Worthington, OH Real Estate News

By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Parts of the City of Worthington are subject to the Architectural Review Board... important parts of Worthington, Old Worthington of course, but also High Street.  Dublin Granville Rd?  Here's a map  (pdf) of areas subject to review...*  (pdf) of areas subject to review... I don't see a legend but the peachy areas are subject to the Architectural Review Board?  They are the Architectural Review District... looks like more areas than I realized. Looks like I answered my own question about Dublin Granville Rd. The architectural review board is the five member Worthington planning commission plus two people "one of whom must be a resident freeholder of the Architectural Review District" according to the rules. An agent in my office was on the Architectural Review Board when I went to lend ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  Worthington Ohio is a transplanted New England village, settled by people from Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Worthington is a Columbus suburb inside the 270 outer-belt. Worthington has a village green that is still used today, but cows do not graze there as they once did... (there are cows down the road but that's a different story... )  The Village of Worthington was founded in 1803.  The original village was from Morning to Evening Streets and North Street to South Street.                                                     The Old Rectory is on the corner of New England Ave. and Oxford Street NOW. It's been moved.  The Old Rectory is owned by the Worthington Historical Society now. There is a doll museum and a consignment store in the Old Rectory today.         The Worthington I...
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By Allison Cummins
(Nathan Grace Real Estate)
One of the things we are so proud of at Keller Williams is our culture and the strong emphasis on giving back.  At Keller Williams Capital Partners, we make giving back an everyday event.  Edie James, an agent at Keller Williams Capital Partners, started our own community outreach program at the inception of our market center in 2002. Since its inception, Capital Partners Cares has been fortunate enough to sponsor yearly food drives, community service projects, and charity events.  In addition, Capital Partners Cares is able to help out any of our agents, their families, clients, and other community members with financial support, as well as helping hands, whether that's painting a house or making dinner.  We are all so proud of the work done by Capital Partners Cares and strive to hel...
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The grass is greener in Central Ohio … and it’s not from the rain!  The Columbus Board of Realtors has launched an impressive new campaign to combat the negative media attention the “real estate market” is getting. The campaign is built upon 7 Core messages the Columbus Board of Realtors wants the public to know about the real estate market in Central Ohio Central Ohio’s housing market is healthy and stable.For most buyers, it’s a great time to buy.Low interest rates are playing a vital role in keeping our market strong.Don’t wait too long if you like a great deal.There are many reasons to be optimisticTalk to those who know the market best. (Consult a Realtor today!)Homeownership will always be a good investment. Keller Williams Capital Partners is fortunate to have had 3 of our agent...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Columbus Ohio 43085 ZIP code (Worthington Ohio.) A great map that shows the area of the 43085 ZIP codes is on ZIP Code MAP but you will have to feed in the 43085 ZIP code n the 'Key Zip' box at the top to see the map of 43085 and the surrounding ZIP codes. The website says: "The USPS considers zip codes to be delivery routes instead of areas. There may be differences between this depiction and actual zip code mailing address."ZIP code means Zone Improvement Plan. A ZIP code is not an area, it is a route... a mail route. ZIP Code 43085 If your home or work ZIP code is 43085... you live or work in: Worthington Ohio OR Columbus Ohio OR Sharon Township OR Village of Riverlea OR Perry Township? earlier today I thought some of Perry Township was in the 43085 ZIP code... now I am not so sure.....
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The best ice cream in Worthington is Greater's.Greater's knows location, location, location applies to ice cream as well as real estate. In Central Ohio there's a Graeter's in the "downtown" of many of the suburbs.. well of course in Westerville Graeter's is "The Uptown." The Bethel Road Graeter's produces the ice cream for the Columbus franchised stores and this is the franchises office too.  There are Graeter's Stores on Bethel Rd, in Bexley, Dublin, Easton, Gahanna, Grove City*, Pickerington, Powell, Upper Arlington, Westerville as well as Worthington.   Back to Worthington... The Greater's location in Worthington is at  654 High Street in Old Worthington.  It's a walk to location from homes in Old Worthington, Kilbourne Village, Colonial Hills and other Worthigton neighborhoods.  It...
