’re fortunate to have warm homes, big holiday meals, and beautifully wrapped gifts. This Holiday Season, we want to help foster a charitable spirit for those in Central Ohio who need some of those things we take for granted. Understandably, sometimes busy holiday schedules make it difficult to follow through with … Continued

Dublin OH Named On Best Small City List

In a recent look at America’s best small cities, WalletHub named Dublin, Ohio as one of its top choices. Analysts at WalletHub looked at over 1,200 small cities and ranked them based on 30 livability indicators. These included “housing costs,” “school-system quality,” and even “number of restaurants per capita.” They grouped cities by percentile, with … Continued

Central OH Real Estate Market Update October 2016

Central OH Real Estate Market Update Oct 2016

The weather may be getting cold, but real estate in Columbus remains hot! While we are seeing a little bit of the normal seasonal slow down in the Columbus area, the Central Ohio real estate market remained a Seller’s Market* in October. There was a small price depreciation since September 2016, but prices are up … Continued

​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

Columbus: Best Real Estate Outlook In The Midwest

Columbus OH Real Estate: Best Outlook In Midwest

More good news for Columbus, Ohio! We’re ranked #1 in the Midwest for real estate outlook! This year’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC scored cities based on the real estate marketplace and overall development trends. This is a massive report, so here’s what it had to say … Continued

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Report 3Q2016

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Report 3Q2016 For Sales/Sold/Pending/New Listing Chart

If you have been following my Westerville real estate market updates, you know 2016 has been a fantastic year so far! We will likely see the normal seasonal slow down that happens every fall/winter, but, through the 3rd quarter Westerville remained a Seller’s Market.* Continue reading to see the latest numbers.

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Report Q3 2016

Lewis Center OH Housing Report Q3 2016 MOI

If you have been keeping up with the Lewis Center real estate market, you know 2016 has been a great year so far. While we expect to see the normal seasonal slow down and lower prices of fall and winter, Lewis Center remains a Seller’s Market. Continue reading for more details.

Columbus: One Of The Best Cities For Job Seekers

Downtown Columbus OH Riverfront

In real estate, we know location is is a big factor in picking the right home. It’s important to consider location for job-seekers as well. If you’re looking for a great city and the best place to move for a fast growing career, put Columbus at the top of your list! Continue reading to find … Continued

Columbus Makes Hottest ZIP Code List

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Having recently been named Best Big City In The Midwest, Columbus can now boast one of the country’s Hottest Zip Codes – specifically 43214. Continue reading to see what makes Columbus OH 43214 a “Hot Zip!”

Columbus OH Named Best Big City in Midwest

Columbus OH Downtown and River Front

While small cities might offer charm, people are flocking to big cities for the amenities, public transportation, jobs, parks, and the atmosphere. “…some of us don’t feel as if we’re really living unless we’re doing in in the middle of a bustling metropolis” – Money Magazine Article Author Sarah Max Recently, Columbus made the list … Continued

5 Tailgating Recipes For Football Season

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means? Football! Spice up your tailgating repertoire this year with these delicious tailgating recipes. From appetizer to dessert, these options are sure to please your whole party!

July 2016 Columbus Homes For Sale Hit Annual High

Columbus OH Housing Report News July 2016

Low inventory has been the big news item in real estate lately, and buyers certainly are seeing this in Columbus. However, July 2016 saw an 8.3% rise in Central Ohio homes for sale compared to June 2016. While this is down considerably from last year, it’s the highest level yet seen this year according to … Continued

Staging Your Home To Sell: Secrets From The Experts

Westerville OH Staged Luxury Bath

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

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Update Q2 2016

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Update Q2 2016 MOI

In my Lewis Center real estate market report for the first quarter of 2016, we saw low inventory, homes selling quickly, and prices moving up. This is no surprise as it follows national trends. Let’s take a quick look at the latest numbers for Lewis Center, and see how the second quarter real estate market … Continued

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Report Q2 2016

Westerville OH Market Report Q2 2016: Homes for sale/sold/pending

As we saw with the first quarter real estate market report for 2016, Westerville, Ohio is experiencing a Seller’s Market. The spring home buying frenzy has continued into the summer, and homes are flying off the shelves. As in the spring, Zillow has Westerville’s market temperature as “Very Hot.” Low housing inventory continues to make … Continued

