While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.
Central Ohio housing inventory continued to increase during the month of July to 5,498, an 8.3 percent increase over June, although still down 14.1 percent from July 2016. This left central Ohio with a 2.0 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
Home prices are setting records in central Ohio. The median sales price of a home for the month of June in central Ohio was $192,650 which is up 7.0 percent from last year. The median sales price of a home for the first half of the year is $179,900, which is 6.4 percent higher than the first six months of 2016 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
Columbus REALTORS® is proud to announce that both the Northwest Area Real Estate Association and the Delaware Knox Licking Morrow Suburban Realty Association were awarded REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grants in honor of their 2017 projects
Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes reports the market value of tax exempt property values has grown at a much faster rate than the value of taxable property in the county over the last quarter-century.
Columbus REALTORS® held its ninth annual Commercial Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard. Nearly 200 commercial movers and shakers, supporters and leadership were on hand to applaud the outstanding accomplishments of our 2016 honorees.
Central Ohio saw 2,473 homes go into contract during the month of January, up 24.5 percent from the previous month, and 4.4 percent higher than a year ago. There were 2,170 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market in January. Although this was 47.8 percent more than the previous month, it was 2.2 percent lower than January 2016, leaving the inventory at 4,329 according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.
The number of distressed single family homes for sale in central Ohio during the fourth quarter of 2016 were down 57.4 percent and condos for sale fell 70.4 percent from the previous year
As leaders of responsible home ownership and affordable housing in central Ohio, the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation is proud to announce the largest grant in the organization’s history to fund the South Side Renaissance (SSR), a South Side housing development, owned by Community Development for All People (CD4AP).
Central Ohio ended 2016 with the highest number of home sales and the highest home prices on record. 2016 also saw the lowest months supply and days on market, due to the lowest inventory levels on record for the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service
Before the Ohio General Assembly adjourned its session last month it handed landlords a big win with the passage of legislation aimed at curbing harassment-for-profit by local fair housing organizations.
Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554, clearing the way for reinstatement of the state’s renewable energy standard.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Provides Operating Assistance to Community Housing Development Organ
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction
Honeywell International has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Prestolite property
The number of lender-mediated properties for sale in central Ohio continued its sharp decline during Q3-2016 and ended the quarter at 6.8 percent of the total inventory of homes for sale in central Ohio
Central Ohio saw record home sales last month, due in great part to the record number of homes added to the market in August. There were 2,869 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of September, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year and the highest number of closed sales for the month of September ever recorded according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) today announced that it has provided a bridge loan to National Church Residences (NCR) for the refinance of McPherson Woods, an affordable, 50-home community for families in Mansfield, Ohio, a small town of approximately 45,000 people. The building, developed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), has surpassed its 15-year initial compliance period
There were 3,116 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of August, a 4.8 percent increase over the previous year and a 1.5 percent increase over July. This was the highest number of closed sales for the month of August ever recorded and the second highest month for 2016, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
The number of homes for sale in central Ohio rose 8.3 percent to 6,402 in July 2016 compared to the previous month. Despite being down almost twenty percent from last year, it’s the highest level of inventory seen in 2016 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected a claim against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), finding the MERS assignment valid and granting summary judgment to MERS.
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