franklin county: New Albany homes for sale - 01/26/10 09:48 PM
New Albany homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER

The single family homes in this market report and graph are all in the Plain Local School District.  This does not include all homes in the 43054 ZIP code.
New Albany homes for sale - a market report homes for sale - 205homes sold in December 2009 - 24        months of inventory based on sales 8.5 17.3% less homes for sale than a year ago   1.2% less months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to December 2008Average active price $677,000Average sale price … (0 comments)

franklin county: Worthington Ohio home prices - 01/11/10 10:48 PM
Worthington Ohio home prices brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington

This is homes listed and sold in the City of Worthington or Village of Riverlea only.
Worthington Ohio home prices - market report
Average active price $310,000Average sale price $228,000Median price $222,000
Price per square foot $120.00
Homes sold within of 95% of list price on average in December 2009
Average list price  -3.8% (from December 2008)
Average sale price -13.6%  (from December 2008)
Worthington homes for sale - a market report showing inventory of homes
Compare to home pricing for the whole Worthington School District 

franklin county: Worthington Ohio homes for sale - 01/08/10 11:17 PM
Worthington Ohio homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington

The graph shows the inventory of single family homes for the past 15 months.  These are single family homes in the city of Worthington or the Village of Riverlea.  The Columbus Board of REALTORS MLS lumps the Village of Riverlea in with the City of Worthington in the Worthington MLS area.  This graph does represent homes in the Worthington schools that are in the city of Columbus or homes and neighborhoods in Perry and Sharon Township.
Worthington homes for sale is the whole Worthington City … (0 comments)

franklin county: Open House - 2286 Worthingwoods Blvd. Powell OH 43065 - 01/04/10 01:59 AM
Open House - 2286 Worthingwoods Blvd. Powell OH 43065 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 10, 2010 
Hosted by: Maureen McCabe
First link above - Central Ohio's best open house list page for this home with  photos and also a floor plan, this is really a one of a kind,  one story,  soft contemporary home.  There is a video about Powell, Ohio a very cute little town...just north of this property in Delaware County and more.
Where is 2286 Worthingwoods Blvd. Powell OH 43065 located?
There is a map on the open house listing (first link abloe) … (0 comments)

franklin county: Franklin County Ohio Homes by ZIP codes - 01/02/10 02:35 AM
The  Franklin County Ohio Auditor site has kind of a cool ZIP code map that I just discovered. 
ZIP Codes on the Franklin County Ohio Auditors site.
If for example you click on 43235 a map bounces up showing you the 43235 ZIP code area.
I pulled up the last in the list on the Auditors site 43235.   In the stamp to the left the orange area is the 43235 ZIP code.
The list of Franklin County ZIP codes from the Franklin County Ohio auditors site: 
On the Franklin County Auditors site each ZIP code in the list is a … (0 comments)

franklin county: Columbus home prices October 2009 - 11/23/09 11:07 PM
Columbus home prices brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER

Columbus home sales highest since in Octber 2009 the sales volume was the highest since "the boom."
The blurb from the Columbus Board of REALTORS® this month is primarily about sales volume and inventory levels.  The Columbus Dispatch's take on the news....  "Central Ohio home sales skyrocket"  Sales volume.  was up.  Many of the October home sales were first time home buyers because of the impending (but now extended end of the first time home buyer tax credit. 
Columbus home prices or maybe we should say Central Ohio … (1 comments)

franklin county: Columbus homes sales highest since.... - 11/23/09 04:55 AM
October 2009 Columbus homes sales highest since....
According to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®   October home sales highest since the housing boom!
The 2021 closed sales in October 2009 were in the full area that the Columbus Board of REALTORS MLS serves which serves a huge chunk of Central Ohio. It includesaccording to the table  the local MLS serves Franklin, Delaware, Fayette, Morrow, Madison and Union Counties and parts of Clark, Champaign, Fairfield, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Marion, Pickaway and Ross Counties. 
I work primarily in Northern Franklin County and Southern Delaware County.
Highest home sales in volume.
Columbus homes sales … (0 comments)

