INDIANA REALTORS® PUBLISH FEBRUARY 2019 HOUSING DATA
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – Indiana REALTORS® have closed the books on February, today releasing their summary of existing-home sales from the second month of 2019. Existing-homes include single-family, townhomes, condos, and co-ops.
There were 844 more homes sold across the state in February than the month before, making January’s increase in pending sales a true prediction. However, year-to-date home sales lag 2018 by 3%. Also, both the median and average sales price of homes statewide increased year-over-year for the 87th month in a row. Year-to-date prices are up by more than 4% over 2018.
“Quality, fairly priced homes are selling within a few days in this market, sometimes even in mere hours,” said 2019 IAR President Brian Thompson of Bloomington. “And it’s not unusual to see homes sell for over list price these days, all because of low inventory and high demand. Realtors® expect these market conditions to continue until the pace of new home construction picks up. Employment and wages remain key to a healthy market, as well.”
Statewide year-over-year comparisons – February 2019 vs. February 2018 – show:
Closed home sales increased 2.3% to 5,022
Median sales price of homes increased 4% to $154,900
Average sales price of homes increased 3.7% to $178,381
Percent of original list price received at sale decreased0.1% to 95.3%
Pending home sales increased 4.2% to 6,348
New listings decreased 3.5% to 6,710
Inventory of homes for sale decreased 3.1% to 22,457
Months supply of homes for sale decreased 3.2% to 3 months