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Home prices rose, sales dipped, in August in greater Harrisburg area

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Sales slowed in August but prices continued to climb in the latest report on previously owned homes.

For the three-county region, 734 homes sold last month, versus 810 in August 2021, but the median sales price rose to $260,000 from $235,500 in the year-ago period, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, 341 houses sold compared to 376 in August 2021, while the median sales price increased to $230,000 from $216,000, GHAR said.

Cumberland County totaled 358 home sales versus 380 the prior August, as the median price rose to $300,000 versus $265,000 last year, according to GHAR.

In Perry County, 38 houses sold, a drop of three, as the median price fell to $202,450, compared to $230,000 in August 2021, GHAR said.

Houses sold relatively quickly in August, as the “average days on the market” dropped to 14 days versus 17 days the prior year, according to GHAR.

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