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Home sales down, prices up for Harrisburg area in May

A sales sign in Midtown Harrisburg

The residential real estate market showed mix results in May amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania, according to new housing industry data.

The Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) reported on Wednesday that, for May, sales fell by about half in the region, but the median price increased by 6.8 percent year-over-year to $205,000.

In Dauphin County, 173 houses sold compared to 355 in the year-ago period, while the median sales price rose to $176,300 from $172,000. In Cumberland County, sales totaled 152 units versus 326 in May 2019, while the median price increased to $233,950 compared to $215,000 a year ago.

Perry County had 21 sales for a median price of $157,000 versus 39 home sales for $150,900 in May 2019.

Average days on the market for listings were virtually unchanged—52 days versus 51 in the prior May.

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