This month is a clear example of numbers without context can tell the wrong story. At a glance you might think Morrow Ohio's home sales crashed hard in December, but take a look at the whole story and you'll see that's not the case. Stick with us for further 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 but also has Lebanon and Kings school district present.
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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: 17 (1 Bank/Government Owned, 0 Short Sale, 1 New Construction) UP 1
Average Price Sold: $230,295 DOWN $92k
Median Price Sold: $195,000 DOWN $52.5k
Average Days on Market for SOLD homes: 112 UP 91 (median 35) (see bullet point below, time actually closere to 43 days)
Homes Active 1/19/19: 61 DOWN 4
Homes Pending 1/19/19: 19 DOWN 7
Average Sales/List %: 97.9% DOWN 0.1%
Most Expensive Home Sold: $699,900
Least Expensive Home Sold: $65,000
So what can we determine from the latest statistics?
- The sold home total was good for December. The number pending points to similar numbers for January.
- No, Morrow homes didn't suddenly lose more than a third of their home value in one month. Small sales volume numbers are easily moved, and this month's mix was more in the bargain hunting category. In November 7 homes sold for more than $300,000 but in December only 3. And of those November's 7 number 4 were over $400,000. Not so this month, so the numbers moved down.
- The number of homes for sale decreased again, but that's not unusual for the time of year.
- Over half of the homes for sale and not under contract are new construction (33 of 61).
- Time to sell increased significantly, but that's mainly due to ONE home. That sale for $699,900 took 1223 days. You read that right, it's NOT a typo. Remove that home from the calculations and the average time moves from 112 days to 43 days. It's why we like median numbers as more representative of the overall market.
- The number of homes under contract decreased again, so expect January numbers to be smaller than December's total.
Distressed property accounted for 1 of the 17 sold and 1 of the 61 for sale.
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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