Indiana Association of Realtors

State lawmakers Wednesday heard a lot of support and a few fears about the local impacts of short-term housing rentals through platforms such as Airbnb.

Commerce and Economic Development Study Committee members say they want any future regulations on the issue to protect property rights – for both hosts and their neighbors.

First Quarter Homeownership Rates Fall In Indiana, U.S.

May 10, 2016
Barbara Brosher / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Home ownership rates are among some of the lowest in decades across the country and in Indiana.

In the first quarter of 2016, the number of American homeowners fell 0.2-percent from the same time last year.

It’s part of an overall downward trend in homeownership over the past ten years.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership is down nearly 6-percent in Indiana compared to 2005.

Director of the Indiana Business Research Center Jerry Conover says there was a peak in homeownership right before the great recession.

Local and state housing figures promising

Apr 23, 2012

Housing figures in Tippecanoe County are outpacing the state numbers, but both are improving.

Statewide sales were up more than 12-percent last month compared to March 2011. 

However, in the county, sales improved by about 29-percent in that same span and prices jumped more than 7.5-percent

The average price of all homes sold in Indiana last month was 4.5-percent greater than twelve months prior. 

And, homes sold throughout the first quarter of the year are going for about 2.5-percent more than in the first part of 2011.

Tippecanoe Home Sales Figures A Mixed Bag

Feb 20, 2012

The number of home sales in Tippecanoe County last month was less than it was a year ago.

However, sales prices have increased over that span.

Indiana Association of Realtors reports the county’s sales dropped 2.5-percent over the past twelve months.

There were about 40 fewer homes sold this January compared to last year.

Among surrounding counties, only Benton, Boone, Montgomery, and White experienced an increase in home sales.

But, the median sales price of homes in Tippecanoe is up $1,000 to $124,000.