Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Central Ohio real estate market has seen its ups and downs over the past ten years. Prices peaked seven years ago, then plummeted when the housing bubble burst. Now sales and prices are on the rise – raising fears of another bubble. WOSU talked with a couple of real estate experts to find out where the Columbus market stands.
The Columbus Association of Realtors said more homes were sold in the first seven months of the year than any other year they’ve kept records.
Central Ohio home sales are up in the first quarter, and the pendulum is swinging toward a sellers’ market.
Ohio home sales are up more than ten percent over last year. But the jump in sales has also depleted inventories.
Since the housing bubble burst, mortgage lenders have instituted stringent requirements. WOSU takes a look at the current housing market and talks with a first-time homebuyer about the process.
Central Ohio home sales were up for the tenth straight month in October. While some realtors say this is a sign the area is “out of the woods,” other industry experts say “not so fast.”
More people across the country planned to start building a house in March compared to last year. WOSU takes a look at what new construction looks like in Central Ohio.
In a possible sign that Central Ohio home prices have finally hit bottom, sale prices of foreclosed homes are rising – slightly.
While the country’s housing market continues to reel from financial disaster, some cities seem to have hit a relative bright spot…real estate experts say the markets bottomed out. Columbus appears to be one of them. WOSU reports on the city’s path to recovery.