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Want to know more about a specific community in Central Ohio? Contact Rita Boswell at 614-547-3229. Rita is the go-to expert for local resources and information.

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

Big News! Rita Boswell Group is Now With eXp Realty!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve made the change to eXp Realty. Even though I thought I would never leave Keller Williams, I’m not one to stay stagnant either. When I explored the opportunities and offerings of eXp Realty, I couldn’t pass it up.

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

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

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

🌷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

☘️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

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

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.

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.”

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

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

Columbus: One Of The Best Cities For Job Seekers

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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 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

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

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

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

Things To Do In Central OH – Dec 2015

Central OH Holiday Home

Now that the holiday season is here, sit back and enjoy the festivities with these fun things to do in the Columbus Metro area! Here are 5 exciting things going on this December in Central Ohio: Mr. Scrooge Location: Park Street Theatre, Columbus, OH Date: December 3, 2015 Admission: $12 – $25 On Thursday – … Continued

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Columbus Ohio Home Owners

Recently, we discussed the reasons why Central Ohio home ownership makes sense financially. Today, we wanted to touch on the emotional or “real” reasons that many Columbus area residents strive to become home owners. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s … Continued

Highligh: A Treehouse in Columbus

What do you do when you find the perfect house lined with old shade trees? Build a treehouse! That’s exactly what Mike and Jamie O’Leary did when they found their home in Clintonville, Ohio. All they needed was the right sized yard, an old tree that was big enough, and they were able to accomplish … Continued