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June Brings Highest Home Sale Prices On Record

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New figures from the group Columbus Realtors say the average home sale price in June was $206,061, the highest price of any month on record.

June was a record-setting month for Central Ohio housing prices.

New figures from the group Columbus Realtors say the average home sale price in June was $206,061, the highest price of any month on record.

The group says the total inventory of homes for sale in Central Ohio in June was 7,662, a 2.5 percent increase over last June and the largest inventory of any month in 2015.

The Central Ohio housing inventory is still below 2000 levels.

In a statement, Columbus Realtors President Kathy Shiflet says “With the lack of inventory, today’s buyers are highly motivated to act quickly on homes that are put on the market.”

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.