Fox 19 News remains to keep us in the know on the Cincinnati Residential Real Estate market with articles like this published on 1/7/2021.
“Cincinnati is one of the hottest housing markets in the U.S., and 2021 will likely look like 2020.
1. Market Remains Competitive According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report, Cincinnati is one of the hottest housing markets in the U.S., and 2021 will likely look a lot like 2020. There will again be strong demand fueled by buyers and a shortage of inventory. Buyers should anticipate facing competition with multiple offers on available homes, especially in the busier spring and summer months. Look for cash offers to increase with buyers using this option to sweeten their offer on a home.
2. Vaccine May Boost Inventory Assuming the vaccine becomes widely available this year, we may see more housing inventory. As more people are vaccinated, potential sellers may feel more comfortable letting prospective buyers into their homes, which would provide housing inventory with a much-needed boost.
3. Interest Rates Remain Low Interest rates are at a 50-year low and will likely remain low throughout 2021. However, we do expect to see a slow rise in interest rates, especially in the latter half of the year.
4. Home Offices in High Demand Dedicated spaces for a home office will continue to be in high demand throughout 2021 as many of us continue to work remotely. 2020 was the year buyers evaluated what they truly need in a home. Expect the trend of wanting more space to continue whether it is a dedicated room for a home office, remote school, a home gym or even more outdoor space.
5. Home Prices Continue Rising As buyer demand continues, we will likely continue to see home prices rising in 2021, although at a slower pace than in 2020. According to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report, the median home price in Greater Cincinnati is up nearly 19% over last year.
6. Seasonal Trends Return The traditional spring housing market was pushed back in 2020 due to the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. As a result, we saw a great deal of activity in the late summer and throughout the fall. Expect the market to return to its traditional pattern in 2021, with most of the buying and selling activity occurring during the spring and summer months”