One of the most visited page on-site yesterday was Cedar Hill townhomes located in Schwenksville, Lower Frederick Township. There were 13 townhomes sold there since January, 2020 with a median sold price of $218,000. The median days on market was less than one week (5 days).
NAR's Realtor Magazine News recently shared the following. "Short‑term rental properties are becoming more common as homeowners look to supplement their incomes. Some consumers preparing for retirement target properties where they can generate revenue from short-term rentals until they are ready to move into the house. But once they are ready to occupy the property full-time, they can discover that living close to other short‑term rentals is not appealing ..."
The Northeastern home sellers' market of the past few years has seen people leaving large cities, many headed for places in New Jersey plus connected places such as the Philadelphia suburbs. This trend has only increased since the 2020 start of the frenzy over COVID.
According to Reator® Magazine, in states that have recently legalized cannabis, investors are moving quickly to buy warehouses and retail properties to open related businesses.
Voters in Arizona, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota approved recreational cannabis in November 2020. Other states that have legalized it have also seen increased interest in similar properties shortly after bills were enacted into law.
Double digit price increases are reported by U.S. News and World Report as it listed the top 10 currently performing markets across the country from 1 to 10: Seattle, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; Sacramento, California; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Massachusettes; San Francisco, California; Wichita, Kansas; Columbus, Ohio; San Jose, California; and Ventura, California.
Mercer County, Pennsylvania: The county board of realtors states that the current homes for sale are now running an average price of $129,000. That figure falls within the $125,000 to $200,000 price tag for homes that are in high demand, local agents said. (source: lancaster online.com).
The United 777 headed from Denver to Honolulu has an engine catch fire which resulted in debris falling into the neighborhoods of Commons Park, Northmoor and Red Leaf in the City of Broomfield.
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Philadelphia is home to 82 opportunity zones and Pittsburgh has 27% which together comprise 36% which together comprise 36% of all zones across Pennsylvania. See the State's Official Site.
Yesterday the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to a three month high average of 2.81 as reported by Freddie Mac.
The City of Seattle neighborhood, Millionaire's Row, grew out of the suburban migration that began at the start of the 20th century. As the residents' affluence grew, they wanted larger homes with more land.
The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 is the most important federal legislation related to historic preservation and creates an extensive framework within which preservation takes place.
The Waterworks sits between the Delaware Canal and Delaware River along River Road in New Hope. It is a rehabilitation of Union Mill as 62 luxury condominium residences developed circa 1988.
Walnut 'Meadows is a circa early 1990s Active Adult (55-plus) community of manufactured ranch homes in Harleysville (Towamencin Township)
The Woodlands is a 1980s subdivision of 9 detached single family homes on 10‑acre lots in Upper Makefield.
The Post Hill Historic District is a cohesive group of buildings, structures, and sites that document the development of one of the oldest parts of New London from the city's first European settlement until the mid-20th century.
Upper Freehold Township's geographic location within the Inner Coastal Plain near creeks and streams helped shape its historical development. Assunpink Creek, Crosswicks Creek, Doctors Creek and Lahaway Creek constituted major corridors for Native American travel and settlement, provided attractive sources of power for milling operations during the initial Colonial settlement of the area and today offer recreational kayaking and fishing opportunities.
Hillwood Terrace (Lower Makefield Township) Colonial on Highland Drive sold in 6 days for $530,000 which was over list price. This circa 1963 home has four bedrooms on a 1/3rd‑acre lot.
The Village of Millerton is one of many Columbia, Dutchess and Greene county towns where both residential and commercial real estate prices benefited from the 2020 urban exodus of New Yorkers moving up the Hudson Valley resulting from the 2020 Covid lockdown.
According to Florida Realtors latest housing data, despite the ongoing pandemic and a still struggling jobs outlook, Florida's housing market in December 2020 showed more closed sales, more new pending sales, higher median prices, and more new listings compared to a year ago. Single‑family existing-home sales rose 21% compared to a year ago. — The World Property Journal.
