In April, the Months of Inventory moved up slightly to 0.9. Since this is under 3, it’s still a seller’s market. The number of new listings went up 4% compared to April. However, the number of homes going into contract outpaced the number of homes listed for sale in April.
Low inventory and the seasonal spring house-hunting season explain why prices are increasing. For Sale prices came down slightly, but are still higher than Sold prices. This could indicate that sellers still are not adjusting their list prices for higher interest rates, forcing them to lower prices in order to sell.
Homes do continue to sell relatively quickly at only 23 days on average. That’s longer than last year at this time, but it is still historically fast and much more normal than the last couple of years.
Continue reading to see 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 (May16th, 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 April 2023 was 2081 units.
• Up 5.5% compared to March 2023
• Up 22.6% compared to April 2022
The number of Homes Listed in April 2023 was 2889 units.
• Up 4% compared to March 2023
• Down 25% compared to April 2022
The number of Homes Closed in April 2023 was 2229 units.
• Down 7.8% compared to March 2023
• Down 24.5% compared to April 2022
The number of Homes Placed Under Contract in April 2023 was 3032 units.
• Up 22% compared to March 2023
• Down 7.1% compared to April 2022
📐Central Ohio Average Price Per Square Foot
The Average Price per Square Foot on Sold homes trend is Appreciating.* In April 2023 the Average Price Per Square Foot was $182.
• Up 2.8% compared to March 2023
• Up 4% compared to April 2022
*Based on 6-month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/NeutralQuick Guide: Average Price Per Square Footage
📉Central Ohio Days on Market
The average Days On Market trend in the Columbus area is Steady.*
The Average Days on Market in April 2023 was 23 days.
• Down 28.1% compared to March 2023
• Up 91.7% compared to April 2022
The Sold/Original List Price Ratio Remains Rising* at 100% for April 2023.
• Up 1% compared to March 2023
• Down 3.8% compared to April 2022
*Based on 6-month trend – Rising/Falling/Remains SteadyQuick 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 2023 was $305k.
• Up 5.2% compared to March 2023
• Up 3.4% compared to April 2022
The Average For Sale Price trend is Neutral.* The Average For Sale Price in April 2023 was $488k.
• Down 1.4% compared to March 2023
• Up 13% compared to April 2022
The Average Sold Price trend is Appreciating.* The Average Sold Price in April 2023 was $343k.
• Up 3% compared to March 2023
• Up 1.5% compared to April 2022
*Based on 6-month trend – Appreciating/Depreciating/NeutralQuick 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 2023 was 0.9.
• Up 12.3% compared to March 2023
• Up 52.2% compared to April 2022
*Seller’s market: less than 3 months of inventory based on closed salesQuick Guide: Months Of Inventory | Median Price
📈Central Ohio Absorption Rate
The Absorption Rate based on Closed Sales in April 2023 was 107.1.
• Down 12.6% compared to March 2023
• Down 38.4% compared to April 2022
*Seller’s market: 33.33% and above based on closed salesQuick Guide: Absorption Rate
Central Ohio Housing Market Report At A Glance
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Central Ohio Home Sellers
Inventory and rates are putting the market in a tug of war. The higher prices and higher rates are making it difficult for buyers who find themselves priced out. It’s still a good time to sell your home in Columbus, but it’s not as competitive as last year. As mentioned at the beginning of this report, some sellers are overpricing their homes because they are not taking the changing market into consideration.
If you’re selling your home in 2023, consider the following:
- Don’t overprice your home. It’s important to price your home correctly or even a little low to induce the “auction effect.” 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
Read: 5 Tips To Sell Your Home Over Asking Price
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Please Note: Market conditions vary between neighborhoods and price points. Call or text Columbus Realtor Rita Boswell at 614-830-9767 to learn more or to request our Neighborhood Report, which provides in-depth data for specific neighborhoods.
Columbus OH Home Buyers
While the market is normalizing, inventory remains low. But, despite higher rates and higher home prices, it still makes more sense to own vs rent. If you’re still renting, look for opportunities in the market such as “stale” listings, price-reduced homes, incentives, down payment assistance, and fixer-uppers. Start building your own wealth instead of your landlord’s. We have many strategies to help you beat this housing market and become a homeowner.4 Hacks For Home Buyers
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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 local 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.
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