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Home Market Watch – April

May 14th, 2019 | jfinney@talktotucker.com

Central Indiana home sales increase 3.0 percent in April

F.C. Tucker continues to report higher sale prices as home sales increase once again

INDIANAPOLIS– Monthly real estate stats from F.C. Tucker Company indicate more homes sold and increased inventory in central Indiana. April 2019 pended sales increased 3.0 percent compared to April 2018 while the average year-to-date sale price for the 15-county Central Indiana region increased 5.2 percent to $214,343.

Pended sales increased slightly last month while prices continue to rise. In April 2019, 4,006 central Indiana homes were purchased, up from 3,890 sold in April 2018. Specifically:

  • Madison County showed the most growth in homes sold with a 33.1 percent increase in April 2019 compared to April 2018. 
  • PutnamCounty pended sales, however, continue to decrease the most. Last month, there were 27.9 percent fewer sales compared to April 2018.

In keeping with the previous month’s trends, homes sold faster and for more money in April, signaling that it’s still a seller’s market.

  • All of the 15 counties F.C. Tucker tracks increased in average year-to-date home prices. JenningsCounty experienced the highest price increase at 18.5 percent compared to this time last year.
  • Boone County once again had the highest average home price in the region at $333,118 while HamiltonCounty sits close behind at $330,547.
  • Homes sold in 50 days on average, 10 days and 16.7 percent faster than year-to-date 2018. JohnsonandMarion County’s homes were the fastest-selling on the market with 44 days on average.

Inventory increased 9.5 percent last month, with 5,098 homes listed in April 2019. That represents 444 more homes available for sale than in April 2018.

  • Hancock County experienced the highest increase in inventory, with 27.4 percent more listings than April 2018.Marion Countywas close behind with 27.2 percent more listings.
  • ●     Shelby’sCounty’s inventory dropped the most at 18.0 percent compared to April 2018.

“Spring is a traditionally popular sales season, and with a few more homes available for sale, there are plenty of opportunities to finally ‘make your move,’” said Jim Litten, CEO and owner of the F.C. Tucker Company. “Indiana real estate continues to prove it’s a good value at any price point.”




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