County home sales increase

Fewer homes are selling throughout central Indiana, except in Johnson County.

While eight other central Indiana counties have lower numbers in sales so far this year, Johnson County is the only county that had more sales, according to a report from Indianapolis-based F.C. Tucker Co.

In November, Johnson County had 156 pending sales, compared to 151 at the same time last year, an increase of 3 percent. And for the year so far, home sales are up nearly 1 percent, the report said.

Across central Indiana, home sales are down for the year so far by nearly 4 percent, the report said. All the other central Indiana counties had fewer home sales so far in 2014, with the highest drop of 15.5 percent in Shelby County.

Home sales were also down across central Indiana in November, compared to last year, by about 3 percent. But four counties, including Johnson County, had more home sales, the report said.

In addition to more homes being sold, houses are also selling for more money.

As of last month, houses in Johnson County were sold for an average price of $165,559, up from $155,315 in November 2013.

Average home prices were up across central Indiana by about 6.5 percent, the report said.

By the numbers

Here is a look at home sales in central Indiana last month, compared to November 2013:

Johnson County

November 2014: 156

November 2013: 151

Increase: 3 percent

Boone County

November 2014: 65

November 2013: 71

Decrease: 8.5 percent

Hamilton County

November 2014: 342

November 2013: 391

Decrease: 12.5 percent

Hancock County

November 2014: 82

November 2013: 79

Increase: 4 percent

Hendricks County

November 2014: 144

November 2013: 149

Decrease: 3 percent

Madison County

November 2014: 101

November 2013: 112

Decrease: 10 percent

Marion County

November 2014: 787

November 2013: 766

Increase: 3 percent

Morgan County

November 2014: 63

November 2013: 62

Increase: 2 percent

Shelby County

November 2014: 26

November 2013: 36

Decrease: 28 percent

Source: F.C. Tucker