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Home prices in Columbus area take a 16.5% leap

Jim Weiker Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

The median price of a central Ohio home jumped 16.5% in September from a year ago as demand for homes continues to explode during the coronavirus pandemic.

Home buyers paid a median of $240,000 for a Columbus-area home during the month, $34,000 more than they paid last September, according to the Columbus Realtors trade association.

In other areas of Ohio, especially smaller towns, the unprecedented run-up in prices is even more dramatic. In the Knox County, Lancaster and Portsmouth areas, average sale prices leapt more than 30% in September over a year ago, according to Ohio here to read more.

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