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Worthington, OH Real Estate News

By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington Ohio homes for sale The homes represented by this graph are in the City of Worthington or the Village of Riverlea...in the Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS (multiple listing service) lumps Riverlea in with the City of Worthington.  This does not include all the homes in the Worthington School District.       4.4% more inventory than a year ago... but not bad.   Great recovery from November 2008 when there was a 24 month inventory of homes based on the rate of sale.   *Worthington Ohio homes for sale - market report   104 homes for sale22  homes sold in June 2009 4.7 months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $297,000 Average sale price $230,00027.3%% less inventory than a year ago. *Worthington Ohio homes for sale - neighborhoods Neighborhoods in the City of Worth...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  Worthington Hills is a popular neighborhood in northern Franklin County. The homes built around the Worthington Hills golf course and the Worthington Hills County Club are sometimes dated.  Other homes have been updated a time or two.... you just never know until you look at a home... A buyer inquiring about a home used the phrase "Time Warp" on a call.  The agent in my office shared the story telling us about the property... Time warp from Wikipedia: "sometimes refer to Einstein's theory that time and space form a continuum which bends, folds or warps from the observer's point of view, relative to such factors as movement or gravitation, but are also used in reference to more fantastic notions of discontinuities or other irregularities in spacetime not based on real-world science." ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Early July (end of June)   Worthington homes  Sales New listing  What's new on the market in Worthington this week? Worthington homes for sale -there was a new listing this week in these neighborhoods: Colonial Hills x 2 Davis Estate x 2 East of Old Worthington listed as "Worthington Proper" by agent, "Griswold Heirs"  legal description Linworth Residences of Worthington (Condo) SW of Old Worthington (Pinney Village neighborhood... formerly known as Garden Estates?)   Worthington Estates Worthington Park The price range of the new City of Worthington listings this week is $130,000 to $259,900. It's even lower if you add in the city of Columbus condo in the Worthington school district that is listed as being in the City of Worthington... Price Reductions Price reductions on Worthington h...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
It's not to late to here is a larger version of the Worthington Condo Living  a puzzle  without the answers!  Do you know Worthington condominium communities?   Across 4.  A one story floor plan is sometimes called a ranch whether a condo or single family home.  7.  A townhouse condo would have at least two stories 9.  Strathaven Condos and Bainbridge Condos  are each on a wooded ravine 10.  Hidden  Colony Condos off Proprietors Road are really not that difficult to find 12.  Saint Julien is a street in Ville Charmante.  17. Some condominiums have an inground pool 18. Selby East Condos are in the Colonial Hills neighborhood 19. The condominium owners own the common areas 20.  Saint Jacques is in Ville Charmante, the French name for James.  22.  Saint Michelle is in Ville Charmante, Fren...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Update on the residential real estate market in the city of Worthington for the last week of June 2009, mostly*.  The Worthington Homes Sales are from Monday June 22, 2009 to Sunday June 28, 2009. New listing What's new on the market in Worthington this week?  There was a new listing this week in these neighborhoods: Clayton Place Colonial Hills X 2 Davis Estate Hidden Colony (condo) Plesenton Place (not new listing new brokerage) Ville Charmante (condo) Worthington Acres Worthington Estates Worthington West Price Reductions Price reductions on Worthington homes this week  ranged from $5,000 to $40,000.  Price range of homes after the price reductions is $174,900 to $639,900.  Average price reduction $15,820.  The homes with price adjustments this week are in these Worthington neighborh...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
