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Harrisburg-area home sales up 12 percent

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The greater Harrisburg area cracked 2,000 home sales in the second quarter — the first quarter above that mark since 2010, according to the latest figures from the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors.

The association reported 2,222 sales, or 12.3 percent above the second quarter of 2012.

In the second quarter of 2010, there were 2,249 units sold. Other than that quarter, this year’s April to June period was the highest quarter for home sales since the third quarter of 2007, when there were 2,411, according to the association.

Central Penn Multi-List Inc., the association’s statistical arm, primarily tracks sales in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

Median sale prices increased to $163,000 from $162,900 in the second quarter. Listings stayed on the market an average of 102 days, which was down from 114 in last year’s second quarter.

Cumberland County led the pack with 825 sales in the second quarter, the association said. That was up from 689 last year. Median sale price was $187,100 compared with $179,000 last year.

Dauphin County posted 756 sales compared with 673 in the second quarter of 2012. Median sale price dipped to $147,500 compared with $150,000 last year.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin County. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jasons@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal. Circle Jason Scott on .

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