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Long winter blamed for Q1 dip in Harrisburg-area home sales

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Citing harsh winter conditions that delayed sales and settlements, the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors reported 1,447 home sales in the first quarter — a decline of 1.4 percent from the first three months of 2013.

The quarterly drop was the first in two years, according to the Central Penn Multi-List Inc., the statistical arm of the association.

The MLS primarily covers Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Sales from members in neighboring counties, including York County, also are included in that number.

The median-sale price in the MLS dipped slightly to $149,000 compared to $150,000 in the first quarter last year.

Days on market fell to 107 from 108, while the number of active listings at the end of March increased to 4,720, according to the association. There were 4,208 active listings at the end of the fourth quarter.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

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