As expected, as the weather warms so does the housing market. Even though Days On Market are falling and prices are rising, the market is hampered by continued low inventory. The demand is still there, but the supply just isn’t.

In April, it does appear that the number of homes for sale and homes listed outpaced homes sold and pending. Only time will tell if this is a fluke or the beginning of a new trend. If supply and demand can come back into balance, that would be good for buyers and sellers.

Continue reading to find out how the Columbus, Ohio real estate market is performing. “Today’s Stats” are also included so you can see how things have changed as of the time of writing (May 15th, 2022).

If you need to buy or sell a home, please contact us at 614-547-3229. You can always begin your home buying journey online from the comfort of your home at RitaBoswellGroup.com. You can even see sold homes on our site!

🏘️ Central Ohio Homes For Sale, Listed, Sold, & Pending

The number of Homes For Sale in April 2022 was 1298 units.
<img draggable=Up 42.8% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 4.8% compared to April 2021

The number of Homes Listed in April 2022 was 3236 units.
<img draggable=Up 10.5% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Down 2.8% compared to April 2021

View Homes Listed For Sale In The Last 30 Days In Central Ohio

The number of Homes Closed in April 2022 was 2451 units.
<img draggable=Up 12.4% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Down 6.8% compared to April 2021

View Homes SOLD In The Last 30 Days In Central Ohio

The number of Homes Placed Under Contract in April 2022 was 3144 units.
<img draggable=Up 21% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 10.8% compared to April 2021

View Homes Placed Under Contract In The Last 30 Days In Central Ohio

green bar chart showing the number of homes for sale, sold, pending, newly listed in Central Ohio through April 2022

Quick Guide: For Sale vs. Sold vs. Pending

📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot

The Average Price per Square Foot on Sold homes trend is Appreciating.* In April 2022 the Average Price Per Square Foot was $182.

<img draggable=Up 2.2% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 15.9% compared to April 2021

*Based on 6-month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/Neutral

blue bar chart showing the average price per square foot on homes sold through April 2022

Quick Guide: Average Price Per Square Footage

📉Central Ohio Days on Market

The average Days On Market trend in the Columbus area is Falling.*

The Average Days on Market in April 2022 was 11 days.
<img draggable=Down 31.2% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Down 15.4% compared to April 2021

The Sold/Original List Price Ratio is Rising* at 105% for April 2022.

<img draggable=Up 1.9% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 1.9% compared to April 2021

*Based on 6-month trend – Rising/Falling/Remains Steady

Yellow bar chart showing the average days on market and sold/original list price % in April 2022 in Central Ohio

Quick Guide: Average Days On Market & Sold/List Price %

💲Central Ohio Housing Prices

The Median Sold Price trend is Appreciating.* The Median Sold Price for April 2022 was $310k.
<img draggable=Up 4.4% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 16.5% compared to April 2021

The Average For Sale Price trend is Neutral.* The Average For Sale Price in April 2022 was $457k.
<img draggable=Down 1.5% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 7% compared to April 2021

The Average Sold Price trend is Appreciating.* The Average Sold Price in April 2022 was $355k.
<img draggable=Up 6.3% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Up 16.4% compared to April 2021

*Based on 6-month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/Neutral

graph showing rise in Columbus OH home prices through April 2022

Quick Guide: Average Price For Sale and Sold

🏘️ Central Ohio Months Of Inventory

It is still a Seller’s Market* in Columbus, Ohio!!!

The Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales in April 2022 was 0.5.
<img draggable=Up 24% compared to March 2022
• Unchanged compared to April 2021

*Seller’s market: less than 3 months of inventory based on closed sales

Quick Guide: Months Of Inventory | Median Price

yellow graph showing the months of housing inventory in central ohio through april 2022

📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate

The Absorption Rate based on Closed Sales in April 2022 was 188.8%
<img draggable=Down 21.3% compared to March 2022
<img draggable=Down 11.1% compared to April 2021

*Seller’s market: 33.33% and above based on closed sales

green graph of the absortion rate in central ohio real estate through april 2022

Quick Guide: Absorption Rate

Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance

Use this table to quickly see how the Columbus, Ohio area real estate market is doing.

table of columbus ohio real estate market data through april 2022

 

Central Ohio Home Sellers

Though housing inventory may be showing “green shoots” of improvement, it’s still a very strong sellers’ market. If you’re selling and also buying in the Central Ohio area, a more balanced market is in your favor.

Even in a seller’s market, it is still possible to misprice or improperly prepare a home for sale. It’s still extremely important to hire a full-time agent who is an expert in your specific community.

Columbus OH Real Estate Market Outlook For 2022 Check Your Home’s Value Instantly

Questions about the home selling process? Check out our Seller FAQ section.

Please Note: Market conditions vary between neighborhoods and price points. Call or text Columbus Realtor Rita Boswell at 614-547-3229 learn more or to request our Neighborhood Report, which provides in-depth data for specific neighborhoods.

Columbus OH Home Buyers

Hopefully, we’re starting to see the beginning signs of the market balancing out. We can see in the above charts that newly listed homes are starting to outpace homes sold and homes placed in contract. Only time will tell if that is the beginning of a new trend or not. Demand is still high, even with rising rates.

4 Hacks For Home Buyers

Some homebuyers think that we’re in a housing bubble and that if they can just wait it out, the bubble will burst. Unfortunately, that’s probably not the case, at least not in the near term. As we see in our reports month after month, low inventory continues to hamper the market. Builders are too far behind, and they struggle to meet demand due to labor, land, and supply chain issues. Plus, more people will be moving to Central Ohio soon. Without a significant increase in housing inventory, any foreclosures or short sales will get bought up, which will support a strong Columbus real estate market. Read “Are We In A Housing Bubble” to learn more.

If you’re thinking about buying a home, call or text the Rita Boswell Group at 614-547-3229. We can help you find your dream home, even in this challenging market. The market is so competitive right now, that you will definitely want a skilled agent working for you. And, you don’t want to wait to buy because the Federal Reserve will continue to raise rates through 2022 and possibly into 2023. Rising rates erode housing affordability.

As a buyer, you can give yourself an edge by educating yourself on market conditions and using strategies to deal with a competitive market.

Free Guide: 15 Ways To WIN Your Dream Home In This Competitive Market See Homes Coming Soon To Columbus

The most important step in preparing to buy a home is to get pre-approved. Connect with a mortgage professional to get started with pre-approval.

Browse Today’s Newest Listings

About Central Ohio Real Estate Market Reports

“At the Rita Boswell Group, our goal is to provide home buyers and sellers with the most recent, in-depth market information possible.

Our report is based on data supplied by the Columbus Board of Realtors or its MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Specific data points provided above may be adjusted, which will be reflected in future reports.

*Our Central Ohio real estate market reports cover the counties of Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. For market information on a specific community or for the entire Columbus MLS, contact Realtor Rita Boswell at 614-547-3229.

Get Your Local Market Snapshot

See property values, inventory, market data, and demographics for your local Central Ohio community.

Your Local Market Snapshot

View All Market Reports Posts