central ohio: Market Report: Central Ohio home prices - 09/08/11 06:10 AM
Market Report: What the graph tells you about Central Ohio home prices.

Market Report: Central Ohio home prices
The green line shows you the average active (homes for sale) home prices for the area by month.  The red line shows you the average sale price for the area by month.   The graph is well marked. 
The numbers across the bottom are months.  Typically a report is for the past 15 months.  That can be changed but I usually do the past 15 months. 
I do Central Ohio real estate market reports monthly.  They usually start to be available … (0 comments)

central ohio: An Essential Earthquake Country Tool - 08/27/11 01:24 AM
Did you feel the earthquake last week?  I did NOT.   I believe I was at home sitting at the computer when the earthquake happened.   The first inkling I had was a friend in West Virginia saying something online.  I looked then on Twitter and Facebook and saw people in Central Ohio saying they felt the earth move. 
I turned on the TV and local news said buildings in downtown Columbus swayed when an earthquake occurred in Virginia and shook neighboring states...  and their neighboring states.   Us.
This is from a California real estate agent.  Lloyd shared an "essential earthquake … (7 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home sales - 07/08/11 09:41 PM
Central Ohio home sales brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
 

What the graph tells you about Central Ohio home sales.
A light green bar tells you about the number of homes for sale.   The dark green bar tells you how many homes sold in a given month.  The graph is well marked. 
The numbers across the bottom are months.  This example graph is for January 2010 through March 2011.
I do Central Ohio real estate market reports monthly.  They usually start to be available around the 7th or 8th of the month. I … (0 comments)

central ohio: Haunted Ohio lots of Columbus places - 10/14/10 01:54 AM

Haunted Ohio lots of Columbus places but no Worthington places on the list? 
The Shadowlands  Ohio list of haunted places has lots of haunted places in Central Ohio on the list but nothing in Worthington?
Worthington embraces "ghosts stories"  see links below!
The Shadowlands site says the Nationwide Arena is haunted,  built on the Ohio State Pen site. 
James Thurbers house was haunted of course... because it was near the insane asylum and a poor deranged soul stopped by when Thurber was a young man? Trying to remember if the poor deranged soul was dead or alive? I think … (9 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio 'Trick or Treat' 2010 is... - 10/05/10 01:16 PM

Central Ohio Trick or Treat 2010 is  Thursday October 28, 2010 unless it is NOT.
Here’s  link to the 2010  Central Ohio Trick or Treat list from Channel 10 News
Thursday, October 28, 2010 is Beggars Night or ‘Trick or Treat’  in Columbus.  Officially.
In Brown Township, City of Columbus,  Concord Township,  Dublin,  Gahanna,  Hilliard, New Albany, Shawnee Hills,  Upper Arlington and  Westerville, ‘Trick or Treat’  is Thursday.
Sunday,  October 31, 2010 is  ‘Trick or Treat ‘  in Grandview Heights,  Lewis Center,  Orange Township,   and Worthington
According to MORPC, Beggars Night is supposed to be Thursday… The Columbus … (3 comments)

central ohio: Is Columbus a buyers market? July 2010 - 08/15/10 01:20 AM
"Is Columbus a buyers market? " was a question this week on Trulia.com.  Amber who is "just looking" asked:  "IS COLUMBUS A BUYERS MARKET?"

 
Amber asked that question August 5, 2010.  I was one of 8 people that answered Ambers question.  I answered Ambers question based on the lastest Trendgraphix available at that time, through June 2010.  If you use 7 months and over as a buyers market, Columbus is a buyers market  based on inventory at the end of July 2010, 13616 homes, 11.2 month of inventory based on the current rate of home sales.
Search Central Ohio … (0 comments)

central ohio: Columbus Board of Realtors Breaking News... May home sales - 06/22/10 03:27 AM
Columbus Board of REALTORS® Breaking News...  The official May home sales the article is titled:
"May closings maintain frenzied pace"
You will be seeing that info from the Columbus Dispatch, Business First Columbus,  the local TV news today too.
The article says:
"Central Ohio home closings in May significantly outpaced the previous month as well as the previous year. The number of home sales last month (2,401) were up 27 percent over April of this year and were 32.7 percent higher than homes closed in May of 2009."
I did all counties served by the Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS  … (1 comments)

central ohio: Columbus home sales up 26% April 2010 - 05/07/10 06:51 AM
Columbus home sales brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER

