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Report: Rents Continue to Rise, Vacancy Rates Continue to Fall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Report: Rents Continue to Rise, Vacancy Rates Continue to Fall

According to a new report from REJournals.com, the Columbus market for apartments continues to be hot. With the steady increase in regional population comes increased demand for rentals, which is resulting in both higher prices and lower vacancy rates. The report points out that the hottest areas for builders includes both suburban locales (Dublin, Hilliard […]

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45-Unit Apartment Development Announced in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans 45-Unit Apartment Development Announced in Franklinton

The latest development announcement in Franklinton isn’t quite as large as some of the others discussed this year, but it will still provide needed urban infill and new housing to a prominent location in the neighborhood. “OUT OF TOWN” is the name of the new 45-unit housing development that is slated for construction at 520 […]

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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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Construction Roundup: The Barrett

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The Barrett

When we checked in with The Barrett development in Merion Village last summer, Columbus Underground was given a guided hard-hat tour of the inside of the historic Barrett Middle School building. Renovations of the building had just begun, and the transformation into apartments was under way. An exterior tour of the site last week reveals […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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