Central Indiana home sales increase 5 percent in July

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 a decrease in inventory as sale prices continue to climb. July 2019 pended sales increased 5 percent compared to July 2018, while the average year-to-date sale price for the 16-county central Indiana region increased 4.5 percent to $224,479.

 

Central Indiana continues to see rising pended sales. In July 2019, 3,966 central Indiana homes were purchased, up from 3,778 sold in July 2018. Specifically:

      Jennings County showed the most growth in homes sold with a 36.4 percent increase in July 2019 compared to July 2018.

      Putnam County pended sales, however, decreased with 35.3 percent fewer homes sold last month compared to July 2018.

 

On average homes sold much faster and for more money in July, meaning it’s still a strong seller’s market.

      All 16 counties F.C. Tucker tracks increased in average year-to-date home prices. Jennings County experienced the highest price increase at 18.9 percent compared to this time last year.

      Boone County continues to hold the highest average home price in the region at $343,513.

      Homes sold in 40 days on average, 11.1 percent faster than year-to-date 2018. Hendricks, Johnson and Marion county homes left the market the fastest at just 33 days on average in Hendricks county and 36 days on average in both Johnson and Marion counties.

The market continues to see fewer homes for sale as inventory decreased 0.5 percent last month. In July 2019, 6,302 homes were listed, 33 fewer than in July 2018.

      Jackson County experienced the highest increase in inventory with a significant 140.6 percent more listings than July 2018.

      Montgomery County’s inventories dropped the most at 21.3 percent compared to July 2018.

 

“Home inventory in Indiana remains tight, making it an ideal market for sellers,” said Jim Litten, CEO of F.C. Tucker Company. “However, a good selection of homes at varying price points exists, so homebuyers should not be deterred as they begin their housing search.”

 

Of the pended home sales in the region last month, one was priced $2,000,000 or higher; 13 were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 187 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 640 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 1,010 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 1,593 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and 522 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 August 6, 2019. 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 July 7, 2019.



PENDED SINGLE-FAMILY AND CONDOMINIUM SALES

County

July

2018

July

2019

Month-to-month % Change

Year-to-date
% Change

Bartholomew

114

127

11.4%

-13.9%

Boone

111

125

12.6%

-1.9%

Brown

31

38

22.6%

7.3%

Decatur

34

39

14.7%

-0.5%

Hamilton

697

759

8.9%

-2.4%

Hancock

140

163

16.4%

10.2%

Hendricks

315

317

0.6%

-9.4%

Jackson

48

54

12.5%

0.3%

Jennings

22

30

36.4%

12.3%

Johnson

281

311

10.7%

0.8%

Madison

178

172

-3.4%

4.3%

Marion

1,503

1,528

1.7%

0.1%

Montgomery

58

76

31.0%

3.1%

Morgan

118

122

3.4%

-5.2%

Putnam

68

44

-35.3%

-24.6%

Shelby

60

61

1.7%

0.3%

TOTAL

3,778

3,966

5.0%

-1.6%

 

 

ACTIVE LISTINGS – INVENTORY    

 

County

July

2018

July

2019

% Change

Bartholomew

187

175

-6.4%

Boone

283

272

-3.9%

Brown

135

107

-20.7%

Decatur

77

92

19.5%

Hamilton

1,345

1,379

2.5%

Hancock

226

232

2.7%

Hendricks

420

437

4.0%

Jackson

32

77

140.6%

Jennings

40

38

-5.0%

Johnson

462

388

-16.0%

Madison

299

343

14.7%

Marion

2,252

2,268

0.7%

Montgomery

127

100

-21.3%

Morgan

242

217

-10.3%

Putnam

107

97

-9.3%

Shelby

101

80

-20.8%

TOTAL

6,335

6,302

-0.5%

 


AVERAGE SALE PRICE

 

County

YTD
July 2018

YTD
July 2019

% Change

Bartholomew

$211,301

$214,383

1.5%

Boone

$309,438

$343,513

11.0%

Brown

$239,762

$246,617

2.9%

Decatur

$133,903

$149,729

11.8%

Hamilton

$325,334

$338,461

4.0%

Hancock

$204,255

$219,571

7.5%

Hendricks

$220,490

$234,220

6.2%

Jackson

$135,880

$142,235

4.7%

Jennings

$115,321

$137,091

18.9%

Johnson

$213,499

$228,975

7.2%

Madison

$115,396

$126,971

10.0%

Marion

$174,051

$182,161

4.7%

Montgomery

$129,624

$140,034

8.0%

Morgan

$183,133

$196,462

7.3%

Putnam

$152,268

$168,171

10.4%

Shelby

$144,933

$154,712

6.7%

TOTAL

$214,789

$224,479

4.5%

 

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