Three of the 16 school districts in York County have seen home sales jump more than 30 percent this year as the housing market continues its multiyear run higher following the last recession.
Home sales in Dallastown Area School District were up 38 percent through July with 381 sales, the most of any area in the county. Northeastern was up 35 percent with 211 sales, while Eastern York posted a 31 percent increase through seven months with 152 sales.
Just two school districts in the county — Hanover Area and South Eastern — saw home sales decline over the year, according to the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties. Sales were off 5 percent in Hanover and 4 percent in South Eastern.
Collectively, York County finished July with 568 sales, pushing the year-to-date total to 3,228 sales, according to the association. For the year, county home sales are up 15 percent.
Home prices also are pushing up. The median sale price was $159,000 through July, up from $149,900 last year, the association said.
RAYAC President Tony Thomas said prices continue to go up because of low sales inventory in the market, something much of Central Pennsylvania has been experiencing this year.
“Demand is there and buyers want more choices,” he said.
Active listings in York County at the end of July totaled 1,878. That’s down more than 20 percent from last year, according to the association.