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Columbus – Central Ohio Owners – Property Tax Appeals Due March 31st

Just a reminder.  Valuation appeals are accepted from December to March 31.  Your chances of winning are about 50 – 50 so it’s well worth doing, but must be done correctly.   Lock [...]

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Northeast Ohio Jobs and Utica Shale

The Utica shale gas resources are forecasted to bring an addition 65,000 at an average $50k per year to the long suffering Northeast sector of Ohio.  The area has been Ohio’s highest chronic [...]

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Retail Sheds Fears of Double Dip

The first half of 2011 saw strong leasing and buy activity, but after the debt limit negotiations last summer, the 2nd half was gripped by uncertainty and near certainty of a double dip.  Fears [...]

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Columbus and Central Ohio January 2012 Residential Homes Sales Report

Better times continue to get better for Columbus and Central Ohio residential real estate as 1,125 sales closed last month, a 6% increase over January 2011. Better yet is that 1,845 residential [...]

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Southern California Home Sales for January 2012

DQ News reported that 14,523 new and resale homes sold last month.  That was way down from December by 24.5% but up .4% from January 2011.  Normally, sales are down from December to January [...]

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Mortgage Bankers Association – Continued Growth in 2012

Commercial real estate lenders are expecting to build on a very good 2011 with a stronger 2012.  Barring international shocks such as a war with Iran or disruption in oil supplies, 2012 should [...]

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Retail Rents Begin to Rise in 2012

Randyl Drummer from CoStar news writes, and I agree, that retail rents will begin to rise this year. It’s not so much a huge increase in demand as much as there is virtually no increase in [...]

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Real Estate Photography

I though this also might be of interest to a few of my readers.  A comment came up on a residential blog named Active Rain that I also wanted to address here.  I’m on the [...]

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Banks Move Carefully Back Into Commercial Real Estate Lending

For the first time in five years, a majority of banks are considering growing their loan portfolio due to improving conditions in just about all sectors of the economy. There’s neither an [...]

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Columbus – Central Ohio Readers – Property Tax Appeals

Valuation appeals are accepted from December to March 31.  Your chances of winning are about 50 – 50 so it’s well worth doing, but must be done correctly.   Take a look at the short [...]

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Strong Comeback for Commercial Real Estate

It’s back!  Business is cranking again and the phone is ringing.  CoStar news reports that the dollar volume of commercial real estate transactions are back up to historical long term average and [...]

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Columbus Ohio January Commercial Real Estate Construction Review

The unseasonably warm January weather has helped keep many of the new Columbus Ohio commercial real estate downtown projects on or ahead of schedule. Walker Evans from Columbus Underground brings [...]