Delaware County Home Sales

It was another busy week in the Delaware County Ohio real estate market with 97 valid sales taking place and accounting for nearly $28 million in transfers.

Delaware (27) and Lewis Center (20) are common communities in the top-three however Westerville was finishing up the month strong with 15 units.

Sales only include transfers that are marked as “valid sales” by the Delaware County Auditor’s office.

Delaware County Homes Sale Statistics

August 24-30, 2015

City Units Amount Average
Ashley 1 $75,500 $75,500
Centerburg 2 $460,400 $230,200
Columbus 1 $186,700 $186,700
Delaware 27 $6,444,480 $238,684
Dublin 2 $755,000 $377,500
Galena 8 $3,026,363 $378,295
Johnstown 1 $75,000 $75,000
Lewis Center 20 $5,560,915 $278,046
Ostrander 1 $248,000 $248,000
Powell 11 $4,162,973 $378,452
Sunbury 8 $1,926,066 $240,758
Westerville 15 $5,049,197 $336,613
Total 97 $27,970,594 $288,356.64

Click on the community name to get a listing of homes sold in that community during the past week.

Dove Award-Winner Keaggy Performing Sunday in Powell

Cheri Keaggy, a Dove award-winning performer, will perform on Sunday, October 7, at 7 p.m. for a free show at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell, Ohio.

Keaggy is touring to promote the release of her new album, “So I Can Tell,” which can be purchased through her Web site – autographed – for $15.

Beginning as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California, Cheri has ministered through music and testimony for twenty years. Her debut album, “Child of the Father,” was released to rave reviews in 1994 earning her a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Eight albums, nine number-one songs, three Dove award-nominations, and a Dove award win later, Keaggy is recognized as a mainstay in the adult contemporary and inspirational genres, and songs like “There is Joy in the Lord’ and “In Remembrance of Me” are sung in churches worldwide. Likewise, the songs she’s written for her children have made her a favorite at women’s events.

Often with her Bible and journal close at hand, Cheri takes a teachable approach to life, looking for the lesson in every experience. “If God can use our challenges and heartaches to build character that makes us more effective for the Kingdom, than that’s what I want. He can use me however He sees fit.”

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignright” width=”420″][/media-credit]With songs penned following the end of her nearly twenty-three year marriage to her high school sweetheart, Cheri’s eighth release, SO I CAN TELL, is perhaps her most vulnerable recording to date. Like a modern day psalmist, her lyrics express grief, loneliness, and God’s comfort in “There Will Be One Day”, “When You Were Jesus to Me”, and “Hello, God.” She echoes the apostle Paul in the memorable piano ballad, “To Live is Christ” and celebrates Christ’s provision in the ukulele-based tune, “Air, Food, and Water.”

The album is a testimony of God’s goodness in the midst of pain and suffering. The music leaves the listener with a renewed sense that God is with us, no matter what. The perfect ending to a worshipful journey is the Scripture inspired “Romans 15:13 (Benediction Song)” and a beautiful acoustic piece performed by Phil Keaggy called, “Postlude: Invitation to Hope.”

“I feel like God has given me some gold,” Cheri explains, “and now is the season of pouring out everything He’s poured into me.”

Beautiful Savior Lutheran is located at 478 West Olentangy Street, just east of Sawmill Road, in Powell, Ohio.

Several Delaware Locations Prepared to Take Back Prescription Drugs

Several area police agencies will collect prescription drugs for safe disposal during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drug take-back events are intended to prevent abuse or misuse of prescription drugs no longer needed by their owners. Keep Delaware County Beautiful, the local recycling and litter prevention program, and the Delaware General Health District encourage residents to take advantage of these opportunities to dispose of drugs in an environmentally safe way. Flushing drugs down the drain can pollute water resources and should not be done.

Drug Take-Back sites in and near Delaware County participating in the Sept. 29 event include:

Take Back Prescription Drugs, Delaware, Ohio
Several Delaware County area locations will be taking part in the annual prescription drug take back program throughout the greater Delaware, County area on Saturday.
  • The Powell Police Department, 47 Hall St., Powell 43065.
  • The Kroger parking lot at 7100 Hospital Drive, Dublin 43016 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • The Kroger parking lot at 55 W. Shrock Road, Westerville 43081 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • Foster’s Pharmacy parking lot, 4584 Columbus St., Centerburg 43011 (Metrich Drug Task Force).
  • The Union County Sheriff’s Office, 221 W. Fifth St., Marysville 43040.
  • Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081 (Westerville Police Department).
  • The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, 101 Home Road, Mount Gilead 43338.
  • The Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St., Marion 43302 (Marion Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office).