 
Home sales were up 26% in the month of April 2010, from April 2009.  The graph shows homes for sale and homes sold for the past 15 months, through April 2010.  This is for all counties served by the Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS.  This is just single family homes... does not include condominiums or mult family homes. The official results from the Colmbus Board of REALTORS will be released later in the month.
What Ohio counties are included?  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing … (0 comments)

central ohio: The central Ohio housing market is on fire right now - 04/22/10 04:03 AM
“The central Ohio housing market is on fire right now” brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER, that is a quote of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® President in an email to members. 
The CBR tells us via email at the same time they announce it to the media now.  That practice is NOT that old.  When I first started a blog I usually heard it from the Columbus Dispatch or a TV station online.  No email to members and the boards site for members was not updated at the time the media was given the statistics, those are … (0 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home sales by school district - March 2010 - 04/10/10 12:35 AM
Central Ohio home sales by school district brought to you by Maureen McCabe Real Living HER
Franklin County School Districts
Columbus +7.6%* Dublin 0% ** Gahanna  +11.4% Grandview + 100% Hilliard +12.1% Plain Local (New Albany) -11.1% Upper Arlington +7.7% Westerville +39.6% Worthington  +66.7% All Franklin County School Districts combined March home sales  +12.1%
 
Delaware County School Districts
Big Walnut + 7.7% Buckeye Valley -9.1% Olentangy -12.9% All Delaware County School Districts combined March home sales -1.5%
Search - Central Ohio homes for sale
All counties combined Central Ohio home sales in March were up 1.4.3% edit 14.3%.  The … (0 comments)

central ohio: do you know Columbus Ohio? - 04/04/10 03:05 PM
View Larger Map do you know Columbus from Cleveland from Cinci?
Outside Ohio and looking in?  Columbus is in Central Ohio...  always has been... well since 1812 anyway...  Columbus will have it's   bicenntenial in 2012. Cleveland is in Northeast Ohio... I believe Cleveland is a very, very old city... I think Cleveland was setttled in the 1700's. Oh my!  Cincinnati in southwest Ohio is the third of the 3 C cities in Ohio.  
The three cities are spread out...  across the state. Columbus is 143 mile from Cleveland and 122 miles from Cincinnati. Cincinnati is on the Ohio River... just … (0 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home prices by school district - 03/31/10 03:21 PM
Central Ohio home prices by school district brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
The official February 2010 sales results were released by the Columbus Board of REALTORS® Tuesday March 23,2010 I believe.  The big news?  Central Ohio home prices are up.  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® use residential sales combined.  My reports are for single family homes usually.
The press release from the Columbus Board of REALTORS® said:
Central Ohio saw a healthy 12 percent increase in the average price of a home sold in February 2010. The 1,106 homes transferred last month sold for an average … (0 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home prices rise! - 03/23/10 07:52 AM
The official word on February 2010 home sales is out.  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® said today:
"Central Ohio saw a healthy 12 percent increase in the average price of a home sold in February 2010. The 1,106 homes transferred last month sold for an average of $149,498 which was 11.9 percent higher than the average sale price in February of 2009 and 2.4 percent higher than homes sold in January. The average sale price for the first two months of 2010 is $147,682, a 9.1 percent increase over the same period one year ago according to the Columbus Board of … (0 comments)

central ohio: Columbus home prices are going up.... - 03/09/10 10:37 PM
Columbus home prices are going up... is brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER

