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Home sales, prices show substantial gains in Harrisburg area for October

This row home recently sold in Harrisburg.

The local housing market continued to show strength last month, as both residential sales and prices rose.

For October, 789 homes sold in the Harrisburg area, compared to 710 houses in the year-ago period, while the median price increased to $206,100 from 190,000, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, sales totaled 369 housing units, compared to 309 last October, as the median price rose to $182,000 from $170,000, said GHAR. Cumberland County saw sales rise to 374 homes versus 343 a year ago, as the median price increased to $230,165 from $218,900 in October 2019.

Perry County also experienced gains, with 38 homes sold, a small increase from 37 last year, while the median price shot up to $197,800 versus $179,900 in the year-ago period, according to GHAR.

Meanwhile, it took less time for houses to sell. GHAR reported that the average house was on the market for 31 days, a drop from 46 days a year ago.

In GHAR’s coverage area, the housing market has been consistently strong following the expiration of a pandemic-related business suspension in the spring.

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