Johnson County home sales rise

More homes are selling in Johnson County this year than they did last year.

In June 2016, 209 homes were sold in Johnson County. Last month, 250 homes were sold, making a nearly 20 percent increase, according to data from real estate agency F.C. Tucker Co.

Bartholomew County saw the highest amount homes sold at nearly 31 percent, followed by Madison County with a 28 percent increase.

But Johnson County is well above the average of a nearly 3 percent increase for all of central Indiana, according to the data.

On average, the prices local homes fetched is also up. Last month, the average sales price was $202,951, an increase of 8 percent or more than $15,000 from the same time last year. Johnson County’s average price also is more than $6,000 above the average for central Indiana.

Johnson County also had the fastest-selling homes in the area in the market, with homes selling within 60 days on average, according to a news release from F.C. Tucker.