Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Indy Treasure Hunt: Midcentury Modern Architecture

Open up any architecture magazine these days and it becomes quickly apparent that the Midcentury Modern movement has returned with a vengeance.



A Case Study in Midcentury Modern Architecture: 215 Williams Drive
With its flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces, Midcentury Modern reflects the ideals of a handful of mid-20th century architects who believed that a forward-looking style could help bring about social advancement. Names like Richard Neutra, William Krisel, both of whom were trained by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, come to mind.

215 Williams Drive

215 Williams Drive exterior One excellent example of Midcentury Modern can be found at 215 Williams Drive, on the north side of Indianapolis. Situated on a cul-de-sac lot in prestigious Williams Creek, this beautiful home exudes oneness with nature, with lofty trees and minimal disruption to the original landscape. 215 Williams Drive Dining Room Soaring walls of glass flood the rooms with natural light, minimizing the separation between inside and out, and stimulating the senses. These expansive panes of glass also permit light to enter the rooms from different angles. 215 Williams Drive Living-room-fireplace Magnificent in design and scale, the home’s interior is defined by extended geometric lines that boldly intersect at clean, right angles. One can easily imagine a room furnished with low-slung sofas and other modern accents. Even a vintage touch would work. family-room-bar Vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams provide a sense of loftiness. A bar area is perfect for entertaining the family and guests. 215 Williams Drive rear-yard The flat rooflines are one of the most distinctive characteristics Midcentury Modern architecture. It is not uncommon for homes of this style to exude modern ranch-style flare, with gable roofs. This property is currently listed at $600,000. Click here to see the listing.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Zionsville Market Sees 25.7 Percent Increase In Home Sales in 2012

Zionsville Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The numbers don’t lie. The 2012 Zionsville real estate market took several steps in the right direction versus the previous year. A total of 531 homes were sold in 2012 compared to just 418 one year prior. On average, 44 closings were finalized each month, or 25.7 percent more, compared to just 35 per month for all of 2011. In another comparison, an average of 40 closings took place from October through December of 2012, or 37.9 percent more, versus an average of just 29 per month during this same 3-month period at the end of 2011. In all, there were 113 more homes sold in 2012 than in 2011.

Pending sales also trended in the right direction, as a total of 520 pending sales were reported for all of 2012 compared to a total of 4017 for all of 2011. An average of 43 pending sales were reported each month for all of 2012, or nearly 23 percent more, compared to the 2011 average of 35 per month. Looking at the last quarter of 2012, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 32 pending sales reported each month, or 14.3 percent more, versus an average of just 28 during this same quarter in 2011. In sum, a total of 103 more pending sales were reported during 2012 compared to 2011.

With most real estate markets in Central Indiana and nationwide suffering from an excess of inventory, it was good to see fewer Zionsville homes for sale in 2012. At year’s end a total of 3,038 homes had been put up for sale, 13.9 percent fewer, versus the 2011 total of 3,532. This equates to an average of 253 per month for 2012 compared to 294 per month for 2011. And of the 3,038 homes for sale in 2012, 685 were new listings. This represents an 8.2-percent reduction versus the 2011 total of 746 new listings. In all, there were 494 fewer homes on the Zionsville real estate market in 2012.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2012 Westfield Real Estate Market Vastly Improved Versus 1 Year Ago

Westfield Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The 2012 Westfield real estate market was among the most improved in all of Central Indiana, as evidenced by huge increases in several key stats. A total of 603 Westfield homes were sold in 2012, up 51.5 percent over the 2011 total of just 399. This translates to an average of 50 closings per month for all of 2012 compared to just 33 per month for all of 2011. Also, from October through December, 2012 there were on average 46 homes sold per month, or 64.3 percent more versus the final quarter of 2011. In all, there were 204 more homes sold for all of 2012 compared to all of 2011.

But not only were there more homes sold in 2012, there were more pending sales in the pipeline, 575 in all to be exact. Compared to the 2011 total of 411 this represents a hefty 41.2-percent increase. Expressed monthly, an average of 48 pending sales were reported for all of 2012, compared to an average of just 34 for all of 2011. And, looking at the final quarter of 2012, an average of 39 pending sales were reported each month, or 44.4-percent more, compared to this same 3-month period in 2011. In sum, there was a net difference of +164 pending sales in 2012 versus 2011.