3 Tips For Staging A Spare Bedroom

Westerville OH Staged Bedroom by Rita Boswell

Do you have an extra bedroom in your home that doesn’t have a defined purpose? If you’re preparing to sell your Central Ohio home, it’s important to stage your whole home, including that spare bedroom. Buyers aren’t always able to imagine how to use a room. Home staging helps homes sell more quickly and often … Continued

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Update May 2016

Lewis Center OH Real Estate Market Report Q1

Low inventory has been the story on the national housing market, and the Lewis Center OH real estate market is no exception. The low housing inventory and increased buyer demand has brought home prices up nationwide. In the current Lewis Center Seller’s Market, home buyers may be struggling to find their dream home. While high … Continued

Central OH Summer Events 2016

Central Ohio Child in Summer

It’s officially summer! The days are longer, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a summer concert or movie. Check out our collection of 2016 Central OH summer events below. Browse by area to find things to do in your community. We’ve included everything from fun runs to TEDx, so you’re sure to find summer … 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. Table of Contents1. Price it a LITTLE LOW2. Use a Real Estate ProfessionalBottom … Continued

Westerville OH Real Estate Market Report Q1 2016

Westerville OH Municiple Building at Spring Time

With the first quarter behind us and the spring housing frenzy in full swing, let’s take a moment to dig into Westerville, Ohio real estate market statistics from the major housing websites. If you’re a home owner and it’s been some time since you’ve checked out the Westerville, OH real estate market, you may be … 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

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Columbus Ohio Home With Red Door

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their … Continued

Relocating To The Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city like Columbus can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, … Continued

5 Tips For Buying A Home In Columbus

Central OH Home Buying Tips

Looking to buy a Central OH home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Table of ContentsGet your finances in order.Find a house you can afford.Hire a Central OH Real Estate ExpertDo your homework.Think long term.Let Me Help You Today Get your finances in order. Start by getting a … Continued

Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

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Recently, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016. However, shaky economic news and a … Continued

Gorgeous Greens at NorthStar Sunbury OH Condo For Sale

Greens At Northstar Sunbury OH Condo

Table of ContentsDiscover 8724 Birkdale Dr Sunbury OHEnjoy Living In The Greens At NorthStarWelcome To The Village Of SunburyConvenient Location Meets Village Charm At 8724 Birkdale Dr Discover 8724 Birkdale Dr Sunbury OH Conveniently located near Interstate 71 in the Greens At NorthStar neighborhood, this elegant waterfront condo offers the best of amenities and location … Continued

Thinking of Buying A Home? What Are You Waiting For?

With the Central OH real estate market on fire, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% … Continued

Dealing With Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. … Continued

Best Desserts In Columbus

Updated 2/13/2017 There are new restaurants popping up in the Columbus area every day, but where do you go if you just want what comes after the meal? There are a number of great dessert places in the area, and whether you’re in the mood for cake and cookies, or ice cream, you’ll have no … 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. Table of ContentsMake RepairsNeutralizeStage It Make Repairs Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls … 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

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016?

First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and industry issues”. Their 2015 4th Quarter Edition revealed some interesting information regarding possible challenges with appraisal values as we head into 2016. The fourth quarter RESI found that title … 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

Renting vs Buying: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage

There are some people that have not yet purchased a Central Ohio home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either your mortgage or your landlord’s mortgage. Table of ContentsHOW CAN YOU … Continued

Things To Do In Central Ohio – January, 2016

Central OH Activities by Realtor Rita Boswell

2016 is here! Let’s start off the new year with some fun in Columbus. Here are some great events coming up to get on your calendar. Don’t hibernate. Franklin Park Conservatory – Orchids – 1777 E Broad St. Columbus, Ohio Jan 9-March 6 For the flower lovers you’ll love the beautiful Orchid exhibit. ___________________________________________________ Columbus … Continued

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways: 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO score is … Continued

The Residential Rental Market Heading Into 2016

Central OH Rental Market in 2016

Below read quotes from experts as well as industry reports & articles that cover the residential rental market in the U.S. Table of ContentsWhat Experts Are Saying…The reports and articles…Bottom Line For Central Ohio Renters What Experts Are Saying… Zillow Chief Economist Svenja Gudell: “Make no mistake: Despite this recent slowdown in rental appreciation, the … Continued