WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Booming Rental Property In Columbus

Last updated on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(COLUMBUS) - A hiring boom at engine maker Cummins is leaving many people struggling to find apartments in Columbus.

The Republic reports demand for apartments is so high that many complexes are nearly full, and many have waiting lists.

That's forcing some apartment hunters to wait up to three months before getting a place.
Columbus added jobs at a faster rate last year than any other metropolitan area in the United States.

The boom is being driven by Cummins, which announced last summer that it would hire an additional 600 professional employees.

Belinda Graber of Columbus-based Appraisers Incorporated says the influx has driven up rental rates in the last 12 to 18 months.

There is some relief in sight for apartment hunters. Two new complexes are under construction.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page