Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch

Jim Weiker

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Despite price hikes, Columbus home shoppers see some good news in September

Home prices continued to climb in the Columbus area during September, but inventory also rose, giving shoppers more choices. → Read More

"High-end hotel feel" for offices: Fifth Third tower in Downtown Columbus getting makeover

The owner of the Fifth Third Center in Downtown have launched a $24 million renovation of the tower, the latest in a string of changes for Capitol Square buildings. → Read More

Columbus company Rhove to sell $1 shares in Gravity development

The Columbus startup Rhove is seeking to go public with its plan to offer individuals a chance to buy commercial real estate for as little as $1. → Read More

Work begins on seven new homes in Whitehall for under $240,000

City of Whitehall, county officials and Rockford Homes launch program to build seven new homes in Whitehall for less than $240,000. → Read More

Build a house for under $170,000? Architects compete to design more affordable homes

Winners are announced in the Next Home 2021 competition to build a home for less than $170,000. The next step: build it. → Read More

New restaurants coming to Ruby Tuesday's, Joe's Crab Shack, Payless at Sawmill-161

Several empty buildings along West Dublin-Granville Road near Sawmill Road are scheduled for new tenants after years of sitting empty. → Read More

Suit accuses campus landlord of illegally keeping security deposits

A class action suit accuses campus landlord NorthSteppe Realty of keeping security deposits without proper cause. → Read More

Wolfe family's influence extended far beyond Dispatch ownership

Starting with a shoe factory, the Wolfe family has played a prominent role in the life of Columbus for 125 years. → Read More

Columbus architects honored for designs big and small

The annual American Institute of Architects awards honors eight buildings designed by Columbus architectural firms. → Read More

Entertainment, event venue planned for Downtown's warehouse district

New York company plans to open The Kee in vacant building in Downtown's warehouse district. → Read More

Dr. Martens opens Easton store

Dr. Martens opens a store at Easton Town Center, its first Columbus store since its campus store closed four years ago. → Read More

Parade of Homes Franklinton house a departure from those typically featured

This year's Parade of Homes will showcase a Franklinton home renovated by the nonprofit group Franklinton Rising. → Read More

Eccentric home of eccentric professor for sale near Athens

With its art-covered walls and crooked windows, the home of the late OU professor Aethelred Eldridge is as eccentric as its former owner. → Read More

Dublin real-estate firm ReAlpha to offer stock to buy Airbnb homes

The Dublin firm ReAlpha plans to start selling up to $75 million in shares in its bid to become the nation's largest owner of short-term rental homes. → Read More

Remodeling tour of Columbus homes features a 'modest' to modern transformation

The annual NARI remodeling tour features the usual flashy kitchens, and something different: a standard M/I home turned into a sleek contemporary. → Read More

Architect and civic activist Mark Feinknopf dies

Services will be held Sunday for architect Mark Feinberg, who helped shape the Columbus skyline for more than three decades. → Read More

Work starts on another 1-million-square-foot Etna warehouse

Chicago developer CRG has broken ground on its second Etna warehouse more than 1 million square feet. → Read More

Former Blue Jacket Dubois sells Downtown condo for $1 million

Former Columbus Blue Jacket Pierre-Luc Dubois has sold his Downtown condominium for $1 million after being traded to Winnipeg. → Read More

Housing market shows hints of returning to earth

Figures released Wednesday show housing continues to be a sellers' market, but a few signs are encouraging for buyers. → Read More

Parade of Homes returns with new format featuring 61 homes in dozens of locations

After missing 2020, the Parade of Homes returns this year with a new "scattered-site" format that will feature 20 builders and more than 60 homes. → Read More