Our City Online


Sheriff’s Sales: 1 in 3 Franklin County Home Sales

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Community Research Partners’ third Data Byte is out! This Data Byte looks at sheriff’s sales in Franklin County and its school districts. A sheriff’s sale is the process by which the county sheriff appraises a property’s value and sells it at a foreclosure sale or auction.

In 2008, sheriff’s sales represented one in three (32%) sales of 1-3 unit residential properties in the county and one in five (20%) condominium sales, up from 12% and 3% respectively in 2003. Rates vary across school districts, from 6% in Upper Arlington to over half (55%) in Whitehall.

Click here (PDF) to read this Data Byte and learn more about the growing issue of sheriff’s sales.

Print Friendly


6 Responses to Sheriff’s Sales: 1 in 3 Franklin County Home Sales

  1. JonMyers July 24, 2009 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm

    Seems like a radical statistic. I’m surprised not to see more discussion going on here.

  2. GW_Justice
    GW_Justice July 24, 2009 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm

    I wonder what prices those houses are going for in the sheriff’s sales.  Anyone have a resource to look this up?

  3. Walker Evans
    Walker July 24, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm

    While the jump from 12% to 32% is quite drastic, I think the national credit and housing crisis have painted a similar picture all across the country, so I doubt anyone is too surprised by these figures. I’d be interested to see how we compare to other cities and the national average. I’m guessing a lot of boom cities out west are fairing much worse than Franklin County.

  4. Walker Evans
    Walker July 24, 2009 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm

    Ok… wait… I take that back… maybe. Is there some sort of discrepancy between the numbers here, because according to this:

    With 9.46 percent of its housing units (one in 11) receiving a foreclosure filing during the year, Stockton, Calif., registered the highest foreclosure rate among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas in 2008. Other California cities in the top 10 were Riverside-San Bernardino at No. 3 (8.02 percent, or one in 12 housing units); Bakersfield and No. 4 (6.17 percent, or one in 16 housing units); and Sacramento at No. 9 (5.20 percent, or one in 19 housing units).

  5. Walker Evans
    Walker July 24, 2009 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm

    Oh, wait…. ok… The CRP data is comparing sheriff sales to all housing sales, while the link I just posted is comparing foreclosures to total housing stock available. Nevermind! Time to keep researching. ;)

  6. Walker Evans
    Walker August 13, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am

    Foreclosures grow in fertile suburbs
    Thursday,  August 13, 2009 3:28 AM

    A growing percentage of foreclosed houses sold at sheriff’s auctions have been in suburban Franklin County school districts.

    And in three districts, the percentage of sheriff’s sales as a share of overall sales is higher than in the Columbus school district.

    The Whitehall, Hamilton and Groveport Madison school districts all had a higher percentage of sheriff’s sales in 2008 than the Columbus school district’s 43.1 percent, according to a recent study by the nonprofit Community Research Partners.


Want to comment?

Login or register first.

Lost your password?

metro categories