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Home sales dip in January for greater Harrisburg area

By , - Last modified: February 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

The Harrisburg area saw a 4.8 percent home sales dip in January compared with the same month a year ago, the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors said today.

There were 394 sales in the Central Penn Multi-List Inc.’s coverage area. Last January, that number was 414. Median sale price dipped to $148,250 from $149,450, the association said.

Each of the association’s three primary counties — Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry — posted sales decreases.

Cumberland County recorded 127 sales last month, which was down from 148 last January. The median sale price increased to $175,000 from $167,000, the association said.

Average market days dropped to 96 from 131 in Cumberland County.

In Dauphin County, there were 129 sales compared with 139 in 2012. The median sale price dropped slightly to $134,900 from $135,000. Average market days fell to 101 from 122.

Perry County sales came in at 18 compared with 19 in January 2012, the association said. The median sale price jumped to $114,750 from $90,000. However, average market days rose to 95 from 77 last year.

Collectively, the area saw market days drop to 99 days in January from 129 in the same year-ago month, the association said.

Units in the $300,000 to $399,999 price point saw an 11.5 percent sales increase compared to January 2012. The biggest jump in median sale price was the $199,999 and less price point, which posted $127,000 compared with $120,000.


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