“Through the first nine months of 2018 the Ohio housing marketplace has built a strong foundation ‐‐ exhibiting positive gains in pricing while simultaneously maintaining a solid pace of sales,” said Ohio REALTORS® President Tiffany Meyer. “It’s evident that the desire for homeownership remains strong throughout the state and that Ohioans are increasingly confident that a home purchase is a smart, long‐term investment.
“Ohio’s REALTOR® community remains hopeful that we will begin to experience a rise in the number of homes being marketed for sale so that the marketplace can continue to build in the months ahead.”
September’s average home price of $183,379 reflects a 6 percent increase from the $172,924 mark posted during the month last year.
Sales in September reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 144,217, a 4 percent decrease from the best‐ever 150,287 level during the month a year ago. The market also experienced a 4.7 percent drop in sales from the August 2018 seasonally adjusted annual rate of 151,360.
Around the state, 13 of the 18 markets tracked reported an upswing in average sales price during the month. Additionally, six markets posted gains in the pace of sales.
Home sales during the second quarter were up 0.1 percent from the same period a year ago and 0.3 percent from the mark set in the second quarter 2018. Specifically, the third quarter 2018’s seasonally adjusted annual rate reached a best‐ever rate for the period of 151,945, a marginal 0.1 increase from the 151,762 mark for third quarter 2017. Sales during the recent quarter were 0.3 percent ahead of the second quarter 2018 mark of 151,765. Third quarter 2018-dollar volume of $8.2 billion is up 5.8 percent from the same period last year ($7.7 billion).
Data provided to Ohio REALTORS® by Multiple Listing Services includes residential closings for new and existing single‐family homes and condominiums/co‐ops.
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The Lorain County Association of REALTORS® is an industry trade association representing licensed real estate sales agents in Lorain County who are members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and the Ohio REALTORS® (OR). Ohio REALTORS®, with more than 33,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.
Plus, as members of NAR these licensed real estate agents have earned the REALTOR® designation and they pledge to protect the rights of homeownership and conduct their real estate business abiding by the NAR Code of Ethics.
The Lorain County Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,200 local boards and associations of REALTORS® nationwide that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®. The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing nearly one million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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