 
The homes represented by the graph are all single family homes in the Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS (multiple listing service.)  The Columbus Board of REALTORS® covers a huge swath of the middle of the state, way more ground than I cover personally.  The graph shows list and sale prices of single family homes for  "ALL COUNTIES COMBINED (Columbus Board)" for the past 15 months.
"The Columbus Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serves all of Franklin, Delaware, Fayette, Madison, Morrow … (0 comments)

central ohio: Psychology is key to selling in today's real estate market - 03/04/10 04:10 AM
"Psychology is key to selling in today's real estate market"
Is a post on the  Psychology Today  site saying listen to Broker Bryant Tutas  and use  "Range Pricing."  Range Pricing is sometimes called VRM for Value Range Marketing?  Tutas uses Range Pricing  and has written about Range Pricing  numerous times on ActiveRain a real estate network.
On the Psychology Today blog called  Priceless I found home pricing advice from physicist and author William Poundstone.
I found the Psychology Today blog post  via Google searching for news with the word Zestimates when I wrote  the post "Appraisal Institute says Zestimates suck." Darn … (4 comments)

central ohio: Is the Central Ohio real estate market a sellers market or a buyer market?" - 02/27/10 09:57 PM
The Question "Is the Central Ohio real estate market a sellers  market or a buyers market?" is brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
Seller Market -  0 to 3 months of homes for sale
Neutral Market - 3 to 6 months of homes for sale
Buyers Market - 6+ months of homes for sale
Big Walnut schools - 66 months Buckeye Valley schools - 8.3 months Columbus schools - 10.5 months Dublin schools  - 12.2 months  Gahanna Jefferson schools - 10.0 months Grandview Heights schools - 7 months Hilliard schools - 21.4 months  New Albany … (0 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home prices by school district - 02/25/10 12:07 AM
Central Ohio home prices by school district brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
Central Ohio home prices by school district for January 2010 - All are the average sold price for single family homes!
Big Walnut schools average home price $47,000* Buckeye Valley schools average home price $225,000 Columbus schools average home  price  $82,000 Dublin schools average home price $301,000 Gahanna Jefferson schools average home price $303,000 Grandview Heights schools average home price $264,000 Hilliard schools average home price $181,000 New Albany (Plain Local School District) average home price $480,000 Olentangy schools average home price $375,000 … (0 comments)

central ohio: Columbus Ohio is Buckeye Chuck Territory - 02/01/10 11:34 PM
Columbus Ohio is Buckeye Chuck Territory and he did NOT see his shadow! 

Let the celebrations begin!  We are going to have an early Spring in Central Ohio if the little fella is right. 
I heard it on Twitter this morning among the grumbles that other groundhogs did see their shadows.
The image is a Real Living Ecard.
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central ohio: Columbus Board of Realtors - Breaking News... December home sales - 01/25/10 02:05 AM
The Columbus Board of Realtors announced the results of December 2009 home sales today.

 
 
The sales results page of Columbus Realtors Website:  2009 ends with a bang for Columbus home sales
"Home sales in the last four months of 2009 were up 24.3 percent over the same time in 2008, according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. In the month of December alone, 1,464 homes were sold, 150 more than the year before."
I start doing quick market reports each month as soon as Real Living HER has access to data to build graphs from Trendgraphix.  … (0 comments)

central ohio: Central Ohio home prices - 2009 - 01/11/10 08:39 AM
Central Ohio home prices  brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
 

 
How did list and sale prices hold up through 2009?  The graph above is for the whole Columbus Board of REALTORS®.  The Columbus Board's MLS (multiple listing service) covers a lot more ground than I do...
The graph shows the average list and sale price of Central Ohio homes for the past 15 months.
Central Ohio home prices a market report for December 2009
Average list (active) price $224,000
Average sale price $161,000
Median price $125,000
On average in December 2009 homes sold … (0 comments)

 
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