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Home sales dip in county

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Fewer Johnson County homes sold in November than in the same month last year.

Home sales fell 12 percent last month, with 129 Johnson County homes selling, versus 147 in November 2012. But year to date, home sales were up 21 percent in the county, according to a report by Indianapolis-based real estate firm F.C. Tucker Co.

Total home sales from January through November went up 15 percent compared with last year in central Indiana.

Across central Indiana, overall home sales were down 9 percent year over year for the month of November. Only Madison County had an increase in home sales, with 121 homes selling this year compared with 99 in 2012, the report said.

The number of homes listed for sale was up locally. Johnson County had 916 homes on the market in November, or about 9 percent more than the 843 houses for sale in 2012.

The number of homes for sale overall in central Indiana fell 6.6 percent, decreasing from 11,436 to 10,680.

Homes sold for more in Johnson County and across central Indiana. In Johnson County, the average selling price went up 1 percent, or from $152,163 last November to $153,833 last month. In central Indiana, homes on average sold for $165,888, an increase of 6 percent from $155,984, the report said.

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