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Harrisburg area home sales, prices jump again in November

A house under contract in Harrisburg

Home sales and prices were up in the Harrisburg area last month, continuing a months-long trend.

In November, 728 houses sold compared to 581 in the year-ago period, while the median sales price jumped to $215,000 from $180,000 for the three-county region, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, GHAR reported that 353 housing units sold in November versus 280 the year before, while the median price increased to $185,750 compared to $162,000.

In Cumberland County, sales rose to 327 homes from 244 a year ago, with the median price rising to $238,000 versus $195,500 in November 2019, GHAR stated.

Perry County saw a one-unit increase to 36 houses in November, though the median sales price dipped to $165,000 from $185,000 a year earlier.

Houses were also selling much faster this year, as GHAR reported that the average “days on market” fell to 26 days compared to 46 days in November 2019.

Home sales and prices in the Harrisburg area have been strong all year long, especially since pandemic-related restrictions were lifted on the industry in May.

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