Summer is almost over, and like clockwork, the real estate market begins to slow down.

As expected, home prices are coming down slightly, and homes took a little longer to sell in August compared to July.

Keep reading for the full report and to view trends.

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

The number of Homes For Sale in August 2019 was 4881 units.
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<img draggable=Down 5.1% compared to August 2018

The number of Homes Listed in August 2019 was 3791 units.
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<img draggable=Down 3.9% compared to August 2018

The number of Homes Closed in August 2019 was 3267 units.
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<img draggable=Down 3.5% compared to August 2018

The number of Homes Placed Under Contract in August 2019 was 3905 units.
<img draggable=Up 13.2% compared to July 2019
<img draggable=Up 28.2% compared to August 2018

green bar chart of Columbus Ohio Homes For Sale, Sold, Pending, & Newly listed through August 2019

Table comparing homes for sale in Columbus Ohio in August 2019 to last month and last year.

📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot

The Average Price per Square Foot on Sold homes trend is Neutral.* In August 2019 the Average Price Per Square Foot was $125.

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*Based on 6 month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/NeutralBlue chart with the price per square foot of homes sold in Columbus Ohio through August 2019

Chart comparing the Average Sold Price Per Square Foot in Central Ohio in August 2019

📉Central Ohio Days on Market

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

The Average Days on Market in August 2019 was 26 days.
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<img draggable=Up 8.3% compared to August 2018

The Sold/Original List Price Ratio is Steady* at 97% for August 2019.

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• 0% compared to August 2018

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

Orange bar chart shows an Average Days On Market of 26 in Central Ohio in August 2019

table comparing the days on market for homes sold in Central Ohio in August 2019

💲Central Ohio Housing Prices

The Median Sold Price trend is Neutral* The Median Sold Price for August 2019 was $215k.
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The Average For Sale Price trend is Depreciating.* The Average For Sale Price in August 2019 was $357k.
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<img draggable=Up 2.3% compared to August 2018

The Average Sold Price trend is Neutral.* The Average Sold Price in August 2019 was $249k.
<img draggable=Down 1.2% compared to July 2019
<img draggable=Up 7.3% compared to August 2018

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

Blue bar chart with Columbus OH Housing prices through August 2019

Compare for sale and sold prices for Columbus Ohio housing in August 2019

🏘️ Central Ohio Months Of Inventory

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

The Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales in August 2019 was 1.5.
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• 0% compared to August 2018

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

Yellow bar chart of months of inventory in Central Ohio through August 2019

Table compares months of inventory in Central Ohio in August 2019 to last month and last year

📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate

The Absorption Rate based on Closed Sales in August 2019 was 66.9.
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*Seller’s market: 33.33% and above based on closed sales

Green chart of the absorption rate of 66.9 in Central Ohio in August 2019

Table compares the Absorption Rate in Aug 2019 to last month and last year in Central Ohio

Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance

 

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

Central Ohio Real Estate Market Report Table all data through August 2019

Central Ohio Home Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your home soon, it’s a good time. We are in a seller’s market overall, so it may be the perfect time to list and sell before winter sets in. If you aren’t quite ready to sell, there are pros and cons to selling a home in the winter. You will have less competition, but home prices do tend to shift down and days on market tends to shift up. That said, a real estate agent who specialized in selling homes quickly and profitably will be able to help you sell fast for more any time of the year.

 

*Note: Central Ohio’s current Seller’s Market is driven by lower priced homes due to higher demand and lower inventory. Higher priced home sellers may find they are in a Buyer’s Market. It’s extremely important to work with an expert, prep your home for sale, and list at a competitive price.

If you have questions about the home selling process in Columbus, Ohio, check out our Seller FAQ section.

Market conditions are different from one neighborhood to another and one price point to another. Call or text Columbus Realtor Rita Boswell at 614-547-3229 to learn more about market conditions in your specific community.

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Columbus OH Home Buyers

Fall and winter are the best time to buy a home. So it’s a great time to start your home search. There will be fewer buyers to compete with, and homes will be on the market a little longer. This will give you a better opportunity to think about the homes you are looking at, and you may be less likely to find yourself in a hot multiple-offer situation.

It is still a seller’s market though, so make sure your financials are in order before finding the perfect home. Connect with a mortgage professional to get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved before starting your home search will save you the headache of looking for homes outside of your price range.

Use a Top Home Buying Agent to help you find homes that fit your needs and budget. Be ready to make a competitive offer when you find the right home.

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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, contact Realtor Rita Boswell at 614-547-3229.”

 

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