Another very positive development concerned a reduction in available inventory. In 2012, a total of 2,485 homes were listed for sale, compared to 2,938 listings for all of 2011. This equates to 207 homes for sale each month, or 15.5 percent fewer, compared to 245 per month for all of 2011. And, from October through December, 2012 there were 167 homes listed for sale each month, or 26.1 percent fewer, compared to an average of 226 per month during this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line is that there were 453 fewer homes on the market for all of 2012 compared to all of 2011.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

10 Percent More Plainfield Homes Sold in 2012

Plainfield Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

There was an unmistakable overall improvement in the Plainfield real estate market in 2012 compared to 2011. This took the form of improvements in several key stats, including total closed sales, pending sales and listings. Naturally, total sales is always a good indicator of market performance. At year’s end, 2012, a total of 392 sales had been finalized, or 10 percent more, compared to a total of just 258 for all of 2011. This translates to an average of 33 closings per month for all of 2012 compared to 30 per month for all of 2011. And from October through December of 2012 there were, on average , 34 closings each month, or nearly 26 percent more, compared to this same quarter during 2011. In all, a total of 34 more closings were finalized for all of 2012 versus 2011.

Total pending sales was also an area of improvement, albeit not to the same degree as sales. At year’s end, a total of 385 pending sales had been reported for all of 2012 compared to 364 for 2011. An average of 32 pending sales were reported each month, or 6.7 percent more, compared to 30 per month for 2011. Looking at the last quarter of 2012, from October through December, there were on average 27 pending sales reported each month, or 12.5 percent more, compared to an average of 24 per month during this same quarter in 2011. In all, there were 21 more pending sales reported for all of 2012 compared to 2011.

In the current housing market, fewer listings is a good thing since it helps stabilize prices. Such was the case in Plainfield as there were 100 fewer homes for sale in 2012 compared to 2011. At year’s end, a total of 2,264 homes had been placed on the market in 2012 compared to a total of 2,364 homes in 2011. On average, there were 189 homes on the market each month, or 4.1 percent fewer, compared to an average of 197 per month for all of 2011. And, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 162 homes for sale each month, or 8 percent fewer, compared to an average of 176 per month during this same quarter in 2011. And of the 2,264 homes on the market in 2011, 524 came in the form of new listings, or 23 percent.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Noblesville Real Estate Market Sees 27 Percent Rise in Home Sales in 2012

Noblesville Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

Like most towns and cities in the Central Indiana area, the city of Noblesville made great strides in 2012 compared to 2011, at least insofar as three major stats were concerned: closed sales, pending sales and listings. Starting with closed sales, a total of 1,188 closings took place in 2012 versus a total of 939 in 2011. This corresponds to an average of 99 closings per month, or 26.9 percent more for all of 2012, compared to just 78 closings per month for all of 2011. An average of 97 closings too place each month during the last quarter of 2012, or 40.6 percent more, compared to an average of just 69 per month during this same quarter in 2011. In sum, there were 249 more homes sold in 2012 compared to 2011.

Pending sales were also on the rise in 2012. Specifically, a total of 1,182 pending sales were reported by year’s end in 2012 compared to the previous year’s total of just 964. This translates to an average of 99 pending sales per month, or 23.8 percent more, for 2012 compared to just 80 per month for 2011. In another comparison, from October through December of 2012, there were an average of 85 pending sales reported per month, or 19.7 percent more, compared to an average of 71 per month during this same quarter in 2011. In all, there were 218 more pending sales reported in 2012 compared to 2011.

