Home Sales

Area home-sale agreements rise for 19th straight month

December 17, 2012
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area jumped 14.2 percent in November, marking the 19th straight month the number of pending sales has increased.
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Strong finish to year giving home builders optimism

December 7, 2012
Scott Olson
The number of single-family building permits filed in the nine-county area climbed 43 percent in November, the fifth straight month of year-over-year increases, according to the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
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Area home-sale contracts rise 20 percent

November 14, 2012
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area rose 20.6 percent in October, the 18th straight month of year-over-year improvement in sales contracts.
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Buffett-owned residential brokerage network to have presence here

November 6, 2012
Tom Harton
Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., through its HomeServices of America unit, bought a majority stake in the Prudential and Real Living real estate franchises from Brookfield Asset Management.
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Area home-sale deals rise for 17th straight month

October 15, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area rose 3.8 percent in September, the 17th consecutive month of improvement in sales contracts.
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Area home-sale contracts up again in August

September 13, 2012
Purchase agreements in the nine-county area totaled 2,151 during the month, a 5-percent increase from August 2011. Year-to-date sales are up 14 percent compared with the same time last year.
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Area homebuilding permits on the rise in August

September 11, 2012
Builders in the nine-county Indianapolis area filed 408 construction permits in August, a 15-percent increase from the same month a year earlier, according to the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
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Lake Wawasee house sale is largest of year for local listing serviceRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
Encore Sotheby's local office represented seller in the $3.8 million sale to a local buyer.
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Area home-sale agreements jumped in July

August 15, 2012
Purchase agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area tracked by F.C. Tucker Co totaled 2,219 in July, a 9.7-percent increase over the same month last year. Overall year-to-date sale prices for the nine-county area increased by 2.5 percent, to $154,975.
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Area homebuilding permits jump 21 percent

August 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Builders in the nine-county area filed 373 construction permits in July, a 21-percent increase from the same month last year, according to the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
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Area home-sale agreements show June increase

July 16, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area were up nearly 5 percent in June compared to a year ago, the F.C. Tucker Co. announced Monday afternoon. Year-to-date sales contracts through the first six months are up 13.4 percent.
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Area sees June dip in residential building permits

July 16, 2012
Home builders filed fewer building permits in the nine-county Indianapolis area last month, but filings are still up through the first six months of 2012.
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Area real estate agents retool to stay relevant

June 23, 2012
Cory Schouten
With information booming online, agents are offering more services.
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Central Indiana housing market enjoys strong May

June 12, 2012
Scott Olson
In May, pending sales of existing homes in the Indianapolis area increased 7 percent from the same month last year while building permits for new construction rose 20 percent.
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Sales of existing homes up nationally in April

May 22, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Modest increases in home sales are the latest sign that the market could be starting to turn around nearly five years after the housing bubble burst. Still, housing construction remains at roughly half the pace that economists consider a healthy market.
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Central Indiana home-sale agreements up in April

May 11, 2012
Purchase agreements of existing homes in the nine-county area tracked by F.C. Tucker Co. hit 2,252 last month, a 3.3-percent increase over April 2011. Year-to-date home sales were up 12 percent.
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Pulte snaps up, repositions stalled Avon housing development

April 24, 2012
Tom Harton
Pulte is tossing out the prior builder's playbook, which called for duplexes aimed at buyers 55 and older. Pulte rezoned the land to allow for single-family homes on larger lots. The resulting 123 home sites will accommodate ranch-style homes starting in the low $100,000 price range.
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Area homes sales rise for 11th straight month

April 13, 2012
Purchase agreements in the nine-county area increased 4.9 percent over March 2011. Existing home sales were up 13.3 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and have recorded year-over-year improvements for 11 straight months.
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Builders betting on brighter U.S. housing market

March 21, 2012
Associated Press
Residential building permits are being filed nationally at about half the rate considered healthy by most economists, but builders have grown more confident over the past six months after seeing more people express interest in buying a home.
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Area home sales stay on upward path in February

March 12, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Purchase agreements in the nine-county area tracked by F.C. Tucker hit 1,728, a 14.7-percent increase over February 2011. The increase marked the 10th straight month of year-over-year improvement.
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New-home construction off to mild start

February 23, 2012
Scott Olson
Building permits filed in the nine-county Indianapolis metropolitan area totaled 194 in January, a 2-percent dip from the same time last year. But industry leaders are cautiously optimistic.
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Home-sale agreements for Indy area jump in January

February 13, 2012
Sales of existing homes in the Indianapolis area are off to a strong start in 2012, with the number of sales agreements increasing 13.4 percent in January compared with the same month a year earlier.
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Central Indiana home sales improved slightly in 2011

January 24, 2012
Closed sales last year inched up 1.2 percent in 13 area counties and jumped 18.3 percent from July through December, bolstered by a 7.2-percent increase during the last month of 2011.
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Daniels' chief of staff purchased parcel from BalesRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Cory Schouten
The chief of staff to Gov. Mitch Daniels, Earl A. Goode, bought a residential lot from the real estate broker John M. Bales about two years after an agency led by Goode awarded Bales a contract to handle state leasing.
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Falling home inventory suggests market is firming upRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Cory Schouten
About 12,000 homes were listed for sale at the end of December in the nine-county central Indiana market, a roughly 18-percent drop from a year earlier.
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