2 Bedroom Bungalow, East edge of Marion, off 309


204 Ruth Avenue, Marion, OH

This property is located at the extreme east edge of the city in Marion township. It is less than 2 blocks from Garfield Park. Ruth Avenue is a relatively short street running north from E. Center Street only about 3 blocks. This single-family home has approximately 800 square feet. It is a 2 bedroom bungalow. 1 bath with tub and shower. Laundry room next to the bath. Newer plush carpeting in the living room and front bedroom, vinyl plank flooring and new area rug in the master bedroom, ceramic tile in the bath and laundry room, vinyl tile in the kitchen. A new ceiling fan with remote control is installed in the living room. The kitchen has newer cabinets, a butcher block, newer range and refrigerator, and a ceiling fan.  Newer gas forced air furnace; electric hot water tank. Vinyl siding. Newer roof; flat roof on rear is rubber, some replacement windows, and steel entry doors. Well-insulated. Stone side drive, covered front porch, enclosed rear entry area, and 8’ x 8’ lawn building.  Lot: 40 x 106; Taxes: $525/year. This home is in excellent condition.  Metropolitan housing applicants considered.

Room Sizes:

Living Room: 13’6 x 13’6

Kitchen: 9’6 x 13’6

Bedroom: 11 x 13’6

Laundry: 4 ½ x 7 ½

Bedroom: 11 x 11’6

Full Bath: 6 ½ x 7 ½


RENT:  $615/month  +  $45 is added to this amount to pay sewer bills to the county of Marion

SECURITY DEPOSIT: $660.  If it would be helpful, you may pay this at $220 prior to occupancy and then $75 as an addition to your rent each month for the next 6 months.

UTILITIES:  Residents will pay gas, water, electric, and trash 

LEASE TERM:  1 year.  Leases of other lengths up to 5 years are available

APPLIANCES:  Kitchen range and refrigerator now in this house is optional.  It will add $25 to the monthly rent and $25 to the security deposit.           

INCOME REQUIREMENTS:  $1850/month gross verifiable income or more for 2017  


1)  Complete and submit an application for each proposed adult resident.   There is no application fee.  The agent who shows you the house will supply you with our application.  We also can handle the application in a phone interview; for some people this is more convenient.

2)  Verify that your household income is equal to or greater than the amount noted above.  This is total gross household income.  Current pay stub for 2017 showing year-to-date earnings and/or award letters are acceptable for verification; letters from employers are not acceptable.  Marion Metropolitan Housing approved applicants are exempt from income requirements, but are expected to have cash income that does not include what Met housing pays, food stamps, or percentage of income payments for utilities.  Essentially Met housing applicants should have monthly cash income equal to or greater than one-half a month’s rent.

3)   Have a successful track record as a tenant or property owner.  Present and past landlord contact information must be provided resulting in a positive reference from your landlord or previous landlord(s). 

4)  Stable income and stable housing history are important. 

5)  Your public record cannot show any felonies or serious misdemeanors beyond minor traffic issues.  Civil cases filed including evictions will cause your application to be turned down.

6)  Additional information may be required related to questions/issues on our application.



Here is an opportunity for home ownership.  Our terms are flexible.  This program allows you to “try before you buy”.  Call Bill Your (740-360-2142) and let’s talk over how we can put you in a home as well as help you purchase that home should you decide that is what is right for you.



All terms on this page, as well as those any where on our website, or any other printed information are subject to change at any time without notice.

PETS: Approved pets permitted. A pet fee will be required; dog owners must get tenant’s insurance.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OR ANY OTHER AVAILABLE HOUSE OR APARTMENT:  Contact:  Bill Your   Text/Phone (740) 360-2142. E-mail: bill@itsallyours.com


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