Low mortgage interest rates and decreasing inventory continue to

fuel active residential real estate market in June

Seller’s market shows no signs of slowing this summer

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The June residential real estate market continued the trend of decreasing inventory, increasing prices and homes selling quickly. Monthly real estate statistics from F.C. Tucker Company revealed that pended home sales decreased 3.4 percent compared to June 2020. In addition, year-to-date home prices increased 14.1 percent, and available housing inventory decreased 36.9 percent compared to this time last year.

     The average June 2021 home sale price for the 16-county central Indiana region was $288,118, an increase of 14.3 percent.

     Available housing inventory dropped 36.9 percent compared to June 2020.

     Pended home sales decreased 3.4 percent compared to this time last year.

In June 2021, 4,391 central Indiana homes were purchased, down 3.4 percent from the 4,546 sold in June 2020. Specifically:

     Madison County showed the greatest increase in pended home sales with 19.1 percent growth compared to June 2020.

     Decatur County pended sales had the greatest decrease with 29.3 percent fewer homes sold in June 2021 compared to this time last year.

The sale price of homes in central Indiana continued to increase in June:

     Shelby County recorded the highest average year-to-date home sale price increase at 27.2 percent.

     Boone County had the highest average home sale price in the region at $413,077.

     Homes sold in 22 days on average, 46.3 percent faster than in 2020. Putnam County homes left the market 39 days faster than in June 2020 - the greatest decrease of the 16-county central Indiana area.

Central Indiana experienced a 36.9 percent decrease in home inventory in June 2021. That represents 1,330 fewer homes available for sale than in June 2020. Thirteen of 16 central Indiana counties continued to see inventory decreases, with six counties experiencing decreases of 51.8 percent or higher.

     Shelby County had the largest inventory increase – 16.7 percent – compared to June 2020.

     Hamilton County inventory decreased the most significantly in central Indiana – down 62.3 percent – compared to this time last year.

“Low mortgage interest rates and a decrease in housing inventory have resulted in our active residential real estate market continuing into the summer months,” said Jim Litten, CEO of F.C. Tucker Company. “Despite the slight increase in price, homes continue to sell quickly – a trend we expect to continue throughout the second half of 2021.”

 

 

 



Of the pended home sales in the region last month, 5 were priced $2,000,000 or higher; 40 were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 339 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 1,050 were priced $300,000 to $499,999;   1,434 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 1,225 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and 298 were priced at $99,999 or less.

 

Editor’s Notes:

      All statistics were compiled by F.C. Tucker Company from a report drawn from BLC® statistics on July 6, 2021. Because of delayed processing through other agencies or boards, these numbers are subject to change.

      Effective April 7, 2019, data from MIBOR only reports on single family homes and excludes condo sales. F.C. Tucker will continue to include condo sales in this report.

       “Pending” means the sales contract has been signed, but the transaction has not closed. According to the NAR, pending sales typically are finalized within a month or two of signing.

       “Active Listings – Inventory” is a snapshot frozen in time at the end of the stated month. Per MIBOR, effective April 1, 2018, “Active with Contingency” no longer is a status in the BLC® listing service in order to present a true picture in advertising and marketing. Those listings that were in the "Active with Contingency" status have been moved from the "Active" status to the "Pending" status.

      For this report, F.C. Tucker tracks the following counties: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby. The first report tracking Jackson County data was pulled August 7, 2019.

 


 

PENDED SINGLE-FAMILY AND CONDOMINIUM SALES

County

June 2020

June 2021

Month-to-month % Change

Year-to-date
% Change

Bartholomew

159

136

-14.5%

9.1%

Boone

167

144

-13.8%

-6.4%

Brown

45

34

-24.4%

-1.2%

Decatur

41

29

-29.3%

-4.9%

Hamilton

943

819

-13.1%

-5.0%

Hancock

162

169

4.3%

12.1%

Hendricks

349

336

-3.7%

-5.9%

Jackson

44

49

11.4%

5.4%

Jennings

29

21

-27.6%

-10.0%

Johnson

333

351

5.4%

5.4%

Madison

188

224

19.1%

18.4%

Marion

1,753

1,771

1.0%

8.4%

Montgomery

61

47

-23.0%

5.9%

Morgan

142

135

-4.9%

-5.2%

Putnam

62

61

-1.6%

-9.6%

Shelby

68

65

-4.4%

-3.4%

TOTAL

4,546

4,391

-3.4%

3.2%

 

 

 


 

ACTIVE LISTINGS – INVENTORY    

 

County

June 2020

July 2021

% Change

Bartholomew

141

68

-51.8%

Boone

173

71

-59.0%

Brown

51

37

-27.5%

Decatur

32

35

9.4%

Hamilton

778

293

-62.3%

Hancock

145

82

-43.4%

Hendricks

242

101

-58.3%

Jackson

55

24

-56.4%

Jennings

26

19

-26.9%

Johnson

218

117

-46.3%

Madison

137

144

5.1%

Marion

1,370

1,108

-19.1%

Montgomery

46

41

-10.9%

Morgan

104

72

-30.8%

Putnam

49

19

-61.2%

Shelby

36

42

16.7%

TOTAL

3,603

2,273

-36.9%

 

 


 

AVERAGE SALE PRICE

 

County

YTD
June 2020

YTD
June 2021

% Change

Bartholomew

$219,353

$251,932

14.9%

Boone

$356,743

$413,077

15.8%

Brown

$278,553

$353,522

26.9%

Decatur

$165,219

$183,092

10.8%

Hamilton

$354,596

$410,735

15.8%

Hancock

$233,952

$267,817

14.5%

Hendricks

$249,950

$280,879

12.4%

Jackson

$160,919

$178,833

11.1%

Jennings

$142,562

$167,561

17.5%

Johnson

$234,851

$282,408

20.2%

Madison

$133,391

$168,416

26.3%

Marion

$239,481

$227,260

-5.1%

Montgomery

$153,601

$176,601

15.0%

Morgan

$205,354

$238,970

16.4%

Putnam

$180,594

$201,542

11.6%

Shelby

$167,202

$212,710

27.2%

TOTAL

$239,481

$273,148

14.1%

 

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