It’s still a seller’s market, but it does appear to be leveling out somewhat in Central Ohio.
In August, the Months of Inventory decreased slightly. The absorption rate leveled out, and the price per square foot continued to fall from July’s peak. New listings were yet again outpaced by homes going in contract, and the number of homes for sale decreased from July.
Home price trends are neutral, but they’re not down much month over month.
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 (September 26th, 2022).
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- 🏘️ Central Ohio Homes For Sale, Listed, Sold, & Pending
- 📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot
- 📉Central Ohio Days on Market
- 💲Central Ohio Housing Prices
- 🏘️ Central Ohio Months Of Inventory
- 📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate
- Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance
- Central Ohio Home Sellers
- Columbus OH Home Buyers
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🏘️ Central Ohio Homes For Sale, Listed, Sold, & Pending
The number of Homes For Sale in August 2022 was 2315 units.
• Down 4.9% compared to July 2022
• Up 18.4% compared to August 2021
The number of Homes Listed in August 2022 was 2949 units.
• Down 9.2% compared to July 2022
• Down 17.6% compared to August 2021
The number of Homes Closed in August 2022 was 2743 units.
• Down 3.1% compared to July 2022
• Down 19.3% compared to August 2021
The number of Homes Placed Under Contract in August 2022 was 3124 units.
• Up 12.3% compared to July 2022
• Down 7.3% compared to August 2021
📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot
📉Central Ohio Days on Market
The average Days On Market trend in the Columbus area is Steady.*
The Average Days on Market in August 2022 was 13 days.
• Up 18.2% compared to July 2022
• Up 30% compared to August 2021
The Sold/Original List Price Ratio Remains Steady* at 100% for August 2022.
• Down 2% compared to July 2022
• Down 2% compared to August 2021
*Based on 6-month trend – Rising/Falling/Remains Steady
💲Central Ohio Housing Prices
The Median Sold Price trend is Neutral.* The Median Sold Price for August 2022 was $315k.
• Down 2.8% compared to July 2022
• Up 9% compared to August 2021
The Average For Sale Price trend is Neutral.* The Average For Sale Price in August 2022 was $442k.
• Down 1.3% compared to July 2022
• Up 12.5% compared to August 2021
The Average Sold Price trend is Neutral.* The Average Sold Price in August 2022 was $358k.
• Down 1.6% compared to July 2022
• Up 10.8% compared to August 2021
🏘️ Central Ohio Months Of Inventory
📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate
Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance
Central Ohio Home Sellers
Now that it’s fall, prices are drifting down with the season. We may see more price reductions as sellers must re-calibrate for a shifting market. However, it is still too early to know whether this is due to normal seasonal changes or a more significant change in trend. It remains an ideal market for homeowners moving up to a larger home.
The Central Ohio market usually slows down into the holiday season. There is a higher chance of mispricing or improperly preparing a home for sale during this time. It’s extremely important to hire a full-time agent who is an expert in your specific community AND has experience in different seasons and market conditions. We are seeing an increase in price reductions because some home sellers are not taking into account the higher rates and a balancing market.
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 614-830-9767 learn more or to request our Neighborhood Report, which provides in-depth data for specific neighborhoods.
Columbus OH Home Buyers
The market may be shifting ever-so-slightly in favor of buyers, but it’s still a seller’s market. However, fall and winter have historically been the best time to buy a home. So, it’s vital that buyers stay engaged and don’t give up. Be on the lookout for price reductions and builder incentives (we often report incentives in our newsletter).
Some people still think that we’re in a housing bubble and that if they can just wait it out, the bubble will burst. That may not be the case, at least not in the short term. As shown in our reports month after month, low inventory continues to hamper the market. The housing market has been underbuilt for such a long time, and builders are keeping tight reigns on housing starts. Plus, more people are relocating to Columbus. Without a significant increase in housing inventory, any distressed properties will be bought up, supporting a strong Columbus real estate market. Read “Are We In A Housing Bubble” to learn more.
Thinking about buying a home in Central Ohio? Call or text the Rita Boswell Group at 614-830-9767. We can help you find your dream home, even in this challenging market. The market is still competitive, and you definitely want a skilled agent working for you. Since the Fed is highly likely to continue raising rates, you don’t want to wait to buy. As everyone is seeing, 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.
The most important step in buying a home is getting pre-approved. Connect with a mortgage professional to get started with pre-approval.
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 614-830-9767.