Solon Ohio Real Estate: Bi-Annual Market Report First Half 2009

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

We are officially half way through the year and have enough data to make a fair comparison between 2009 and 2008.

Before giving a comparison, here is an unofficial list of all homes that SOLD in June, 2009 here in Solon:

38420 Aurora Rd $62,000
34905 Bridle Trail Ln $110,000
6955 Elmwood Drive $112,500
5630 Elm Hill Drive $135,000
31850 Arthur Road $161,000
5965 Buckboard Ln $170,000
32575 Arthur Road $171,200
32630 Arlesford $175,000
34580 Jaclyn Drive $193,000
33725 Coachman Ln $203,000
34011 Summerset $205,000
36980 Valley Forge $225,000
5688 Gemini Ct $230,000
33324 Overland Ln $238,900
31450 Cheswick $248,000
5255 Parkside Trl $258,000
33964 Canterbury $258,500
32694 Ashdown Drive $272,201
7280 Popham Pl $280,000
7207 Winchester $280,000
5560 Hummingbird Cir $292,000
33045 Cannon Rd $304,500
5859 Briarhill Dr $305,000
7629 Lindsay Ln $332,000
5058 Everton  $375,000
38200 Windy Hill Ln $390,000
5826 Briarwood Lane $415,000
6526 Woodbury Dr $415,000
7153 Longview Dr $418,000
7147 Longview Dr $425,800
6725 Ridgecliff Dr $445,000
5455 Pine Ln $510,000
38750 Flanders Dr $518,650
7626 Royal Portrush Dr $530,000
37815 Flanders $605,000
7320 Hillside Ln $615,000
7584 Royal Portrush $737,000
7518 Stockwood $740,000
37770 Flanders Dr $785,000


Overall, June was a great month in terms of home sales in Solon, as predicted in previous posts. The large number of sales last month was a direct result of the increase in buyer activity during the Spring market.

Specifically, 39 homes officially sold last month at an average sales price of $337,083. Last June, we had 36 sales at an average of $323,290.

In addition, we had 8 luxury home sales last month ( sold for over $500,000 ) compared to 7 in June 2008.


Here is a comparison of 2008 to 2009:

In the first half of 2008, there were 111 homes sold for an average price of $339,218.

In the first half of 2009, there were 104 homes sold for an average price of $297,619.

The Solon luxury home market had 24 sales in the first half of 2008 for an average price of $676,438.

The Solon luxury home market had 17 sales in the first half of 2009 for an average price of $614,685.


Overall, sales and average sales price are down in 2009 compared to last year. However, with 54 homes currently under contract, and many buyers scrambling to get into a home before the school year begins, we may see overall sales increase in 2009 compared to last year.

The average sales price will probably be lower in 2009 vs. 2008 due to a decent number of foreclosures that sold in the beginning of the year. Also, the price of luxury homes seems to be declining as well, which will have an affect on the overall numbers.

Moving forward, the next 30 days should be very busy as many buyers are feeling pressure to get into a home before schools starts.  There are many buyers in the marketplace who have seen the entire inventory of homes and just haven't made a final buying decision. Since there are many buyers in this same position, we will begin to see a lot of homes go under contract in July.

In addition, as homes go off the market and inventory declines, there will be more pressure on buyers who are in a hurry to buy. So, although we may still officially be in a sellers market, this time of the year brings about many highly motivated buyers and can balance out the market quite a bit, at least for the next 30-40 days.

We will typically see things slow down in August, and pick back up after Labor Day.

The luxury home market is still down compared to 2009. A buyer looking to spend between $500,000-$850,000+  should be able to find a great home at a very attractive price.

Overall, there are currently 185 single family homes on the market in Solon, with 55 being listed over $500,000.

Check out previous Solon Ohio market reports:

May 2009 Market Report Solon Ohio

April 2009 Market Report Solon Ohio

Solon 2009 First Quarter Luxury Home Market Report

Solon 2009 First Quarter Market Report All Homes

February 2009 Market Report Solon Ohio

January 2009 Market Report Solon Ohio 

2008 Year End Housing Summary Solon Ohio

2008 Luxury Market Report Solon Ohio


About The Authors:

Dan and Amy Schuman are Solon residents. They use their home staging expertise to sell listings quicker and for more money. The average home in the Cleveland area sold in over 100 days in 2008 and the Schuman Team's listings sold in less than 60 days.

The Schuman Team also specializes in luxury homes and are members of the Luxury Home Consultants of Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland and of the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the premier independent authority in training and certification for real estate agents working in the luxury home market. They also work extensively with buyers and sellers who are relocating in or out of the area.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Bainbridge,BeachwoodMoreland HillsOrange, Pepper Pike, Solon or the surrounding Eastern suburbs, please contact the Schuman Team as they would be happy to show you why people love working with them.

For a personal consultation or to speak directly to The Schuman Team, call 216-346-3235.




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Eric Wachtel
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Dan, Amy,

Fine summary of the market, and timely too posted only 7 days into July.  I'll be adding for southern Summit County.

Jul 08, 2009 07:48 AM #1
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I was waiting until after the holiday to make sure I got updated info. Thanks for your comments.

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