Columbus Area Housing Market- September

September continued one of the Columbus area’s longest positive streaks when it came to housing sales, although sales were down a bit from earlier this year. Overall, sales were up 13.1% and prices were up 4.2%.

For the housing report, I look at the 21 major areas of the Franklin County area (11 urban, 10 suburban). Here is what the September market looked like.

Top 10 September Sales Totals
1. Columbus: 820
2. Dublin: 72
3. Westerville: 59
4. Upper Arlington: 53
5. Grove City: 49
6. Hilliard: 49
7. Clintonville: 47
8. Gahanna: 45
9. Reynoldsburg: 34
10. Canal Winchester: 29

Top 10 September Sales Increases Over September 2012
1. Whitehall: +142.9%
2. Westerville: +96.7%
3. Obetz: +66.7%
4. Canal Winchester: +38.1%
5. Reynoldsburg: +36.0%
6. Pataskala: +35.7%
7. Grove City: +32.4%
8. Gahanna: +28.6%
9. New Albany: +28.6%
10. Minerva Park: +25.0%

Top 10 Total YTD Sales Through September
1. Columbus: 8,019
2. Dublin: 636
3. Upper Arlington: 588
4. Clintonville: 554
5. Westerville: 495
6. Grove City: 487
7. Hilliard: 460
8. Gahanna: 414
9. Reynoldsburg: 381
10. Pickerington: 254

Top 10 YTD Sales Increases Through over September 2012
1. Minerva Park: +47.6%
2. Whitehall: +45.9%
3. Hilliard: +36.1%
4. Pataskala: +33.1%
5. Westerville: +33.1%
6. Bexley: +32.4%
7. Gahanna: +31.8%
8. Reynoldsburg: +31.8%
9. Clintonville: +28.5%
10. German Village: +27.6%

Average Sales September 2013
Urban: 91.6
Suburban: 39.2
Urban without Columbus: 18.8

Average % Change September 2013 vs. September 2012
Urban: +10.6%
Suburban: +30.3%
Urban without Columbus: +10.5%

Average Sales YTD Through September
Urban: 923.2
Suburban: 370.1
Urban without Columbus: 213.6

Average % Change YTD vs. YTD 2012 (Through September)
Urban: +19.2
Suburban: +24.7%
Urban without Columbus: +18.5%

Top 10 Average Sales Price September 2013
1. New Albany: $512,564
2. Upper Arlington: $402,771
3. Dublin: $359,925
4. Bexley: $293,331
5. Downtown: $259,331
6. Grandview Heights: $244,433
7. German Village: $235,557
8. Worthington: $234,716
9. Hilliard: $220,823
10. Clintonville: $206,610

Top 10 Average Sales Price % Increases vs. September 2012
1. Whitehall: +99.3%
2. Obetz: +98.1%
3. Minerva Park: +51.3%
4. Upper Arlington: +20.6%
5. New Albany: +20.2%
6. Gahanna: +18.5%
7. Dublin: +13.5%
8. Hilliard: +10.5%
9. Pickerington: +10.2%
10. Reynoldsburg: +9.4%

Top 10 Average Sales Price YTD
1. New Albany: $543,445
2. Upper Arlington: $364,187
3. Bexley: $347,444
4. Dublin: $333,741
5. German Village: $302,753
6. Downtown: $281,729
7. Worthington: $246,663
8. Grandview Heights: $222,115
9. Hilliard: $219,302
10. Gahanna: $201,444

Top 10 Average YTD Sales Price % Change vs. YTD 2012
1. Whitehall: +23.2%
2. Minerva Park: +18.2%
3. Downtown: +13.5%
4. Upper Arlington: +13.3%
5. Gahanna: +12.9%
6. Reynoldsburg: +9.6%
7. New Albany: +9.4%
8. Canal Winchester: +6.6%
9. Bexley: +6.0%
10. Worthington: +5.7%

Average Price September 2013
Urban: $210,653
Suburban: $222,473
Urban without Columbus: $219,161

Average Price % Change vs. September 2012
Urban: +23.7%
Suburban: +7.7%
Urban without Columbus: +25.9%

Average Price YTD
Urban: $215,336
Suburban: $223,809
Urban without Columbus: $224,046

Average Price % Change YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +6.2%
Suburban: +5.2%
Urban without Columbus: +6.4%

Top 10 Fastest Selling Markets September (based on # of Days listings sell)
1. Worthington: 26
2. Minerva Park: 29
3. Clintonville: 34
4. Obetz: 34
5. Upper Arlington: 34
6. Hilliard: 41
7. Westerville: 42
8. New Albany: 44
9. Pickerington: 45
10. Whitehall: 45

