Warren County Ohio Foreclosure Update Sheriff's Sales through 4/11/2016

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Warren County Ohio Foreclosure Update Sheriff's Sales through 4/11/2016

As before, foreclosures and short sales continue to be a minimal part of the Warren County Ohio real estate market, consisting of approximately 6-7% of total sales and the same for percentage of homes available for sale. They do exist, but thanks to their scarcity the likelihood of an exact match for a particular buyer isn't great.    Factoring in condition and needed work and these homes may not be quite the bargain that their initial price points to. 

Stick with us for more details on the Warren County distressed home market.   At the end links to search for Warren County foreclosed homes for sale and Warren County short sales for sale.

We'll start with the trend chart of Sheriff's Sales scheduled with this revision including THREE additional weeks of sales and two additional weeks of no sales scheduled.   The ORANGE DIAGONAL line one the chart is the trend line is noticeably downward, indicating fewer homes are being foreclosed over the tracking period. 

Warren County Ohio Foreclosures

934 Kerns Drive Lebanon Ohio short sale home sold

Homes scheduled for foreclosure include a variety of sources:  builders, "regular" home owners, tax liens, estates, etc.   And some homes scheduled for foreclosure WILL have the sheriff's auction canceled, either due to catching up on payments, a loan modification or the owner sells their home prior and uses the proceeds to get right with the bank (e.g. adequate equity or a short sale arrangement).

If you want details on exactly what homes are scheduled for foreclosure, click Warren County's Sheriff's Foreclosures to access the official list from the Warren County Sheriff's website and learn how to make an offer on a foreclosed home.

Below is a summary of the recent foreclosure trends.  Note in the Net row for the first table, Red font is a trend we see as negative, Green as positive, Black as neutral.   

Warren County Ohio Distressed Real estate sales

Warren County Ohio Foreclosure information


Summary of Warren County Ohio Foreclosure and Short Sale Information:

Overall, both as a percentage of completed sales and homes for sale, distressed properties are a small segment of the market.

The Overall number of homes available for sale continued to drop and the number of completed sales also dropped.  Both trends are common for this time of year.  Of particular note is the significant increase in homes under contract (Pending), and that points to next months SOLD numbers being much higher than January's total.


What does this mean to you as a Warren County home seller?

No change from past advice because the base reasons for the advice have not changed.  If you're motivated to sell, the distressed home inventory is negligible.  And with the tightening inventory of homes for sale, the edge is to you.  Bottom line, there's not much standing in your way except the usual seasonal slow down.  Homes will STILL sell and foreclosures are not going to impact you.  Newer and/or updated homes have an edge in this market if they're priced and marketed properly.
Only rarely will foreclosures and short sales impact your ability to find a buyer.  Just call us to set an appointment if you'd like to know about the marketability and value of your home!


What does this mean to you as a Warren County home buyer?
You won't have a large selection if foreclosures and short sales are your preferred home target.  With just 56 for sale for the ENTIRE county, it continues to be a challenge to find a foreclosure or short sale home that matches a buyer's needs.

Be aware that you're competing with other buyers AND investors for these homes.  And investors are often CASH buyers, so your financing contingent offer may be less competitive to the sellers.  However, some foreclosed properties have an initial period reserved for owner/occupants before being opened up to investors, so don't miss that window of opportunity!


CLICK:  VIEW WARREN COUNTY OHIO SHORT SALE HOMES IN CINCINNATI MLS for short sale Warren County Ohio homes listed 2/19/16.  Link is good for 30 days.


 CLICK:  VIEW WARREN COUNTY OHIO FORECLOSED HOMES FOR SALE IN CINCINNATI MLS for foreclosed Warren County Ohio homes listed 2/19/16.  Link is good for 30 days.


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!

Serving Your Warren County Residential Real Estate Needs,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz

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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Thats great that Foreclosures are down, not only does it mean people are working to afford their homes, but the neighborhood is in a better place without some of the effects that come with a foreclosure.

Feb 19, 2016 06:30 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

BLiz: Consumers looking for foreclosures deals in the Warren County Ohio real estate market really need to act fast or they will miss the best choices.

Feb 19, 2016 08:14 AM #2
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ellen, Keeping those numbers low is a really good sign for the overall market and home values.

Anita, Considering this is across our entire county, there's a real scarcity of them, especially in the communities that have done the best at maintaining higher property values.

Feb 20, 2016 04:05 AM #3
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