franklin county: Columbus homes sales rise 10% - 10/31/09 11:28 PM
The Columbus Board of Realtors announced homes sales rose 10% in September 2009
Columbus home sales rise 10%
The Columbus Board of REALTORS® covers more ground than I do.  I work primarily in northern Franklin County and Southern Delaware County - Maureen McCabe
How much did home sales rise in your area?
Clintonville home sales (mls area)
+ 20.5% home sales in September 2009 over September 2008Average Clintonville home sale price $187,000
Dublin home sales  (Dublin Schools)
+ 70.4% home sales in September 2009 over September 2008
Average Dublin home sale price $267,000
Gahanna home sales (Gahanna Jefferson … (0 comments)

franklin county: Worthington - October 24, 1938 - 10/23/09 11:09 PM

Worthington - October 24, 1938
Don O'Brien identifies his photo as "Fund Raising at Corn Husking Contest" on Flickr and says this was October 24, 1938.  He says candy bars cost 5 cents.
He also identifies the event as taking place at the Walter Williams farm on Galena Road at the juncture with E. Wilson Bridge Road. 

Map - the intersection of Worthington Galena and E. Wilson Bridge Road today.  There are businesses on the north-side of E. Wilson Bridge Road backing to 270 now. Wonder if there was a Huntley Road back then.  East of the junction … (8 comments)

franklin county: Worthington - $195,000 3 bedroom Ranch - 10/18/09 12:01 AM
Worthington $195,000 3 bedroom Ranch - Open 2 to 4 today
Open House Details - 2286 Worthingwoods Blvd Powell, OH
3 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath Soft contemporary Great room with vaulted ceiling & skylights Brick floor to ceiling fireplace Eat-in-kitchen Over 1700 SF on the first floor Finished basement Multi-level deck Master bedroom door to deck Backs to green space Wood and stucco exterior 2 car attached garage Did I mention it's only $195,000?
Worthingwoods subdivision is only minutes from adorable downtown Powell shops and restaurants.  Also easy access to shopping on High Street in Old Worthington.  Need a mall?  Polaris.  There are … (2 comments)

franklin county: Columbus - Western Franklin County Disappeared - 09/23/09 12:20 AM
Columbus Western Franklin County has disappeared
It actually looks as if it disappeared a couple of months back...  a large portion of the western part of Franklin County that mostly surrounds the city of Hilliard is gone... poof, disappeared. 

This graph is for an area identified as 01 in our MLS (multiple listing service.)  The description is Co/ Fra S Dublin Hilliard Corp.   It was a big area to just disappear that way.
No sales in this month?  Of course not... the graph above shows inventory, there is nothing to sell. 
Vast neighborhoods are missing.  Did you read anything in … (0 comments)

franklin county: Worthington's Liberty Elementary School - 08/29/09 01:53 AM
Maureen McCabe - Congratulations to Worthington's Liberty Elementary School for the great report card for the 2008-2009 school year. The school located at 8081 Saddle Run Road, in the Smokey Row area earned an Excellent with Distinction rating from the State of Ohio.
Worthington's Liberty Elementary School Report Card a .pdf document
The Worthington School District as a whole earned an ''Excellent with Distinction"  rating as well.  The individual schools in the school district range from Effective to Excellent With Distinction.
Worthington's Liberty Elementary School is physically located in the City of Columbus and it is in Franklin County.  The schools … (0 comments)

franklin county: Franklin County Ohio schools make the grade - 08/26/09 01:49 AM
Some Franklin County Ohio schools make the grade... others are still working on it.
Congratulations to Franklin County schools districts who got top grades for the 2008 - 2009 school year as many schools are starting the school year this week.  
The grades were released yesterday.  There is so much information about Franklin County school districts on the Ohio Department of Education site it is mind boggling. 
The easy thing for me is to look at the report cards. 
You can look at report cards by school district or building by building within a school district.
The state does not … (0 comments)

franklin county: Franklin County Ohio home prices rising - 08/14/09 11:55 PM
Maureen McCabe Real Living HER -  Franklin County Ohio Home prices are rising...  sale prices....

