Column: Area homes sales on rise

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Approximately 1,000 more homes have sold in central Indiana during the first five months of 2016 than the same time period last year, according to data from the 13-county region F.C. Tucker tracks.

In a monthly comparison, approximately 3,059 homes pended in May 2016, which was a 3 percent increase over May 2015. Homes priced more than $300,000 contributed to the majority of last month’s growth in pended sales.

In Hamilton County, pended sales are up 2.6 percent year to date and up 7.6 percent month to date. Approximately 45 more homes pended throughout the county than May 2015. The average sales price rose 1.4 percent compared to last year, now at $276,505. Meanwhile, inventory tightened 9.3 percent year to date.

  • In Fishers/Geist, the average year-to-date home sales price decreased 0.2 percent to $256,696.
  • Inventory moved at a faster pace in Fishers/Geist in May 2016. Overall, homes sold in 48 days – 20 fewer days than this time last year.
  • Buyers in Fishers/Geist had more options available to them. Last month, 586 homes were available for sale – 19 more homes compared to May 2015.
  • Pended home sales declined in Fishers/Geist. In May 2016, 211 homes sold – a decrease of 11 homes compared to May 2015.
  • Of the pended home sales in Fishers/Geist last month, 14 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 56 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 62 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 73 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and five were priced below $99,999.

May was a busy month for our sales associates, but the demand exists for more homes to be on the market. Central Indiana has approximately 2.3 months of inventory. Typically, if inventory falls below four months, we know it’s a seller’s market.


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