How did the Columbus Ohio Real Estate Market Perform in September, 2021?

How did the  real estate market perform here in Columbus? We did the research! Find out below. 👇

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Welcome to our Columbus real estate market update for October of 2022. Each month, we analyze the sales data on how the real estate market here performed during the last month. Then, we put the data into a readable and easily understandable format for both our clients and the general public.

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Columbus received national recognition as a healthy housing market and buyers are still reeling in benefits despite rising interest rates. Columbus REALTORS® breaks down the September housing report for central Ohio.

In September, homes spent more time on the market. On average, it took about 18 days for a home to sell compared to 14 days last September. 

“Sellers will need to have a bit more patience when they list their home this fall,” said Sue Van Woerkom, 2022 President of Columbus REALTORS®, “Waiting for the right buyer will benefit them. Their homes are still holding tremendous value and then some.

The average sales price jumped 9.9% since last September. Year to date the gains were even greater. People selling their homes in September saw an 11.5% sales price increase compared to what their property was worth in January.

New inventory on the market was tight in September across central Ohio. There was a decrease in selection by more than 14% since last September. Home buyers had just over 3,100 new homes to choose from in September.

Despite the squeeze on new inventory, the overall inventory of homes available on the market rose more than 20%.

“This means home buyers have a bigger selection and can negotiate a bit more for those homes that have been sitting on the market longer, “said Van Woerkom.

Columbus is recognized as one of the hottest and most affordable housing markets in the United States. 

The Capital City ranks fifth on’s hottest housing markets list for September.

“It’s no surprise our midwest city ranks as one of the hottest housing markets, “ said Van Woerkom, “Columbus is still a more affordable place to live compared to many cities to our West and the East coast.” zoned in on cities seeing high demand and continued price growth. According to, the Columbus market has a healthy number of potential buyers checking out multiple listings. 

“This research shows that potential buyers should have their ducks in order with their finances and mortgage pre-approval because homes are moving faster in Columbus than other regions,” said Van Woerkom, “Hiring a REALTOR® can make the home buying process smoother, faster and more enjoyable.”

Several communities in central Ohio stood out in September.

German Village, Plain City, Lithopolis, and Sunbury all shined for their closing sales and average sales price increase. German Village, Plain City, and Lithopolis saw triple-digit increases in the number of their closing sales.

Central Ohio Homes for Sale & Listings

🏘 There were 3m152 homes for sale in September 2021 🏘


The Average Price per Square Foot in Columbus

💲 The Average Price per square foot in September 2021 was $167.24  💲

💲 This price is $17.24 per square feet more expensive compared to the same time last year  💲

Columbus, Ohio: Days on Market

🏡  The average real estate listing stayed on the market  for just 14 days in September 2021 🏡

💲 Columbus Ohio Home Prices 💲

💲 The average sale price for these listings was  $301,572 (up 8.5% from last year) 

💲  The median sale price for these listings was  $269,900 (up 12.5% from last year)

See the graph below to see how the median sale price has changed, year over year, since 2013 in Columbus 👇

columbus ohio median sale price september 2021

Closed Home Sales vs Homes in Contract in Columbus

columbus ohio closed home sales & in contracts september 2021

New Listings & Single Family Sales in Columbus

Percentage of Original List Price Received

This graph represents what percentage of homes sell for their original list prie

columbus ohio percentage of original price received for homes in september 2021

Condo Sales in Central Ohio

columbus ohio condo sales in september 2021

The Columbus, OH July 2020 Housing Report: At a Glance

columbus ohio real estate market overview for september 2021

Home sales are up 5.8% this year in Columbus compared to the same period last year. 

Further, the average sale price, median sale price, and the percentage of people receiving their expected price for their homes during a sale have all increased since last year. By all measures, the Columbus real estate market in September of 2021 has continued its “hot streak.” It will be worth paying significant attention to see the long term effects such a (relatively) long hot streak might have.

How to Sell Your Home Safely in Columbus

If you are planning to sell your home in Columbus, Ohio this year, we recommend watching this short video here, which has some quick tips for selling your home safely in 2021.

How to Buy a Home in Columbus

Click the link below to get our buyer’s guide on how to buy your home in Columbus by getting mortgage ready

The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Van Steyn Partners does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. Van Steyn Partners will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the information or opinions contained herein.

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