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Warren County Ohio Foreclosure Update: Sheriff's Sales through 7/23/2012
What's been the impact on the Warren County real estate market of foreclosures and short sales? Are distressed properties actually impacting Warren County's real estate market? Stay with us for a treasure trove of data related to our local real estate market and you'll have the full scoop!
We'll start with the trend chart of Sheriff's Sales scheduled with SIX additional weeks included since the last report in April:
The trend continues to be positive unless you like shopping for foreclosed homes! The last six weeks have dropped to 30 or below. We were hopeful the sub-20 weeks would stick, but the next three weeks were back into the 20s. The positive of this is we seem to be back in the 20-30 band similar to the end of 2011.
NOTE: The chart details the number of scheduled sheriff's sales PLANNED by week for Warren County Ohio and represents a wide range of locations and price ranges throughout the county. The numbers include builders and property rental owners being foreclosed, not just private individuals occupying the homes. The data source is the Warren County Sheriff's website. The chart is primarily intended to provide you a trend on Warren County foreclosures.
On May 17th, Cincinnati MLS currently lists 1541 (UP 14 from 1527 for the April report) homes for sale and not under contract in Warren County. (Another 523 are already under contract, UP from 465 on April 18th).
Of those 1541 homes for sale, 103 (UP 9 from 94) are government or bank owned (now 6.68% of Warren County homes for sale vs. April's 6.15%, so up a 1/2 percent of overall homes for sale.
WARREN COUNTY SHORT SALES: Down 4 to 82 (from 86) from the last report, homes MARKED Seller's Lender Approval required, although there are additional homes listed as short sale candidates in the marketing remarks. More sellers are attempting short sales and being successful.
The distressed home categories offered for sale range in price from $8,900 all the way to $1,349,000 dollars. Overall, 11.98% of Warren County's homes for sale are clearly classified as distressed property. this proportion of the Warren County market is UP very slightly from last months 11.78%.
In regards to completed sales for April, 44 (UP from 33) were bank/government owned and 10 (was 5) short sale homes closed out of 208 total homes recorded as closed. Of the 208 Warren County homes sold, that would mean 25.96% of March sales in Warren County were distressed properties (UP 5.46% from the last report's 20.5%). Distressed Warren County home sales prices ranged from $30,000 to $460,000. For most neighborhoods, distressed properties still aren't dictating the values, but they do have to be considered as part of the competitive landscape.
The number disparity between foreclosed and actual new distressed properties offered for sale continues to support that there's a growing shadow inventory being held by the banks and not released for sale.
For Warren County buyers, there continues to be a limited number of distressed property opportunities. It's a competitive segment with plenty of buyers after the best of the best in that segment. Others are in such a condition that some loans (e.g. FHA/VA) just aren't feasible. Our experience is that MOST distressed properties aren't in move-in condition and some require extensive work to be habitable. Carpets are often badly stained and worn, and there's often deferred maintenance issues (e.g. gutters detached, etc.).
If you pursue a short sale, be prepared for a long wait. The banks are NOT famous for fast response time. Bidding on a short sale home is often an invitation to months of limbo while waiting for ANY response at all from the bank. Additionally, if you are planning on ONLY buying a bank owned or short sale home, you're severely limiting your opportunity to live in some of Warren County's best communities.
For Warren County home sellers, the distressed home volume is NOT significant enough IN MOST NEIGHBORHOODSto prevent buyers from coming to your home if properly priced and marketed . However, anytime you start getting a larger concentration of them, the new market price is influenced by them.
Real estate is LOCAL, please disregard the National news and to a certain extent even the Cincinnati and Dayton reports as they are driven by urban real estate and NOT suburban and rural properties.
DISCLAIMER: There may be additional homes offered for sale in ONLY the Dayton MLS that might include additional foreclosed homes and short sale candidates. When working with buyers for Warren County, we use BOTH Cincinnati and Dayton MLS to ensure our buyers have visibility to ALL MLS listed homes.
If you have questions regarding these sales, or other real estate related questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas
The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite Elizabeth & William Spear Ask for us by name if you visit the office! Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH Liz direct: 513-265-3004 Bill direct: 513-520-5305 Fax: 866-302-8418 MailTo: LizSpear@Go-Concepts.com Our Website: www.LizTour.com
REALTORS(R) serving Warren County Ohio and surrounding areas. Observing and reporting on real estate and related topics to help your quality of life!
And if you're asking where is Warren County Ohio? We fill the space between Cincinnati and Dayton. Perfect for enjoying the bigger cities without living in them. Places like Mason, Lebanon, Springboro, Waynesville, Franklin and more. Plus lots of rural properties available too. We work with both residential homes buyers and sellers.
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