The numbers for total listings also looked good. In 2012, there were 15 percent fewer homes on the Noblesville compared to 2011, or 6,584 versus 7,747 respectively. An average of 549 homes were listed for sale each month for all of 2012 compared to an average of 646 for all of 2011. From October through December of 2012, there were on average 495 homes for sale per month, or 18.3 percent fewer, compared to an average of 606 per month during this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line is that there were 1,163 fewer listings on the market in 2012 compared to 2011.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mooresville Home Sales Up 20 Percent in 2012

Mooresville Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

2012 was a good year for the Central Indiana real estate market, as towns and cities everywhere saw significant improvements in several key stats, particularly closed sales, pending sales and listings. As concerned Mooresville, there was a lot to like. For starters, the Mooresville market enjoyed a 20-percent increase in total sales as a total of 282 closings took place in 2012 compared to just 234 in 2011. Monthly, 24 closings took place on average in 2012 compared to 20 per month on average in 2011. From October through December of 2012, an average of 25 closings took place each month compared to just 16 per month during the final quarter of 2011. This equates to a huge, 56.3-percent increase. In all, there were 48 more homes sold in 2012 versus 2011.

Total pending sales were also up, as a total of 281 transactions were reported by year’s end in 2012 compared to just 237 at year’s end, 2011. This translates to an average of 23 pending sales each month, or 15 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011. Perhaps most striking was a 35.7-percent increase in the average number of pending sales reported during the last quarter of 2012 compared to this same quarter in 2011, or 19 versus 14 respectively.

As you are not doubt well aware, the market has suffered from an excess of inventory ever since the 2008 crash. Fortunately, the Mooresville real estate market saw a 7.6-percent decrease in the total number of homes listed for sale, as there were 1,878 homes on the market in in 2012 compared to 2,038 homes for sale in 2011. On average, there were 170 homes for sale per month for all of 2012, or 7.6 percent fewer, compared to 157 per month for all of 2011. In sum, there were 160 fewer listings in 2012 compared to 2011. And, from October through December of 2012 there were nearly 18 percent fewer homes on the market compared to the final quarter of 2011.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Martinsville Real Estate Market Improves by 8 Percent in 2012

Martinsville Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The Martinsville real estate market saw several statistical improvements in 2012 compared to 2011, even if the extent of these improvements was smaller compared to those of other nearby towns and cities in the Central Indiana area. While most Central Indiana markets underwent a decrease in the number of homes for sale in 2012 compared to 2011, the city of Martinsville saw no change whatsoever. The 2012, year-end total of 3,087 listings matches exactly the year-end total for 2011. In terms of averages, there were 257 homes listed per month for all of 2012 and 2011. However, from October through December of 2012 there were, on average, 250 homes for sale each month, or 0.8 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011.

One area of significant improvement came in the form of an 8-percent increase in the number of closings that took place in 2012 compared to 2011. The 2012 total of 326 sales represents a net increase of 30 compared to the 2011 total of 296. This translates to a monthly average of 27 sales per month for all of 2012 compared to 25 sales per month for all of 2011. Also, during the final quarter of 2012 there were, on average, 31 closings per month, or 29.2 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011.

The numbers for total pending sales also looked much better in 2012. A total of 341 pending transactions were reported in 2012 compared to just 296 2011. On average, 28 pending sales were reported each month for all of 2012, 7.7 percent more, compared to 26 per month for all of 2011. And, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 29 pending sales per month, of 45 percent more, compared to this same 3-month period at year’s end in 2011.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Indianapolis Real Estate Market Much Improved in 2012

Indianapolis Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The Indianapolis real estate market was a reflection of the Central Indiana market as a whole, which is to say significant improvements were seen across a broad range of metrics in 2012 compared to 2011. Not the least of these improvements was a 14.7-percent increase in the number of homes sold, from 9,404 for all of 2011 to 10,792 for all of 2012. In terms of averages, a total of 899 closings took place each month during 2012 compared to just 784 per month during 2011. From October through December of 2012, an average 844 closings took place each month, or nearly 16 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line is that 1,388 more homes were sold in 2012 compared to 2011.

Total pending sales was an area of great improvement as well, as a total of 11,013 pending transactions were reported during all of 2012 compared to a total of 9,685 during all of 2011. This translates to a monthly average of 918, or 13.8 percent more, for 2012 compared to just 807 per month, on average, for all of 2011. In yet another analysis, there were 783 pending sales reported per month, on average, from October through December of 2012, compared to an average of 674 per month during this same period in 2011.

