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Columbus Realtors 2015 Breaks Record In Central Ohio Home Sales

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Central Ohio Real Estate Agents says Central Ohio home sales rose more than 9 percent in 2015.

Columbus Realtors says 2015 was a record year for Central Ohio home sales. 

The industry group says more than 29-thousand single family homes and condominiums sold during the year. That's up by 9 percent over the previous year.

The group says home prices also rose by more than 4 percent last year, making the median sales price of a house nearly $160,000.

Columbus Realtors President John Royer says home prices should continue to rise this year but at a slower rate.

Despite the improving numbers, Columbus Realtors says across the country report home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1993.

While a lack of inventory has been a problem in recent years, real estate agents say that could improve this year.

In Central Ohio, the Columbus, South-Western, Hilliard, Olentangy and Westerville school districts saw the highest level of home sales last year.