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Columbus 7th Best “Bargain” City Says Forbes

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Another day, another list. Forbes just released their top “Bargain Cities” rankings, and Columbus clocked in at #7 behind rival cities such as Indianapolis and Austin, but ahead of Nashville and Denver. Forbes describes these as cities as places where you can “get the most for your money”. On their measurability index, Columbus scored well […]

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B&T Metals Site Lands Industrial Cleanup Grant

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The former B&T Metals site in Franklinton has gotten a grant to help the new owner cleanup the area. The ownder from Los Angeles is hoping to build affordable housing and artits units within the next couple of years.

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Wanted in The Hilltop: Creative, Young Professionals

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Could the Hilltop be hip? Yes, and that’s the image it needs to project to spur an economic turnaround, says Cleve Ricksecker, a veteran of urban revitalization efforts in Columbus. Ricksecker will share his thoughts on the Hilltop’s potential in a talk Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, […]

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Hilltop Offers Affordable Housing Opportunities

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Press Release: Looking for a housing value? Go West Struggling artists, young families with bills to pay and college graduates with student-loan debt may find homeownership within their reach – if they look to the Hilltop. Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit housing organization, has five move-in ready Hilltop homes for sale […]

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Columbus Offers Second Most Affordable Rents in US

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From BusinessWeek: Top 10 metro areas with low rents #2 Columbus, Ohio Rents remain cheap in the state capital. Apartment landlords are increasingly competing with home sellers who are struggling to find buyers and are instead looking for tenants. Asking rents in Columbus — home of Ohio State University, the nation’s largest college campus — […]

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Foreclosure Bus Tours Roll into 2009 Season

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If you’re interested in finding a deal on a foreclosed or pre-foreclosed home, the first step is knowing where to look. Short sales and bank sales typically require an expedited process, so you also need to arm yourself with as much information as possible before diving in. Enter the Columbus Foreclosure Bus Tours. Realtors Donna […]

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Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

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XINGColumbus wrote Housing + Transportation Affordability Index April 23, 2008 by johnwirtz The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), in conjunction with the Brookings Institution’s Urban Markets Initiative, has developed an interactive mapping website that shows variables affecting household transportation costs for 52 metropolitan areas (including Columbus) at the US Census block group level of detail. […]

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