One of the most noteworthy stats came in the form of a 15.3-percent decrease in the total number of homes for sale in 2012 compared to 2011. In terms of hard numbers, there were 12,359 fewer homes on the market in 2012 versus 2011. And of the 68,317 homes on the market in 2012, 15,296 were new listings, or 22.4 percent. Contrast this to 2011, when there were 80,676 homes on the market, 16,969 of which were new listings, or 21 percent. On average, 1,414 homes were placed on the Indy market each month during 2011, compared to an average of just 1,275 per month during 2012. While the number of new listings represented a greater share of total listings in 2012 compared to 2011, this is only because there were so many more homes on the market during 2011.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Greenwood Real Estate Market Sees 25.3-percent More Homes Sole in 2012

Greenwood Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

Improvements in at least 3 major stats contributed to a Greenwood real estate market that was significantly improved in 2012 compared to 2011. In fact, the Greenwood market was among the most improved in all of Central Indiana. Starting with sales, a total of 1,245 homes were sold, or 25.3-percent more, compared to the previous year’s total of 997. An average of 104 closings took place per month in 2012 compared to an average of just 83 per month in 2011. During the final quarter of 2012 an average of 96 closings took place each month, or 37.1 percent more, compared to an average of 70 per month during the final quarter of 2011. In sum, there were 248 home homes sold for all of 2012 compared to the previous year.

Pending sales was another area of great improvement. The year-end total of 1,250 reported pending transactions represents a 22.4-percent increase in total pending sales compared to the 2011 year-end total of 997. On a per-month basis, there were 104 pending sales reported on average during 2012 compared to 2011. In yet another comparison, the average number of pending sales reported each month during the last quarter of 201 was up a significant 45.2-percent over this same quarter in 2011, or 90 versus 62 respectively. In all, a total of 229 more pending sales were reported for all of 2012 compared to all of 2011.

But perhaps the most significant stat of them all was a huge, 18.2-percent drop in the total number of homes listed for sale in Greenwood, from 7,976 in 2011 to just 6,526 in 2012. This translates to a monthly average of 544 in 2012 versus 665 in 2011. From October through December of 2012 there were, on average, just 465 homes for sale, or 19.4 percent fewer, compared to an average of 577 during this same quarter in 2011. Of the 6,526 homes for sale in 2012 a total of 1,601 came in the form of new listings. This represents a net difference of -143 versus the previous year.


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Greenfield Real Estate Market Sees 13.5-Percent Increase in Sales in 2012

Greenfield Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The Greenfield real estate market saw a 13.5-percent increase in the total number of homes sold in 2012 compared to 2012. The year-end total of 509 sales equates to an average of 42 closings per-month in 2012 compared to an average of just 37 per month for all of 2011. Also, from October through December of 2012, an average of 44 closings took place each month, or 29.4 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011, when an average of just 34 closings took place per month. In all, there were 69 more homes sold in 2012 compared to 2011.

But total sales was not the only stat to improve. A total of 504 pending sales were reported for all of 2012 compared to just 440 for all of 2011. This equates to an average of 42 pending sales per month, or 7.7 percent more, compared to the 2011 average of 39 per month. Also, from October through December of 2012, there as a 34.5-percent increase in the number of reported pending sales relative to this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line is that 37 more pending sales were reported for all of 2012 compared to 2011.

One stat that really stands out is the one that most closely correlates to home prices: Namely, total listings. In 2012, a total of 3,358 homes were listed for sale, or nearly 12 percent fewer, compared 3,799 homes for sale during all of 2011. This translates to an average of 280 homes per month for 2012, versus 317 per month for 2011. The net difference was -441. Looking at the final quarter of 2012, on average, there were there were 258 homes for sale each month, compared to an average of 295 per month during this same quarter in 2011. This translates to 12.5 percent fewer listings. Of the 3,358 Greenfield homes listed for sale during all of 2012, 728 were new listings.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Franklin Real Estate Market Saw 20 Percent Drop in Inventory During 2012

Franklin Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

Improvements were seen in the Franklin real estate market, albeit not to the same extend as other nearby Central Indiana towns and cities. A total of 390 homes were sold during all of 2012, or 3.1 percent more, compared to a total of 381 for all of 2011. This translates to a monthly average of 32 sales per month, or 3.1 percent more, compared to 32 sales per month for 2011. Also, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 34 sales per month, or 11.8 percent fewer, compared to this same quarter in 2011. In all, a total of just 9 more closings took place in 2012 compared to 2011.

