COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- When it comes to buying a house in Columbus, it comes down to price and location.
According to Columbus REALTORS, the average sale price of a home during the month of March in Central Ohio was $219,939. That price is 8.8% more than the same month in 2017.
Local realtors said in the $300,000 price range, the competition is fierce
"A lot of these places are being snapped up with multiple offers," said Lacey Wheeler with Core Ohio Realty Advisors.
"And people are having to go over asking."
Homes spent an average of 39 days on the market during the month of March, which is five days fewer than February.