Local home sales increase

Local home sales were up last month, and are up so far this year.

Home sales in Johnson County increased nearly 24 percent in April, compared to the same time last year.

For the first four months of the year, sales are up 10 percent, according to a report from Indianapolis real estate company F.C. Tucker Co.

Johnson County’s increases are more than the average across central Indiana, which was up 2 percent in April, and down less than 1 percent for the year so far. The local increase in sales last month was the second highest in central Indiana, after Morgan County, according to the report.

The average sales price locally is also up.

Last month, the average sales price for the year so far was $183,119, a nearly 11 percent increase from the same time last year, the report said.

Across central Indiana, the average price was up nearly 2 percent, the report said.

The amount of homes for sale was also down nearly 24 percent locally.

At a glance

Here is a look at home sales last month across central Indiana:

County;April 2015;April 2016;Change

Boone County;95;105;10.5%

Hamilton County;643;579;-10%

Hancock County;120;120;0%

Hendricks County;255;245;-4%

Johnson County;190;235;24%

Marion County;1,227;1,288;5%

Morgan County;76;107;41%

Shelby County;44;49;11%

SOURCE: F.C. Tucker Co.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.