The year end figures are in for Schuylkill County real estate sales and 2017 was our best year yet – both in our office for closed sales, and in the area in general. As you can see from above, average settled price is still just hovering under $100,000. The median is in the $70s but our average sale is $97,000 for the county. Settled units were up 10% from 2016 to 2017, despite our increasing lack of inventory in certain towns and price ranges.
Total closed volume was a record $111,500,000 despite the lack of inventory in certain towns and some price ranges. Not all areas of our region are short homes for sale, but the average middle class housing is tight. If a house is priced from $80,000-175,000 it can be especially hard to find housing. If a house is priced $200,000 or above we’re still seeing slow sales. The higher you’re priced above $200,000 the longer it’s taking to sell, but that’s normal in our area.