The Ohio Association of Realtors features the 2009 home sales in their monthly publication. The below graphic shows a state wide look at sales volumes and price changes in specific regions of the state.
The good news is that here in the Cincinnati market the annual volume has not changed much year over yer. What is concerning is the 8% price reduction year over year. Cincinnati real estate sales increases by 33% in November, which was a surprisingly strong month. That influx is most likely due to the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit.
With 2010 beginning my expectations and hoped for the local market are a continued stabilization in price, and a slow and steady increase in volume. The tax credit extension should help drive spring sales and as we move into the summer and fall the slowly rebounding economy should help more people feel more confident in purchasing a home.