INDIANAPOLIS — New housing data issued by the MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR) for May 2019 shows an increase in median sales price and active inventory.
The median sales price rose 3.2 percent in May compared to May 2018 and 4.8 percent compared to April 2019. Inventory increased 5.2 in year over year comparison.
New listings decreased 0.9 percent in the year over year comparison, but increased 14.2 percent compared to April 2019. Closed sales decreased 2.6 percent in year over year, but increased 13.9 percent from last month.
"Statistics show a strong indication that prices are beginning to stabilize, which is a welcomed notion for buyers," said Shelley Specchio, MIBOR CEO. "Last year at this time median sales prices were increasing in the double digits, now growth is half to a third of that. Additionally, closed price to original list price had been growing for over 6 years (May 2012 - October 2018), but since November 2018 that has steadily declined."
Additional central Indiana year-over year comparisons (May 2018 vs. May 2019 )
- Pending sales increased 8.4 percent to 3,939
- Current median sales price: $196,000
- Months supply of inventory: 1.6 months
- Total active listings increased by 5.2 percent
*To create a comprehensive view of the market, small changes have been made to the Market Insights Report that will affect the year-over-year analysis over the next 12 months. In prior reports, data for the MIBOR Broker Listing Cooperative® (BLC®) listing service was pulled on the 12th business day for the prior month's data. After analyzing data input, MIBOR has updated the data pull to happen between the 5th and 7th day of the month for the prior month, allowing market data to be published much sooner. Additionally, in the new report MIBOR has separated townhouse/condo inventory and properties for lease from the aggregated totals. Separating other segments from the report will add clarity to the data as the singe-family residential segment is typically the focus. Finally, in March 2019, MIBOR added historical and current data from Jackson County as we welcomed them as members of our MIBOR BLC® listing service.
The attached MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR) Market Insights Report provides a market analysis of the 16 central Indiana counties within the MIBOR service area by creating a single, timely, reliable source of data. The report analyzes both month-over-month and year-over-year to give a view of the trends occurring in the central Indiana market. Consumers will also have access to specific county information for the 16 counties included in MIBOR’s Broker Listing Cooperative® (BLC®) listing service area: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby counties.
To coincide with the new MIBOR Market Insights Report, MIBOR has added a consumer tool to allow members of the public to view a number of market metrics such as number of units sold, median sales price, number of new listings and more. The metrics are shown graphically to show the trends in the marketplace. To view the new Market Insights, visit www.mibor.com/marketinsights.
This information has been provided by MIBOR REALTOR® Association (formerly named the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®), the professional association representing central Indiana's REALTORS®. MIBOR serves the needs of over 8,500 members in Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, and Shelby counties. MIBOR also supplies the BLC® service to REALTORS® in Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, and Putnam counties. MIBOR’s archive of housing data can be found at www.mibor.com/marketinsights.