Archive for the ‘Delaware County’ Category

Rise or fall, owners are appealing appraisals

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

In the wake of a countywide reappraisal, appeals are on the rise. Read the full article here.

Stand and be counted: 2010 Census results in Ohio

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The numbers are in. For the full Columbus Dispatch article, click here.

Franklin County Tax Assessment

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Ohio Residential Appraisal Services 

Attention Franklin County Residents…Your real estate tax bills will be mailed in mid-December!

If you believe the market value of your home is less than the county auditors total assessed value, you have the right to dispute your tax assessment. Last tax year, a 3 member board processed more than 65000 dispute applications. Don’t miss out on the opportunity this year to ensure your assessment is accurate. Typical resolution time of a tax appeal may be up to 6 months. A current real estate appraisal of your home can expedite the process. We can not only provide an appraisal, but will also help guide you through the appeals process. The Buckeye Appraisal Service staff has over 45 years experience conducting Real estate Appraisals in the state of Ohio with an A+ Better business bureau rating.The Columbus Board of Realtors reports the average market sales price has decreased by $22,318 since 2006 (as of September, 2009). 

Appeal applications are only accepted from December (after the tax bill is mailed) through March 31.


  • STEP 1: Visit the Franklin County Auditors Site to check the current total assessed value of your home. Click Property Search > search by name, address or parcel > Area sales activity > Get report > Compare your home to similar sales in the past 3 to 6 months.
  • STEP 2: Click here to order a real estate appraisal of your home conducted by a local, state licensed professional appraiser.
  • STEP 3: Download (PDF) and print the complete BOR Application form.
  • STEP 4: Once you have received your appraisal report from Buckeye Appraisal Service, you can email it along with the BOR application form to the Franklin County Auditor for review.

REMINDER: Appeal applications are ONLY accepted from December (after the tax bill is mailed) through March 31.
Appeals are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Call us now at (614) 876-3124 or order your appraisal completed NOW before the year end rush! Mention this ad and receive your appraisal for only $300 ($25.00 off our standard fee) 

Delaware County

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Welcome Delaware County Homeowners!

      One of the fastest growing counties in the nation, and fastest in Ohio, Delaware county has much to offer both residents and visitors. Looking for a specialized slice of Americana? Check out the famous Little Brown Jug harness races. You can explore the  Columbus Zoo, visit  Ohio Wesleyan University, discover delicious delicacies at the home-grown Beehive Bread Company or  spend a day shopping at one  of the 150+ stores at Polaris Fashion Place. Whatever you reason for visiting, you will quickly see why natives of Delaware County are proud of their hometowns!


 Delaware county

State map highlighting Delaware County Founded: April 1, 1808                                                   

Area: 442.41 sq. mi

Named for: the Delaware Indians                                

County Seat: Delaware, Ohio

 Delaware County Profile (from             

  Delaware County Official Site

Fun Fact: According to Forbes Magazine, Delaware County is the fifth best place in the United States to raise a family and the best place in the state of Ohio to reside.

People of note from Delaware County: Rutherford B. Hayes (19th President of the United States), Lucy Webb Hayes (first lady who introduced the Children’s Easter egg roll, Egg rolling, on the White House lawn), John Purdue ( founding benefactor of Purdue University), Norman Vincent Peale (Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of “positive thinking”), Amos Dolbear (physicist and inventor), Charles W. Fairbanks (the 26th Vice President), Arthur Flemming (Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), Clare Kramer (Actress), Branch Rickey (baseball hall of fame), Buck Rodgers, (professional baseball player), F.F. Schnitzer (architect), Frank Sherwood Rowland (Chemistry Nobel laureate), Ezra Vogel (author) Ben Curtis (professional golfer, British Open Champion), Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts

Major Employers

Delaware City Bd of Ed, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Kroger Co, McGraw Hill Companies, Ohio Wesleyan University, OhioHealth/Grady Memorial Hospital, Olentangy Local Bd of Ed, PPG Industries Inc, Showa Corp/American Showa Inc, State of Ohio


Ashley, Columbus*, Delaware, Dublin**, Galena, Ostrander, Powell, Shawnee Hills, Sunbury, Westerville***

 * Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Columbus extend into both Delaware County and Fairfield County.   

** Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Dublin extend into both Delaware County and Union County.

*** Mainly in Franklin County, but a part of Westerville extends into Delaware County.

Other Places: Kilbourne, Lewis Center, Radnor

Townships: Berkshire, Berlin, Brown, Concord, Delaware, Genoa, Harlem, Kingston, Liberty, Marlboro, Orange, Oxford, Porter, Radnor