October home sales, prices up in Johnson county

Homes sales were up last month in Johnson County, along with sales prices.

The average home sales price in Johnson County was nearly $201,000 through October, compared with $185,000 through the same time last year, an increase of about 9 percent.

The amount of homes sold in October this year was up 20 percent from October 2016, according to data from F.C. Tucker Co., an Indianapolis area real estate firm.

However, home sales overall are down 2 percent for the year.

The number of homes available for sale has continued to drop. In Johnson County, potential homebuyers had 13 percent fewer homes to choose from than at the same time last year, a news release from the company said.

Johnson County homes were the fastest selling ones in the central Indiana market, with an average list time of 54 days, the release said.

In central Indiana, homes sales were up 15 percent in October and nearly 4 percent for the year.

The average home price for the region has risen by 6 percent from $189,000 to $199,000, through August, according to a news release from the company.

By the numbers

Here is a look at home sales in October:

County;October 2016;October 2017;Change

Boone;62;83;33.9%

Hamilton;441;457;3.6%

Hancock;78;102;30.8%

Hendricks;209;206;-1.4%

Johnson;178;214;20.2%

Marion;890;1126;26.5%

Morgan;71;80;12.7%

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.