Published Tuesday, September 17, 2019
by Jaime Barb


INDIANAPOLIS — New housing data issued by the MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR) for August 2019 shows an increase in median sales price and pending sales. 

The median sales price rose 9.9 percent in August compared to August 2018, but decreased 0.5 percent compared to July 2019. Pending sales increased 8.8 percent in year over year comparison. 

New listings decreased 6.5 percent year over year comparison, and 5.6 percent compared to July 2019. Closed sales decreased 1.2 percent in year over year, and 3.1 percent from last month.

"Typical to what we have seen for the last several months, all supply and demand interaction metrics remain very high while inventory continues to decline," said Shelley Specchio, MIBOR CEO. "However, sales activity in the region continues to climb giving us hope for the winter months ahead."

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker, commented, "Nationally, despite record prices, buyers remain eager to purchase, partly because both unemployment and mortgage rates are low. Demand, as measured by sales and pending sales, remains strong." 

Additional central Indiana year-over year comparisons (August 2018 vs. August 2019 )

  • Pending sales increased 8.8 percent to 3,579
  • Current median sales price: $199,000
  • Months supply of inventory: 1.8 months
  • Total active listings decreased by 4.3 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

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




Central Indiana Housing Market Overview

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