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As a three-year renter of a cozy one-bedroom apartment, I’m about done with this life. I’m forced to live like a minimalist and I hate it. It’s sounds so mature when you say it out loud, but it’s not. It’s boring.
I like having things. I like decorating for the holidays and hosting fun dinner parties, and having my own space. OMG! Space. I miss this more than anything.
It’s getting bad. We have two corn hole boards in our tiny coat closet and wedding décor occupying our living room floor like a third roommate. My fiancé and I are getting married in July and we’re so ready for home ownership.
You can only imagine what the next step is for us – researching houses and finding the best market to buy, but where oh, where to start? Time for my plug.
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As your stereotypical millennial, who watches way too much HGTV with every couple wishing for white marble countertops, crown mold ceilings, and exposed brick walls, how can you blame us? – I mean it’s “no deal” without getting open floor concepts and modern finish touches. C’mon on now, you’re giving us way too much credit if you propose we ask for less.
Trust me, the list can go on and on, but there are more adult-ing factors that go into this long-term decision. Like, what school districts are best for my kids, how long will my commute to work be? Are there grocery stores, retail shops and dining options nearby? But most of all how much room can we really afford for the neighborhood we want?
While many of 2017’s hottest neighborhoods come with longer commutes, according to Redfin.com their data reveals that homebuyers can truly have it all.
This, my friends, will contribute to the overall expansion of Columbus and growth of the city we all know and love. Data on homebuyer activity reveals that three neighboring areas outside the city of Columbus are heating up this year. While home prices continue to rise in the center of a booming tech city, homebuyers are increasingly focusing their searches in neighboring communities.
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According to RedFin.com, the up and coming neighborhoods are:
These hot neighborhoods represent the most up and coming neighborhoods in Columbus. This indicates that their value will increase in the near future and may also indicate lower availability as the year progresses.
One of the biggest factors that make these neighborhoods hotter than others is their close proximity to downtown Columbus while still being an affordable option. Prices will likely gradually climb throughout the year and fluctuate depending on supply and demand.
Columbus is on the sheer drop of home buying season. Once that hits, competition will be fierce for homes in hot neighborhoods. By the end of the year, values in these neighborhoods will have gone up and supply will likely decrease.
If you are looking to buy or sell your home in Columbus, consult with a Redfin.com agent today.
Thanks to Redfin.com for this awesome data. I could of kept all this wonderful information to myself, but I’m feeling selfless. Happy home buying, Columbus!
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!