Home prices up; sales down

Homes prices are up compared with a year ago, but the number of homes that sold decreased locally and across central Indiana.

The average sales price in Johnson County increased 14 percent since March 2013 to $153,815, which was the biggest increase among any county in central Indiana, according to statistics from F.C. Tucker Co.

Home sale prices throughout central Indiana were up 6 percent compared with last year and have risen significantly in recent years. The average price in central Indiana was just below $140,000 in 2010, 2011 and 2012 but now averages about $161,000, according to F.C. Tucker.

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