Housing sales up in January for Crawford County


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



Housing sales in Crawford County are up in January compared with 2015 figures. Source: Mansfield Association of Realtors.


Year-to-year housing sales in the Crawford County area improved in January despite a decline in some school districts.

There were 27 homes sold last month compared with 20 homes in January 2015, according to data provided by the Mansfield Association of Realtors. The total dollar volume in the area more than doubled to $3,033,900 in January 2016. The average price of a home was $112,367 last month compared with $63,193 in January 2015.

On average, homes were on the market for 146 – an increase of 25 days.

The Galion City School and Colonel Crawford Local School districts saw home sales decline from last year, while five other schools saw sales increase or remain the same including the Northmor Local School District, which is based in Morrow County.

In Galion, there were six homes sold last month compared with 12 in January 2015. Total dollar volume declined by nearly 50 percent to $675,250 in January 2016. But the average price for homes was $112,542 last month compared with $56,538 in January 2015. Homes were on the market longer for an average of 154 days – an increase of 60 days.

In Colonel Crawford, there was one home sold last month compared with two in January 2015. That home was sold for $60,000. The total dollar volume and average price for two homes last year was $152,000 and $76,000, respectively. But the average number of days for homes on the market decline from 101 in January 2015 to 67 last month.

While Crestline sales remained the same at one last month, the total dollar volume and average home price increased to $60,000 compared with $19,500. Homes were on the market for an average of 60 days last month compared with 600 last year.

Bucyrus sold the most homes in Crawford County at seven last month compared with two in January 2015. Total dollar volume increased more than six times to $818,750 in January 2016. The average price for homes was $116,964 last month compared with $54,000 in January 2015. Homes were on the market for an average of 156 days – a decrease of 233 days.

Northmor came in third with five homes sold last month compared with one in January 2015. The total dollar volume increased more than two times to $602,500 last month, while the average price for homes jumped to $1,205,000 from $17,000. But homes were on the market longer for an average of 135 days last month compared with 78 days in January 2015.

In Wynford, there were four homes sold last month compared with one during the same period last year. The total dollar volume increased more than five times to $477,400. The average price for homes was $119,350 last month compared with $75,900 in January 2015. Homes were on the market for an average of 163 days last month – an increase of 86 days.

Buckeye Central sold the least homes at three last month compared with one in January 2015. The total dollar volume was $340,000, while the average home price was $113,333 last month. The one home sold in January was sold for $60,000. Homes were on the market for an average of 154 days – a 65-day decrease.

Housing sales in Crawford County are up in January compared with 2015 figures. Source: Mansfield Association of Realtors.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Housing-graph.jpgHousing sales in Crawford County are up in January compared with 2015 figures. Source: Mansfield Association of Realtors.

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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