As an agent in Columbus, OH, what area of the city do you feel is the best value or "bang for your buck?"

Asked by Ginson Speich, New Albany, OH Sun Apr 14, 2013

just curious what other agents think...

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Move Downtown, Agent, Columbus, OH
Mon Apr 15, 2013
The area around 5th Ave & N. High St is rapidly developing. It's between The Ohio State University and the Short North which are two of Columbus's largest anchors. It was inevitable the area between these bookends would fill in and since the Krogers (grocery store) built a beautiful new building, the neighborhood has been seeing some very fast and significant infill development. With almost 5,000 new apartments currently planned to be built in and around the downtown area due to the outrageously high demand for housing, the increasing critical mass over the next couple years will only perpetuate this urban development.

There's many large turn of the century homes still available for a modest price in this neighborhood. In my professional opinion, this is one of the best areas in Columbus for appreciation and 'bang-for-your-buck'

-Robert Bickis Jr |
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Voices Member, , Denver, CO
Mon Apr 15, 2013
There are some great values in Canal. I've been amazed lately at how inexpensive a 4 bedroom 2 FBath home can be in that area. I think as the city continues to expand, more and more people will find themselves bridging that area between Columbus and Grove City, so that makes Canal, Obetz, Groveport logical choices from someone 1. looking for a lot of home for their current money 2. an area that will continue to increase in value and 3. an area that will continue seeing increased development, both commercial and residential.

Now, if you are looking for great investment opportunities and have some money for rehab...Columbus has amazing deals right now. When you can purchase, rehab and get rented out a 3-4 bedroom home for under $15-20k...that's a wonderful return on your investment when you utilize Section 8 or cash paying tenants!
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Heather Wise…, Agent, Columbus, OH
Thu Mar 20, 2014
I am still partial to the north end; Tamarack Circle and Sharon Woods areas offer a lot of home for a lot less price. The neighborhoods have large lots and they offer a lot of great neighborhood features like large parks and schools within walking distance of all homes. There are community boards and activities for every season. Plus, the price per square foot is half of what you would pay in the German Village, Short North or Vic Village neighborhoods.

Heather Wiseman
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Regina Acosta…, Agent, Columbus, OH
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Since my focus is communities surrounding downtown, I'd have to say Merion Village offers one of the best values in this area. The area has gone through a renaissance in the last 8 years or so because the homes are (still) affordable, enjoy many of the benefits of the German Village area, and is centrally located.

The numbers also support that. 2012 vs 2013 YTD , closings are up 16.1% (137 vs 159), and Days on Market have dropped 44.5% (from 128 days to 71 days) Something's definately happening here.
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