A ZIP code is a mail route... the image here is an approximation of the   43085 ZIP code.  The purple on the stamp shows the 43085 ZIP code.  Worthington Ohio a city and suburb of Columbus is in the 43085 ZIP code... 43085 is the Worthington Ohio ZIP code. I believe the whole city of Worthington is in the 43085 ZIP code but not all of the 43085 ZIP code is in the City of Worthington.  The kinda sorta rectangular blob at the top of the purple area on the stamp is mostly in the City of Columbus... I believe there's an itty bitty part of Sharon Township in the 43085 ZIP code too. Not all of the Worthington School District is in the  ZIP code.  Why would I even think about the shape of a ZIP code?   Someone ended up on one of my real estate blogs looking for the shape of the 43085 ZIP code,...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Some clues... the condominiums named in the puzzle are all in the City of Worthington. A definition from the Real Living Glossary: "Condominium (Condo) – Type of real estate ownership where the owner has title to a specific unit and shared interest in common areas." Condo Vs. Home from Real Living should really be Condo Vs. House or Condo Vs. Single Family Home since a condominium is most definitely a home for many people today.   Across 4.  A one story floor plan is sometimes called a _____ whether a condo or single family home.  7.  A _____________ condo would have at least two stories 9.  Strathaven Condos and Bainbridge Condos  are each on a wooded ___________ 10. ______ Colony Condos off Proprietors Road are really not that difficult to find 12.  Saint _______ is a street in Ville...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
A recap of Worthington home sales in the the past week (Monday June 15  through Sunday June 21, 2009) Week 3.  These properties are in the City of Worthington. New Residential Listings - 8 new Worthington listings of homes for sale list price range $119,900:  to $949,900 Bainbridge (condo) No name subdivisions ( just east of Old Worthington) No name subdivision (just west of Old Worthington) No name subdivision (just south of Old Worthington) Old Worthington (already in contract) Olentangy Hills Ville Charmante (condo) Worthinglen (condo) Worthingville (condo) Price Change -8 Worthington residential listings had price changes this week.  The Worthington listings reducing their price this week were in these Worthington neighborhoods: Listed as Old Worthington but it's NOT geographically ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Mexican food in Worthington? Yes! Olde Worthington? Nope Taco al Pastor is not in "Olde Worthington" but it is in the City of Worthington...at 455 E. Wilson Bridge Road  That's the corner of Wilson Bridge Road and Worthington Galena Road... sort of a complex intersection.  Where East Wilson Bridge Road ends and Huntley Road begins. El Acapulco at Crosswoods is in the City of Columbus as were La Fogata, La Costa both were on Worthington Woods east of Worthington Galena north of 270, same spot... both closed.  Disclaimer: I am NOT a food blogger Taco al Pastor in Worthington is  having their GRAND OPENING now. Service was a little slow and confused to pick up a quick to go order of tacos and beans and getting out to of their parking lot  going in the right direction was a trick...  sort o...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
According to the Worthington.org site on this day in Worthington Ohio: "It is difficult to imagine the peaceful village of Worthington near the battlefront of a war with a foreign power, but some 175 years ago that was very much the situation. This frontier settlement was less than ten years old when U.S. and British trade disputes led Congress to declare war June 18, 1812"   Time goes on the Worthington Historical Society obviously penned that in 1987....  I had to look up what the War of 1812 was about.... who was fighting who for what.   I must have learned in school. I love history, but wars were never my favorite part of history.  The Revolutionary War and the Civil War are easier for me to understand than the War of 1812.  Refreshing my memory about the War of 1812.... Tecumseh (b...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Week two of June 2009 - Residential real estate sales in the City of Worthington the past week (Monday June 8  through Sunday June 14, 2009... pretty much. ) New Residential Listings - 4 new Worthington homes for sale List price range $187,500 to $425,000 Old Worthington home Norris Addition home (think of it as Rush Creek meets Old Worthington geographically) Worthinglen condo previously on the market... listed one day...and "in-contract" there is definitely a story there "No name subdivision" home... near Pingree Park legal description is Griswold HRS.  I've always assumed that means Griswold heirs.   Anyone familiar with the City of Worthington knows that by "new" I mean new to the market, not new home.  Agewise the newest new listing would be in the 1970's ... the Worthinglen Condo....
