Gahanna is known as the Herb Capital Ohio. With a population of around 35,000 residents, this picturesque community offers all the conveniences of a larger city, while maintaining a beautiful park system spanning 750 acres. If this sounds good to you, you’re not alone – Gahanna zip code 43230 was named as the “Hottest Zip Code of 2023” by

In awarding the title, examined the most popular home searches around the country, based on the number of views for each listing in a community, and the overall pace of home sales. Gahanna homes for sale received 4.5 views per property, the most for any community in the USA. Interestingly, about 13% of the viewing activity hailed from the New York City, Newark and Jersey City area.

The relatively high proportion of out-of-town home searches suggests that Gahanna’s quality of life and affordable real estate are drawing buyers from larger, more expensive metros. Throw in a booming job market, and it’s easy to see why Central Ohio appeals to buyers from around the country.

In fact, Gahanna wasn’t the only Ohio city on the “Hottest” list. The top 50 list of “Hottest Zip Codes” included 10 Ohio communities: Gahanna, Dayton, Maumee, Howard, Ashland, Mansfield, Wooster, Chillicothe, Medina and Middleton. The median home price in these communities ranged from $166,000 to $418,000.

As we mentioned in prior blog posts, the competition facing local Central Ohio home buyers is not limited to fellow residents. The imbalance between home demand, supply and affordability is an issue in many parts of the country, and there isn’t an easy answer. It’s a challenge that the Columbus region may face for years to come.

However, even a “hot” market shouldn’t be taken at face value! Every market has nuances depending on location, price point and so on. Every home is unique, with its own pros and cons. Without expert guidance, you could find yourself paying too much for a home – or buying a home that doesn’t suit your needs, or both! You can see examples about this in our free e-book, “How to Buy a Home like a Pro!”

As Exclusive Buyer’s Brokers, 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
Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, CEBA-M, MCNE, CSP, PSA,e-PRO, CREM, ABRM, AHWD
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services
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