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Home sales dip from 2013

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The number of homes sold across central Indiana decreased in May, but the average price of the ones being sold was higher.

In May, 234 homes sold in Johnson County, 11.5 percent fewer than the same time one year ago.

But those homes sold for more, with an average price of $156,255, or 6.2 percent more than one year ago, according to statistics from F.C. Tucker Co.

Across central Indiana, home sales decreased by 14.6 percent, with 459 fewer homes sold.

The average price of the homes that did sell was up 7 percent, the report said.

Across central Indiana, the average price of a home went from $157,604 in May 2013 to $168,669 last month.

More homes are on the market. Johnson County had 978 homes for sale, compared with 886 at the same time last year.

Boone, Hamilton, Hancock and Shelby counties all have more homes for sale now than they did a year ago, the report said.

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