A feature in the National Association of Realtors' Realtor Magazine reports that the City of Ogden, UT is one of the top ten most‑affordable cities for first‑time home buyers.
In some neighborhoods of Park City, Utah median sale prices spiked by more than 50% this past summer. This according to an article titled Millennials Are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market on bloomberg.com.
The City of Warrensburg, the seat of Johnson County, MO, was founded in 1836, and soon became an important trading center. It was incorporated in 1856, during a period of railroad-spurred expansion.
The homes in Chicago's Gage Park Bungalow Historic District adhered to the unwritten rules regarding uniform setbacks and regular spacing between buildings that provided a feeling of continuity and community, and indeed many residents even worked at the same places. Many homes had 25-foot frontages, and the narrow distance between houses generated neighborliness on the blocks.
The Suffolk County NY company SQ4D Inc. has listed for sale the first ever 3d printed house to receive a certificat of occupancy. It's located in the Town of Riverhead, Long Island.
At the end of December 2020, housing inventory was 23% lower than a year earlier and sitting at an all‑time low of 1.9-month supply at the current sales pace, according to the National Association of Realtors. The association noted yesterday that Dutchess County and Putnam County, New York had the greatest housing supply (6.6 months) at the close of 2020.
Collegeville Borough enjoys a position of importance in the region as the downtown center of the central and lower Perkiomen Valley. Because of the presence of Ursinus College, as well as its Main Street and proximity to natural features, Collegeville has cultural, educational, and economic advantages that many of its neighbors do not.
Hatboro's traditional Main Street anchors the borough and is a focal point for residents. Industrial, retail, and office sector employers provide jobs in the borough, and quiet residential neighborhoods with a variety of housing types hold about 7,500 residents.
3,000 Delaware Valley Detached Singles For Sale
Looking for a detached single family home in the Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley? As of today, there are homes ranging from $20,000 (2 bedroom manuafactured/mobile home in Cherry Hill, Camden County) to $38-million (10 bedroom, 11,000 sqft. vintage home on over 200 acres in Willistown Township, Chester County). And more than 3,000 homes inbetween.
Whitman Square is a residential subdivision of detached singles in Washington Township, Gloucester County built in the 1960s and 1970s. There were 33 homes sold in Whitman Square in 2020; sold prices ranged from $153,000 to $345,000 (median, $240,000). Median days on market was just over two weeks (16 days).
In 1902, Swedesboro Borough was incorporated as a separate municipality from Woolwich Township. However, the borough has remained the center for Woolwich Township's commercial, economic, housing, and social activities.
This circa 1959 three bedroom split level on Elm Avenue in Lakeview Farms was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate, Langhorne for $395,000 ($5,000 over list price) after being on the market for just 9 days.
During the Revolutionary War, dozens of battles were fought on New Jersey soil, a number of them in the Princeton area, including the first and second Battles of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton. The period during which these battles were fought is known as the "Ten Crucial Days" because the victories won during this period greatly bolstered the morale of the colonists.
A selection of 200-plus neighborhoods/subdivisions built by Toll Brothers beginning in the 1980s through 2020.
Briar Hill Farms is a residential subdivision of more than 250 detached, single family homes built primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. The median resale price for neighborhood homes rose 21% in 2020 vs. 2019 ($367,000 / $303,000)
This four bedroom colonial in Lower Makefield's Penns Field at Farmview neighborhood was listed and sold by Keller Williams Real Estate, Newtown for 11% over list price after being on the market for just 3 days. [Listing Details].
Throughout Living Places we refer to the Delaware Valley as the nine county region of Greater Philadelphia of which the Delaware River bisects halves in PA and NJ.
Recently listed active adult (55+) homes:
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Logan Township in Gloucester County, NJ saw 86 single family homes sold in 2020, an increase of 4.8% over 2019. The median resale price rose nearly 12% to $232,000. Homes sold much more quickly, on the market for an average of just under 3 weeks (20 days) in 2020 compared to 2 months (60 days) in 2019. Source: www.tonyrosica.com.