Top 10 Fastest Selling Markets YTD
1. Worthington: 37
2. Upper Arlington: 45
3. Grandview Heights: 48
4. Clintonville: 52
5. Hilliard: 53
6. Westerville: 53
7. Bexley: 58
8. Gahanna: 58
9. Dublin: 61
10. Grove City: 61

Average # of Days before Sale, September 2013
Urban: 48.0
Suburban: 51.8
Urban without Columbus: 47.1

Average # of Days before Sale, YTD
Urban: 60.7
Suburban: 61.1
Urban without Columbus: 60.3

Top 10 Lowest Housing Supplies (based on # of months to sell all listings), September 2013
1. Worthington: 1.9
2. Upper Arlington: 2.3
3. Bexley: 2.4
4. Hilliard: 2.6
5. Westerville: 2.6
6. Clintonville: 2.7
7. Grandview Heights: 2.9
8. Gahanna: 3.2
9. Dublin: 3.4
10. Whitehall: 3.7

Average # of Months to Sell All Listings
Urban: 3.5
Suburban: 4.1
Urban without Columbus: 3.4

Average % Change of Single-Family Home Sales, September 2013 vs. September 2012
Urban: +23.7%
Suburban: +31.0%
Urban without Columbus: +24.7%

Average % Change of Condo Sales, September 2013 vs. September 2012
Urban: -23.5%
Suburban: +48.4%
Urban without Columbus: -25.3%

Average % Change of Single-Family Home Sales YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +13.0%
Suburban: +24.7%
Urban without Columbus: +11.7%

Average % Change of Condo Sales YTD vs. YTD 2012
Urban: +35.8%
Suburban: +26.2%
Urban without Columbus: +36.7%

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%

May Columbus Housing Market Update

May home sales set a record for the month.

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Through May, total sales are also way up, and were the 2nd highest for the 2000-2013 period.

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The average May home sales price was the highest since 2006.

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The average January-May sales price was also up.

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To me, all this shows is that after the Recession’s downturn, housing in the Columbus area is seeing a strong recovery. In some cases, the recovery is already surpassing the market that existed pre-Recession.

Columbus Real Estate Market- April and Year-To-Date

The Columbus Board of Realtors released home sales data for April and YTD recently. Their area covers an area a bit larger than the Columbus metro, so I tried to stick with just those areas within it. I also tried to avoid capturing essentially the same area (school district vs city boundary). There are a few exceptions where I wanted to highlight specific areas or neighborhoods of Columbus.

LSD=Local school district
CSD=City school district

Top 10 Home Sales % Change since April 2012

1. Bexley city: +137.5%
2. Sunbury city: +125.0%
3. Delaware LSD: +82.4%
4. Lancaster CSD: +74.2%
5. Hilliard city: +66.7%
6. Marysville CSD: +64.3%
7. Pataskala city: +57.1%
8. London CSD: +50.0%
9. Upper Arlington CSD: +48.9%
10. South-Western CSD: +47.8%

Top 10 Home Sales % Change 2013 Year to Date

1. Sunbury city: +78.6%
2. Lithopolis city: +66.7%
3. Bexley city: +50.0%
4. Gahanna city: +46.1%
5. Hilliard city: +45.5%
6. Delaware CSD: +44.3%
7. Westerville city: +40.3%
8. Whitehall city: +37.5%
9. Marysville CSD: +36.7%
10. Lancaster CSD: +36.0%

Bottom 10 Home Sales % Change since April 2012

1. Powell city: -55.6%
2. Minerva Park city: -50.0%
3. Whitehall city: -42.9%
4. German Village: -36.4%
5. Downtown: -29.6%
6. Obetz city: -20.0%
7. New Albany city: -14.3%
8. Worthington city: -12.5%
9. Grandview Heights city: -11.1%
10. Circleville CSD: -11.1%

Bottom 10 Home Sales % Change 2013 Year to Date

1. Obetz city: -61.9%
2. Granville CSD: -31.3%
3. Worthington city: -11.3%
4. New Albany city: -5.8%
5. Grandview Heights city: -3.7%
6. Valleyview city: 0.0%
7. Powell city: +3.7%
8. Canal Winchester CSD: +3.9%
9. Newark CSD: +10.1%
10. Johnstown CSD: +11.5%

So it looks like, so far… in the urban core, Bexley, Upper Arlington and Whitehall are all having a good sales year, while Worthington and Grandview Heights are not. Downtown had a bad April, but is doing well for the year. Same with German Village. Suburbs performing well include Delaware, Hilliard and Sunbury. Those performing badly include New Albany and Powell.

