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The Round-up Volume 2: Columbus Among Nation's Toughest Housing Markets

This week some people were surprised to see that Columbus was named one of the nation's toughest housing markets. Living in the area, we're well aware of how hot the market has been, and the news came as no surprise. Let's dig into it.

February 26, 2020

 

Welcome to The Round-up, a newsletter for renters, homeowners, and everyone in between. The Round-up is your one-stop shop for mastering the often complex world of renting and owning.

This week some people were surprised to see that Columbus was named one of the nation’s toughest housing markets. Living in the area, we’re well aware of how hot the market has been, and the news came as no surprise. Let’s dig into it.

Interesting Reads

One. Tough. Market.

Realtor.com named Columbus one of the toughest places in the country to buy a house, above Los Angeles and San Diego. Homes priced below $350,000 are selling in just 27 days on average.

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Image courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch

2020: Year of Action

Mayor Ginther promises 5,000 new affordable housing units over the next 5 years, dubbing 2020 the ‘year of action’ on affordable housing. Check out the details of his State of the City address.

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Darling of Downtown

Head down to the Discovery District for a day at the stunning public library, the world-class art museum, and much more. And if you happen to like what you see, there are now plenty of options to put down roots and live in the neighborhood.

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Knowledge is Power

The world of real estate is often complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Get access to the best sources of knowledge out there with Rhove.

It’s A Good Day to Be a Seller

Columbus was named the seventh-hardest city in the country for buyers to find a home, making Columbus harder for buyers than San Diego, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles and hundreds of other cities.

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Millenials Are Obsessed With Real Estate Platforms

Studies have shown homeownership to be beneficial for mental health, while the instability of being a renter can have a negative effect. It is no surprise that millennials are often aspiring to an alternate reality when browsing real estate listings.

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Parting Thought

“I use Rhove because it is helping me get my finances together and will help me find my dream home. If you are looking to buy a home in the near future, you should download the Rhove app.” - Casaundra