by Pat Haddad
The Fishers Housing Market Report for September 2012 had me checking and rechecking the numbers. Across the board gains? That hasn't happened since... well, not for a long time.
The Median Sales Price for Fishers homes jumped 16 percent in September as compared to September 2011 - to $198,500. Average Sales Price, Closed Sales and Percentage of List Price Received at Sale also showed gains. It wasn't a complete victory, since Average Days on Market increased by 4 days, to 79. But otherwise, September was a very good month for the Fishers housing market.
In a comparison of July through September sales to the same time period in 2011, Median Sales Price and Average Sales Price declined slightly (-2.5 percent and -3.6 percent, respectively) but gains were made in all other categories.
Fishers fared better than the Carmel housing market and Hamilton County as a whole for the month of September. Both saw Median Sales Price and Average Sales price drop.
Interestingly both Carmel and Hamilton County had deficits in inventory as compared to September 2011; Carmel dropped 12.4 percent and Hamilton County 2 percent. Fishers, on the other hand, saw a 12 percent gain in inventory as compared to the previous year.
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