Category Archives: Market Reports

Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report – March 2019

Earlier this month, the Columbus area was ranked the #1 hottest housing market in March by Realtor.com based on home listing activity and days on the market. Don’t be fooled by this report or by a news release that states home sales were up by 24.7% in March. Both claims are misleading. Keep reading to […]


Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report – January 2019

The Number of New Listings Jumped in January There were 2,181 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market during the month of January, almost 55% more than the previous month and an increase of 13.1% from one year ago, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. There were 1,602 central Ohio homes […]



Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report – October 2018

Future home sales looking strong in central Ohio It’s no secret that interest rates have slowly, but surely, been inching upwards. While a 5% interest will cause many buyers to pause and reevaluate their purchasing power and strategy. Even a quarter point has a real impact on housing affordability. Skepticism is in the air, meaning […]


Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report –September 2018

Inventory breaks 91-month streak The fall season is cooling down more than the temperature outside; it’s also putting a much-needed chill on hot housing markets, as in many markets home prices have become unaffordable to the average buyer. Across the country more than one in four home sellers dropped their asking price last month. With […]


Is the Housing Market Shifting in Buyers’ Favor?

A housing market defined by rapidly rising home prices, bidding wars, a lack of inventory, and sellers with the upper hand in negotiations may be changing. Lately, those who read economic tea leaves have been hinting that we may be heading toward a shift in the housing market. This makes sense, as surely national home […]



Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report – July 2018

Inventory on the rise in central Ohio The inventory of homes for sale in central Ohio in July climbed to 5,184, a 5.5% increase over June, although still down 5.7% from July 2017. This is the highest inventory of homes listed for sale since last fall according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS). […]


Columbus Ohio Housing Market Report – June 2018

Not all homes are selling quickly Central Ohio homes only spent an average of 23 days on the market during the month of June, which is 4 days fewer than May and is now the lowest on record, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. “With more buyers than sellers, many homes are selling […]


Markets Where Home Prices Hit Record Highs… Again

Inventory shortages continue to help home prices break record highs, according to an analysis by Realtor.com®. “Never in history have there been more eyes on fewer homes than today,” says Javier Vivas, Realtor.com’s director of economic research. “The price gains observed in the last days of March tell us the market is on pace to see […]