Cincinnati Makes List Of Top 10 Cities For Real Estate Steals
Cincinnati Ohio Real Estate has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten markets for healthy real estate development investment and even potential “steals” (USNews).
In an article from February 12, 2010 entitled “10 Cities for Real Estate Steals”, U.S. News surveyed information primarily compiled by Moody’s Economy.com to search out markets where price-to-income ratios are most in line with their historical averages despite the challenging economic environment.
Cincinnati Real Estate Developers And Buyers
Certainly the news does not come as a surprise to the Greater Cincinnati real estate development community who have witnessed the near 30% downturn nation-wide and yet experienced very little of the trend locally. In fact, buyers and investors see, despite some near term fluctuation, that many properties in the market are actually undervalued compared to the long term trends.
“10 Cities for Real Estate Steals”
Concerning the Greater Cincinnati real estate development market, the U.S. News reporter, Luke Mullins, states:
“Home prices in Cincinnati have remained relatively affordable throughout the nation’s recent boom-and-bust cycle. The area’s price-to-income ratio actually increased from 2006 to the third quarter of 2009. Its most recent reading of 1.41 is slightly below the 1.46 average ratio of the 15 years before 2003. Although home price declines have moderated in recent months, Moody’s Economy.com believes further drops may be in store as additional houses go into foreclosure. Home prices in Cincinnati are expected to bottom out this year before creeping higher.”
Here is the recent view of one local Cincinnati real estate developer, “It’s challenging to get deals done out there, but there are spots around town that are very well positioned.” via
The Real Estate Development trend in Greater Cincinnati Ohio
Mortgage rates have recently dropped to 4.93 and added federal incentives continue for first time and current homeowners looking to buy so expect the current short term fluctuation in the greater Cincinnati real estate market to begin to get back to its historical trend by the end of 2010.