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Home prices strong, sales slip, in Harrisburg area in April

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Harrisburg-area home prices jumped in April, even as sales volumes dipped.

In the three-county region, the median price of an existing home rose to $250,500, a sharp increase from $225,000 in April 2021, as sales fell to 628 houses versus 704 the prior April, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, the median price rose to $230,000 compared to $197,950 in the year-ago period, with total sales falling to 314 from 380 housing units a year ago, GHAR said.

Cumberland County had a median sales price of $290,950 versus $260,000 a year ago, as sales decreased by 20 units to 268 houses, GHAR stated.

In Perry County, the median price also increased, to $208,900 last month from $156,000 in April 2021, as sales held steady at 36 homes, according to GHAR.

Last month, houses were selling relatively quickly, with the “average days on market” at just 16 days, compared to 23 the prior April, GHAR said.

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