Marketing & Statistics

Marketing & Statistics

Central Ohio Housing Report – June 2015

The total inventory of homes for sale during the month of June in central Ohio was 7,663, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year and the highest thus far in 2015 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

Central Ohio Housing Report – May 2015

 There were 2,926 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of May, a 17.8 percent increase over April and an 8.4 percent gain over May 2014. This puts the total number of homes sold for 2015 at 10,531, which is highest number of homes sold on record for the first five months of the year, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

With Critical Funds to Repair Ohio Roads and Bridges Set to Expire on July...

More than 6,500 bridges in Ohio are deemed “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete” and in need of critical repairs, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). These bridges rely on funding from the highway bill – set to expire at the end of July – for improvements and upgrades. With a deadline fast approaching, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for a bipartisan approach to fixing America’s highways and bridges by passing a long-term transportation bill

Xenia Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Two local organizations and the city of Xenia have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home property located at 690 Home Ave., Xenia.

Central Ohio housing market heating up

There were 3,987 central Ohio homes and condos put on the market during the month of April, a 15.2 percent increase over March and a 7.4 percent gain over April 2014. This increase put the total inventory of homes for sale at 7,003, according the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Home sales highest since 2006 despite limited inventory

Central Ohio saw a healthy increase in contracts and closings last month despite the lagging number of homes for sale in central Ohio.

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Scams Targeting Sales Consultants

COLUMBUS, Ohio - December 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned independent sales consultants and at-home sellers to beware of scam artists posing as hearing-impaired customers in a twist to the counterfeit check scam.

Dayton Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former foundry site, active from 1897 until 1981, has been investigated and cleaned to commercial or industrial standards thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of Dayton. The nearly 8-acre NIBCO property, located at 1800 McCall St., is now ready for redevelopment.

OHIO HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY AWARDS OVER $23.8 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING...

COLUMBUS, OH - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced the 2011 Housing Tax Credit Program recipients who will each receive a portion of $23.8 million in federal housing tax credits for the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing units in Ohio. Funding was awarded to 33 developments that will serve families, seniors, and persons who are mentally ill or homeless in 22 of Ohio's 88 counties.

CABOR is Ready to Help Homebuyers with April 30th Tax Credit Countdown Concerns

Cleveland, OH - March 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With 3,800 members strong, the Cleveland Area Board of REALTORSR (CABOR) is poised and ready to help homebuyers take advantage of federal tax credits worth up to $8,000 for first-time buyers and $6,500 for repeat buyers. CABOR members are making sure house hunters have what they need to close a deal

Housing Crisis Deepens: Legislative Action Needed Immediately

COLUMBUS, OH - November 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Record breaking foreclosure filings and delinquency rates in Ohio were reported today by the Mortgage Bankers Association, confirming assertions by foreclosure reform advocates that the housing crisis is deepening, and prompting calls for the Ohio Senate to begin hearings on reform legislation.

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Brown Urges VA Secretary to Protect Funding For Homeless Veterans

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin urging him to fully reverse a plan to shift funding for VA programs that support homeless veterans. Earlier this month, the VA announced its intent to redirect the funding into a larger pool used by local VA hospitals at their discretion, risking a misuse of funds intended for homeless veterans.