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Home Values Rise For Central Ohio Homeowners Previously Underwater

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Property owner Dax Clapsaddle is relieved he is no longer underwater in value for his condo units on the northwest side of Columbus.
12, 2015

Many homeowners in Central Ohio whose property value declined during the housing crisis are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s estimated that there’s been nearly a 50 percent drop in the number of Central Ohio homes underwater. And local real estate experts say 2015 will be a great time to refinance or sell a home.

Mortgage Assistance Program Coming To An End

Through last month, about 18,000 people got an average of $16,000 each to help pay off liens or up to 18 months’ worth of mortgage payments.
28, 2014

A program to help struggling Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure is coming to an end this week.

New Apartments Serve Military Veterans

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Military veteran Kenneth Perry in his apartment in the Commons at LIvingston.
4, 2014

Expansion of a Livingston Avenue apartment complex for some military veterans means more than just a place to stay. It’s a lifeline to a new beginning.

Foreclosures Drop Sharply In First Half Of 2013

Foreclosures in Franklin County have slowed by about 40 percent since the peak of the housing crisis in early 2010.
July 3, 2013

Just over 3,000 Franklin County homes went into foreclosure in the first six months of the year. That’s down more than 25 percent from the same period last year and nearly 40 percent below the first half of 2009.

City, County and Civic Leaders Hash Out New Housing Rules

The guidelines adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in March ban anyone receiving HUD assistance from discriminating against the LGTB community.
23, 2012

Columbus city leaders spent the morning talking to landlords and civic groups about new federal rules on housing discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

New Home Builds Show Signs Of Life

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New home builds are up in March across the country. Suburbs of Central Ohio have experienced modest gains.
18, 2012

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.

Safe Rental Housing Out Of Reach For Many Ohioans

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Study says Ohio rents remain out of reach for many.
March 14, 2012

A new report says safe rental housing in Ohio is cheaper than the national average, but still out of reach for some low-income workers.

Poindexter Tower Closer to Demolition

8, 2010

After 50 years, a former public housing complex on Columbus’s near East side is closer to being demolished. Poindexter Tower is empty and in horrendous but Columbus and Franklin County officials are taking steps to get the complex razed.

Homeless Shelters Yet To Feel Pinch Of Government Cuts

6, 2010

Frigid temperatures are forcing the homeless into Columbus shelters. While social service agencies are feeling the strain of state budget cutbacks, homeless shelters seem to be insulated from the cash crunch – at least for now.

August Home Sales Show Slight Improvement in Columbus Area

24, 2009

August home sales figures for central Ohio show the average price for houses rose by about one percent compared to July.