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More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Over the course of past decade, Columbus has become a “renter-dominated market” along with 21 other major U.S. cities. That means that more than half of the population of the city of Columbus now lives in a rental units rather than an owned unit. “There’s no nice way to put this — the idea of […]

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Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Yesterday, it was revealed that Columbus was one of the top 20 finalist cities to make the short list of site locations where Amazon may build its new $5 billion HQ2 project. We don’t know when the final announcement will be made as to which city will be selected, but we do know that any […]

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Rental Rates Drop 10 Percent in Columbus in Past Month

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rental Rates Drop 10 Percent in Columbus in Past Month

If you’re already paying rent, then you’re probably paying the same amount in October that you did in September. But if you’re looking for a new apartment, then you might be pleased to know that the overall average rental rate has declined in Columbus over the course of the past month. According to a new […]

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Opinion: Library Should Preserve Housing for Student Population

Lillian Dent Lillian Dent Opinion: Library Should Preserve Housing for Student Population

As a full time CCAD student with a part time job and no car, finding an affordable apartment this summer has been a problem. Our Downtown, like many cities, is quickly becoming a place for only the richest residents, boasting beautiful brownstones on Gay Street and sky-high luxury apartments on Broad. Luckily, a two-bedroom apartment […]

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Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

For the last two months Columbus has seen one of the highest one-bedroom rent increases in the country, according to a study done by ABODO. Vacancies are getting fewer and farther between, according to the study. “As demand for rental properties continues to climb, vacancy rates have plummeted to the lowest level since 1985” … “Only […]

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Report: 83% of New Large Rental Developments are High-End

Walker Evans Walker Evans Report: 83% of New Large Rental Developments are High-End

A new study from RentCafe.com confirms what many people are already aware of: new apartments are expensive. The report takes a look at the rent price of large new apartment complexes (containing more than 50 units) and concluded that 83 percent (12 out of 15 completed in 2015) in the Columbus Metro Area —including its […]

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Columbus Ranked #3 Best City for Renters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #3 Best City for Renters

While rental rates are certainly on the rise in Columbus, the city still remains a more affordable place for apartment-dwellers when compared to the more expensive rates all across the country. According to a new list from Forbes.com, Columbus is ranked as the #3 city for renters in the United States, moving up from fifth […]

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