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 »

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 »

8 Tips for Raising Your Home Appraisal

For six months, Jessica and Carl Doerrer’s home in Hackettstown, N.J., has sat on the market. Despite today’s news that record low interest rates are encouraging more home buyers to finally purchase, in the Doerrers’ case, their house has had no offers. Now they’re asking… via 8 Tips for Raising Your Home Appraisal.  Read more »

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

Central Ohio ends summer with rising sales and prices Home sales during the most active time of the year showed impressive gains over last year and were the highest since 2007 when the housing market began its descent after the boom. The 8,921 residential home closings during the months of May through August were 11 percent higher than last summer and 12.2 percent higher than in 2009 when home sales hit its lowest point since the summer of 2000, according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. “Higher... Read more »