USA Today: Columbus Emerges as Unlikely Fashion Hub

High Street, in Columbus’ Short North Fashion District, is lined with intriguing boutiques, art galleries, bars and restaurants. by Lisa Davis, Go Escape You probably never thought you’d read a story about Columbus, Ohio, being a mecca for fashionistas. But this Midwestern city has a surprising secret: It’s one of the country’s chicest capitals. So what’s fueling the fashion phenomenon in a place largely known for college football (Go Buckeyes!)? Clothing retail giants... Read more »

The Columbus Board of REALTORS® News Articles and Real Estate Data

Central Ohio Housing Report – Apr. 2013   Posted: 5/22/2013   Columbus Board of REALTORS® April home sales set record high Central Ohio home sales last month (2,390) showed an increase of 30 percent in the market from one year ago (1,834). According to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, April saw the highest number of home sales on record, followed by the 2,286 homes sold in April of 2004. In addition to the increases in sales, home prices continue to rise also. While the average... Read more »

Coming soon to The Short North

The Pint House Beer Garden Coming to The Short North By: Walker Construction recently began inside the former Voodoo Denim Lounge at 780 North High Street, which will house the new Pint House Beer Garden this March when it opens to thirsty Short North residents and visitors. Crews are currently gutting the former clothing store and installing new plumbing to accomodate the new bar and restaurant. The roof will soon be removed from the front half of the building to create a 1,000 square foot beer... Read more »

Refinancing Tips

  5 tips for refinancing a mortgage today The lowest rates in decades are enticing, but do your research to make sure you’re really better off with a new loan. By Jerold Leslie of TheStreet © Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images Fears of a “double-dip” recession and the possibility of a widening European debt crisis have lowered U.S. mortgage rates to levels not seen in more than half a century. Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages continued their fall in September,... Read more »

Seven Simple Ways to Stage Your Home like a Pro

Seven Tips To Survive Home Staging So you’ve put your house up on the market? Congratulations! Now all you have to do is wait for it to sell…umm, exactly how long is that going to take? Unfortunately, in today’s housing market, even a really wonderful house may not sell as soon as the sign hits the front yard. However, with a little patience and a few tricks you can make your house stand out from the rest. Here are seven tips to help you survive staging your home: Make a good first impression The... Read more »