May 2019 

The housing market is one of the largest and most important sectors of the U.S. economy. To understand the trends within the market one must analyze activity both month-over-month and year-over-year. In this new Market Insights Report, MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR) provides a market analysis of the 16 central Indiana counties within the MIBOR service area by creating a single, timely, reliable source of data. 

To create a comprehensive view of the market, small changes have been made to the Market Insights Report that will affect the year-overyear 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 BLC® listing service. 
 
Statistics show a strong indication that prices are beginning to stabilize, which is a welcomed notion for buyers. 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 listing price had been growing for over 6 years (May 2012 - October 18), but since November 2018 that has steadily declined.
 
 Year over Year data for May: 
• Median sales price increase 3.2% to $196,000
• Average days on market was unchanged at 36 
• Current active listings increase to 5,431