The Central Penn Business Journal reported the following real estate sales statistics for January 2015:

Harrisburg-area Realtors had a strong first month of the year, at least in Cumberland and Dauphin counties.

Cumberland County posted 179 home sales in January, 41 more than last January, while Dauphin County finished with 177.

The latter was 14 more than January 2014, according to the latest home sales from the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors.

  • The strong numbers pushed Harrisburg-area home sales above 500 for the month, an 11.8 percent increase from January 2014.
  • The MLS of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors primarily covers Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. It also covers portions of Lancaster, Lebanon and northern York counties.
  • The median-sale price for the MLS coverage area was $148,000 in January, which was up from $144,950 last year, according to the association.
  • In Cumberland County, the median dipped to $160,800 from $175,000, while in Dauphin County it jumped to $132,000 from $119,900.
  • The area saw steady demand for homes priced under $300,000 in January. The $199,999-or-less price point finished the month with 370 sales, up from 315 last year, according to the association.
  • In the $200,000 to $299,999 price range, there were 90 sales compared with 76 last year.
  • Last year, the Harrisburg area posted a 3.6 percent increase in home sales.

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