Real Estate

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Forget what you see on HGTV. Being a realtor is way more grind than glamour.

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.

Home sale sign
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Columbus's real estate market hit new records this past August, with homes spending an average of 27 days on the market.

Debbie Holmes

Huge construction cranes dangle over some downtown streets, as workers build more apartments and condominiums. It’s estimated that 8,300 people now call downtown home, and that number is expected to climb to 10,000 by 2019.

Schottenstein Real Estate Group

Plans for a massive, high-end development project in the Arena District have been unveiled, with a 23-acre project slated to rise behind Huntington Park. 

Home prices are at a record high in Central Ohio, according to a group of real estate professionals, meaning it's an ideal time for owners to sell.

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A new research project is intended to help determine why Franklin County, which includes Columbus, has Ohio's busiest eviction court and such high numbers of people forced to leave their homes.

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Real estate in central Ohio last year saw some of its highest home sales and prices on record. The demand resulted in a smaller supply of homes and a shorter average time on market.

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The Columbus Realtors group says home sales in the Columbus area have set another record. 

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Since 2012, the city of Columbus has torn down more than 1,000 vacant houses to improve neighborhoods. 

But the city is having trouble developing the lots.

One goal was to rebuild single family homes, but that’s only happened a few dozen times. One reason is the process is tough for average home buyers to navigate.

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