I saw someone post on Twitter that December is the Friday of the months. Well, welcome to the last month of the year and all the gift wrapping, cookie eating, family gathering festivities it holds. I will try and stay focused as I share this weekly batch of real estate headlines.
Every year around this time, I daydream about going to my favorite college town, Columbus, OH to root for the Ohio State Buckeyes. I spent a few years growing up just outside Columbus and the fanfare surrounding Buckeye football has stuck with me (although this year’s a bit tougher than usual). There is something about the changing leaves, football rivalries and general fall season that makes me wish I was in the middle of it all. This is also the time of year that we start preparing for the Coldwell Banker College Home Listing Report (being released in mid-November) which ranks college towns in affordability, and highlights the top 10 most expensive and most affordable.
REAL ESTATE IS LOCAL! So when Coldwell Banker issued our annual Home Listing Report (HLR), we kept that in mind. The HLR is a snapshot of more than 2,300 local real estate markets in North America (nearly 10 times more markets than last year), and it provides the average home listing price for four-bedroom, two-bath properties that appeared on coldwellbanker.com over a six month period of time.