Some good news from Central Pennsylvania regarding homes sales for the third quarter of 2011. The Greater Harrisburg area (Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties) saw a 17.1 percent increase in the number of homes sold during the third quarter. The increase is measured against home sales for the third quarter of 2010.
The median sale price was 4.1 percent lower than the same period last year. It also took an average of 5 days longer for those homes to sell over last year.
Nationally home sales rose 18.6 percent when compared to August of 2010. The median sale price was down 5.1 percent nationally.
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties will be participating in a PennDOT sponsored mass transit study aimed at making regional mass transit better. The study will look at Capital Area Transit, Red Rose Transit, redrabbit and Lebanon Transit see how these four systems can best work together to benefit the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York metropolitan areas. The goal is to enhance service while making all four transit systems more cost-effective.