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York County home sales up 10 percent through February

By , - Last modified: March 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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Winter is nearing an end and it's looking good for the York County housing market.

After posting a 7 percent increase in home sales in January, York County followed up with a stronger February. Two months into the year, York County home sales are up 10 percent over last year, according to the Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties.

There were 725 homes sold through February, up from 660 after two months last year.

"We feel this is a good indicator that spring months will be even busier," said RAYAC President Heather Kreiger.

But, she added, there are still concerns about a dearth of homes for sale.

"Buyer demand is high, but we could use more inventory," she said.

Indeed, homes that are available are selling at a fast pace and for more money. The median-sale price in York County through February was $170,000, up 3 percent from last year's median-sale price of $164,900.

The association has said it believes that tight inventory is going to remain an issue in 2019, as it has been over the last two years, so prices could continue to go up.

Eleven of the 16 school districts in York County saw home sales increase or remain flat through February over last year.

The Dallastown Area School District topped the list for most home sales in the county with 91. Dallastown was followed by South Western School District, which had 68 home sales through February.

Dallastown sales were up 44 percent over the 2018 pace, while South Western sales jumped by 42 percent.

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Jason Scott

Jason Scott

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

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