UPSTAR MLS Releases August Housing Market Report

September 20, 2017

Today, the Upstate Alliance of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (UPSTAR MLS) released its August 2017 local housing market report. Median Sales Price was significantly higher over last year. Comparing last month’s figures to the same timeframe in 2016, the leading market indicators are as follows:

  • New Listings increased 10.5 percent to 1,072.
  • Pending Sales were down 7.8 percent to 747.
  • Closed Sales decreased 1.2% to 830
  • Inventory levels shrank 13.3 percent to 1,735 units.
  • The Median Sales Price increased 6.3 percent to $134,900.
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.6 percent to 96.8.
  • Months Supply of Inventory was down 13.8 percent to 2.5 months.

“Despite fewer homes for sale, contract signings are up in Indiana,” said Kim Ward, 2017 UPSTAR President. “And so are prices because of the competitive market.”

The data from the August 2017 Monthly Indicators report tells consumers how the northeastern Indiana housing market is performing according to nine different indicators with comparisons to 2015 and 2016. To view the full Market report as well as the second quarter 2017 Foreclosure Report and other housing statistics and archives, visit This Web page also includes market reports broken down by county in the UPSTAR MLS primary coverage area, which includes the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley.

The Upstate Alliance of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service Inc., a subsidiary of Upstate Alliance of REALTORS®, serves area real estate professionals and the community by providing up-to-date listings of area homes for sale. The statistics are based on Residential Single Family listings and sales as reported to the Indiana Regional Multiple Listing Service (IRMLS), which may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. The primary coverage area of the UPSTAR MLS includes Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Adams, Wells, DeKalb, and Noble Counties, however listings from other surrounding counties may also be entered in the UPSTAR MLS and therefore are included in the MLS-wide statistics. UPSTAR MLS is a local multiple listing service participating in the Indiana Regional MLS.

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