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York County home sales, prices keep rising

Home sales and prices across York County continue to surge to new heights.

County home sales totaled nearly 3,800 through August of this year, a 16 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties. There were 593 sales in August alone.

The median sale price through eight months of the year was $159,900, a 6 percent jump from the same period last year.

RAYAC President Tony Thomas said he expects to see continued growth through the fall, despite concerns over the last year about a dearth of homes on the market.

“The market can support the amount of buyers out there right now,” he said. “I think new construction is actually improving a lot as well.”

Most areas across York County have posted double-digit sales increases in the first eight months of 2016. West York Area School District saw the biggest jump with a 41 percent increase, according to RAYAC.

Dallastown Area School District was on top for volume with 443 sales through August, up 33 percent from the first eight months of last year. 

Central York and Red Lion Area were the only other school districts to close August with more than 300 home sales for the year, according to RAYAC. Central York had 371, and Red Lion had 353. 

Northern York County School District had the highest median sale price through August at $233,100. That was up 4 percent from the same period last year.

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