New Listings: 654

vs. last week: -2.24%

vs. last month: +13.15%

vs. last year: -19.66%

Avg. Sale Price: $257,938

vs. last week: +8.31%

vs. last month: +13.24%

vs. last year: -0.31%

Avg. Days On Market: 23.60

vs. last week: +2.30%

vs. last month: -9.34%

vs. last year: -20.03%

Absorption Rate: 25.88%

vs. market equilibrium: +9.21%

vs. last week: -0.08%

vs. last month: -0.87%

(based on data from Cincinnati MLS)

Weekly figures are not the best measure of market conditions, because they only measure 7 days at a time. However, they do indicate market direction and fluctuation.

This week, New Listings are down slightly vs. last week, up significantly vs. last month, and down considerably vs. last year. Avg. Sale Price is up notably vs. last week and vs. last month, but nearly unchanged vs. last year. Avg. Days On Market is up a little vs. last week, but down substantially vs. last month and vs. last year.

The absorption rate is a lesser known figure to the general public, but it may be the most important one. It factors in active & pending listings (current inventory), along with the average number of listings sold per month over the past 6 months. The resulting figure is the percentage of current inventory sold each month. Our current absorption rate of 25.88% can also be expressed as a 3.86 months’ supply of homes. This rate is 9.21% higher than the market equilibrium rate of 16.67%, or a 6 months’ supply of homes. When the absorption rate is higher than 16.67%, the market conditions favor sellers. When it’s lower than 16.67%, buyers have the upper hand.