Business Briefs – July 1

● Home sales up across county

HANCOCK COUNTY — A recent report from F.C. Tucker Realtors shows home prices in Hancock County are up.

In May — the most recent data available — homes across Hancock County are selling for prices 8 percent higher than in the same month last year, the report shows.

The availability of homes on the market has shrunk by nearly 25 percent in that same 1-year period, with 322 active listings in May 2016 and 425 the previous year.

Despite tighter inven-tory, local home sales have climbed 7 percent in that period of time, the report states, with 125 sales in 2016 and 113 the year before.

● Shred documents at Greenfield bank

Greenfield Banking Co. is conducting a series of free shredding events to encourage residents to safely dispose of documents containing personal information in coming months.

Only paper products are accepted, and residents must limit materials to one large lawn and leaf trash bag full of documents.

All events run from 9 a.m. to noon.

The events will take place as follows:

July 23: 1920 N. State St., Greenfield

Aug. 20: 7363 N. County Road 600W, McCordsville

Sept. 17: 5783 U.S. 52 West, New Palestine