COMPARE Two mid-18th Century Homes For Sale in Mount Holly (Burlington County), both priced at $350,000; one on Ridgeway Street (circa 1851) and the other on Union Street (circa 1857).
Pennsbury Heights is a 1950s residential subdivision of detached singles built on lots ranging from approximately 1/5th to 1/2 acre. The neighborhood is located in
Pennsbury Heights is a 1950s residential subdivision of detached singles built on lots ranging from approximately 1/5th to 1/2 acre. The neighborhood is located in Falls Township.
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A home on Primrose Path in the 55+ community of Traditions at Skippack, was Just Sold for $461,000 setting an all‑time record high resale price for the community. (More Info)
Traditions at Washington Crossing, an Active Adult community in Upper Makefield Township, had a year-over-year (2019/2020) increase in median home resale price of 22%.
Central Bucks School District Residential Real Estate Market Report — CBSD serves students in grades K-12 in nine municipalities: the boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain; and the townships of Buckingham, Doylestown, New Britain, Plumstead, Warrington and Warwick.
Brookfield is one of 5 sub-sections of the Farmview subdivision built by Realen Homes (Realty Engineering) during the 1990s.
The average sold price for single family homes in Carlisle_Borough (seat of Cumberland County, PA) rose 15.6% year-over-year (2019/2020). The Carlisle-Harrisburg Metro Area is projected as one of the top ten U.S. real estate growth markets for 2021.
Residents of the Town of Burlington live on streets overlooking peaceful lakes as well as the Farmington River, in homes where our agrarian roots are still evident or in mountainside homes nestled among the soaring trees.
The mighty and steadfast Rock River winds its way through the Watertown City, providing scenic views and abundant recreational opportunities. Watertown boasts an extensive, high-quality park system and destination outdoor sporting facilities. There's something for everyone here.
Neighborhoods Built by Toll Brothers. Turns out that some folks are so enamored of their Toll Brothers-built home that, when they relocate, their preference is to purchase another by the same builder. Here's a partial list of neighborhoods and subdivision built by Toll from the late 1980s onward; the subdivisions listed are located largely in and around the Delaware Valley.
There were twice as many Newtown Walk townhome resales in 2020 (13 units) compared to 2019 (6 units). The median resale price rose by nearly 6% year over year (2019: $734,500 | 2020: $777,000).
The number of existing single family homes sold in Ephrata Borough dropped slightly (9%) year-over-year (2019/2020) while the median resale price rose 13% ($165,000/$181,000). Homes sold faster—a median days on market of one week (7 days) compared to 13 days in 2019.
The median price for a single family home in Yardley / Lower Makefield rose 15.3% year‑over‑year (2019/2020).
The Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties) is projected to be one of the top ten U.S. growth markets for real estate in 2021. An study by the National Association of Realtors® predicts 14.4% sales growth.
2020 saw a 16% increase over the previous year in the number of existing homes sold in New Hope / Solebury. The median price of these homes rose 13%.
Fort Wayne's West End Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The area was the site of suburban growth as early as the canal era of the 1830's, and remained a popular middle and upper class neighborhood until well into the 20th century.
The median resale price of existing single family homes in Delaware County's Lansdowne Borough increased 8% year-over-year ($170,000 in 2020 vs. $157,000 the previous year). While the number of homes sold dropped slightly (from 151 to 140) they sold more quickly (median days-on-market 12 vs. 26 days).
Bucks County, PA: the number of $million-dollar-plus existing single family resales in 2020 increased by 61% compared to 2019 (192 / 119). View all luxury homes sold in Bucks during 2020.
