The year-to-date average sale price and median sale price posted gains as well. The average price totaled $195,169 ―up 10%― while the median price came in at $167,950 (up 9%).
Inventory continues to be tight. During the same period last year, the inventory was higher at 3,451 available listings, equaling a supply ratio of 2.4 months.
Statewide, the news was good, according to Ohio Realtors, a statewide organization.
Sales activity in the Ohio housing marketplace last month rose 18.1% from the level of closings seen in September 2019.
“The Ohio housing marketplace attained robust activity in September, as we posted big gains in both sales levels and average price,” Ohio Realtors President Chris Reese said in a statement.
“Our September results mark the third consecutive uptick in monthly activity following the slowdown that occurred following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring — a clear indication that Ohioans understand that housing is a solid, long-term investment,” Reese added.