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Home sales down, prices up in July for greater Harrisburg area

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Transactions declined, but prices were much higher, as the area’s real estate association issued its home sales report for July.

For the month, 783 houses changed hands in the three-county region, compared to 884 the prior July, as the median sales price rose to $233,000 from $214,250 last year, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, sales totaled 373 housing units, versus 405 units in July 2020. The median price, though, was up substantially—$220,000 compared to $180,000 last year, stated GHAR data.

Cumberland County experienced a similar trend, as 346 homes sold versus 418 a year ago. The median price rose to $256,000 compared to $233,250 last July, GHAR said.

In Perry County, sales declined by four units, to 47 homes, as the median price rose to $199,000 from $177,700 last year.

As in recent months, houses also were selling quickly. “Average days on the market” dropped to just 15 days, compared to 37 days in July 2020, according to GHAR.

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