Penn Yan-area home prices rise 5.4% in April, with houses for sale in high demand

Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman USA TODAY NETWORK
Coldwell Banker real estate agent Annie Beyersdorf meets with Robby Schroeder and Michael Jacobs before a home inspection on a home that the couple has an accepted offer to purchase on March 28, 2022, in Grand Chute, Wis. Three months ago, they sold their home and started to hunt for a new, larger one with character inside and out. It took them three months, almost 30 private visits and open houses, and four offers before they were able to land a home.

A typical Yates County home listed for $368,700 in April, up 5.4% from a month earlier, an analysis of data from shows.

The median list home price in April was down about 26.2% from April 2021. Yates County's median home was 1,872 square feet for a listed price of $222 per square foot.

The Yates County market was busy, with a median 38 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median 25 days on market. The market added 16 new home listings in April, compared with the 16 added in April 2021. The market ended the month with some 23 listings of homes for sale.

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Across metro Rochester, median home prices fell to $199,999, down 9.1% from a month earlier. The median home had 1,662 square feet, at a list price of $129 per square foot.

Across all of New York, median home prices were $699,000, rising 1.4% from a month earlier. The median New York home for sale had 1,493 square feet at list price of $488 per square foot.

Across the United States, median home prices were $425,000, up 5% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,821 square feet, listed at $220 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 residential listings database.. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.