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York home sales continue increase in November

David Weissman
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With one month remaining, the number of homes sold in York County during 2015 is nearly 100 more than the total sold during all of 2014, according to statistics released Thursday by the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties.

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Through November, 4,617 homes have been sold this year, while the final tally for 2014 was 4,531.

The number currently represents a 12 increase over the number sold through Nov. 2014.

Brian Berkheimer, RAYAC president, said the association had expected the numbers to start increasing this year, but that didn't make it any less exciting.

"We're really encouraged and excited with way this year has turned out," he said. "Interest rates may increase soon, but we don't think it will negatively affect the numbers much."

The report states that 347 homes were sold in York during November, which is 12 percent increase over the number sold during Nov. 2014. It is the seventh month this year that represented a greater than 10 percent increase over the same month during 2014, with March (33 percent) being the largest.

Through November, Dover is the only school district of 16 with less homes sold than the same period in 2014, and the district is just two homes behind the pace.

Berkheimer said it's not unusual during a good year for most districts to experience that success.

Homes sold in the county for a median price of $147,000 during November, lower than the yearly median of $154,000.

Reach David Weissman at dweissman@yorkdispatch.com.