In December, the Months of Inventory came in at 1.2. Since this is under 3, it’s still a seller’s market. Homes continue to sell quickly at only 26 days on average. Prices appear to be stabilizing, though only time will tell. The number of new listings went down almost 25% compared to last December. Low inventory will continue to put a floor under prices.
Continue reading to find out how the Columbus, Ohio housing market is performing. “Today’s Stats” are also included so you can see how things have changed as of the time of writing (January 16th, 2023).
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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
- Get Your Local Market Snapshot
🏘️ Central Ohio Homes For Sale, Listed, Sold, & Pending
The number of Homes For Sale in December 2022 was 2054 units.
• Down 13.6% compared to November 2022
• Up 60% compared to December 2021
The number of Homes Listed in December 2022 was 1280 units.
• Down 26.6% compared to November 2022
• Down 24.9% compared to December 2021
The number of Homes Closed in December 2022 was 1769 units.
• Down 7.1% compared to November 2022
• Down 31.4% compared to December 2021
The number of Homes Placed Under Contract in December 2022 was 1571 units.
• Down 4.9% compared to November 2022
• Down 18.2% compared to December 2021
📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot
📉Central Ohio Days on Market
The average Days On Market trend in the Columbus area is Rising.*
The Average Days on Market in December 2022 was 26 days.
• Up 18.2% compared to November 2022
• Up 62.5% compared to December 2021
The Sold/Original List Price Ratio Remains Falling* at 97% for December 2022.
• 0% compared to November 2022
• Down 3% compared to December 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 December 2022 was $298k.
• Up 1% compared to November 2022
• Up 8.4% compared to December 2021
The Average For Sale Price trend is Appreciating.* The Average For Sale Price in December 2022 was $447k.
• Up 0.2% compared to November 2022
• Up 8.5% compared to December 2021
The Average Sold Price trend is Depreciating.* The Average Sold Price in December 2022 was $334k.
• Down 1.8% compared to November 2022
• Up 7.1% compared to December 2021
*Based on 6-month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/Neutral
🏘️ Central Ohio Months Of Inventory
📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate
Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance
Central Ohio Home Sellers
Inventory and rates are driving market conditions right now. These difficult conditions are keeping some buyers on the sidelines. It’s still a good time to sell your home in Columbus, but it won’t be as easy as last year.
If you’re selling your home in 2023, consider the following:
- Don’t overprice your home. It’s important to price your home competitively. Don’t wait to reduce the price if necessary.
- Make your home as close to move-in ready as possible. Buyers prefer move-in ready and tend to overestimate the cost of repairs.
- Consider offering Seller Credits or Buy Downs to help home buyers deal with higher rates.
The Central Ohio real estate market is usually slower during the winter. It’s essential to hire a full-time agent who is an expert in your specific community AND has experience in different seasons and market conditions. We see an increase in price reductions because some home sellers are not considering 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
Winter is historically 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).
As of this writing, mortgage rates are at their lowest level in months. This gives buyers an opportunity to get a better price, get a better rate, and potentially negotiate with home sellers.
The Fed has made it pretty clear that they intend to continue raising rates and to keep them higher for longer. If that is what happens, it will keep the real estate market at a slower pace than the 2021 frenzy. Without more inventory in Columbus, though, it will likely remain a seller’s market for the foreseeable future. If you’re planning on buying a home in 2023, consider doing so sooner rather than later. Higher rates next year could make conditions a little more difficult.
Remember, “Date the rate. Marry the house.” It is possible to buy down the rate or refinance later if rates fall in the future.
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.