The year-end figures for pending sales were quite similar to our previous stat. A total of 396 pending sales were reported for all of 2012, or 3.1 percent more, compared to 388 for all of 2011. On average, there were 33 pending sales reported each month for 2012, and 32 per month for 2011. Looking at the last quarter of 2012, from October through December, there were on average 30 pending sales per month. This is unchanged from the average for this same quarter in 2011. The net difference was 8 more pending sales on the year.

But while our 2 previous stats were only modestly improved, a much greater improvement was seen in the total number of homes on the market. As is commonly accepted, the market has suffered from too many listings ever since the crash of 2008. Fortunately, there was a 20-percent drop in the number of Franklin homes listed for sale, from 2,697 for all of 2011 to 2,161 for all of 2012. This is great news for sellers as it translates to less competition. On average, there were just 180 homes on the market per month during 2012, compared to 225 per month during 2011. And of the 180 homes on the market each month, just 44 were new listings.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fishers Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Life in 2012

Fishers Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

What a difference a year can make. Improvements in several key stats contributed to a Fishers real estate market finally began to show some signs of life in 2012. While the market still has a ways to go compared to the pre-2008 era, it was significantly improved versus 2011.

Starting with sales, a total of 1,562 closings took place during all of 2012, compared to a total of just 1,258 for all of 2011, meaning the market improved by nearly 24 percent. This translates to an average of 130 closings each month for 2012, compared to 105 per month for 2011. Moreover, an average of 117 closings took place during the final quarter of 2012, or 41 percent more, compared to an average of just 83 per month during this same quarter in 2011. When all was said and done, there were 304 more homes sold in 2012.

One of the most pressing issues for not only the Central Indiana market, but the U.S. market as a whole, has been an over-supply of homes, in effect holding prices down and creating a distinct buyer’s market. Fortunately, there were 6.4 percent fewer homes on the Fishers market in 2012 compared to 2011, or 7,147 versus 7,643 respectively. This equates to a difference of -496 listings. On average, there were 596 homes listed for sale each month during 2012 compared to 637 per month during 2011. During the final quarter of 2012 there were 499 homes on the market each month, on average, or 15 percent fewer, compared to this same quarter in 2011. Of the 7,147 homes for sale in 2012, 1,942 were new listings.

The total number of pending sales reported rose 21.3 percent, from 1,292 for all of 2011 to 1,569 for all of 2012. This equates to an average of 131 per month for 2012 and 108 per month for 2011. An even greater improvement was seen in our quarterly comparison, as there were 28.2 percent more pending transactions reported during the last quarter of 2011 compared to the last quarter of 2011, or 100 versus 78 respectively.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Danville Real Estate Market Improves in 2012

Danville Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The Danville real estate market ended the year 2012 having improved significantly in several key statistical areas. Unfortunately, the total number of homes listed for sale was not among these improvements, at least not in the context of the current economy. A total of 1,566 homes were on the market in 2012, up 2.3 percent versus the 2011 total of 1,537 listings. Still, we are not talking about a huge increase. On average, there were 131 homes listed for sale each month in 2012 compared to 128 per month in 2011. And, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 8.8 percent fewer homes on the Danville market compared to this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line is that this was not a significant setback for the market, even if it did nothing to help prices. Of the 1,566 homes on the market in 2012 331 were new listings.

A total of 211 homes were sold in 2012 compared to just 179 for all of 2011. On average, a total of 18 closings took place per month in 2012, or 20 percent more, compared to an average of 15 per month in 2011. The average number of homes sold per month during the last quarter of 2012 was up 10.5 percent versus this same quarter in 2011, or 21 versus 19 respectively.

