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Ontario supervisors advance housing study; home prices see surge in September, though

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The Ontario County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a housing report from consulting firm Urban Partners on Thursday.


The year-long study, initiated by the county, provides a comprehensive assessment of housing needs, focusing on elements such as infrastructure, household size, income levels, transportation to jobs, and homelessness.

Recommendations from the study highlight the importance of making housing more affordable, adjusting zoning policies to favor housing development, and catering to the county’s expanding senior community.

Separately, recent data from Realtor.com indicates that the median home price in Ontario County spiked by 20.2% in September, reaching $481,300.


This reflects a sharp increase from the previous month’s $400,400. Homes in the county are selling quickly, with a median time on the market of 41 days in September, notably lower than the national average of 48 days.

However, new listings in September declined by 22.6% year-over-year, with only 96 homes introduced to the market.