The results are in and there is a great improvement in Harrisburg PA real estate sales for the first quarter of 2012 increased by 18.1% compared to the first quarter of 2011 according to the Central Penn Multi List. The area covered by the Multi List is the greater Harrisburg including all of Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties harrisburg pa real estateand portions of York, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. AND the number of homes sold, not settled, has increased by 20% since the end of 2011.

Not all categories are positive as of today. The days on market category, homes that have sold but not taking into consideration homes that are still on the market or are no longer for sale still is increasing, but at a substantially slower pace than in previous quarters. Also, the average sales price has declined again but the percentage decrease is slowing considerably.

The bottom line is that the Harrisburg PA real estate market is improving faster than many would have expected just a few months ago and I anticipate that all price points will see positive results moving throughout the rest of 2012. We still see plenty of inventory but in the price ranges under $225,000 there is more of a balanced (six months or less) inventory levels and I anticipate that the other price categories to improve although it will be a slower process. With a good supply of inventory and still extremely attractive mortgage interest rates I am anticipating continued improvement in the real estate market locally.

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