Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch

Jim Weiker

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

You can live in a home built for John and Annie Glenn on the Scioto River. It's for sale

The house that John and Annie Glenn built on the Scioto River in 1973 is on the market with an asking price of $1.345 million. → Read More

Breezeline answers customers' questions about WOW! transition

Breezeline response to Dispatch query about customers' concerns. → Read More

New program seeks to build ranks of minority and female developers

A new Franklin County program seeks to remedy the region's affordable housing shortage by helping minority and female developers build more homes. → Read More

Gen Z homebuyers head to Cincinnati, Indianapolis, other Midwestern cities

Gen Z folks are heading toward affordable mid-size cities, including many in the Midwest, to buy their first homes. → Read More

Art deco-style complex proposed for King-Lincoln-Bronzeville neighborhood

A Columbus developer is proposing a mixed-use development that would include 90 apartments and serve as an entrance to the King-Lincoln neighborhood. → Read More

What the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates means to your wallet

The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates a half point on Wednesday means consumers will pay more to borrow money for everything. → Read More

Developer proposes overhaul of Dublin Village shopping center, adding apartments

A Dublin developer is planning a major renovation of Dublin Village, the 35-year-old Sawmill Road strip center that has sputtered over the years. → Read More

Downtown's Peanut Shoppe to temporarily close

The Peanut Shoppe, a Downtown institution since 1936, is closing for six months to allow for renovations to its building. → Read More

Columbus man sentenced to seven years for real-estate scam documented in Dispatch series

A Columbus man, Carl Levell Renier, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for five counts of felony theft in a real-estate scam. → Read More

What Breezeline's takeover means for WOW! customers

WOW! will become Breezeline in a few weeks in Columbus and Cleveland, launching a string of changes to the internet, cable and phone service. → Read More

More apartment projects proposed near Topiary Park

Developers have proposed two apartment buildings near Topiary Park, continuing the surge of residential growth in Downtown's "Discovery District." → Read More

Columbus-area home prices see biggest jump since June

The price of a Columbus-area home jumped more than 13% in March compared with a year ago, but rising mortgage rates are expected to soften demand.. → Read More

New Whitehall commercial bakery quickly adds product lines

Just a few months after opening in Whitehall, Cérélia bakery is introducing its own brand, Jus-Rol, in the U.S. → Read More

Olive tech company to move headquarters to Worthington

The Columbus health technology company Olive plans to turn the former Anthem building in Worthington into its headquarters. → Read More

Columbus-area homes sell in 18 days on average

Columbus-area homes sold in an average of 18 days in March, far below the 31 days in other U.S. metro areas, according to a report from Realtor.com. → Read More

Downtown's historic Atlas building sold to Dublin developer

Downtown's historic Atlas building has been sold, along with an empty lot next door, to Crawford Hoying, raising questions about future of the site. → Read More

Developer sues Worthington over Methodist Children's property

Lifestyle Communities sues Worthington over its inability to develop the Methodist Children's Home property. → Read More

More Columbus home buyers paying in cash, continuing the pandemic rise

During the first two months of the year, 24.3% of the region's homes were bought without a mortgage, up from 16.1% in 2020 and 21% in 2021. → Read More

Columbus-area home construction hits 17-year high, but housing shortage deepens

More houses were built last year in the Columbus area than 2005, but the region's housing shortage worsened because of a drop in new apartments. → Read More

Columbus home sellers better hurry: Next week is the best time to list

Columbus home sellers better get moving: According to Realtor.com, next week is the best time for central Ohio homeowners to list their homes. → Read More