Real Estate

Young People & Homes

Aug 9, 2018
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Young people are facing an uphill battle: The housing market. 

There are rising home prices, low supply, and high interest rates. While a booming economy means less unemployment, the real estate market and temperment of potential home buyers hasn’t caught up. 

We’re seeing more young people living at home with parents, investing in multigenerational homes, and relying on rental properties by choice or financial realities. 

Student loan debt and higher rent prices in desirable living areas leaves little wiggle room for young people to add to their savings. 

Paul Sableman / Flickr

The city of Columbus will not penalize a Short North developer that received tax abatements but did not deliver on promised jobs.

Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

March home sale figures for Ohio will be released Monday and regardless of whether the number is higher than the month before, realtors are expecting the current sellers' market to continue.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Angel Trosper lives in a concrete, one-story house on a street in Franklinton. It’s a new location for her: On New Year’s Eve, she was evicted from a house across town she dreamed of buying.

Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

First-time buyers in Central Ohio may have more trouble finding their dream home this spring and summer, the peak time for home sales.

Home sale sign
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Last year was a record year for sales in the Central Ohio housing market, according to the organization Columbus Realtors. 

Esther Honig

The Franklin County treasurer's office has seen an unusual amount of traffic in the last two weeks, and that has a lot to do with the recent Republican tax overhaul.

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.

Adrian Ma / ideastream

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
Dan Moyle / Flickr

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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