The Effects of COVID-19 on Real Estate Sales in Holmes County

Holmes County Auditor, Jackie McKee, released year to date sales data that shows a slight decline in number of valid sales – but an increase in median price and total sales reflecting the impact of the current public health emergency. 

“I am not surprised  the number of sales were down slightly from a year ago.  We are in a global pandemic” said Jackie McKee.  “The increase in price over last year is not unexpected.  Based on valuations, Holmes County has been an extremely strong market.  Sale prices continue to exceed current tax valuations.”  

January – May 31, 2019

340 valid sales

$156,707.50 median

$62,800,711.02 total sales

January-May 31, 2020

306 valid sales

$178,750.00 median

$89,785,816.18 total sales 

For additional sales data information please call the Holmes County Auditor’s office at 330-674-1896.  Visit for real estate information and for current news stories and financial information. 

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About the Author

Jackie McKee, Holmes County Auditor

Serving Since  March 1999 - Jackie graduated from Akron University/Wayne College and has 36 years of accounting experience with 30 years being governmental accounting. She is a working "hands on" auditor; personally involved with all aspects of the office.

Jackie is involved with the County Auditors Association of Ohio and is currently serving on a legislative committee. She is past President of the Northeast Auditors Association.