Column: Home sales up 8 percent


F.C. Tucker Company reported more than 16,000 pended home sales in the first half of the year, resulting in a year-to-date increase of 8.8 percent compared to this time last year. Year-to-date sales prices also increased nearly 5 percent. The average year-to-date sales price for a home in the nine-county area was $182,627.

June 2015 pended home sales, however, slipped 4.8 percent compared to June 2014. F.C. Tucker reported 2,806 homes sold, a modest decline of 143 homes.

  • In Zionsville, pended home sales have declined. In June 2015, 57 homes pended, a decrease of five homes compared to June 2014.
  • Of the pended home sales in Zionsville last month, eight were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 27 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 17 were priced $200,000 to 299,999 and five were priced $100,000 to $199,999.
  • In Zionsville, the average sale price in June 2015 slipped a modest 0.6 percent to $381,709, a slight decrease of $2,172 over June 2014.
  • Inventory in Zionsville is stable. Last month, 207 homes were for sale, an increase of three homes compared to June 2014.
  • Homes are selling at a slower pace in Zionsville. On average, homes sold in 80 days during the first six months of this year – five days slower than the same time period last year.

Though conditions tilt toward a seller’s market, there are still great opportunities for buyers to find an array of houses at various price points.


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