Columbus home value tipsColumbus real estate isn’t the only thing that’s hot this summer! Temperatures were broiling in the beginning of July, and we saw record warmth during the month of May. With the hottest weeks of the season still ahead, central air conditioning is a selling point with Columbus home buyers.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that homes with central air sold for higher prices than those without, for an average difference of $5,447. Looking at the math another way, central air conditioning adds 3% to your Columbus home value. Go further south, and the value of central air increases; Cincinnati homes with central air sell for 5.7% more than homes without it.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy a home without central air. Still, it’s wise to ask an HVAC technician about the prospects of installing it. There are also air conditioning technologies that do not require ductwork. You can explore these options with online research, and by consulting with HVAC professionals. We’ll be happy to refer you to reputable companies!

Portable window air conditioning units are a popular alternative to central air. But such units tend to be inefficient and expensive to run, driving up your energy costs. They also make it easier for thieves to break into your home. You can mitigate the risk of break-ins with window frame locks.

If you have a home with central air conditioning, keeping the system well-maintained is crucial to proper operation and energy efficiency. Air conditioning can account for 70% of your electric bill during the summer months! Keep your home cool (and your wallet happy) with these air conditioning tips were shared in a prior blog post!

As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we serve your best interests at all times! Unlike real estate agents and brokerages who represent sellers, as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we only represent you, the buyer, getting you the best price and terms with no conflict of interest at all times.

Understanding this distinction could literally save you thousands of dollars not only on the purchase price and terms, but also on seller concessions and home inspection issues, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner!

Contact us with your home buying questions! Remember, we are with you every step of the way…all the way home!

Andrew Show
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services,
Serving Metro Columbus, Ohio with Exclusive Buyer’s Agents
7100 North High Street, Suite 204, Worthington, Ohio 43085
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