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Homes For Sale in New Albany at a 2 Year Low

The number of single family homes for sale in New Albany, OH reached a new low in February falling 34% from the same time in 2009.  There are currently 168 homes for sale in New Albany Plain Local School District versus 207 in February, 2010 and 256 in February, 2009.  The following neighborhoods have reduced inventories from the same time 2009.  Some declines are more significant than others. 

New Albany Homes For Sale Feb 2011, 2010 & 2009

Does a low inventory make it a good time to sell your home?   

The answer is “Yes”.  The timing of when to put your home on the market is a common question.  The spring market is approaching and traditionally we see more buyers during March – June than we do at any other time of the year.  There are always buyers looking for great homes in a great communities and New Albany has both!  Contact katet@newalbanyrealty.com to confidentially discuss placing your home on the market this spring and to address any questions you may have about market trends in your specific neighborhood. 

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New Albany Real Estate Market Improves for 2010

Three Key Metrics All Positive

A look at a few key metrics tell the story.  New Albany real estate is on the rebound.  While first portion of 2010 was driven by tax incentives and first time home buyers, we really just “borrowed” future sales from July and Aug to hit the June 30th deadline.  We were really pretty flat through mid 3rd Quarter 2010.  Then we had a good finish and pushed ahead of 2009 in these important areas:

Traffic & Sales…Up

 

 

In 2010, 302 homes closed in New Albany vs 272 the previous year.

Median Sale Price …Up

 

The median sales price for homes sold in New Albany increaded from $283,000 in 2009 to $308,000 in 2010.

Median Days on Market…Down

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The median home in New Albany was on the market for 88 days in 2010 – in 2009, it was on the market 104 days.

So what’s all this mean to me?

Well if you are a Buyer trying to time the market (if you can do this, let me and my financial advisor know asap) we may well be seeing the bottom.  If you are a Seller, you may be encouraged that the worst may be behind us.  In any event, if you want to buy or sell a New Albany home, now is the time and Kate & Tony are the ones to help.  Let us show you how Kate & Tony’s service and results make them the market leaders in New Albany Real estate.

P.S. You can also just search the MLS yourself to see how your home compares…

New Albany Ohio Real Estate – 2010 Recap

New Albany Beats the Averages!

You don’t have to look too hard for some encouraging real estate news in New Albany from last year.  Overall, prices stabilized and unit sales were up 13% over the 2009 numbers versus a 5% decrease in unit sales in the entire Columbus Board of Realtors.  As you will see in the chart below, some neighborhoods faired a little better than others.  The New Albany Links and New Albany Country Club communities significantly improved in units sold but lost a little ground in sales prices while The Preserve and Albany Park saw improvement in sales prices. 

It’s early to predict where 2011 will take us but there appears to be some good pent-up demand by both Buyers and Sellers based on the number of phone calls that Tony and I are receiving.  If you are one who has chosen to remain on the sidelines these past few years, this is a good time to consider jumping back in!  As a seller, the inventory is low compared to previous years.  As a buyer, prices and interest rates remain low (though showing signs of increasing).  Call us to discuss your particular situation.  The chart below is the Year End results for New Albany, Ohio.  If your neighborhood is not included, just let us know.  We will send you the comparable information for your neighborhood. 

New Albany 2010 Year End Review

                 
Neighborhood Active In Sold Sold Sold Ave ’10 Ave ’09 Ave
  Listings Contract Dec ’10 2010 2009 $/Sq Ft $/Sq Ft DOM
The Preserve 16 2 26 31 $103 $103 79
Albany Park 1 2 3 5 9 $104 $101 83
Windsor 7 2 2 12 7 $103 $108 70
Hampsted 13 3 2 30 35 $111 $115 83
NA Links 25 4 1 40 29 $110 $122 133
New-CCollege* 7 0 0 8 3 $128 $138 342
NACC < $1M** 54 9 5 74 62 $147 $150 151
NACC > $1M 24 1 1 17 10 $208 $220 260
Tot Plain Local                
School District 187 28 20 289 254 $119 $118 131
                 
*    Includes Tidewater, Saunton, Enclave and Wentworth        
**  Includes NACC and The Reserve            
                 

Stay in touch and we’ll do the same!  Kate & Tony Thomas

New Albany Real Estate Forcast

Land HO!

 

What do you see on the horizon?  Are we through the worst of the storm?  How do you think New Albany Real Estate is doing?

Here’s some interesting facts from presentation I did for the NA Realty Assn looking at the first 4 mos of this year.

On the Plus Side For New Albany Residential Sales

  • Total sales volume for New Albany is up 45% over LY vs the total Columbus Board up 26% vs LY.
  •  Total unit sales are up over last year.
  •  Average sales price jumped from $386.0 to $418.0
  • Average $ / sq ft (Value) dropped less than the previous 4 years

But, On the other hand

  • Total Sales Volume is still behind 2007 and 2008 levels.
  • Total unit sales are still bel0w 2007 levels
  • Average sales price is still below the 2006 high of $444.0
  • Average $ / sq ft (value) has dropped 17 % since 2006

So What does it all Mean?