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
City of Worthington and Riverlea - Residential Inventory (single family and condo) There was 24 months of inventory (homes for sale) at the end of January and now there is only 4.8 months of inventory.  May 2008 there was 9.3 months of inventory. Worthington School District A marked decrease in inventory can be seen in homes in the Worthington School District as well.  The Worthington School district includes homes in the City of Columbus and Perry and Sharon Township as well as those in the City of Worthington and the Village of Riverlea. There are 5.5 months of inventory at the end of May 2009 in comparison to 8.2 months of inventory at the end of May 2008. Worthington Home Sales - May 2009 Trendgraphix uses single family and condominium sales combined.  The supply of single family ho...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
City of Worthington*  Average price $250,895 64 days on market  average Sellers received 99% of final list price 21 homes sold in May 2009  +75% homes than May 2008 Prices range from $142,000 to $472,100 sale 3.4 months of inventory   Worthington School District (including the city of Worthington*) Average price $222,593 74 days on market average Sellers received 99% of final list price 57 homes sold in May 2009 +56% homes than May 2008 Prices range from $110,400 to $472,100 sale 3.4 months of inventory Sales of single family homes only, *City of Worthington and Village of Riverlea.  The Worthington School district includes properties in the city of Columbus and Perry and Sharon Township in addition to homes in the City of Worthington and Hilliard. I went back and checked and rechecked ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Week one June 2009 - Residential real estate sales in the City of Worthington the past week (Monday through Sunday) 15 New Residential Listings - Worthington Homes for Sale Colonial Hills  x2 Condo (no name) Clayton Place  Fox Lane Hidden Colony (Condo) North Street Village (Condos)  X 6 Worthington Estates Worthingway Olentangy Hills There are a couple of other new listings that are not new, one agent changed companies, another seller changed brokerages.... 10 Price Reductions this week - The Worthington listings reducing their list price this week included homes in the Worthington neighborhoods: Colonial Hills X3 Potters Creek Proprieters Point (Condos) X4 Worthington Park   Price reductions ranged from $400 to $15,000.  The new list price range after the price reductions is from $105...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
In a much earlier post, Worthington Ohio  I wrote  "What's happening in Worthington now?  There are two weekly papers to keep you up to date, as well as the Columbus Dispatch. "  And added links to the two weekly papers that serve the Worthington area, This Week News and the Worthington News. This week there's the usual news of sports, the seasonal news of graduation and summer starting and timely news about food...  each paper has a story about a food pantry.  A local food pantry will open this summer, there is a need in the Worthington area, and a Worthington school planted a garden to grow food and will donate it to a food pantry run by a near by Church, in the Brookside / Smoky Row area: This Week News Worthington "Brookside sows a garden in the schoolyard" Worthington News "Planner...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Just crossword puzzle answers... If you want to try your hand before looking at the answers: Worthington neighborhood crossword puzzle  The crossword puzzle answers are bold.  The links are to more information about the Worthington neighborhoods. The neighborhoods in this crossword puzzle are all in the City of Worthington.. well except Riverlea but that's my point. Across - Answers3. "Davis Estate" on the south end of the city of Worthington, west of High St.4. For short Worthinglen, Ville Charmonte, Hidden Colony are all condos6. South of the Worthington Estates neighborhood is the Worthingway neighborhood8. Riverlea is not part of the City of Worthington, it's a separate village10. In the city of Worthington west of 315 off Linworth Rd. "Potters Creek" 11. Furthest south street in O...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington's Walnut Grove Cemetery is 150 years old.  There is a celebration at the historic cemetery on Sunday June 7, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00. The cemetery is 5561 Milton Avenue in Worthington, Ohio.  Just north of the southern border of Worthington and the city of Columbus. Cemetery Road will take you to Milton Avenue or you can get to it from W. Lincoln Rd.The Walnut Grove Cemetary is adjacent to the Davis Estate neighborhood on the south end of Worthington.  Antrim Park is on the west side of Walnut Grove Cemetery. The Walnut Grove Cemetery had a float in the Worthington Memorial Day Parade this year. There is a picture of the float in the Slideshow link below.  There is also a picture of a lady dressed up as 150 years ago...The lady with the  long white dress and the parasol? Wou...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
View Larger Map Kilbourne Village is just west of Old Worthington.  I believe  the land  where Kilbourne Village homes stand today would have been farm fields for early Worthington settlers.   Yep. According to the Worthington site the subdivision was built in 1957 to 1960 and was previously the Episcopal Church farm lot.  Worthington.org history of neighborhoods. There must have been some empty lots. Great location walk to schools, pool, Old Worthington and parks.  The Kilbourne Village Walk Score... "Walk Score: 72 out of 100 —  Very Walkable" A New England Village in Central Ohio- Old Worthington Worthington a part of the plan Worthington Best Columbus Suburb   Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Weekly Worthington home sales by neighborhood last week of May 2009: Worthington New Listings range of prices $172,000 to $399,900     Colonial Hills x 2     Hidden Colony (condominiums)     Kilbourne Village     Rush Creek Estates (not Rush Creek Village) Worthington Homes Price Changes (I say price changes this week rather than price reductions because one Worthington home was increased by $10,000 in the past week. Davis Estate Hidden Colony Old Worthington Ville Charmante Wilson Hills Worthington Estates The average price change was .36% off list (remember one of the 6 homes took a price increase this week.)The price changes ranged from -$2000 to + $10,000. Worthington Homes Sold range of sold prices $160,000 to $380,000 Colonial Hills Dupre Heights (near Worthington Estates East)  K...
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