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By Karen Gorski, HER Realtors - Delaware/Franklin County Ohio
(HER Realtors - Worthington Ohio )
This past Saturday (August 18-07) I visited the farmers market in downtown Worthington Ohio. This quaint town was founded in the1800's and has New England roots which is reflected in the towns colonial architecture. The farmer's market is held on the sidewalk in front of all the towns' shops.  It was a beautiful day in the 70's with a nice breeze. I love to browse all the produce that the vendors have to offer. August is my favorite food month; there is nothing better to eat than fresh tomatoes just picked from the vine and the corn on the cob is the sweetest it will ever be. As I walked thru the market I was delighted to see many beautiful Ohio grown vegetables and fruits. There was also a good selection of meats, eggs, and jellies to purchase. Oh so beautiful were the cut flowers and ...
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By Eric Ransom
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
If good food and a great time are on you agenda, be sure not to miss the 16th annual A Taste of Worthington this Friday, July 13, 2007.  Sponsored by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, this family friendly event is a great way to sample some of the sights, sounds and especially the tastes of the Worthington and Columbus area.The event will be held just West of Worthington Square Mall at 350 W. Wilson Bridge Rd. in the parking lot of OfficeScape Corporate Center.  The event runs from 5:30-9:30 and costs only $1, yes that's right $1.  Children under six get in for free!Lite FM 93.3 will provide recorded music as well as live music from Ransom Band and In Full Swing.And of course there will be food as well.  Participating restaurants include:Bucca di Beppo Mass Appeal J. GilbertsOld...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
soon.  From an email from the Capital Area Humane Society: "Friday, June 22, 20067 marks the official "Take Your Dog to Work Day" this year, and it seems more and more people (and canines!) are trying to get involved in this relatively new, fun, and exciting venture. This is a wonderful concept for several reasons. Most obvious is the fact you get to spend the day with a favorite furry friend by your side. But it also helps the dog. Spending time in a new environment with relative strangers (or even not-too-often-seen friends) can help socialize your pet, getting him used to new faces, smells, and experiences.So you want to become involved, but no one in your office seems aware of this day? Don't hesitate to approach your boss with the idea of bringing your dog, but make sure it's done ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Dog lovers beware!  ActiveRain dog lovers include .... Toby and Sadie Jonathan and Tobey Elaine and Murphy Ginger and Bella.... Ginger and Bella... I can't use Ginger and Roger's ActiveRain profile page because I don't want anyone to confuse Roger and Bella.  Both Roger and Bella are adorable of course.  The list goes on....Jay and Daisy (Daisy's really Teresa and Boomer Jack's dog but they share Daisy with their neighbors.)  About 6:30 yesterday we were playing in our office backyard with the neighbor dogs. YOUR real estate office doesn't have a huge green backyard where the neighbors bring their dogs to play ball and frisbee?  Neighbor dogs, Popcorn (a bichon)  and Linus (a long tailed boxer mix... really a pretty wonderful, comical dog) were running around chasing a ball while their ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I must admit I watched the parade from a front lawn of a house in the Village of Riverlea.  Riverlea is surrounded by Worthington and the Olentangy river. Bands from both Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington as well as the OSU Alumni Band and a bagpipe band were in the parade this year. There were a number of Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, a swim club, pom pom girls and baton twirlers from Central Ohio in the parade. A New England Village in Central OhioMore about Worthington Ohio - Including a real video from Real Living Worthington Ohio
