Q2-2018 Lender-Mediated Properties Report

Distressed home sales down in central Ohio

During the second quarter of 2018, lender-mediated closed sales were down to 324, which is 36.1 percent lower than Q2-2017 and the lowest on record for central Ohio. Of the properties sold, 305 were single-family homes and 14 were condos, according to the Q2-2018 Lender-Mediated Properties report from Columbus REALTORS®.

A “lender-mediated” property is one that is listed as a bank-owned/REO, HUD, short sale, VA, or foreclosure.

Of the 324 lender-mediated properties sold during the second quarter, only 15 were sold for $250,000 or more which represents 0.5 percent of the sales in that price range. About 17.4 percent of the properties sold for $80,000 or below were distressed. 

The number of lender-mediated properties added to the market (new listings) during the second quarter decreased 38.7 percent from a year ago and represented 2.8 percent of the listings added to the market during the second quarter. 

Central Ohio ended second quarter 2018 with 141 lender-mediated properties for sale, which was less than half of what it was a year ago, in addition to being down 10.8 percent from the previous quarter. Of those properties for sale, 135 were single-family homes and only six were condos.

"The long road to recovery, seen in the decreased number of lender-mediated closings that hinder market values, is no small improvement and is very positive news for Central Ohio,” said 2018 Columbus REALTORS® President Sara Walsh.  “Everyone is pleased when there are positive economic indicators.  Homeownership is a valuable foundation of the American Dream.”

The median sales price of a distressed home last quarter was $85,000, up 13.3 percent from a year ago ($75,000). The median sales price of a home which was not distressed was $209,000, up 8.4 percent from Q2-2017.

Q2-2018 Lender-Mediated Properties Report
Q2-2017 Lender-Mediated Properties Report
Previous Lender-Mediated Reports

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