The local housing market remained stable in November.
Home sales in York County increased 2 percent last month, according to statistics released Monday by the Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties.
Throughout York County, 328 homes were sold last month, compared to 323 sold during the same month a year ago.
The median sales price in the county remained unchanged at $140,000.
"Anything under $150,000, if it's priced right, it's selling," said Lee Trite, president of the association.
However, the most homes were sold last month in the South Western School District, where the median sales price was $174,000, a 31 percent increase from the $132,500 median sales price a year ago. In the district, 37 homes were sold in November, compared to 29 sold there a year earlier--a 28 percent increase.
"We did pretty well, considering the time of year," Trite said, citing spring and summer as the busiest months for buying.
There's been a 13 percent increase in York County home sales from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30. During the first 11 months of the year, 3,984 homes were sold, compared to 3,531 sold throughout the same period last year.
The most homes have been sold in Central York and Dallastown Area school districts, where 433 and 403 homes have been sold respectively.
The median sales price in York County was $145,000 from January through November, marking a 2 percent increase from the $142,000 average a year ago.
"We're realizing we're stabilized. That's important and good news because we had been on the decline for so long," Trite said.
But it's not great news, she said.
"The market went down so far that we're not where we need to be, but we're certainly moving in the right direction," Trite said.
Median sales prices in York County typically increased 3 percent a year, but that hasn't happened since 2007, she said.
"We need to continue to see increases during the next three years," Trite said.
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