Simply stated, it means that New Albany Home Sales the first four months of this year were substantially improved over the same period of 2009.  That said, LY was a really tough year, so I would expect to see improvement.  

We certainly have seen an increase in volume in all areas and a substantial slowing in the erosion of value as expressed by $ / sq ft.  One of the big unknowns is how much forward business the tax incentive pulled out of the Summer selling season.  

The Forcast Then?

Continued slow improvement.  However with a fragile economy, continued inventory surplus and skittish Buyers, it’s likely to continue to be a bumpy ride.

I’ll keep you posted (or blogged). 

We Give Thanks for Hopeful Real Estate News

GoodNewsLawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, presented the NAR Forecast for 2010 real estate at the annual conference held in San Diego in November.  His projections included the following good news:  13.6% increase in the sale of existing homes as well as a return to positive growth in home values as inventory levels continue to decline.

Although real estate markets vary widely from community to community and his forecast is a national one, we hope his projections will hold true for our local market in Columbus, Ohio.  I for one am ready for some good news to share.

New Albany Market Supports Projection

Unit sales of existing homes in New Albany, Ohio for the trailing 3 months (September, October, November)  supports one of the projections made by Mr. Yun.  2009 Unit sales for those 3 months are up 20% over the same time in 2008.  As reported in our November eNewsletter, inventory levels are down almost 15% over last year so hopefully, the sales prices will begin to stabilize and New Albany will begin to see positive growth in prices going forward.

Now is the time to consider your goals for real estate in 2010.  If you are thinking about a larger home, a smaller home, or a move out of the area, please contact Tony or me to discuss your plans and how we can help you achieve your goals.

June 2008 New Albany, Ohio Market Update

New Albany Home sales in June increased over May by 45% (31 homes in June vs. 21 homes in May).   “Low interest rates, high inventory and competitive pricing continue to fuel the housing market here in central Ohio,” says Greg Hrabcak, President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. “As long as we have these three critical factors in place, home buyers and investors are actively pursuing a home purchase.”

There remains a large selection of homes for sale in New Albany.  Despite an increase in unit sales, inventory levels rose slightly in June.  When inventory is high as we see now, homes will take longer to sell and will sell for less than they would in a market where inventory is low.  In general, an 8 – 9 month supply of homes represents a balanced market.  Currently, New Albany has a 13 month supply of homes based on six month sales and a 10 month supply based on June sales.  If the unit sales trend continues, we will start to see a balanced market before the end of the 3rd quarter.  We’ll keep you posted!  Contact us at katet@newalbanyrealty.com or call 614-939-1234, if you would like specific information on your neighborhood or your home in particular. 

June 2008 New Albany, Ohio Market Update:

 
Neighborhood
Active
Listings
In
Contract
Sold
June 08
Sold YTD
June 08
Sold YTD
June 07
Average
$/Sq.Ft
 Average
DOM 
The Preserve 27 3 4 13 18  $    111 132
Albany Park 6 0 1 7 7  $    109 161
Windsor 8 8 1 3 5  $    116 120
Hampsted Village 47 5 8 26 17  $    122 143
New Albany Links 37 6 4 13 14  $    118 154
Tidewater/Enclave 8 2 0 2 3  $          193
NACC < $1 million 65 10 7 31 26  $    155 182
NACC > $1 million 42 2 2 10 9  $    214 296
Total Plain Local
School District
304 46 31 13 135  $    130 155

 

National Real Estate News Is About As Useful As A National Weather Forecast

National Real Estate Scenarios Don’t Apply to Columbus, Ohio!

I just read an article from the Wall Street Journal’s “Real Estate Journal Today” – an online service sponsored by www.WSJ.com. The head line reads “Kimmel Home Listed for $81.5 Million“. That headline will definitely catch your attention, but is it really relevant in Columbus Ohio? I don’t think so. This article is perhaps good fodder for “Entertainment Nightly” but is in no way reflective of the actual real estate industry in New Albany, Ohio. The article goes on to talk about a home where a $3 million price reduction did not generate a sale.

The media would have you believe that since the luxury real estate market in Palm Beach, New York City, and Los Angeles is experiencing a necessary and significant correction, that it follows suit that we should experience the same correction in Columbus. When the Columbus Board of Realtors recently polled some of it’s members with the question “How’s the Housing Market”, one of the most perceptive responses came from Louise Potter with Keller Williams when she said:

“Our market is a matter of perspective vs. media spin. Interest rates are incredibly low and falling, 5.5% today, the supply is showing signs of realigning with demand and there are great opportunities to invest and own homes…the long term picture in our market is one of stability and conservative growth.”

As we know, not all markets in the country are seeing positive signs of a recovery but in New Albany, Ohio we don’t have a huge correction to recover from. As a matter of fact, I was recently working on a market analysis for a potential seller and in doing my research, there was only a 4.5 month supply of homes in their home’s price range which is very good news for that seller.

I guess my point is, get the local real estate facts as it applies to your home and don’t rely on the media for your information. Tony and I are always available to consult with and can help you put your home into the proper real estate perspective.

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