Local home sales are slightly down so far this year, but buyers are paying more than they did last year.
Johnson County home sales stayed nearly the same in July, compared to last year. But year to date, sales are down by about 5 percent, according to data from real estate company F.C. Tucker.
But that data also shows that the average price of homes in Johnson County has increased from the same time last year, a news release said.
The average sales price in Johnson County has risen by 6.5 percent compared to last year, with an average price of $201,000 in July.
Homes stayed on the market for only 58 days, a drop from 77 days last year, the release said.
Across central Indiana, home sales are up by about 7 percent, and the price is up by nearly 6 percent, reaching $196,683, the release said.