House Hunting? Here’s What A $275,000 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 $275,000 budget will get you around Columbus.


1685 E Main St. #85. | Condo

Listed by Cory Kirkland, Redfin Corporation

Neighborhood/Community: South of Main
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,310 square feet
Price: $264,900
What we love: I’ve been admiring the renovation on this gorgeous condo for a few months now, so I have to be honest and say there’s not much that I don’t love about this place. The open floorplan is perfect for the space and the refinished hardwood floors are fabulous.


512 N Stanbery Ave. | Cape Cod

Listed by Brian Powers, Street Sotheby’s International Realty

Neighborhood/Community: North Bexley
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,116 square feet
Price: $264,900
What we love: When I was a little kid, I was certain that my dream home would be a Cape Cod. They just always felt so cozy and quaint, and this North Bexley home is no exception. The home may look small on the outside, every square foot of space is used in a thoughtful way.


5247 Coppertree Ln. | Townhome

Listed by Maria Alexander, Key Realty

Neighborhood/Community: Shady Lane
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,500 square feet
Price: $249,900
What we love: This townhome is absolutely massive and honestly, that’s what we love most about it. The rooms are so spacious and although it could use some updating, the potential is very high with this one. Since it comes in a little under budget, turning it into your dream home should be doable.


6258 Kinver Edge Way | Single Family Home

Listed by Elizabeth Melvin, Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty

Neighborhood/Community: Old Orchard
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,932 square feet
Price: $274,900
What we love: With abundant natural light and beautiful modern updates, this home is the definition of move-in ready. I especially love the pops of color in the main living space. No painting is always a bonus when it comes to moving. Speaking of bonuses, there is an HOA fee, but the great news is that it covers lawn care and irrigation. No raking leaves for you!


6481 Renner Rd. | Ranch

Listed by Kay Kaho, Coldwell Banker King Thompson

Neighborhood/Community: Hilliard
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,902 square feet
Price: $274,900
What we love: If outdoor space is high on your list of priorities, this ranch in Hilliard is a must-see. The home sits on a .6 acre lot and features hardwood floors, a massive screened-in porch, and tons of potential. There is a lot of wood paneling, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The home has only had one owner and it’s been well-loved, and we love that.


284 E Gay St., Unit G35 | Garden Flat

Listed by Nate Caplin, CapOhio Real Estate

Neighborhood/Community: Downtown
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 796 square feet
Price: $239,900
What we love: If city life is calling your name, then this downtown Garden Flat is worth checking out. You can walk to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, which is such a huge selling point. There is a condo fee, but it includes water, trash, and gas. The property is tax-abated until 2031.


868 E Fulton St. | Single Family Home

Listed by Lorna V. Hawk, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Neighborhood/Community: Olde Town East
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,418 square feet
Price: $275,000
What we love: This house might be 120 years old, but it certainly doesn’t look it. The property has been completely rehabbed with brand new windows, lighting fixtures, plumbing, siding, cabinets, appliances, HVAC, floors, and more. It may not be sexy to talk about how awesome a brand new HVAC system is, but it’s also not sexy to be sweating all summer long. In addition to all of the practicalities that we love, we’re also big fans of the location. OTE for the win.


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