Morrow Ohio is still performing well, but the impact of Aberlin Springs sales is skewing the price data. Aberlin Springs accounted for 5 of the top 7 sales prices in July. Stick with us for more details.
We're including some easy to use Search Morrow Homes For Sale links at the end!
This report is specific to zip code 45152 (includes homes in portions of Union Township, Salem Township, Hamilton Township, Harlan Township and Washington Township in addition to Morrow). 45152 is covered primarily by Little Miami Schools.
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All data is derived from the Cincinnati MLS system. If any Morrow area homes traded hands without a REALTOR® involved, then those sales won't be reflected in this report.
Wedgwood, a typical Morrow area subdivision (although the new construction is finished there!)
With regards to housing choices in 45152, there are quite a few developments, with the majority focused at the $200k price point with many starter type homes available well below that. There are also several smaller communities with a focus on upper end properties with larger lots. Additionally, there are some patio home communities also available. And of course if your preference is rural living with more acreage, there's plenty of opportunity for that too!
So, on to the review!
First up is the number of Morrow area single family homes sold on a month by month basis for 2010 through present month:
Next is the Morrow median price summary chart.
Morrow 45152 Single Family Home Summary:
Homes Sold: 26 (0 Bank/Government Owned, 0 Short Sale, 5 New Construction) DOWN 4
Average Price Sold: $352,208 UP $107k
Median Price Sold: $260,600 UP $31.5k
Average Days on Market for SOLD homes: 23 UP 5 (median 14)
Homes Active 8/15/18: 61 DOWN 13
Homes Pending 8/15/18: 45 UP 1
Average Sales/List %: 101.7% UP 2.8%
Most Expensive Home Sold: $1,073,350
Least Expensive Home Sold: $113,000
So what can we determine from the latest statistics?
- First, Morrow homes didn't become HUGELY more valuable in just a month. What you've got there is the impact of a luxury community that just started completing sales. With Aberlin Springs recording sales, suddenly there's a large upswing in luxury homes being sold. And since Morrow is a lower volume sales zip code, it doesn't take much in the way of luxury homes to make a broad shift in prices.
- the number of homes for sale decreased, and 23 of those 61 are new construction.
- Time to sell is still VERY quick, in the 2-3 weeks range.
- You may wonder about the 101.7% of asking price, but all that takes is some of those Aberlin Springs homes being offered at a price, and then buyers adding options and driving up the price.
- The number of homes under contract is still very good, so expect August to match closely with July's total sales.
Distressed property is totally missing from homes for sale and homes sold. NONE in June, the same as in May.
So what does this mean to you as a Morrow single family home owner?
STILL NO REASON TO CHANGE FROM LAST MONTH: Low inventory levels work to your advantage, just as long as you take into account the new construction competition. If you live in a community still actively building, that's a key consideration when pricing your home.
Overall, demand varies based on subdivision or rural location, home features, new construction competition, etc.
Buyer demand is obviously there based on the number of homes under contract. However, it does typically take longer to sell than other communities with an easier commute to Cincinnati.
For an evaluation of your specific home's marketability, please contact us.
So what does this mean to you as a potential Morrow home buyer?
NO REASON TO CHANGE HERE EITHER: Competition for the best homes is there, but it's not as severe as other places in Warren County. The best homes CAN sell quickly. Inventory is VERY low. If Morrow's location fits your needs, there is good value in Morrow homes. The commute is actually faster than most people expect, and there's both resale and new construction to choose from for your purchase. You've got your pick of VERY affordable housing.
Inventory levels are NOT as high as other areas of Warren County, so depending on your housing needs, there may not be a good match on the market. You can use these Search Morrow Homes For Sale links to get an idea of what is currently offered. Interested in new construction? We can help with that too, so just call 513-520-5305.
However, one key piece of advice that applies in Morrow and elsewhere: If you see something you like, don't wait on it assuming there will be a price reduction. Get your offer written, submitted and negotiated to final signatures as rapidly as possible.
When you're considering buying a Morrow area home, please contact us with your needs and we'll help you find the right community or country spot for you!
Serving Warren County's home buyers and sellers,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz
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