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Some Ohio homeowners who faced foreclosures during the Great Recession will get some relief through a $45 million settlement with a New Jersey-based mortgage lender.  

Home sales in Ohio are at their highest level since the Great Recession. That's according to a new report from Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR).

Central Ohio Real Estate Market

Dec 26, 2017
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All across downtown Columbus, buildings are going up. New developments continue to break ground in the city's center. But real estate markets are booming all over the region. Coming up, a look at real estate market trends in Central Ohio.

Christine Thompson is eager to leave the two bedroom apartment she rents in a shabby house on the north side of Milwaukee. There are so many things wrong with the place.

"In the bathroom I have to turn my shower on in order for the light to come on. And when I turn the shower off, the light goes off," she says.

The apartment also has mice, cockroaches, and so many bedbugs that she and her sons — ages 3 and 7 — sleep on an air mattress on the dining room floor, where's there's no carpet. She also has no oven or stove, and water leaking from the ceiling.

Central Ohio Real Estate Market

Dec 11, 2017
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All across downtown Columbus, buildings are going up. New developments continue to break ground in the city's center. But real estate markets are booming all over the region. Coming up, a look at real estate market trends in Central Ohio.

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For years, efforts to fight Ohio’s infant mortality rate have focused on health care, both for babies and expecting mothers.

A new report says addressing economic issues might be just as effective.

Larry Graham purchased the house at 9904 Anderson Avenue in 2015, according to public records.* But on a recent chilly fall afternoon, he wasn’t there. In fact, the house he’d tried to buy for $13,000 looked as if it had been abandoned months ago.

Frank Ford, a housing policy researcher at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, stood on the sidewalk, looking up at the two-story, yellow-and-white house, studying the decay.

Two women who have filed a lawsuit against the Central Ohio branch of Habitat for Humanity say the organization is refusing to pay for replacement homes after theirs were destroyed by a fire sparked by poor electrical work.

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From Cincinnati to Cleveland, Ohio is home to houses designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s not every day one hits the open market.

McMansion Hell

To upwardly-mobile Americans, those gigantic suburban houses known as McMansions might signal affluence and "making it," but they’re nails on a chalkboard to Kate Wagner, the writer behind the irreverent blog McMansion Hell.

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