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York County home sales up 11 percent in 2016

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The York County housing market ended 2016 on a high note: Sales were up 11 percent over 2015.

The Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties reported Tuesday that 5,649 homes were sold last year, up from 5,095 in 2015. It was the highest annual total since 2006 when 5,951 homes were sold.

West York Area School District posted the largest percentage increase for the year among school districts with 28 percent growth. There were 374 homes sold last year in the district compared with 293 in 2015.

Dallastown Area School District finished 2016 with the most homes sold, at 609, up 17 percent from 2015.

The only school districts to post declines were Hanover and Southern York. Hanover home sales were down 5 percent to 181 in 2016, while Southern York was off 1 percent to 257 sales.

By price, Eastern York School District finished the year with a median-sale price of $146,500, up 17 percent from 2015, the biggest jump in the county.

The median in South Eastern increased 14 percent to $199,900 in 2016.

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