September home sales down

Johnson County home sales fell last month, putting the county behind the central Indiana average.

In September, 175 local homes sold, a decrease of 23 percent from the same time last year, according to a report from Indianapolis-based F.C. Tucker Co.

Across central Indiana, most counties had an increase in sales, and the average was up 6 percent, the report said.

Johnson County home sales remain up for the year so far, compared to 2015, by about 4 percent, the report said.

Local homes sold on average in 64 days, which was down by 11 days compared to last year, the report said. Hamilton County homes sold the fastest at an average of 63 days.

The number of homes available for sale also was down by about 12 percent.

The price homes are selling for continues to increase. The average sales price last month in Johnson County was $185,557, an increase of 6 percent over last year, the report said.

By the numbers

Here is a look at home sales last month, compared to the year before:

County;September 2015;September 2016;Change

Boone;67;79;18%

Hamilton;402;471;17%

Hancock;94;99;5%

Hendricks;192;202;5%

Johnson;228;175;-23%

Marion;974;1,095;12%

Morgan;91;71;-22%

Shelby;36;37;3%

SOURCE: F.C. Tucker Co.

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