The buyer's market continued in Central Ohio during November, as record-high inventory cut further into sales and prices, the Columbus Board of Realtors reported. Realtors recorded 1,763 home sales last month, down 7.2 percent from 1,899 sales a year earlier. Year-to-date, the region's 24,498 sales are 4.2 percent behind last year's pace. Although the average sales price crept up to $167,371 last month from $166,266 in October, it has fallen 3 percent below the year-ago price of $172,586. Record numbers of homes have been listed for sale this year in Central Ohio, the board reported, although new listings sank in November from both month- and year-ago levels. There were 2,899 new listings added to the market last month, compared with 3,844 in October and 3,368 a year ago, bringing the tot...
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