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Home sales rise in York County

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York County home sales are up 16 percent so far in 2013 compared with 2012, according to statistics released this week from the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties.

The median sale price of a home also has risen 4 percent in York County, from $140,000 in 2012 to $145,000 in 2013.

The report from the association lists 3,264 homes sold in York County so far this year, compared with 2,816 last year.

The comparison is from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 in both years.

Even with the gains, the current problems in the federal government could be a hindrance to future sales figures.

“We continue to be pleased with the steady increases in home sales and median sale price,” RAYAC President Lee Trite said in a news release. “The local housing market is slowly rebounding but we fear that the government shutdown and potential debt ceiling uncertainty could derail the positive progress we’ve seen.”

September was also a successful month for Realtors in York County. Home sales in September 2013 were up 21 percent from September 2012 in York County.

The median sale price went up 7 percent for the month-to-month comparison.

South Western School District saw the most homes sold for the month at 30, Red Lion School District had 29 sold, while Central York and West York districts had 28 each.

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