Many potential homebuyers will consider buying a foreclosed home because conventional wisdom says they will be able to purchase a home at a discount. Yet are foreclosures in Columbia sold at a reduced price?
When looking at the median sales price, Columbia foreclosures are sold 36% less than the average non-distressed home (not a foreclosure or short sale.) According by RealtyTrac, the nation’s largest foreclosure reporting firm, in September of 2013 for the Columbia zip code of 21045 the median sale price of a non-distressed home was $310,000; while the median sales price of an Columbia foreclosure was $199,146; a 33% reduction or $110,854.
While quite a reduction, it’s less of a discount than the entire state of Maryland (38.5%) but more than Howard County as a whole (29.5%.) In contrast, for the Columbia zip codes of 21044 and 21046, the foreclosure discount was 15%.
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