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YWCA Getting $20 Million Makeover With New Apartments

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Depiction of a new YWCA apartment that will be part of a $20 million makeover at 65 S. Fourth St.
24, 2014

The YWCA Columbus will be getting a $20 million makeover for its downtown facility using private dollars and tax incentives.

Four People Rescued From Apartment Fire

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Columbus firefighters rescued four people from an apartment complex fire they say started with candles.
December 27, 2013

An early morning apartment building fire on Columbus’ east side forced several families out of their homes.

OSU To Pay Church $12.8 Million

The church, which abuts the Columbus campus, had been working with a developer on an apartment building that would have accommodated about 280 students.
26, 2013

Ohio State University says it’s paying $12.8 million to a church adjacent to its campus in exchange for the congregation agreeing not to develop student housing on the property.

Real Estate Experts Differ On Rental Permanency

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Demand for apartments in Columbus has increased since the housing collapse. Some industry experts think more people will choose to be renters than homeowners in the future.
22, 2012

More and more people are choosing to rent these days instead of taking the plunge and buying a house. And at least some of that can be attributed to the deflated housing bubble and the ensuing credit crunch. WOSU reports experts disagree on whether the increase in renting is permanent.

To Rent Or Not To Rent; Rising Interest Rates Boosts Need For Apartment Rentals

24, 2006

Three years ago interest rates were at an all time low, and many people were taking advantage of it: buying a home instead of renting. But the buyer’s boom appears to be coming to an end as interest rates continue to rise. And that’s causing the Columbus rental market to be the tightest it’s been in years.