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Home sales slipped, prices rose in May in greater Harrisburg area

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Harrisburg-area home sales dipped, but prices rose sharply in May, according to the most recent report on previously owned houses.

For the three-county region, sales fell to 670 homes last month versus 730 in May 2021, but the median sales price of a house increased to $260,000 from $240,000, according to data from the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, sales totaled 320 homes in May, a decrease of 27 units from the year-ago period, while the median price rose to $235,000 from $210,000, GHAR said.

Cumberland County had 322 home sales in May versus 335 a year ago, as the median price jumped to $291,000 from $265,000. In Perry County, 26 houses sold, a drop of seven units, as the median price rose to $243,000 versus $217,000 in May 2021, according to GHAR.

Houses sold relatively quickly in May, as “average days on the market” dropped to 16 days compared to 20 days the prior May, according to GHAR.

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