House Sales Up in Mahoning, Columbiana

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of houses sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in October was down about 1% from a year earlier.

Cumulatively, 464 houses were sold in the three counties in October, compared with 469 a year ago, according to MLS Now, a multiple listing service that collects sales data.

That includes 220 houses sold in Mahoning County last month, compared with 217 in October 2022, a 1.4% increase. In Trumbull County, 158 houses were sold last month, down 9.7% from 175 a year earlier. In Columbiana County, 86 units were sold in October, compared with 77 in October 2022, an 11.7% increase.

New listings in October increased 4.3% from a year earlier in Mahoning County, 16% in Trumbull County and 22.6% in Columbiana County.

For the first 10 months of 2023, combined unit sales in the three counties were down about 14%, falling from 4,854 last year to 4,163 for the same period this year.

The total volume of houses sold in October compared with the same period last year: up in all three counties.

In Mahoning County, October sales totaled $44.7 million, up 10.1% from $40.6 million a year earlier. In Trumbull County, total sales were up 3%, from $26.1 million last October to $26.9 million this October. In Columbiana County, dollar volume totaled $15.7 million in October, up 18.8% from $13.2 million a year earlier.

Average sale prices were also up in all three counties.

The average sale in Mahoning County in October was $203,402, up 8.6% from $187,232 a year ago. The average sale price in Trumbull County was $170,698, a 14.1% increase from $149,610 in October 2022. In Columbiana County, average sale price in October was $183,449, up 6.4% from $172,419 in October 2022.

The number of homes sold throughout Ohio in October decreased from the pace set during that month a year ago, while average prices continued to increase, according to Ohio Realtors.

Ohio home sales in October reached 11,041, a 9.2% decline October 2022.