York County home sales, median price up from 2018

Rebecca Klar
York Dispatch
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York County saw an increase in home sales and median sale price in the first three months of 2019 compared with 2018, according to a Realtors Association of York and Adams County report. 

In York County, 1,253 homes were sold, a 7% increase from the same period last year. The median sale price, $174,900, is a 6% increase from last year, according to the report. 

In neighboring Adams County, 221 homes were sold, a 2% increase. The median sale price of $179,000 is a 6% increase from last year. 

Heather Kreiger, the Realtor association president, attributed a drop in interest rates for "increase in motivation among buyers to purchase now."

Hanover School District saw the largest increase in York County, with a 59% increase year over year. The median price of homes sold in Hanover decreased by 2%. Prices fell from $152,900 to $150,000. 

In York City School District, home sales decreased by 12%, but the median price increased by 35%, the largest price increase of any school district in the county. The median price rose from $49,900 to $67,250.