February Central Ohio Market Update
Clarify > Terrify
I recently heard that people don't follow the best leaders, but rather the ones they can best understand. So, in these market updates, I'll do my best to convey a clear, concise message based on accessible data in the hopes that you'll rely on my careful examination of the real estate market and on-the-ground experiences.
I'll also give you the three most important takeaways each month so you make the best real estate decisions.
Here are my most important takeaways from the real estate market through January 2023.
Low Inventory Pushes Prices
There were fewer homes listed in January 2023 in Central Ohio than in and of the last seven Januarys. This will keep upward pressure on home prices.
Buyer Demand Persists
Despite interest rates in the 6% range this month, buyer demand is still strong.
Rates in the 3's are a Pipe Dream
I recently heard that some buyers remain on the fence because they were waiting for interest rates to come back down to the 3's (like they were during the pandemic). Those "gifts" from the real estate Gods tend to happen a couple of times in a lifetime. So, if buying isn't in your plans for another thirty years or so, it's a solid plan.
Central Ohio Real Estate Stats
New Listings ⬇️
Versus January 2022
Average Sales Price
Months of Supply
Average Days on Market
Average Price per Square Foot