2011: Central Ohio Home Sales Miss…

by Maureen McCabe on January 20, 2012

It’s more than just the news on December 2011 home sales, the word from the Columbus Board of Realtors (which is “The Voice for Real Estate in Central Ohio” their website says so, in all caps) is about 2011 home sales in our mls (multiple listing service.)

“Central Ohio home sales for 2011 missed outpacing 2010 by just 1.3 percent due to flat December residential activity.”

2011 home sales (that would be residential sales which are single family homes and condominiums) were down 1.3% from 2010.

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The newsletter for members says:

“Central Ohio saw 19,956 single family and condominium home sales during the year 2011. This market had 19,700 residential home sales the previous year which put 2011 just 1.3 percent behind 2010 according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®.”

I’m confused. I must be reading that paragraph wrong.

No looking at one of the .pdf documents they mixed up the years sales.

2010 is 19,956 home sales
2011 is 19,700 home sales

Here see for yourself

2011 Central Ohio Home Sales – Columbus Board of REALTORS

The Columbus Board of Realtors covers a bunch of central Ohio and they mix single family and residential together… when I post “market reports” on my sites for Columbus Ohio real estate, Worthington real estate and southern Delaware County real estate I worry mostly about single family home sales. I do not mix the condos with the single family properties. The November reports were curtailed because of technical difficulties. The December reports… Dublin, Hilliard, Olentangy and Worthington school districts are up as well as reports for Franklin County and Delaware County.

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1 comment spam January 20, 2012 at 09:31 pm

The Stewart Title economist stated recently that housing sales in Columbus Ohio are nearly back to a normal level. Now we just need to work through the excess supply so that prices stabilize. Commercial real estate sales were up 120% in 2010 and another 100% in 2011. The commercial real estate market in Columbus Ohio has been recovering quickly as office space, warehouse space and retail spaces are filling up. Values will start to rise soon for both commercial and residential. Now is a great time to buy before prices go up. Anyone buying property should make sure they use a good realtor to advise them on pricing and help make the best deal.

2 Maureen McCabe January 22, 2012 at 03:57 am


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