Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations

Warren County Ohio Foreclosure Update: Sheriff's Sales through 12/01/2014

Warren County Ohio Foreclosure Update: Sheriff's Sales through 12/01/2014

We just can't keep the leaves off the lawn!  Fall is here in force and while we've managed to dodge frost so far, we know it's coming soon!  With the cooling weather, has there been a chill on Warren County Ohio foreclosures and short sales?  

Stick with us and you'll know practically everything you might want to know about Warren County foreclosure and short sale activity over the last month!  AND at the end links to search for Warren County foreclosed homes for sale and Warren County short sales for sale.

We'll start with the trend chart of Sheriff's Sales scheduled with this revision including THREE additional weeks.   The BLACK DIAGONAL line one the chart is the trend line and clearly shows that Warren County foreclosures continue to decrease.  We like seeing the large number of weeks where no one has their home foreclosed. 

Warren County Ohio Foreclosures

934 Kerns Drive Lebanon Ohio short sale home sold

These numbers include not just "regular" home owners, but developers, investment owners and tax liens.   And not every home scheduled for foreclosure actually gets foreclosed, either due to catching up on payments, a loan modification or the owner sells their home prior and uses the proceeds to get right with the bank (e.g. adequate equity or a short sale arrangement).

If you want details on exactly what homes are scheduled for foreclosure, click Warren County's Sheriff's Foreclosures to access the official list from the Warren County Sheriff's website and learn how to make an offer on a foreclosed home.

Below is a summary of the recent foreclosure trends.  Note in the Net row for the first table, Red font is a trend we see as negative, Green as positive, Black as neutral.   

Warren County Ohio Distressed Real estate sales

  Warren County Ohio Foreclosure information

Summary of Warren County Ohio Foreclosure and Short Sale Information:

While this month's update shows a lot of red in the bottom line of the top data block, it's only SLIGHTLY red, basically a pale, pale pink type of red as for the most part the numbers didn't move much.  Overall market activity is down, which is normal for this time of year.  Bargain hunters will continue to give priority to foreclosures and short sales as long as they see value there.  The key stats in our opinion is the overall percentage of the market occupied by distressed properties, and those percentages hardly moved.  Still single digits, and that's a solid sign for the overall market stability.  

 
What does this mean to you as a Warren County home seller?
Play it again Sam!  Not much has changed: it's a good time to be a home seller after years of the market not supporting you.  You still need to price right, hire the right real estate team (hand raised and volunteering our services), and make your home easily available to the buyers.  But the past where foreclosures and short sales were driving your decision?  Those days are gone for the immediate future.  Just call us to set an appointment if you'd like to know about the marketability and value of your home!

What does this mean to you as a Warren County home buyer?
No reason to change past advice here either:  your selection of foreclosures and short sales is small.  If you find a prime deal, you better move fast because you'll have competition.  However, fact is if your shopping is limited to ONLY distressed properties, you're probably going to be disappointed with the limited selection.  And if you want a prime community (e.g. Mason, you may find out there are almost no homes to see if you factor in other needs like price and number of bedrooms).

Be aware that you're competing with other buyers AND investors for these homes.  And investors are often CASH buyers, so your financing contingent offer may be less competitive to the sellers.  However, some foreclosed properties have an initial period reserved for owner/occupants before being opened up to investors, so don't miss that window of opportunity!

CLICK:  VIEW WARREN COUNTY OHIO SHORT SALE HOMES IN CINCINNATI MLS for short sale Warren County Ohio homes listed 10/25/14.  Link is good for 30 days.

 CLICK:  VIEW WARREN COUNTY OHIO FORECLOSED HOMES FOR SALE IN CINCINNATI MLS for foreclosed Warren County Ohio homes listed 10/25/14.  Link is good for 30 days.

Real estate is LOCAL, please disregard the National news and to a certain extent even the Cincinnati and Dayton reports as they are driven by urban real estate and NOT suburban and rural properties.

DISCLAIMER: There may be additional homes offered for sale in ONLY the Dayton MLS that might include additional foreclosed homes and short sale candidates. When working with buyers for Warren County, we use BOTH Cincinnati and Dayton MLS to ensure our buyers have visibility to ALL MLS listed homes.

If you have questions regarding these sales, or other real estate related questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Serving Your Warren County Residential Real Estate Needs,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz

REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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4 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • October 25 2014 06:29AM
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