I caught an episode today (around 5 pm) where the couple was looking in Columbus, OH. I live in metro Columbus, so I left it on to watch. They always show the city in such a fake way - not how it really is, like show shots of downtown, and they're 15 miles or more away.
I didn't see where the first house was located, have some suspicions that it may have been in Clintonville, but didn't see enough to be sure. Second house, when they said Olde Towne East - just no. Gorgeous houses there, area has been on the upswing, as in glacier like crawl upswing for the past 10 years. You can be in a very nice block, then the next block is awful. It's near some very bad sections of town, too. There was a big to do about how it's being 'gentrified' like say the Short North area, but again, it's been a slow, slow, slow, roll. I remember reading within the past year a human interest story in the local paper how one resident there kept on watch due to vandalism. It had died down, but no way no how. Especially since they had a small child. Unless they had the little girl go to a private school later on, they'd be stuck with the Columbus City Schools (abysmal ratings now - D or F by the state). Even without all that, there was tons of work to do in that home. It had beautiful windows and woodwork, but the wallpaper - yikes! And the basement and kitchen did need some TLC.
Then they showed house #3, in Powell. Yeah, they've got a top school district, low crime, very desirable. I'm like if they don't take this house, then they're morons. Sure enough they chose that one. The houses in that area go fast. A co-worker wanted to upgrade houses, stay in that district (he has kids in school - middle to high school). They actively looked for several months, having lost houses in bidding wars. They finally got a new house, with their own house selling within days. If they did have to sell or want to move, they'd get their investment back easily.