Norristown Borough (seat of Montgomery County, PA) — the year-over-year (2019 / 2020) median resale price for combined single family homes increased more than 14% ($150,000 / 349 homes) vs. ($150,000 / 303 homes). While the total number of homes sold decreased by 15%, they spent an average of two weeks less on the market before selling (34 days vs 49 days)
Doylestown Borough (seat of Bucks County, PA) — the year-over-year (2019 / 2020) median resale price for detached single family homes increased more than 14% ($479,000 / 61 homes) vs. ($564,000 / 66 homes). View all Boro homes currently For Sale, Pending and Recently Sold.
Bucks County's Morrisville Borough saw a year-over-year increase of 15% in the number of detached, single family home resales (103 / 2019 vs. 119 / 2020). Homes sold faster (15 days / 2020 vs. 20 days / 2019) and the median resale price increased by 13% ($216,000 / 2019 vs. $245,000 / 2020). View Homes in all 23 Bucks County Boroughs: For Sale, Pending and Recently Sold
Delaware County's Media Borough saw a year-over-year (2020/2019) increase of 10.5% in the average resale price of detached, single family homes.
The City of Fitzgerald, Georgia (seat of Ben Hill County) is sometimes referred to as The Yank-Reb City Where America Reunited.
The Falls at New Hope is a brand new enclave of 3 and 4 bedroom luxury townhomes ranging from approximately 2,500 to 3,700 sqft. View details and floorplans
Incorporated in 1886 Skippack Township was established when Mathias Van Bebber's 1702 purchase of land from William Penn was divided into two townships—Perkiomen and Skippack.
The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.
Significant neighborhoods such as the Ashby Manor Historic District illustrate the physical development of modern Des Moines. They shine as fine examples of well‑planned residential development of enduring value and reflect the housing preferences of the period.
The City of Loveland (Hamilton County, Ohio) was first settled in 1795, laid out about 1849 and incorporated in 1876.
Autumn Glen is an Active Adult (55-plus) community of detached singles and townhomes in Stephens City (Frederick County) Virginia.
This circa 1971 Bi-Level on Welsford Road in Bristol's Wistarwood neighborhood was listed and sold by the Keller William Real Estate, Langhorne, after being on the market for just over one week (8 days).
The Arbor Gate active adult (55+) community in Myerstown (Labanon County, PA) contains detached singles and twin townhomes built from the early1990s through the early 2000s. Year-over-year the median resale price increased 3%. Homes sold in less than hald the time. 18 days (median) in 2019 vs. 8 days in 2020.
This circa 1969 Colonial in Willingboro's Twin Hill Park neighborhood was listed and sold by the Keller William Real Estate, Langhorne, after being on the market for less than two weeks (13 days).
This 2 bedroom townhome on Everett Drive in Newtown's Country Bend community was Just Sold by Debra Granite (Keller Williams Real Estate, Doylestown). The home sold after just 3 days on the market for $280,000 which was $5,000 over list price.
Oakmont — 1980s townhome community in Derry Township, Dauphin County, PA. The record‑high resale price was set in 2016; the 3 bedroom unit on Galway Court sold for $575,000 after just 2 days on the market.
A report from Realtor Magazine titled Top Housing Markets for 2021 ranks the Harrisburg - Carlisle metro area among the nation's top 10 having sufficient momentum for continued growth in 2021. Number of home sales are forecast to grow more than 14% with home prices projected to increase nearly 4%. This metro area includes Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland counties.
Some subdivisions built (in whole or in part) by K. Hovnanian Homes
Keller Williams ”Knows“ Your Neighborhood
comparing 2020 to 2019
Yardley Hunt (Lower Makfield, Bucks County)
17 vs 14 homes sold; 5% increase in median resale price. The median days on market dropped from more than two weeks (17 days) to less than one week (6 days).
Mapleton (Mansfield Township, Burlington County)
15 vs 14 homes sold;8% increase in median resale price. The median days on market dropped from almost three weeks (20 days) to less than two weeks (13 days).
The McConnell Historic District is a historic rural crossroads community composed of farm complexes and community resources along the Old Federal Road at its intersection with Plain View and Strange Roads just outside the City of Carnesville, Franklin County, Georgia.
