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Sales of county homes decline in April

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The number of homes sold in Johnson County dropped last month compared with April 2013, along with home sales in seven other central Indiana counties.

The 8 percent drop in homes sold in Johnson County compared to last year was one of the smallest declines among the eight counties, according to data from real estate firm F.C. Tucker Co. of Indianapolis. In April, 232 homes sold in Johnson County versus 253 last year.

Home sales for the year are down by nearly 16 percent, the report said.


Across central Indiana, home sales in April were down nearly 20 percent, compared with last year. Shelby and Hamilton counties had the biggest decreases, with 56 percent fewer sales in Shelby County and a 26 percent drop in Hamilton County. Hancock County had the only increase, with 115 homes selling in April 2014 versus 105 houses last year.

In four counties, including Johnson County, the number of homes listed for sale went up. The county’s active listings increased by about 12 percent, growing from 836 houses to 932.

The total number of homes on the market in the nine central Indiana counties decreased by 1 percent, going from 11,084 to 10,924 houses for sale, the report said.

The average selling price of homes went up.

In Johnson County, the average home sales price went from $141,721 in April 2013 to $153,942 last month, for growth of nearly 9 percent.

Across central Indiana, prices increased by 8 percent, from $152,774 to $165,238.

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