April housing sales up in Crawford County


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



The housing market in Crawford County had year-to-year sales increased in April.

There were 40 houses sold countywide last month compared with 32 in April 2015, according to data provided by the Mansfield Association of Realtors. The total dollar volume was $78,678, down from $102,423 in April 2015. The average price for homes also declined to $74,259 in April compared with $95,255 for in April of last year. But houses were on the market for a shorter period of time — 173 days last month compared with 236 in April 2015.

Members of the association have sold bank owned properties, but the association is not allowed to “single out” foreclosed properties to the public, said Barbara Murray, association executive officer MAR, which breaks down the data by school district.

The Galion school district had 11 homes sold in April compared with nine for the previous year. Total dollar volume was $64,818 last month compared with $73,600 in April 2015. The average price also decreased to $61,845 in April compared with $70,722 in April of last year. Houses were on the market for 113 days last month compared with 143 in April 2015.

The Colonel Crawford school district had four homes sold last month compared with one in April 2015. The total dollar volume increased to $139,050 in April compared with $69,900 in April 2015. The average price for homes also spiked to $135,850 last month compared with $60,000 in April 2015. Homes were on the market for 70 days in April, a sharp decline from 466 days in April 2015.

The Crestline school district had four homes sold last month, down from seven homes in April 2015. Total dollar volume in April was $53,375 compared with $77,957 in April 2015. The average price for homes was $48,000 last month compared with $73,414 in April 2015. The average number of days that homes were on the market spiked in April at 219 days compared with 172 in April 2015.

No homes were sold in the Northmor school district, which is based in Morrow County, for both April 2015 and 2016.

Buckeye Central school district housing sales increased to three homes in April compared with one in April 2015. The total dollar volume in April was $71,267 compared with $64,900 in April 2015. The average price for homes was $61,942, up from $61,500 in April 2015. The length for homes to be on the market was steady at 361 homes in April compared with 366 homes in April 2015.

For the Bucyrus school district, 15 homes were sold last month compared with 10 in April 2015. The total dollar volume for last month was $81,813 compared with $119,806 in April 2015. The average price for homes was $77,407 last month compared with $108,626 in April 2015. Homes were on the market for 212 days in April, down from 346 homes in April 2015.

Wynford sold no homes in April compared with four homes in April 2015.

By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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