The cost of livng in Johnson City, Tennessee dropped 3.3% from the first quarter through the 3rd quarter of this year according to a study by apartmenguide.com. This was led by a 12.6% drop in grocery prices.
Circa 1910 Colonial in Historic Fallsington sold by Keller Williams Real Estate, Langhorne for $20,000 over list price after being on the market for just 1 week (7 days).
The Moxham Historic District, in southern Johnstown City (Cambria County), is a neighborhood of architecturally distinguished homes, former carriage houses and horse barns, vernacular single and double houses and church buildings mostly dating from 1890-1930
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A record-high resale price was set last week on Blue Ridge Drive in Bristol Township's Blue RidgeLevittown section. The 4 bedroom, Rancher was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate Langhorne (215‑757‑6100)) for $375,000 after 4 days on the market. The sale topped the previous record of $340,000 set in January for a home on Basswood Drive — also sold by Keller Williams Langhorne.
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A record-high resale price was set this month on Drew Drive in Northampton Township's Creekwood neighborhood. The 4 bedroom, 4,000 sqft. Colonial on Drew Drive was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate Newtown (215‑860‑4200) for $780,000 after just 6 days on the market. This sale topped the previous record of $775,000 set in 2013 for a home on Forrest Creek Court.
Recently Sold by Keller Williams Real Estate, Langhorne (215) 757-6100
Recently Sold by Keller Williams Real Estate, Newtown (215) 860‑4200
Take a walk through Historic Ivyland Borough and enjoy observing the more than four dozen 19th-century homes found along Bristol and Jacksonville Roads; Gough, Greeley and Lincoln Avenues.
Take a walk through Historic Langhorne Manor Borough and enjoy looking at the more than two dozen 19th-century homes found along Bellevue, Central, Fairview, Hill, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Park and Station Avenues.
One-quarter of the more than 300 18th and 19th century homes found in Hilltown Township are found along two thoroughfares, Hilltown Pike and Route 113.
Gloucester City, NJ is known for affordable, detached single family homes and views of the Philadelphia skyline. Median sold price over recent months was $155,000 compared to $235,000 for Camden County overall. Gloucester is 2.2 square miles bordering the Delaware River. Compare Gloucester City Home Prices (For Sale, Pending and Recently Sold).
Earlier this month, the real estate investment company Norada (www.noradarealestate.com) reported that the housing market in Ada County, Idaho has a 0.4 (zero point four) month supplu of housing inventory; this means that, if no new homes for sale came onto the market, the county would run out of homes to buy in two weeks. According to Norada, 5‑6 months of housing inventory is considered to be a "balanced" market.
Highlights of the Jack A. Markell Trail (named after a former Delaware governor) include overlooks of the Christina River in downtown Wilmington, several scenic bridges, and a 2,300-foot boardwalk elevated over the marsh of the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge. The trail ends just north of Battery Park on the Delaware River in New Castle. At the south end of Battery Park, another multiuse trail follows the Delaware River toward Delaware City, sitting right on the riverbank.
The trail is not only an important local connector, but is also part of the nationally significant East Coast Greenway, which will one day connect trails from Maine to Florida.
Suburbs with the Most Affordable Big Homes: An article published yesterday in the National Association of Realtors online Realtor Magazine invited readers to "Find out where home shoppers are finding the largest homes for the least amount of money outside major city centers. Number one (of 7) suburbs identified was Sicklerville (Camden County, NJ 08081), a suburb of Philadelphia. Y‑O‑Y detached, single family sold price (median) in this zip code has risen more than 13% — from $203,000 in 2019 to $230,000 as of today. Compare Sicklerville home prices (for sale, pending and recently sold)
Traditions at Skippack is an Active Adult (55‑plus) commonuty of detached ranch homes built by Westrum Development and Pulte Homes.
