Central Ohio real estateMuch has been said about the strength of Central Ohio’s real estate market. We’ll say a little more! Columbus Business First reports that Franklin County had 17,286 single-family home sales during 2017. The median home price increased 4.4% from 2016, reaching $173,795.

After hitting a trough during 2011, Central Ohio home prices and sales volumes have steadily climbed, and there’s no sign of the market turning back. One reason is the economic growth of our region, which we have discussed in prior blog posts. Another reason is the fact that our area has been drawing new residents by leaps and bounds!

The 2016 U.S. Census shows Columbus as the 14th largest city in the United States. It’s now the second-largest city in the Midwest, second only to Chicago. Meanwhile, several smaller cities in Central Ohio have experienced significant growth since 2000.

Here’s a look at the population growth of booming Central Ohio cities, from 2000 to 2016:

So long as Central Ohio’s population growth and economic growth continue, home demand – and home values – will keep rising. Fortunately, Central Ohio home prices remain among the most attainable among comparable metros. With good planning and the fiduciary guidance of an Exclusive Buyer Broker, home buyers can succeed!

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, www.buyershome.com
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