it's gradual.
Active (list) prices are not rising... as much... well except April and May 2009.  I am paying more attention to the red line in the graph for Franklin County - homes sold, Franklin County home prices are rising.
Friday Chris Svec, the Vice President of New Market Development for Real Living, Inc. tweeted:
CSvec: There is a 7.4 month supply of homes on the market in Columbus, OH - a 3 year low! And prices are on the rise. The 7.4 months is … (0 comments)

franklin county: Columbus home prices rose - 08/04/09 10:42 AM
April to May 2009 Columbus home prices rose according to a report from Radar Logic. 
Radar Logic looks at a composite of 25 cities.  22 of the 25 cities in the composite rose in price between April and May 2009.  All 16 pages of the Radar Logic report .pdf
The Ohio Association of REALTORS in their weekly newsletter to members shared the top ten metropolitan areas of those Radar Logic considers.
OAR said:
"Here are the 10 metropolitan areas where prices increased the most from April to May of this year: 1. Milwaukee, Wis., 4.9 percent2. Charlotte, 4.7 percent3. Boston, 4.6 … (0 comments)

franklin county: Central Ohio Homes for Sale - 06/11/09 01:31 AM
Inventory levels (number of homes for sale) are down... drastically in some parts of Central Ohio. 
Franklin County
Franklin County had 7.8 months of inventory at the end of May 2009, based on the current rate of sales the houses available would be sold within 7.8 months.  There were 8645 homes   for sale in Franklin County at the end of May 2009.  1112 homes sold in the month of May.  At that rate it would take 7.8 months for the current inventory of homes for sale to sell.
Over all Franklin County is still a buyers market (good time for a … (0 comments)

franklin county: Central Ohio School's out for summer - 05/27/09 03:05 AM
"Well we got no choice All the girls and boys Makin all that noise 'Cause they found new toys Well we can't salute ya Can't find a flag If that don't suit ya That's a drag School's out for summer School's out forever"
'scuse me ... I grew up with Alice Cooper... and someone asked me if I knew when "schools out..."
Well it kinda depends on which school district you are talking about.
A partial list of Central Ohio School District's " last day"  :
Big Walnut Local School District  Wednesday, June 03, 2009 Buckeye Valley Local School … (2 comments)

franklin county: Columbus doesn't look bad; Zillow's NOT calling the bottom nationally - 05/06/09 11:35 PM
Columbus is one of the 161 cities in Zillow's Index, of course.  Spencer Rascoff of Zillow wrote of the ZHVI (Zillow Home Value Index):  Sorry to spoil the party, but we're not at the bottom!
... Zillow is not yet calling the bottom of the home price drop.
Zillow is different than the numbers that,  the Ohio Association of Realtors, Columbus Board of Realtors or really anyone else put out.  Those are based on home sales.  The Zillow Home Value Index is based on ALL homes.  Well almost all. 
Do you get it?  Zillow makes their proclaimations of value … (4 comments)

franklin county: Worthington Election Day May 2009 - 05/05/09 01:48 AM
I believe a 10% turnout statewide... is what is forecasted.
How different than the November 2008 Election Day.

Issues that affect Worthington area homes and homeowners:
Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Parks Tax LevyWorthington City School District Tax Levy
Visit the Franklin County Board of Elections for  additional information.  Their website reminds:
"Bring ID on Election Day"
The image is a Real Living ecard.  I am an agent with Real Living HER Worthington

franklin county: Swine Flu Map ~ It's Spreading Fast - UPDATE - 04/30/09 01:50 AM
This is a Re-Blog of Floridian Gail MacMillan's post about the Swine Flu with a map with info from the World Health Organization.
We have an unconfirmed case in Franklin County from my understanding... Columbus Dispatch says Swine Flu is probably here.   Stay tunned to the Franklin County Board of Health for more information.  Statewide news Ohio Department of Health
I got the Swine Flu vaccination in 1976, I vaguely remember the hoopla then.
By now you are probably aware the WHO (World Health Organization) has raised the alert for this flu to Level 4.  There are 6 levels … (4 comments)

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