I was cruising around on my favorite Ohio Forum, and I saw a thread talking about condos and the housing market. Someone asked how condos and homes were appreciating in price. I realized I wanted to focus on condos and find out for myself. So this is the first leg of my search, comparing condominium sales in 2005 to 2006 for the Near West Side, which includes Tremont and Ohio City. There are quite a few condo complexes to choose from in this part of Cleveland. So let's get started.
2005 : 95 Condos Sold. Sale prices were all over the map: $14,000 to $499,900. How long did it take for these condos to sell? An average of 212 days. The Average Ask Price was $242,338 and the Average Sale Price was $238,836. On average, the condos that sold in 2005 had 1444 Sq. Ft., 2 BRs, 2 baths and a one car garage. Next?
2006: 52 Condos Sold. Again, sales prices were all over the map: $25,325 to $459,740. How long did it take for these condos to sell? An average of 151 days (fewer sold, but the ones that did were on the market for a shorter time). The Average Ask Price was $213,663. The Average Sale Price was $213,515. Your eyes are not deceiving you, that is just barely $100 difference between the average price the sellers wanted and the price the buyers paid. On average, the condos that sold had 1374 Sq. Ft., 2BRs, 2 baths and a two car garage.
***The average price per square foot in 2005 was $178/Sq. Ft. And in 2006, $156/Sq. Ft.
Want to buy a condo in this area? There are 120 for sale right now. Peace Out - 3C
(photo courtesy of OhioCity.com website)
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