Total pending sales was a strong point as well. During the most recent quarter, from October through December of 2012, an average of 16 pending transactions were reported compared to an average of 14 during this same quarter in 2011, making for a 14.3-percent improvement. A total of 210 pending sales were reported for all of 2012, up 20 percent versus all of 2011. On average, 18 pending sales were reported each month in 2012 compared to 15 per month the year prior to this.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Central Indiana Home Sales up 16.7 Percent Versus 2011

Central Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

The Central Indiana real estate market and its 19 constituent counties of showed remarkable improvement versus this same time 1 year ago in at least 3 key areas: Total homes for sale, total homes sold and total pending sales. As the saying goes, the numbers don’t lie.

A total of 4,131 more sales were finalized during all of 2012 compared to all of 2011. The 2012 total of 28,908 homes sold represents a 16.7-percent increase over 2011’s total of 24,774 homes sold. On average, there were 2,409 closings per month in 2012 compared to 2,065 the in 2011. As of December, 2012, there a total of 1,905 closings took place in Central Indiana, up 8.7 percent versus December of 2011. Even more impressive was the how the market performed during the most recent quarter compared to last year.  From October through December of 2012, an average of 2,361 closings took place each month, or 23.7 percent more, compared last year’s average of just 1,909 this same quarter.

Big improvements were also seen in pending sales, as there were a total of 3,940 more pending sales reported in 2012 compared to 2011, or 29,394 versus 25,454 respectively. This translates to an increase of 15.5 percent. December’s total of 1,725 pending sales represents a 12.2-percent increase compared to last year’s total of 1,538. And from October through December of 2012, there were, on average, 2,115 pending sales reported per month, or 21.3 percent more, compared to this same period 1 year ago.

As is quite clear to anyone in the real estate business, the number-1 factor that has negatively affected home prices since 2008 is supply. Fortunately, the Central Indiana market made great strides toward achieving a better balance in terms of supply-and-demand, as there were 25,901 fewer homes on the Central Indiana market in 2012 compared to the previous year, or 185,683 versus 211,584 respectively. December’s total of 12,931 homes for sale represents a healthy, 13.8-percent decrease in total listings versus this same month 1 year ago, and that’s good news. In fact, since peaking at a total of 16,894 in June, 2012, the number of homes on the market in Central Indiana had fallen for 6 consecutive months. In yet another comparison, the average number of homes listed for sale on the Central Indiana market, from October through December of 2012, was down 12.8 percent relative to this same quarter 1 year ago, or 14,045 versus 16,099 respectively. Finally, of the 12,931 homes on the market in December, 1,962 were new listings. During this same month last year a total of 2,033 new listings made their way to the market.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Carmel Home Sales Rise 19.1 Percent in 2012

Carmel Indiana Real Estate Data Chart - January, 2013

It would be fair to characterize the Carmel real estate market as a microcosm of the Central Indiana real estate market, which is to say it was a whole lot better in 2012 compared to 2011.

What a difference a year makes, indeed. A total of 1,569 Carmel homes were sold in 2012, or 19.1 percent more, compared to 2011. In terms of averages, 131 deals were finalized each month during 2012 compared to just 110 per month for 2011. And, from October through December of 2012 an average of 117 homes were sold each month, or 23.2 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011. The bottom line: There were 251 more homes sold in 2012 versus 2011.

A much stronger sales pipeline was also characteristic of the Carmel market, as an average of 131 pending sales were reported per month in 2012 compared to an average of 111 per month during 2011, making for a significant 18-percent improvement. In hard numbers, there were 1,568 pending sales reported for all of 2012, or 233 more, compared to 1,335 for all of 2011. The most recent quarter, from October through December of 2012, saw a 9.2 percent increase in the average number of reported pending sales compared to this same quarter in 2011, or 95 versus 876 respectively.

One very important stat concerns the total number of homes listed for sale. While the Carmel market has not yet regained the equilibrium it had pre-2008, at least with respect to supply-and-demand, significant progress was seen in 2012, as there was a 16.7-percent decrease in listings, equating to 1,595 fewer homes on the market compared to 2011. On average, there were 665 Carmel homes for sale each month in 2012 compared to 798 in 2011. The month of December, 2012 marked the 7th consecutive month that total listings fell in Carmel.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Brownsburg Real Estate Market Improves by 25 Percent in 2012

Brownsburg Real Estate Data Chart - Year End, 2012 Versus 2011

The Brownsburg real estate market saw great improvement in 2012 in at least 3 key areas: Total closings, total reported pending sales and total listings. A total of 601 homes were sold in 2012 compared to just 481 in 2011. The 2012 average of 50 sales per month represents a very distinct 25-percent increase of 25 percent compared to the 2011 average of just 40 sales per month. Also, from October through December of 2012, there were on average 49 sales per month, or 28.6 percent more, compared to this same quarter in 2011. After all was said and done, there were 120 more closings in 2012 compared to 2011, and that is a good thing for the Brownsburg economy.