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A record-high resale price was set this month on Forrest Drive in Northampton Township's Pine Run neighborhood. The 4 bedroom, 2,600+ sqft. Colonial on Forrest Drive was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate Newtown (215‑860‑4200) for $539,000 topping the previous record of $531,000 set in 2018 for a home also on Forrest Drive.
Northwestern Oregon counties (Jefferson and Union) passed a ballot measure directing county officials to hold meetings to discuss seceding to Idaho. The initiative ia called Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho. Idaho's governor says they are looking at Idaho because of its less restrictive regulatory atmosphere.
With a 24.7 percent year increase in October sales year over year, it doesn’t appear that the pandemic has tempered demand in Rhode Island’s housing market. Rhode Island Association of Realtors October home sales statistics portray a record-breaking market that shows little sign of slowing down, even into the holidays. With 1252 single-family home sales last month, October was the busiest month on record, despite being the time of year when sales typically begin to decelerate. — www.rirealtors.org.
Toll Brothers' Luxury Townhome development (Newtown Walk) began sales in the summer of 2008 with settled prices going in the high $600,000s. By 2013 and 2014 some units were selling in the $900,000s with a record high (still standing) of just under a million dollars ($995,000) in March of 2013. From then until 2020 prices tended to be in the $700,000s. The most-recent resale, a 4 bedroon, 3-1/2 bath end unit, was sold this week for $870,000 by Keller Williams Real Estate, Newtown (215‑860‑4200).
Sweetwater Farms enjoying record resale prices
7 of the 10 highest resale prices ever paid for homes in Lower Southampton Township's Sweetwater Farms neighborhood occurred in 2020. A 4 bedroom Tudor on Chasemoor Drive holds the top spot so far, It sold in October for $555,000; the runner up was a 5 bedroom home on Fox Hollow Drive that sold in May for $540,000.
The Russian Village Historic District (Churaevka) is a small self‑contained community located on a heavily wooded hill in the southwest corner of Southbury, Connecticut. Roughly wedge shaped, the District is bounded on the east by Interstate 84 and on the west by the Pomperaug River, just above its confluence with the Housatonic. Both the Pomperaug Valley and the highway lie about 300 feet below the district; the land slopes sharply down to the river at 60 degrees.
Location, Location, Location ... with "property distancing" Montgomery County's Marlborough Township may be a good place to begin house hunting if your looking for proximity to amenities while property distancing. There have been dozens of homes sold recently with lots ranging between 1 and 10 acres. Median sold price, $330,000.
Year‑over‑year median resale price (2019/2020) for homes in Bristol Township's Fairbridge neighborhood rose 3.7% ($287,000‑297,500).
Year-over-year (2019/2020) median resale price for homes in Lower Makefield Township's Valleywood neighborhood rose just over 5% to approximately $423,000.
Big Oak Bend is a 1980s townhome subdivision built by the David Cutler Group. Homes have 3 to 4 bedrooms. To date this year there were 7 resales ranging from $320,000 to $375,000.
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A record-high resale price was set last month in Newtown Township's New Haven neighborhood. The 4 bedroom, 2,900+ sqft. Colonial on Harding Court was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate Newtown (215‑860‑4200) for $706,000 topping the previous 2018 record of $630,000.
Record Neighborhood Resale Price
A record-high resale price was set last month in Whitpain Township's Mews at Blue Bell community. The 4 bedroom, 3,500 sqft. Colonial on McDivitt Drive was sold by Keller Williams Real Estate Newtown (215‑860‑4200) for $690,000 topping the previous 2006 record of $632,000.
An October Like No Other for Bucks County PA Residential Real Estate Due to the prolonged shutdown of several months, home settlements backed up well into October resulting in closed transactions for single family homes of 812, 30% more than October of last year (624). Homes in October sold in 1/3rd the time (7 days cvs. 21 days last year). Most significant of all was the year-over-year median resale price which came in a whopping 17% higher ($315,000 in 2019 compared to $367,000 for 2020). [ ‡ ]