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August home sales, prices rise in the Harrisburg area

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The summer ended on a high note for residential real estate, with home sales and prices both up substantially in August.

For the immediate three-county region, unit sales increased to 845 from 783 in the year-ago period, while the median sales price shot up to $215,000 from $194,900 a year ago, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors.

In Dauphin County, residential sales totaled 385 units versus 347 in August 2019, while the median sales price increased to $185,750 from $175,000 last year, GHAR said.

Cumberland County saw home sales rise to 396 units compared to 357 last year, while the median price increased to $240,000 from $217,000. In Perry County, 43 homes sold, up from 23 a year ago, as the median price rose to $170,600 versus $145,000 in August 2019, GHAR said.

The average number of days on the market decreased in August, down to 36 compared to 42 in the year-ago period, according to GHAR.

Home sales and prices in the Harrisburg area also increased in July.

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