Penn Yan-area home prices rise 7% in March, with houses for sale in high demand

Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman USA TODAY NETWORK

A typical Yates County home listed for $349,900 in March, up 7% from a month earlier, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.

The median list home price in March was down about 30% from March 2021. Yates County's median home was 1,729 square feet for a listed price of $210 per square foot.

The Yates County market was busy, with a median 25 days on market. The market added 20 new home listings in March, compared with the 12 added in March 2021. The market ended the month with some 24 listings of homes for sale.

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Across all of New York, median home prices were $689,500, rising 2.7% from a month earlier. The median New York home for sale had 1,484 square feet at list price of $484 per square foot.

Across the United States, median home prices were $404,950, up 3.2% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,800 square feet, listed at $214 per square foot.

The median home list price — the midway point of all the houses or units listed over a period of time — is used more often in this report instead of the average home list price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes listed are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from the Realtor.com residential listings database. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.