Each month Realtor.com ranks the hottest housing markets in the U.S. In March 2019, Columbus, Ohio ranked number one!
In February 2019, Columbus was number nine, so that’s a big jump!
Overall, the list of Hottest Markets’ number of Days On Market has fallen by 3 days since March 2018.
Despite the slight overall slowing across the country, listings in the Hottest Markets are getting more views and are selling 12-36 days more quickly than the U.S. market overall.
“this month three Ohio markets made it to the list. Ohio markets are among some of the most affordable across the country, and this relative affordability is attracting strong demand from potential buyers amidst market slowdowns in larger, more expensive metros.” -Realtor.com
Most Improved Markets in Ohio
As mentioned above, Columbus moved from 9th to 1st in March. However, the most improved markets in Ohio were Cleveland (up 44 spots) and Cincinnati (up 38 spots).
Affordability drove this performance. These Ohio markets have a median listing price that is lower than the national average of $300,000.
Buyer interest is rising in the Most Improved markets. And, inventory is moving 3 days faster than the same time last year in the Most Improved markets combined.
Moving To Columbus Ohio
While affordability is the driving force behind these Hottest Markets, there are A LOT more great reasons to move to Columbus.
- Employment: Columbus is home to many corporate headquarters and businesses large and small.
- Education: Central Ohio has highly rated schools and excellent colleges and universities. In fact, the Dublin City School District consistently ranks well on Niche’s list of best districts in the country.
- Lifestyle: There’s always something to see or do in the Columbus Metro area. Plus, with high employment and affordable homes, people can actually afford to go out and enjoy life.
See Columbus Homes For Sale
If you’re thinking about relocating to Columbus, browse Today’s Newest Listings In Central Ohio below. This will give you an idea of the types of listings and price ranges in the area.