Daily Journal staff reports
The number of homes sold last month in Johnson County and across central Indiana increased during the same time last year.
Locally, 155 homes were sold last month, up about 21 percent compared with January 2012.
Eight of nine central Indiana counties also had an increase in sales. Morgan County’s rate rose by nearly 88 percent, while Boone county’s rate fell by about 10 percent, according to a report from Indianapolis real estate company F.C. Tucker.
The number of homes available for sale across the nine central counties dropped by 16 percent. In Johnson County, 764 homes were listed for sale last month, down almost 13 percent from 875 homes in January 2012. Hamilton County had the largest drop in available homes, about 20 percent, the report said.