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Central Ohio Housing Sales are Up!

by Maureen McCabe on February 22, 2012

Columbus Board of Realtors Ready for the Rebound

Are you ready for the rebound?  A podium at the Columbus Board of REALTORS® and screen savers on computer monitors there promise the   rebound is happening in 2012.  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® (an organization I belong to*) who bills themselves as “THE VOICE FOR REAL ESTATE IN CENTRAL OHIO”  just sent their take on January 2012 residential real estate to members and the media today:

“(Feb 22, 2012) Not only were central Ohio housing sales up in January, but they showed the highest activity for that month since 2008. The 1,125 sales showed a 6.0 percent increase over January of 2011 according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®.”

The Central Ohio Housing Report – January 2012 is about closed sales.

If you are a regular around these parts (these parts being ColumbusBestBlog.com a site about the best in Columbus and central Ohio)  you know that usually about the 8th of the month, I would post start posting market reports for school districts such as Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Olentangy,  Westerville and Worthington as well as on a county level (Delaware and Franklin) on my Columbus Ohio real estate, s. Delaware County Ohio real estate and Worthington real estate sites.   The market report posts would show in the right sidebar here.   Due to technical difficulties they were not posted in December or January… and have not yet started showing up in February either…

The market reports I did with information from Trendgraphix were primarily for single family residential real estate with an occasional condominium market report.  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR) reports are “residential” a combination of single family and condominium.  The information you will see quoted in the Columbus Dispatch is for the entire Columbus Board of  REALTORS® mls (multiple listing service.) The Columbus Board of REALTORS® mls is all of Franklin, Delaware, Fayette, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union Counties as well as parts of Athens, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Knox, Logan, Marion, Muskingum, Perry and Ross Counties.

Personally I focus on northern Franklin County and southern Delaware County, so other than repeating what the Columbus Board of REALTORS® …  who is “THE VOICE FOR REAL ESTATE IN CENTRAL OHIO.”  Our new president…for 2012, Jim Coridan is I believe a commercial real estate broker.  Press releases will quote  Coridan as the President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® for the next 11 months as well in the press releases with the official word on the local real estate market.

Effective January 2011 new statistical reports were released from the Columbus Board of REALTORS® with tables on the CBR site for members and the public.   The newer market reports “are more comprehensive and include individual breakout statistics (Local Market Updates) for all 18 of the counties as well as 43 local communities.”  The January 2012 links are not yet working on the CBR website (February 22, 2012.)

* I am a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (known as NAR) along with almost all real estate licensees in central Ohio.  The image is a computer monitor at the Columbus Board of REALTORS® the screen saver promises a rebound in 2012.

EDIT – Links available sometime after this was published  Local Market Update – January 2012 – Entire Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS

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