August 2012: “Central Ohio ends summer with rising sales and prices”

by Maureen McCabe on September 19, 2012

The official word in my mailbox  from the Columbus Board of REALTORS®  says “Central Ohio ends summer with rising sales and prices”

  • Sales are up.
  • Prices are up.
  • Inventory is down.
  • Days on market is down.

The official word from the Columbus Board of REALTORS on the real estate market in the CBR mls (Columbus Board of REALTORS® multiple listing service) :

“Higher prices, low rates and lower inventory proved to be an exceptional environment for home sellers this summer,” said Jim Coridan, 2012 President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. “But the strongest factor was and continues to be the abundance of motivated buyers in the market today.”  

I saw the NAR (National Association of REALTORS ®) report on Facebook moments before I went looking for the CBR (Columbus Board of REALTORS®)  report on Facebook and then visited my mailbox to make sure as a CBR member I had received the information.

Rising sale prices... home prices

NAR usually talks median prices while I have always been more into average prices because the Columbus Board of REALTORS mls used average.

Columbus Ohio real estate market reports are here

You can see reports on my two real estate sites (in the sidebar here) if you are looking for something more local. (northern Franklin County and southern Delaware County) and have August 2012 market reports closer to home:

  • Franklin County
  • Delaware County


  • Big Walnut schools
  • Columbus schools
  • Dublin schools
  • Olentangy schools
  • Worthington schools


  • Columbus, Ohio 43235

Worthington ohio real estate is on the sidebar of

“Central Ohio ends summer with rising sales and prices”

The market reports scroll through the sidebars on expect to see Hilliard, Westerville, Buckeye Valley school districts and Lewis Center and Powell yet this month. Zip codes?  Maybe.   Others for August 2012 will display for the next few weeks… depending on time.  The August 2012 reports on those two sites will not match the results CBR issues. CBR uses residential sales in the Columbus Board of REALTORS® mls (multiple listing service.)   I have focused on single family resale results.  Occasionally I look at condominiums separately.  The August 2012 real estate market reports on the two real estate sites focus on sales price. I got a rhythm going.  September, the report will focus on sales.  The graphic created on the market reports show the past 15 months.  So when I start looking at September on about October 7th or 8th the green market report graphs will show August 2012  home sales… and July, June, May, etc.

Need to know closer to home how the market is doing?  Contact me.

NAR (the National Association of REALTORS® a trade group)  shared the national results with the world via Facebook, news:

“WASHINGTON (September 19, 2012) – Existing-home sales continued to improve in August and the national median price rose on a year-over-year basis for the sixth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.”


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