Friday, January 20, 2017

Central Indiana Home Prices climb while Inventory tightens





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Central Indiana ends year with a 5.3 percent bump in December home sales
F.C. Tucker reports average year-to-date home prices continue to climb while inventory tightens

INDIANAPOLIS – F.C. Tucker Company’s monthly real estate market stats indicated a strong finish to 2016, with home sales up 5.2 percent for the year and December 2016 sales up 5.3 percent compared to December 2015. Likewise, the average year-to-date home price for the 15-county Central Indiana region rose 3.4 percent to $188,616.

Home buyers were active in December, despite the weather, and contributed to 1,851 homes sold in Central Indiana, with Putnam and Decatur Counties showing the largest increase in the number of homes sold among the suburban counties. In December, 8 of the 15 counties that F.C. Tucker tracks experienced an increase in sales. Specifically:
  • Putnam and Decatur counties displayed significant growth in homes sold. Putnam County’s sales increased by 81.3 percent in December 2016 compared to December 2015, and Decatur County’s sales increased 75.0 percent.
  • Hancock and Jennings counties’ pended sales, in contrast, decreased by 28.8 percent and 23.8 percent, respectively, compared to December 2015.
As in previous months this year, homes sold more quickly and for more money in December, signaling a strong seller’s market.
  • The average year-to-date price in the 15-county region increased 3.4 percent, now at $188,616.
  • Boone County’s average home price, at $290,725, remained the highest of all counties that F.C. Tucker monitors. Hamilton County’s average home prices came in a close second at $288,336.   
  • Consistent with November’s trend, three counties showed a slight dip in average home prices. Putnam County’s average home price dropped 6.6 percent, while Bartholomew and Jennings counties’ average home prices declined 1.2 and 0.2 percent respectively.
  • Homes sold in 71 days on average. Johnson County homes were the fastest-selling in the market at 63 days. Homes in Hamilton and Hendricks counties, similarly, each sold in 65 days on average.  
Listings dropped a significant 20.2 percent; 7,822 homes were on the market in December, a decrease of 1,979 homes.
  • Brown County’s inventory dropped 41.5 percent, representing 71 fewer listings compared to December 2015.
  • Conversely, Jennings County had 20 additional listings in December, an increase of 48.8 percent.  
“Positive consumer confidence has buoyed home sales through the end of 2016,” said Jim Litten, CEO of F.C. Tucker Company. “Looking ahead to 2017, we expect to see 50 percent of the market made up of first-time homebuyers and anticipate many of the boomerang buyers, who lost their house in the Recession, will step back into home ownership.”  

Of the pended home sales in the region last month, one was priced above $2,000,000; nine were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 64 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 197 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 295 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 769 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and 516 were priced at $99,999 or less.

Editor’s Notes:
  • All statistics were compiled by F.C. Tucker Company from a report drawn from BLC® statistics on Jan.13, 2017. Because of delayed processing through other agencies or boards, these numbers are subject to change.
  • “Active Listings – Inventory” is a snapshot frozen in time at the end of the stated month. Active listings include “Active with Contingency Status” filings, which includes homes listed as Pending First Right of Refusal and/or Backup Pendings due to Contract, Financing, Inspection or Other.
  • “Pending” means the sales contract has been signed, but the transaction has not closed. According to the NAR, pending sales typically are finalized within a month or two of signing.
  • For this report, F.C. Tucker tracks the following counties: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby.

PENDED SINGLE-FAMILY AND CONDOMINIUM SALES
County
December
2015
December
2016
Month-to-month % Change
Year-to-date
% Change
Bartholomew
57
53
-7.0%
0.6%
Boone
56
55
-1.8%
11.8%
Brown
21
18
-14.3%
-11.6%
Decatur
16
28
75.0%
-3.8%
Hamilton
303
318
5.0%
2.2%
Hancock
73
52
-28.8%
3.7%
Hendricks
124
159
28.2%
5.4%
Jennings
21
16
-23.8%
-12.9%
Johnson
148
144
-2.7%
3.1%
Madison
81
87
7.4%
4.4%
Marion
726
758
4.4%
7.4%
Montgomery
29
42
44.8%
11.5%
Morgan
55
61
10.9%
9.0%
Putnam
16
29
81.3%
12.7%
Shelby
32
31
-3.1%
5.5%
TOTAL
1,758
1,851
5.3%
5.2%


ACTIVE LISTINGS – INVENTORY

County
December
2015
December
2016
% Change
Bartholomew
309
312
1.0%
Boone
331
283
-14.5%
Brown
171
100
-41.5%
Decatur
124
86
-30.6%
Hamilton
1,414
1,345
-4.9%
Hancock
311
289
-7.1%
Hendricks
662
569
-14.0%
Jennings
41
61
48.8%
Johnson
647
519
-19.8%
Madison
633
464
-26.7%
Marion
4,195
3,074
-26.7%
Montgomery
180
143
-20.6%
Morgan
390
240
-38.5%
Putnam
174
186
6.9%
Shelby
219
151
-31.1%
TOTAL
9,801
7,822
-20.2%


AVERAGE SALES PRICE

County
YTD
December 2015
YTD
December 2016
% Change
Bartholomew
$196,136
$193,853
-1.2%
Boone
$270,894
$290,725
7.3%
Brown
$180,841
$189,728
4.9%
Decatur
$127,156
$136,100
7.0%
Hamilton
$278,163
$288,336
3.7%
Hancock
$169,652
$176,786
4.2%
Hendricks
$187,372
$192,881
2.9%
Jennings
$101,527
$101,324
-0.2%
Johnson
$174,734
$184,724
5.7%
Madison
$94,656
$100,876
6.6%
Marion
$146,379
$151,043
3.2%
Montgomery
$108,966
$115,843
6.3%
Morgan
$155,110
$167,011
7.7%
Putnam
$140,341
$131,039
-6.6%
Shelby
$121,636
$126,452
4.0%
TOTAL
$182,378
$188,616
3.4%




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