Columbus Housing Market Update- August 2014

For this update, I’m going to do things a bit differently. In previous updates, I have done long ranking lists and it got to be a bit overwhelming. So starting with this update, I’m going to do more charts instead.

In any case, August continued the year-long trend of home sales being down, with the month coming in at more than 11% off from the same time last year. Prices, however, were up more than 6% to reach a monthly record. There continues to be a supply problem, which is the main mechanism driving both lower sales and higher prices.

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Columbus Area Housing Market- August 2013

August 2013 continued the hot Columbus market, with record August sales and a potentially a record year still in the making. For the region, sales were up 11% for August and are were up almost 23% for the first 8 months of the year.

I looked at the 21 major areas of Franklin County (11 urban, 10 suburban). Here is what the August market looked like.

Top 10 August Sales Totals
1. Columbus: 1,027
2. Upper Arlington: 82
3. Dublin: 78
4. Clintonville: 75
5. Grove City: 72
6. Hilliard: 66
7. Westerville: 61
8. Gahanna: 52
9. Worthington: 37
10. Reynoldsburg: 35

Top 10 August Sales Increases Over August 2012
1. Minerva Park: +400.0%
2. Downtown: +66.7%
3. Gahanna: +48.6%
4. Upper Arlington: +34.4%
5. German Village: +25.0%
6. Clintonville: +21.0%
7. Grove City: +20.0%
8. Westerville: +15.1%
9. Columbus: +12.6%
10. Whitehall: +12.5%

Top 10 Total YTD Sales Through August
1. Columbus: 7,149
2. Dublin: 561
3. Upper Arlington: 533
4. Clintonville: 505
5. Grove City: 437
6. Westerville: 436
7. Hilliard: 409
8. Gahanna: 369
9. Reynoldsburg: 346
10. Pickerington: 236

Top 10 YTD Sales Increases Through over August 2012
1. Minerva Park: +52.9%
2. Whitehall: +37.4%
3. Hilliard: +37.2%
4. German Village: +34.5%
5. Bexley: +33.3%
6. Gahanna: +32.3%
7. Downtown: +31.7%
8. Clintonville: +31.2%
9. Pataskala: +31.1%
10. Reynoldsburg: +31.1%

Average Sales August 2013
Urban: 121.3
Suburban: 44.9
Urban without Columbus: 30.7

Average % Change August 2013 vs. August 2012
Urban: +49.5%
Suburban: -0.3%
Urban without Columbus: +53.2%

Average Sales YTD Through July
Urban: 826.2
Suburban: 330.0
Urban without Columbus: 193.9

Average % Change YTD vs. YTD 2012 (Through August)
Urban: +21.2%
Suburban: +24.0%
Urban without Columbus: +20.6%

Top 10 Average Sales Price August 2013
1. New Albany: $563,743
2. Upper Arlington: $391,739
3. Bexley: $379,746
4. Dublin: $316,481
5. Downtown: $280,630
6. German Village: $280,037
7. Worthington: $263,934
8. Grandview Heights: $240,743
9. Hilliard: $225,476
10. Canal Winchester: $197,671

Top 10 Average Sales Price % Increases vs. August 2012
1. Canal Winchester: +32.8%
2. Bexley: +27.4%
3. Pataskala: +19.0%
4. Worthington: +18.0%
5. Upper Arlington: +14.4%
6. Reynoldsburg: +11.1%
7. Columbus: +10.4%
8. New Albany: +8.8%
9. Gahanna: +5.4%
10. Hilliard: +3.5%

Top 10 Average Sales Price YTD
1. New Albany: $546,941
2. Upper Arlington: $360,574
3. Bexley: $352,910
4. Dublin: $330,887
5. German Village: $306,121
6. Downtown: $283,942
7. Worthington: $247,084
8. Grandview Heights: $222,795
9. Hilliard: $219,123
10. Gahanna: $200,988

Top 10 Average YTD Sales Price % Change vs. YTD 2012
1. Whitehall: +16.7%
2. Downtown: +15.5%
3. Upper Arlington: +12.6%
4. Gahanna: +12.3%
5. Minerva Park: +12.2%
6. Reynoldsburg: +9.6%
7. New Albany: +8.7%
8. Canal Winchester: +7.3%
9. Bexley: +6.2%
10. Worthington: +5.1%

Average Price August 2013
Urban: $223,076
Suburban: $230,864
Urban without Columbus: $231,445

Average Price % Change vs. August 2012
Urban: +1.4%
Suburban: +6.9%
Urban without Columbus: +0.5%

Average Price YTD
Urban: $215,558
Suburban: $224,012
Urban without Columbus: $224,254

Average Price % Change YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +4.9%
Suburban: +4.9%
Urban without Columbus: +4.9%

Top 10 Fastest Selling Markets August 2013 (based on # of Days listings sell)
1. Gahanna: 32
2. Obetz: 32
3. Whitehall: 36
4. Bexley: 37
5. Upper Arlington: 37
6. Clintonville: 41
7. Worthington: 41
8. Grandview Heights: 42
9. Hilliard: 43
10. Westerville: 48

Top 10 Fastest Selling Markets YTD
1. Worthington: 38
2. Upper Arlington: 45
3. Grandview Heights: 46
4. Clintonville: 54
5. Hilliard: 55
6. Westerville: 55
7. Gahanna: 58
8. Bexley: 59
9. Dublin: 60
10. Grove City: 63

Average # of Days before Sale, August 2013
Urban: 49.4
Suburban: 66.8
Urban without Columbus: 48.6

Average # of Days before Sale, YTD
Urban: 62.7
Suburban: 62.4
Urban without Columbus: 62.4

Top 10 Lowest Housing Supplies (based on # of months to sell all listings), August 2013
1. Worthington: 2.1
2. Bexley: 2.3
3. Clintonville: 2.5
4. Grandview Heights: 2.5
5. Hilliard: 2.5
6. Westerville: 2.7
7. Upper Arlington: 2.8
8. Gahanna: 3.1
9. Dublin: 3.3
10. Pickerington: 3.9

Average # of Months to Sell All Listings
Urban: 3.6
Suburban: 4.1
Urban without Columbus: 3.5

Average % Change of Single-Family Home Sales, August 2013 vs. August 2012
Urban: +32.0%
Suburban: -1.8%
Urban without Columbus: +34.0%

Average % Change of Condo Sales, August 2013 vs. August 2012
Urban: +65.5%
Suburban: +51.0%
Urban without Columbus: +70.3%

Average % Change of Single-Family Home Sales YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +12.9%
Suburban: +23.8%
Urban without Columbus: +11.5%

Average % Change of Condo Sales YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +44.3%
Suburban: +29.5%
Urban without Columbus: +45.8%