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New Homebuilding in Central PA Defies National Trends

Central PA Business Journal reports that new homebuilding in Central Pennsylvania is defying the rest of the nation’s fallout, said Dave Thompson, president of the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg.

The number of new house sales dropped 33 percent in May compared with April, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists pointed fingers at the end of the federal first-time and second-time homebuyer tax credit program that stopped April 30 for the decline.

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