Zillow says Cincinnati is HOT!

Here’s the three reasons why...


Dear clients and friends,

Did you know that Zillow has predicted Cincinnati to be the number two hottest market in the entire United States for 2024? It’s an incredible accolade that speaks volumes about the potential and growth of our city’s real estate landscape. Let’s dive into the reasons behind this remarkable prediction and what it means for you, whether you’re planning to buy or sell this year.

The Driving Forces Behind Cincinnati’s Real Estate Boom

  1. Appreciation at the Forefront: Unlike many large metropolitan areas that have seen a stagnation or even depreciation in real estate values, Cincinnati has defied the odds. In 2023, our city not only maintained its value but, in some neighborhoods, appreciated significantly. This trend is expected to continue into 2024, setting Cincinnati apart as a market ripe for investment and growth.
  2. A Balanced Equation of Jobs and Housing: A key factor contributing to Cincinnati’s real estate heat is the ratio of new construction starts and housing permits to new job formation. Simply put, the creation of more jobs than there are new houses is fueling demand. This imbalance indicates a robust economy that’s attracting more people to our city, further pressurizing the housing market.
  3. Rapid Sales – A Sign of High Demand: Last year, the average days on market for a home in Cincinnati was just eleven. This astonishingly quick turnover, one of the fastest absorption rates in the country, underscores the high demand for homes in our area. It’s a trend that we anticipate will continue, making 2024 another standout year for our real estate market.

Implications for Sellers and Buyers

For sellers, this news is nothing short of fantastic. The brisk sales pace and appreciation mean that well-presented and correctly priced homes are likely to sell quickly, often with favorable terms. However, it’s crucial to highlight that not all homes experience this swift transition. Homes that hit the mark on pricing and presentation are the ones enjoying these optimal conditions. It’s a gentle reminder of the importance of preparing your home for sale to ensure it stands out in this competitive market.

On the flip side, buyers might feel hesitant, worrying about making a purchase in a rising market. It’s a valid concern. Yet, the underlying economic fundamentals supporting Cincinnati’s growth are solid. The continued job creation and economic development promise not only a vibrant community but also the potential for ongoing appreciation of your investment. It’s an opportune time to become part of Cincinnati’s thriving future.

A Personal Invitation

Cincinnati, with its vast expanse, is composed of countless unique submarkets, each with its own character and dynamics. If you find yourself with questions about your specific area or need advice tailored to your unique situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether through email, direct message, text, or a call, we are here to provide the expertise and guidance you need. We’re more than just realtors; we’re your partners in navigating this exciting market.

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Peter Chabris

Licensed in 2002, Peter launched The Chabris Group in 2007, which has earned the title of Cincinnati’s #1 real estate sales team since 2013. The team serves several hundred families every year and is recognized as the top sales team in Keller Williams’ Ohio Valley Region.