Pending sales was another area of great improvement, as there were on average 49 pending transactions reported each month for all of 2012 compared to 2011. In all, a total of 584 pending sales were reported during 2012, or 19.5 percent more, compared to a total of 493 during 2011. From October through December of 2012, there were on average 42 pending sales per month, or 31.3 percent more, compared to an average of just 32 per month during this same quarter in 2011.

One trend that was welcomed news for the market as a whole was a decline in the number of homes for sale. The 2012 total of 3,204 listings represents a 6.3-percent drop in available inventory compared to the 2011 total of 3,424 listings. On average, 267 homes were listed for sale each month during 2012 compared to an average of 285 per month during 2011. The bottom line is that there were 120 fewer homes on the market for all of 2012.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avon Home Sales Rise 14 Percent in 2012

Significant improvements were seen across a range of metrics for the Avon real estate market in 2012, particularly compared to how the Avon market looked in 2011. For starters, home sales were up 14 percent for all of 2012 compared to all of 2011. A total of 592 homes were sold in 2012, 82 more than were sold in 2011. This translates to an average of 49 sales per month versus 43 in 2011. Capping off the year was a 60-percent average increase in the number of homes sold each month, from October through December of 2012, compared to this same quarter in 2011.

But not only were closings up, the number of pending transactions reported during all of 2012 was up 16.3 percent compared to 2011, as there were on average 50 pending transactions in the pipeline each month compared to an average of 43 per month in 2011. In sum, there were 604 pending sales reported for all of 2012 compared to 517 for all of 2011. There were, on average, 47 pending sales per month from October through December of 2012, compared to 33 per month during this same period in 2011.

Another positive development for the Avon real estate market came in the form of a 5.8-percenet decrease in the total number of homes listed for sale in 2012 compared 2011. In all, a total of 3,890 homes were on the market in 2012 compared to 4,128 during 2011. The bottom line is that there were 238 fewer homes on the market in 2012. On a month-to-month basis, there were 324 homes on the market, on average, compared to 344 per month during 2011. And of the 3,890 homes listed for sale in 2012, 848 were new listings, or 21.7 percent.

This report provided courtesy of msWoods.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Greater Indy Metro Real Estate Market Improves Significantly in 2012

It’s easy to get lost in the short-term market fluctuations that occur from one month to the next. But in the world of statistics, it is the bigger picture that matter most. With this in mind, we look at the greater Indianapolis metro real estate market and the nine counties that comprise it, including Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.

Looking at this year’s numbers, the one thing that stands out is that the market was significantly improved in 2012 compared to where it was in 2011. This can be seen in at least three very important indicators: closed sales, pending sales and listings.

With respect to home sales, it should be noted that month of December, 2012 marked to 20th straight month for which the total number of homes sold during that month exceeded the previous year’s total for the same month. But there were several other improvements seen in 2012 compared to 2011. There were 23,292 fewer homes on the greater Indy market for all of 2012 compared to 2011. The 2012 average of 12,721 listings per month represents a 13.2-percent reduction compared to the 2011 average of 14,662 listings per month. In December of 2012, there were 10,388 homes on the market, or 28.8 percent fewer, compared to 14,595 homes 1 year ago. From October through December of 2012, there were, on average, 11,352 homes listed each month, nearly 15 percent fewer, compared to this same quarter 1 year ago. And of the 152,656 homes on the market during all of 2012, 34,619 were new listings, or 22.6 percent. Compared to all of 2011, when 21.2 percent of the homes on the market were new listings this represents a slight increase of 1.4 percent.

This report provided courtesy of msWoods.

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