August 07, 2013 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, IND. - According to the latest housing data compiled by RE/MAX of Indiana, the Central Indiana real estate market continued to strengthen from April through June 2013. The area reported a 23.17 percent increase in homes sold during the second quarter with 15,232 homes sold, compared to the same time last year with 12,367 homes sold.
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Johnson County was reported as having the most significant year-over-year increase in the number of homes sold, with 41.38 percent, followed by Shelby (28.27 percent), Hendricks (28.20 percent), Hamilton (28.13 percent), Morgan (25.53 percent), Boone (24.10 percent), Hancock (22.09 percent), Madison (18.55 percent) and Marion (16.82 percent) counties.
“The increase in home sales during the second quarter of 2013 is due in part to low interest rates, pent up demand and consumer confidence,” said RE/MAX Ability Plus Broker Cathy Epps. “Steady interest rates between 4.5 and 5 percent, coupled with an increase in new home sales, makes for a great time to buy in Central Indiana. We’re never going to see another market like the one we have now.”
Consumers in Central Indiana who sold their homes during the second quarter of the year saw the average sales price for homes sold increase by 5.34 percent when compared to 2012 sales transactions, from an average of $149,953 to $157,958. Hancock County saw the greatest year-over-year increase with 7.17 percent, followed by Marion (6.38 percent), Madison (5.77 percent), Hamilton (3.78 percent) and Johnson (3.63 percent) counties.
Meanwhile, the length of time a home sat on the market decreased from April through June to an average of 92 days compared to 101 days in 2012. Homeowners in Morgan County experienced an 18.80 percent decrease from 133 to 108 days on average for homes to sell. Hamilton County also saw a significant decrease by 18.56 percent, followed by Johnson (-16.49 percent), Shelby (-12.07 percent) and Marion (-11.22 percent) counties.
Source: Data acquired by Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®. Not all data may be represented.
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Stacy A. Gillen
Director of Regional Operations
RE/MAX of Indiana
Broker, RE/MAX Ability Plus