Top 10 Turnover (Average # of Days on the Market before Sold) in April 2013

1. Valleyview city: 0 Days
2. Plain City CSD: 25 Days
3. Sunbury city: 27 Days
4. German Village: 29 Days
4. Obetz city: 29 Days
4. Worthington city: 29 Days
5. Powell city: 43 Days
6. Upper Arlington CSD: 47 Days
7. Beechwold/Clintonville: 49 Days
8. Gahanna city: 52 Days
8. Pataskala city: 52 Days
9. Lithopolis city: 54 Days
10. Grandview Heights city: 56 Days

Bottom 10 Turnover for April 2013

1. Circleville CSD: 164 Days
2. London CSD: 131 Days
3. Newark CSD: 123 Days
4. Minerva Park city: 116 Days
5. Downtown: 105 Days
6. Marysville CSD: 102 Days
7. Lancaster CSD: 98 Days
8. Delaware CSD: 92 Days
9. Blacklick: 88 Days
10. Bexley city: 80 Days

Top 10 Turnover 2013 Year to Date

1. Worthington city: 42 Days
2. Plain City CSD: 46 Days
3. Obetz city: 48 Days
4. Upper Arlington CSD: 60 Days
5. Pickerington city: 65 Days
6. Pataskala city: 67 Days
6. Whitehall city: 67 Days
7. Beechwold/Clintonville: 68 Days
7. Grandview Heights city: 68 Days
7. Minerva Park city: 68 Days
8. Groveport LSD: 69 Days
8. Reynoldsburg LSD: 69 Days
8. South Western CSD: 69 Days
9. German Village: 70 Days
9. Powell city: 70 Days
9. Westerville city: 70 Days
9. Worthington city: 70 Days
10. Columbus city: 72 Days

Bottom 10 Turnover 2013 Year to Date

1. Valleyview city: 151 Days
2. Circleville CSD: 148 Days
3. Newark CSD: 117 Days
4. London CSD: 115 Days
5. Bexley city: 97 Days
6. Lancaster CSD: 96 Days
7. Delaware CSD: 90 Days
7. Hilliard city: 90 Days
7. New Albany city: 90 Days
8. Johnstown LSD: 89 Days
9. Downtown: 87 Days
9. Lithopolis city: 87 Days
9. Marysville CSD: 87 Days
10. West Jefferson LSD: 86 Days


# of Months Total On-Market Housing Supply Would Last if No Other Homes Became Available, April 2013- Top 10

1. Valleyview city: 1.6 Months
2. Worthington city: 1.8 Months
3. Grandview Heights city: 2.0 Months
4. Upper Arlington CSD: 2.3 Months
5. Sunbury city: 2.5 Months
6. Hilliard city: 2.7 Months
7. Beechwold/Clintonville: 2.8 Months
8. Powell city: 2.9 Months
8. Westerville city: 2.9 Months
9. Gahanna city: 3.1 Months
10. Johnstown LSD: 3.2 Months

And Bottom 10

1. Granville CSD: 9.2 Months
2. London CSD: 8.7 Months
3. Circleville CSD: 8.6 Months
4. Newark CSD: 7.4 Months
5. Pataskala city: 5.9 Months
6. Lancaster CSD: 5.8 Months
7. Obetz city: 5.0 Months
8. South Western CSD: 4.8 Months
9. Canal Winchester CSD, Marysville CSD, New Albany city, Reynoldsburg CSD: 4.6 Months
10. Columbus city, Grove City city: 4.5 Months

With the supply numbers, generally anything around 5 months is considered a healthy supply. Well over and the market is saturated, well under it’s undersupplied. For the record, Downtown’s supply is 4.1 months.

Top 10 Average Sales Price % Change Year to Date

1. Valleyview city: +52.3%
2. Circleville CSD: +29.8%
3. Johnstown LSD: +26.7%
4. Minerva Park city: +23.7%
5. Gahanna city: +22.6%
6. Marysville CSD: +22.3%
7. Downtown: +19.9%
8. Lancaster CSD: +17.6%
9. Reynoldsburg CSD: +14.0%
10. Bexley city: +11.3%

Bottom 10

1. Grandview Heights city: -26.1%
2. Pataskala city: -22.3%
3. Obetz city: -15.6%
4. Granville CSD: -10.9%
5. Sunbury city: -10.8%
6. Blacklick: -10.5%
7. German Village: -5.3%
8. New Albany city: -3.5%
9. Westerville city: -3.2%
10. Plain City LSD: -1.9%

If you don’t see a market listed you’re curious about, check out the link for more information: http://www.10kresearch.com/sortable/Columbus-OH/2013-04/main.htm