May Market Report: Johnstown Values Up 4 Percent

May Sale Prices Down 1% From Last Year

May 2016 was not a great month for Johnstown-Monroe School District real estate owners. There were eleven residential properties that transferred with an average value of $102.62 per square foot and had an averages 47 days on the market.

Johnstown Top Five Transactions

May 2016
# Address Price Pct. List DOM
1. 199 N. Main St., Johnstown, Ohio $324,900 96% 5
2. 8452 Cooper Rd. NW, Johsntown, Ohio $289,900 100% 4
3. 110 Parkdale Dr., Johntown, Ohio $208,000 97% 39
4. 1028 Cherry Hill Dr., Johnstown, Ohio $199,000 88% 127
5. 327 Middlbeburn Dr., Johsntown, Ohio $187,000 83% 318

DOM – Days on Market; Pct. List – Sales price percentage of original list price.

Real estate is moving but you need to make sure it is in the right location. Johnstown is a great location but some areas are going to be a longer days on market to achieve maximum sales price.

Johnstown School District Real Estate May 2016 C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.

Delaware County Home Sales

It was another busy week in the Delaware County Ohio real estate market with 97 valid sales taking place and accounting for nearly $28 million in transfers.

Delaware (27) and Lewis Center (20) are common communities in the top-three however Westerville was finishing up the month strong with 15 units.

Sales only include transfers that are marked as “valid sales” by the Delaware County Auditor’s office.

Delaware County Homes Sale Statistics

August 24-30, 2015

City Units Amount Average
Ashley 1 $75,500 $75,500
Centerburg 2 $460,400 $230,200
Columbus 1 $186,700 $186,700
Delaware 27 $6,444,480 $238,684
Dublin 2 $755,000 $377,500
Galena 8 $3,026,363 $378,295
Johnstown 1 $75,000 $75,000
Lewis Center 20 $5,560,915 $278,046
Ostrander 1 $248,000 $248,000
Powell 11 $4,162,973 $378,452
Sunbury 8 $1,926,066 $240,758
Westerville 15 $5,049,197 $336,613
Total 97 $27,970,594 $288,356.64

Click on the community name to get a listing of homes sold in that community during the past week.

Flying J Farm Fall Festival Returns to Johnstown September 29

The Flying J Farm Fall Festival on “Living sustainably in an unsustainable country” is Saturday, September 29, at the Flying J Farm in Johnstown, Ohio.

Be sure that you RSVP and send your check for $15 each ($10 for children 12-and-under, 6-and-under are free), payable to Flying J Farm by this Saturday. Here is what we have so far with more to come this week:

Flying J Farm Fall Fest
[/media-credit] Flying J Farm Fall Festival will focus on living a sustainable life in an unsustainable world during on Saturday, September 29, at its location in Johnstown, Ohio. (art by barun patro/stock.xchng)
  • Noon: Gates open.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.: Sustainability farm tour – Jensen; How to make sauerkraut – Tom and Beth Adams; Archery for children – James Pack; Fishing contest for children – Pete Wilms.
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Green Cleaning Seminar – Betsy Holmes; Solar Tour – Scotte Elliott; Tour of the woods, wild edibles and medicinals – James Pack.
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: Natural Family Planning.
  • 4 – 5 p.m.: Dinner including grass-fed beef grilled ribs, hamburger, and brats, potato leek soup, kale salad, vegetable soup. At least four contestants are vying in the rib sauce contest, still waiting for the sweet kale dressing recipe. Dinner is being prepared by the Wilms, the McCutchens, the Volzkes, and the Stischoks.
  • 6 – 8 p.m.: Hayride and bonfire – Jensen.

Can you believe you are getting all this for only $15? That is a great deal! Send your check to the Flying J. Farm at 5329 Van Fossen Road, Johnstown, Ohio 43031. Or for more information call (740) 967-4030.

Shake the Hand That Feeds You Tickets On Sale *Now*

The Shake the Hand That Feeds You dinner at Flying J Farm is Slow Food Columbus’s most anticipated event of the year: last year, tickets sold out in a matter of minutes. It’s not hard to see why. And tickets for the 2012 event takes place on Saturday, September 8, from 5-11 p.m. at the Flying J Farm in rural Johnstown, Ohio, and tickets go on sale today, August 27, at Noon.

