House Hunting? Here’s What A $250,000 Budget Buys You, From Downtown To The Suburbs

Searching for the perfect home can be exhausting. Sometimes you look at so many houses that it gets hard to even know what you like anymore.

If you’re currently experiencing house hunting fatigue, or if you’re just curious about the market in Columbus right now, let us help. Here are 7 of our favorite picks for what a $250,000 budget will get you around Columbus.

862 Stanley Ave.

Listed by Kimberly Hamrick | Her, Realtors

Neighborhood/Community: Southern Orchards
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,458 square feet
Price: $249,900
What we love: This home has been beautifully updated, complete with a modern kitchen, open, spacious rooms, and more. What we love about this house is how perfectly move-in ready it is. All you need to do is take a few trips to Elm & Iron and you’re basically set.


3060 Tenabo Ave.

Listed by Kathy Chiero | Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty

Neighborhood/Community: Northern Woods
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,814 square feet
Price: $230,000
What we love: This house definitely has a vintage feel. We love the quaint little details like the farm sink in the kitchen and the french doors in the dining room. The best part about this home is that it sits on a .34 acres lot. There’s so much room outside for all of your favorite Ohio activities, like fire pits and cornhole tournaments.


1309 Hildreth Ave.

Listed by Alex Macke | Carriage Trade Realty, Inc.

Neighborhood/Community: Mt. Vernon
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,704 square feet
Price: $249,000
What we love: This Mt. Vernon gem has been completely remodeled into an open floorplan with tons of modern details. But it would be impossible to love anything about this place more than the master bathroom. From top to bottom, it’s sheer perfection.


539 W 1st Ave., Apt 306

Listed by Kacey Wright | RE/MAX Metro Plus

Neighborhood/Community: Harrison West
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 941 square feet
Price: $239,900
What we love: Looking for bright and airy urban living? This top floor condo in Harrison West has oversized windows, an open layout, and a modern kitchen. This pad really maximizes all 941 square feet, with plenty of areas to spread out and really get cozy.


738 Siebert St.

Listed by Clifton Jackson | HER, Realtors

Neighborhood/Community: Ganthers Park
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,270 square feet
Price: $229,900
What we love: There’s a lot to love about this place. It’s been fully updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lighting, HVAC and electrical, plubing and more. In the master suite, you can’t help but notice the soaring vaulted ceilings. Imagine waking up there on a bright, weekend morning. So relaxing.


1046 E Cherry St.

Don Payne | Vision Realty, Inc.

Neighborhood/Community: Olde Town East
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,582 square feet
Price: $239,000
What we love: I’m really torn when it comes to choosing one thing to love about this OTE cutie. The exposed brick fireplace is a dream, but that kitchen is also fantastic. Of course, I’m always a sucker for homes with libraries, and this house has the potential for an epic library in the finished attic space. It’s just too good, I can’t pick.


263 E Beaumont Rd.

Listed by Jeff Mahler | Keller Williams Capital Partners

Neighborhood/Community: East Beechwold
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,158 square feet
Price: $247,000
What we love: Is it just me or is this place like a breath of fresh air? It has plenty of charm and details, like the arched openings and hardwood floors. Plus, the backyard is an entertainers dream and it’s close to everything Beechwold and Clintonville have to offer.


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