The housing market in Johnson County continues to heat up.
Johnson County home sales in January rose 3 percent from the same time last year, and homes spent an average of 22 fewer days on the market, according to data from F.C. Tucker Co., an Indianapolis area real estate firm.
On average, homebuyers in the county spent just over $197,000 on a house the first month of 2018, compared to an average price of about $205,000 in January 2017, an decrease of about 4 percent. However, the average home price for all of central Indiana rose by more 6 percent from $180,000 to $192,000 when comparing the first month of each year, according to a news release.
The number of homes sold in central Indiana counties January this year was up 3 percent from January 2017.
The number of homes available for sale has also continued to drop. In Johnson County, potential home buyers had 20 percent fewer homes to choose from compared to the same time last year, and home buyers in the central Indiana area had their options drop by 22 percent, the news release said.