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Johnson County home sales soar in March

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Local home sales increased in March and for the year to date.

In Johnson County, 216 homes sold last month, a 23 percent increase from March 2012 when 175 homes sold, according to a report from Indianapolis-based real estate company F.C. Tucker Co.

The increase was the highest among nine central Indiana counties, the report said. Central Indiana home sales were up about 13 percent for the month of March.

Home sales in Johnson County were also up about 22 percent for the year so far, compared to the same time period last year, the report said.

The average price a local home sold for in March was down.

Last month, the average sales price was $131,221, down about 2 percent from March 2012 when the average price was $134,505, the report said.

Johnson County was one of three counties in central Indiana with a decrease in the average sales price. Across central Indiana, the average price increased about 5 percent, from $139,688 in March 2012 to $146,896 last month.

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