Columbus, WI Real Estate

Columbus Properties

The city of Columbus is a historic community that has preserved its proud heritage. Residential and commercial buildings showcase history of the late 19th century. The downtown area is considered a historic district. Populated by 4,971 people, Columbus is situated amid woodlands and rolling hills. The Crawfish River passes through the city. Serviced by five major highways, the city provides easy access to other southeastern Wisconsin communities. “The Red Bud City” offers a quaint and safe environment to become established.

Real Estate
The housing market in Columbus offers a wide-selection of homes for sales. Houses on the market include updated Ranches, gorgeous Colonials and beautiful Contemporaries. Historic homes are predominant throughout the area. The average price of a home in Columbus is $168,480.

Amenities
The Columbus Area Aquatic Center offers activities and equipment the whole family can enjoy. The center has a lap area, diving board, water slide and a large “Tot Slide” for kids. Visitors can relax under the sun in one of the many lounge chairs or in the shade under the umbrellas.

The city maintains six public parks including Fireman’s Park and Astico Park. Fireman’s Park is the largest park in the area. The park is host to many community events such as the annual 4th of July event, Columbus Carriage Classic and a wildlife exhibit called the “Deer Pen.” Astico Park is located on the bend of Crawfish River and features campsites, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Columbus is home to the Christopher Columbus Museum that features souvenirs from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition of Chicago. The museum is a part of the Antique Mall & Museum located in an old canning factory. The Antique Mall & Museum is the largest antique mall in Wisconsin.

The Columbus Area Senior Center provides activities and services. The center offers activities, programming, information and agency referrals to the senior community. The senior center’s goal is to enhance the quality of life of seniors in the area.

History
The first development of the area was started by Elbert Dickason who built a saw-mill and home in 1839. James T. Lewis, who went on to be the Governor of Wisconsin, was another pioneer who established himself in the area.

The city does showcase a statue of Christopher Columbus. There is also a museum that is dedicated to Columbus and showcases pieces from his era.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Columbus Elementary School (Columbus) Columbus School District public 364 Not Provided Columbus Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Discovery Charter School (Columbus) Columbus School District charter 95 Not Provided Discovery Charter School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Columbus Middle School (Columbus) Columbus School District public 401 Not Provided Columbus Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Petersen Elementary School (Columbus) private 0 Not Provided Petersen Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
St Jerome School (Columbus) private 0 Not Provided St Jerome School GreatSchools Rating
Zion Evangelical Lutheran School (Columbus) private 90 Not Provided Zion Evangelical Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Columbus High School (Columbus) Columbus School District public 381 Not Provided Columbus High School GreatSchools Rating
Wisconsin Academy (Columbus) private 135 Not Provided Wisconsin Academy GreatSchools Rating
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Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Columbus - November 2019 | Shorewest Realtors®
November 2019

Market Conditions for Columbus

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in November was $135,000. The median sales price for homes in November fell by ($63,950) compared to last month. This represents a 32.14% decrease from October. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($79,950) representing a -37.19% year-over-year change.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale remained level in November to 19. Compared to the same month last year when there were 28 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 9 representing a -32.14% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold Graph

Homes Sold

The 7 homes sold in November was 1 less than in October. This represents a 12.5% decrease in sales from October. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold decreased by 3, a -30% year-over-year decrease.

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Average Days on Market Graph

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in November (30) increased by 5 days compared to October. This represents a 20% increase in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold decreased by 23, a -43.39% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 99.92% in November rose by 1.16% compared to October and increased 3.91% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes Graph

New Homes

The number of homes listed in November (5) rose by 3 compared to October, a 150% change. Compared to November 2018, the number of new listings decreased by 5, a -50% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Graph

Median List Price

The median list price in November was $147,900. The median list price for homes in November fell by ($57,050) compared to last month. This represents a 27.83% decrease from October. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($52,000) representing a -26.01% year-over-year decrease.




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