The York County housing market kicked the year off strong thanks to mild winter conditions and steady demand from buyers.
The Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties reported a 14 percent increase in sales with 329 homes sold in January compared with 288 for the same month a year ago.
Home prices also soared 16 percent for the month. The median sale price was $168,000 in January compared with $144,850 last year.
The Dallastown Area and Red Lion Area school districts tied for the most sales in January with 33 each. Red Lion tied with Spring Grove Area School District for biggest percentage increase at 50 percent, according to the association.
The West Shore School District saw sales increase by 47 percent for the month.
Despite the strong opening for the year, the association’s president remained concerned about a lack of homes for sale moving forward.
“That, along with increased buyer demand, is leading to higher sale prices,” Deborah Goodling said. “If you’re thinking about selling your home, now would be a great time to talk to a Realtor.”
Home sales in Adams County rose by 21 percent with 58 sales, the association said. Conewago Valley School District led the way with 25 sales.
Editor’s note: The median sale price for January was incorrectly reported by the association in an earlier version of this story.