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The number below are single family, townhouse and condominiums for sale and sold in the City of Worthington. Worthington is a suburb of Columbus in Central Ohio. This report and the graph shows market demand by comparing current inventory to number of homes sold in a 15-month period.    Date 9/05 10/05 11/05 12/05 1/06 2/06 3/06 4/06 5/06 6/06 7/06 8/06 9/06 10/06 11/06 For Sale 91 87 86 72 73 78 110 128 150 139 143 141 141 129 124 Sold 20 20 13 5 19 9 10 18 21 37 25 22 13 12 12 Pended 21 16 12 9 11 14 20 18 31 28 19 18 14 12 10 Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales 4.6 4.4 6.6 14.4 3.8 8.7 11.0 7.1 7.1 3.8 5.7 6.4 10.8 10.8 10.3 Months of Inventory based on Pended Sales 4.3 5.4 7.2 8.0 6.6 5.6 5.5 7.1 4.8 5.0 7.5 7.8 10.1 10.8 12.4 Avg. Active Price 258 256 248 237 249 268 273 261...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington Ohio Market Report These are single family, townhouse and condominiums for sale and sold in the City of Worthington. This report and the graph shows market demand by comparing current inventory to number of homes sold in a 15-month period.  More about Worthington Ohio including a video   Date 8/05 9/05 10/05 11/05 12/05 1/06 2/06 3/06 4/06 5/06 6/06 7/06 8/06 9/06 10/06 For Sale 97 91 87 86 72 73 78 110 128 150 139 143 141 141 129 Sold  29 20 20 13 5 19 9 10 18 21 37 25 22 13 12 Pended 23 21 16 12 9 11 14 20 18 31 28 19 18 13 8 Mo. Invntry Clsd Sales 3.3 4.6 4.4 6.6 14.4 3.8 8.7 11.0 7.1 7.1 3.8 5.7 6.4 10.8 10.8 Mo. Invntry Pnd Sales 4.2 4.3 5.4 7.2 8.0 6.6 5.6 5.5 7.1 4.8 5.0 7.5 7.8 10.8 16.1 Avg. Active Price 268 258 256 248 237 249 268 273 261 267 271 260 263 268 275 A...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
A video about Worthington Ohio* from Real Living starts at the Doll Museum at the Old Rectory on the corner of New England Ave.and Oxford Street in Old Worthington.     The Real Living Story talks a lot about Old Worthington which is a community treasure, but it is only a small part of the City of Worthington.  A previous entry here describes that historic neighborhood in some detail: A New England Village in Central Ohio     Most of Worthington is very walkable.  There are great shops and restaurants on High Street in Worthington.  There are community events on the green.  Other Worthington residential neighborhoods include:  Rush Creek Village  - a Worthington neighborhood of Usonian designed homes.  Written about in detail in the New York Times (may require a sign in)  and a San Dieg...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
A Worthington Ohio Haunted House Remember the allure of ghost stories when you were a kid?  Remember being a kid and there was a house in town that everyone told stories about?  Stories that it was a haunted house. Or the people who lived there were "different" or spooky or scary?  Remember ..you'd creep up to the front door on a dare? Knock on the front door? Ring the bell? Play 'ding dong, ditch"?  The  really 'wild kids' threw rocks at the windows or pulled other pranks?     I'd  never heard the kids in Worthington considered a house on the south end of Worthington in the Davis Estate neighborhood "haunted."  I don't have children.  I wonder how many parents knew of their children's curiosity about the house at the edge of the cemetary.  When I heard the story in the news I thought "...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  Worthington Ohio is a transplanted New England Village, settled by people from Connecticut.  Worthington is a Columbus suburb inside the 270 outerbelt. Worthington has a village green that is still used today, but cows do not graze there as they once did... (there are cows down the road but that's a different story... )  The village of Worthington was founded in 1803.                                                     The Old Rectory is on the corner of New England Ave. and Oxford Street NOW. It's been moved.  The Old Rectory is owned by the Worthington Historical Society now.          The Worthington Inn is still in use today as an Inn and an award winning restaurant. Soon the Worthington Inn will be residences, the Inn and an addition are going to be condominiums.       Worthingto...
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