[media-credit name=”Christa Richert” align=”alignright” width=”400″]Organic Field Johnstown Ohio[/media-credit]Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, and for good reason including:

  • It takes place on a lovely organic farm in Johnstown;
  • much of the food is on the vine mere hours before it ends up on the plate;
  • the diners convene along a long, beautiful table in the middle of a field;
  • and the meal is produced by the talented crew of Skillet Rustic Urban Food, the compact German Village restaurant at the forefront of the sustainable-food movement.

Farmer Dick, owner of Flying J Farm, will lead a tour of his certified organic farm and diners will harvest the vegetables for the meal before dinner.  Cocktail maven Nicolene Schwartz of MoJoe Lounge will get crafty with Watershed gin and garden goodies, and everyone will enjoy CBC beer and great wines from United Estates Importers and Wine on High as well.

Chef Kevin is making soup again this year in a cauldron over wood fire with beans from Shagbark Seed and Mill, and there will be plenty of delicious sides, bread from Lucky Cat bakery, wood-fired pizzas by Susan Kaiser from Faire la Cuisine, and last but not least, grass-fed beef from the farm. Ride a bike that churns ice cream with Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery.

Camping overnight is an option; we’ll have press pot coffee and Sunday breakfast cooked over a wood fire.

To Slow Foods Columbus, this dinner represents the apex of Slow Food: people coming together to harvest their dinners, making friends in the process and finding a new family at the table. Some of our best friends, and our best memories, have come from the Flying J dinner.

In short, you want to be there.

To add to the fantastic food and ambience, the proceeds from this year’s dinner will help fund central Ohio’s nine delegates to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre conference in Torino, Italy. Terra Madre is a global sustainable-food network, an event that brings thousands of carefully selected applicants from all over the globe. 2010 delegates Jeni Britton Bauer, Warren Taylor, and Mike Laughlin all described Terra Madre as “a life-changing experience” – a remarkable statement from these pioneers in the sustainable food movement.

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 27, at noon. They cost $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers – and not coincidentally, membership costs $25. Order tickets by visiting

Flying J Farm is located at 5329 Van Fossen Road in rural Johnstown, Ohio.

Memorial Day Events Around Delaware County

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There are numerous events taking place around Delaware County on this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and a chance for Americans to honor those that made it possible for this great nation to be what it is.

It is extremely hard to figure out where the tradition began but General John Logan in May 1865 was among the first to put out a call for nationalization of America’s war dead.

Delaware County continues that tradition this year with many communities continuing the tradition honoring those that have given their life for the American cause.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

  • Delaware, 3 p.m., Soldiers Circle, Oak Grove Cemetery

Monday, May 28, 2012

  • Radnor, 8 a.m., Breakfast at Radnor United Church of Christ; 10 a.m., Parade ends at Cemetery for ceremony, Hog roast to follow by Radnor Fire Department at Community Center
  • Plain City, 9 a.m., parade, elementary school to Bigelow Cemetery
  • Westerville, 9:45 a.m., parade from the corner of State Street and College Avenue, pause at the old National Guard Armory on State, then proceed to Otterbein Cemetery
  • Powell, 10 am., Parade followed by memorial ceremony at Greater Powell Veterans Memorial.
  • Sunbury, 10 a.m., Parade, J.R. Smith Park
  • Dublin, 11 a.m., procession from Bridge Pointe Center to Dublin Cemetery with wreath-throwing ceremony on the Bridge Street bridge. 11:30 a.m., ceremony at Dublin Cemetery. Noon, commemoration at Grounds of Remembrance in Veterans Park with speaker Alex Rozanski, military veteran and brother of Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, an Ohio National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan in April. 12:30 p.m., free picnic lunch on the grounds of the Dublin Library.
  • Galena, 1 p.m., Village Square

So thank a veteran today for giving some – or better yet – get out to one of these events and honor those veterans that gave it all during a war.