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Sales dip, prices jump in latest report on Harrisburg area home sales

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October home sales in the Harrisburg area were modestly lower but prices moved higher, according to the latest report on previously owned homes.

For the three-county region, sales totaled 741 housing units, down from 805 units in October 2020, but the median price increased to $229,500 from $209,900, stated the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR).

In Dauphin County, sales dipped to 376 units from 385 a year ago, but the median price surged to $210,000 compared to $185,000 the prior October, GHAR said.

Cumberland County saw sales of 330 homes versus 383 in October 2020, but the median price increased to $259,750 compared to $235,000 last year, according to the association.

In Perry County, sales fell slightly to 35 units, a drop of two compared to last October. However, the median price shot up to $239,900 versus $195,700 in the year-ago period, GHAR stated.

Houses also were selling quicker than last year, as the “average days on market” dropped to 20 days, compared to 31 days in October 2020, according to GHAR.

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