The real estate sales results for the greater Harrisburg, PA are showing some improvement both in the number of sales and the average selling price for homes in Central Pennsylvania. The average sales price increased 6% to $177,605, in February 2013 over the same period in 2012 and the number of homes sold increased when compared to 2011 and 2012. Another piece of good news is that the days on market from listing to under contract for the period has decreased when compared to the same period last year. Some of this good news is due to the quality of inventory and the continued existence of extremely low mortgage interest rates. Yes, there are issues with the continued, unfortunately, availability of short sales and foreclosures and the negative impact on prices but these are solid sales figures. I recently reviewed the number of homes going under contract and selling in the $150,000 to $300,000 range because this is a good barometer of the market and those sales are looking very good. Why that range? It has been my experience when that market improves both the lower and higher priced homes are selling all other price ranges will improve. Going forward improvement should continue and as I have been saying for right now slow and steady is the best course for the real estate market. The below numbers for the school districts are always interesting and should be considered. And if you are considering a sale or a purchase of a home please contact me at and as always you are encouraged to visit my site,, and click on the search listings tab to see your next home.

School Districts

West Shore

School Average Sales
Price 2012 
Average Sales
Price 2013
Days on
Carlisle $211,631 $154,200 127/98
Cumberland Valley $298,802 $290,815 120/92
East Pennsboro $195,047 $145,113 67/69
Northern York $186,744 $269,889 142/114
Camp Hill $159,764 $198,817 94/40
West Shore $159,608 $140,803 114/102
Mechanicsburg $171,895 $158,848 180/103

East Shore

School Average Selling
Price 2012
Average Selling
Price 2013
Days on
Derry $211,408 $204,360 116/91
Central Dauphin $157,001 $165,559 115/109
Susquehanna $110,173 $154,408 80/129
Lower Dauphin $204,647 $284,066 160/44
Harrisburg $62,679 $62,967 104/127
Steel High $35,000 $25,500 141/115
Middletown $73,350 $90,733 78/156

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