Central Indiana Home Buyers Benefit from May Residential Real Estate Market Inventory Increase

 

INDIANAPOLIS – May 2022 was a favorable month for central Indiana home buyers with all 16 central Indiana counties experiencing significant increases in available housing inventory. Monthly real estate statistics from F.C. Tucker Company revealed that May 2022 pended home sales decreased 2.2 percent compared to May 2021, while year-to-date home sale prices increased 13.4 percent. Central Indiana housing inventory increased 35.6 percent compared to this time last year.

     The average May home sale price for the 16-county central Indiana region was $332,405 an increase of 14.4 percent compared to May 2021.

     Pended home sales decreased, down 2.2 percent compared to this time last year.

     Available housing inventory increased, up 35.6 percent compared to May 2021.

In May 2022, 4,210 central Indiana homes were purchased, down 2.2 percent from the 4,303 sold in May 2021. Specifically:

     Shelby County showed the greatest increase in pended home sales with 33.3 percent growth compared to May 2021.

     Brown County pended sales had the greatest decrease with 47.6 percent fewer homes sold in May 2022 compared to this time last year.

The year-to-date sale price of homes in central Indiana continued its upward climb:

     Decatur County recorded the highest average year-to-date home sale price increase at 31.4 percent.

     Boone County had the highest average home sale price in the region at $468,431.

     Homes sold in 19 days on average, 20.8 percent faster than in 2021. Homes in Shelby County left the market 10 days, or 33.3 percent, faster than in 2021 - the greatest decrease of the 16-county central Indiana area.

Central Indiana experienced a 35.6 percent increase in overall available home inventory May 2022, with 677 more homes available for sale than in May 2021. All 16 counties saw an inventory increase in May 2022.

     Boone County had the largest inventory increase – up 166.7 percent compared to May 2021.

 

Although home prices continued to rise in May, we saw a substantial increase in housing inventory compared to this time last year,” said Jim Litten, CEO of F.C. Tucker. “As interest rates continue to creep during the summer months, I anticipate the housing inventory will become even more robust and we will start to see a return to a more balanced market.”

 

Of the pended home sales in the region last month, one (1) was priced $2,000,000 or higher; 61 were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 474 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 1,314 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 1,283 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 895 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and 182 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 June 7, 2022. 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

May 2021

May 2022

Month-to-month % Change

Year-to-date
% Change

Bartholomew

138

162

17.4%

11.6%

Boone

145

149

2.8%

3.3%

Brown

42

22

-47.6%

-15.7%

Decatur

36

23

-36.1%

-11.0%

Hamilton

749

784

4.7%

-6.9%

Hancock

181

202

11.6%

18.1%

Hendricks

305

325

6.6%

1.9%

Jackson

49

51

4.1%

-0.4%

Jennings

23

22

-4.3%

3.0%

Johnson

322

283

-12.1%

-3.1%

Madison

221

192

-13.1%

1.6%

Marion

1,802

1,668

-7.4%

-4.4%

Montgomery

71

55

-22.5%

-4.6%

Morgan

113

148

31.0%

30.3%

Putnam

58

60

3.4%

16.6%

Shelby

48

64

33.3%

36.7%

TOTAL

4,303

4,210

-2.2%

-0.7%

 

 

 


 

ACTIVE LISTINGS – INVENTORY    

 

County

May 2021

May 2022

% Change

Bartholomew

71

94

32.4%

Boone

57

152

166.7%

Brown

36

53

47.2%

Decatur

29

33

13.8%

Hamilton

231

346

49.8%

Hancock

53

122

130.2%

Hendricks

84

162

92.9%

Jackson

21

41

95.2%

Jennings

15

20

33.3%

Johnson

88

138

56.8%

Madison

110

168

 52.7%

Marion

956

1,005

5.1%

Montgomery

33

45

36.4%

Morgan

71

98

38.0%

Putnam

21

52

147.6%

Shelby

28

50

78.6%

TOTAL

1,904

2,581

35.6%

 


 

AVERAGE SALE PRICE

 

County

YTD
May 2021

YTD
May 2022

% Change

Bartholomew

$253,030

$266,904

5.5%

Boone

$409,019

$468,431

14.5%

Brown

$299,125

$332,526

11.2%

Decatur

$177,873

$233,699

31.4%

Hamilton

$406,985

$461,865

13.5%

Hancock

$265,331

$313,967

18.3%

Hendricks

$277,175

$331,180

19.5%

Jackson

$176,600

$202,622

14.7%

Jennings

$164,118

$178,878

9.0%

Johnson

$279,487

$320,715

14.8%

Madison

$166,819

$180,742

8.3%

Marion

$222,652

$257,209

15.5%

Montgomery

$170,853

$194,293

13.7%

Morgan

$237,569

$272,645

14.8%

Putnam

$196,124

$246,592

25.7%

Shelby

$210,855

$235,133

11.5%

TOTAL

$269,146

$305,325

13.4%

 

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