Home listings ticked up more than 5 percent in the third quarter, but closed sales in Pennsylvania dipped slightly, according to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.
There were 41,371 sales in the third quarter — down 1.1 percent compared to last year — and 105,737 for the year. Home sales were down 2.2 percent after nine months, according to the association.
The median-sale price was $176,000 for the quarter, which was up from $175,000 in last year’s third quarter, while the price has been flat for the year at $169,900.
Days on market dropped more than 3 percent in the third quarter to 75 days, according to the association. New listings are up 3.5 percent for the year at 207,705.
“Throughout Pennsylvania we’re seeing continued signs of a stabilizing market,” said Kim Skumanick, PAR’s president. “Although home sales across the commonwealth remained relatively unchanged, we still see positive signs in the marketplace.”
Meanwhile, in York County, third-quarter sales totaled 3,350, which was up 3 percent. The median-sale price also jumped by 3 percent to $149,900, according to the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties.
Dover Area School District posted the biggest percentage increase at 20 percent, with 238 home sales through September, according to the association. Dallastown Area leads the way in total sales this year with 368.