5 Fixer-Uppers For Sale In Hot Columbus Neighborhoods For Under $180,000

Searching for the perfect home doesn’t mean it’s already perfect.

Sometimes your dream home is a renovation away from reality. From up-and-coming neighborhoods to tried and true favorites, there is always a house on the block that could use a little extra love.

If you’ve been itching to get your hands onto a home project, now is the time. There are so many incredible houses out there, brimming with the potential to become something magnificent. We’ve gathered our favorites under $180k, so let’s take a closer look.

355 E Tompkins St.

Listed by:: Joan Elflein, Ohio Broker Direct
Neighborhood/Community: Old North Columbus
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,165 square feet
Price: $140,000
What we love: With its close proximity to campus and Clintonville, this three-bedroom gem is full of possibilities. The house is structurally sound, but it needs a lot of work when it comes to all the rest of the details. The rooms are spacious and you’ve already got a great focal point in that fireplace.


541 Crestview Rd.


Listed by: David E Barlow, Sell For One Percent
Neighborhood/Community: Clintonville
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 672 square feet
Price: $159,900
What we love: This house is so charming. It’s got a great location and tons of character, including hardwood floors, a large front porch, and a quaint backyard.


29 S Cypress Ave.


Listed by: Rich Shearrow, Realtyohio Real Estate
Neighborhood/Community: Franklinton
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,904 square feet
Price: $109,000
What we love: Demo day isn’t all that Chip and Joanna make it out to be. If you’re looking to skip that part of renovating a fixer upper, then check out this Franklinton property. It’s already been gutted and it’s ready for an overhaul.


763 S 17th


Listed by: Gregory Zytkowski, Core Ohio, Inc.
Neighborhood/Community: Southern Orchards
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,930 square feet
Price: $180,000
What we love: This home is full of character and as far as the fixer upper scale goes, it’s much closer to the end of being completed. The kitchen and bathrooms need updating, which is a great way to put your own personality into the home.


992 N Nelson Rd.

Listed by: Michael Jones, Coldwell Banker King Thompson
Neighborhood/Community: St. Mary’s
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,055 square feet
Price: $149,900
What we love: Are those wood floors or works of art? Seriously. I’m a sucker for a beautiful parquet floor and this home has me totally in love.