Additional information about the National Take-Back Initiative is available online or by phoning 1-800-882-9539. Additional information about safe disposal of drugs is available online.

 

Consignment Sale to Benefit Ronald McDonald House in Powell

The MOMS Club of Powell-Northwest will host its fall children’s consignment sale on Saturday, October 6, from 8 – 11 a.m.  and then again from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Powell United Methodist Church in Powell, Ohio.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Columbus, Ohio
[/media-credit] Ronald McDonald House Charities in Columbus, Ohio, will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the MOM Powell-Northwest consignment sale on October 6. (photo courtesy of rmhc-centralohio.org)
The MOMS Club of Powell-Northwest will donate 20 percent of total sales to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. A great charity to support since Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio is the second-largest in the world serving 3,000 families per year and providing more than 20,000 nights in the house. In guest surveys, which have been conducted since October 2006, Columbus’s Ronald McDonald House has received 99.9 percent positive ratings from families on questions about the quality of its staff, volunteers, and facility.

The event will feature gently-used clothing and other items from over thirty consignors and numerous designers for fall items! The sale will run from 8-11 a.m., close then reopen at 11:30 a.m. and run for one hour with a half-price sale! That’s right half-off! Admission is $1 and all sales are final, cash only, and bring your own bags to carry your deals home in!

Powell United Methodist Church, the sale’s original location, is located at 345 West Olentangy Street, in Powell, Ohio.

Powell Ohio Real Estate Market Moves Under 3 Months Inventory

Powell, Ohio, real estate inventory has moved under three months of active inventory! The area saw a drop of 0.89 units over July’s numbers to 2.92 months of inventory.

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignleft” width=”125″][/media-credit]The Powell area — which encompasses an area from Clark Shaw Road to just north of I-270 and from U.S. 23 to essentially the Union County line with lots of little wiggles and cuts for Dublin and Ostrander in there — saw 78 homes sell in August and currently has 225 active listings for an amazing 2.92 months of inventory. The sold market isn’t just moving them, it’s moving them fast with the average days on market down to 78 days.

The averge sales price is now $311,113, or $116.37 per square foot, which was 95.9 percent of the final listing price. The average home had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2,955 square feet under roof and had been listed for $324,280 when it went into contract. By comparison, the 225 active listings have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 3,625 square foot under roof and are listed at $476,399 or $155.28 per square foot adn have been on the market for 100 days.

Historically speaking, 78 homes is the most sold in a single-month in at least the last five years in Powell by 13 homes with 65 in May 2010 being the former high-water mark. However, the biggest reason for the drop in months of inventory is the drastic reduction in inventory. In August 2007 and 2008 there would be 450 homes for sale, in 2009 and 2010 there was 350, in 2011 there was 300, in 2012 it was all the way down to 214. This has created a “problem” in the real estate market — I’m calling it Selleritis — in which buyers are still are still asking for the world while market stats attempt to tell sellers it is “their” market.

In the condominium market, Powell continued to show low inventory rates and higher-than expected sales resulting only 3.5 months worth of inventory. Hence, for every seven condominiums on the market this month two will go into contract – and with the current Central Ohio condominium market that’s a good number. In July there were 14 sold units average $221,468 or $101.26 per square foot (at a high of $153.58 and low of $55.56). The average sale was 2,221 sqare feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and had been on the market for 96 days. By comparison, there are currently 49 active condominiums in the Powell, Ohio, real estate market with an average price of $226,774 or an average price per foot of $122.75. The average square footage is 2,034 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and has been on the market for 114 days.

The highest priced home in Powell is currently 13,330 square foot home priced “to move” at $3,950,000 while the highest priced condominium is a 5,300 square foot condominium at $725,000.

All listing and sold information is from the Columbus Board of REALTORS and sold are from August 1 through August 30 as reported to the Columbus Board of REALTORS by September 13, 2012.

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