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Market Statistics 8/30/07 - 08/30/07 03:22 PM
There are almost 800 homes for sale in Schuylkill County as of today (actual number: 796). They range in price from $5,900 to $1,695,000 (that's in Southern Schuylkill for sure!). Average: $160,990. As for days on market, it's around 120 days right now. Another 240 homes are "pending" ... or in the process of moving to SOLD. And to date, August 30, we've sold 865 properties here in Schuylkill County. Average sale price: $97,022
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY CAUGHT IN CRISIS - 08/17/07 12:50 PM
Article from the 8/17/07 Pottsville Republicanwww.RepublicanHerald.com County caught in crisis BY KRISTEN M. SCATTONSTAFF WRITER, POTTSVILLE REPUBLICANkscatton@republicanherald.com 08/17/2007 As Wall Street continues to stumble under a subprime mortgage crisis, local real-estate brokers and experts said Thursday the crisis has reached Schuylkill County as well. “It’s really affecting our area,” said Erica Ramus, owner of Realty Executives, Pottsville. “Subprime mortgages are huge, because in Schuylkill County in general, we have lower household incomes. A lot of mortgages were done by some lenders who are in trouble now, and there were a lot of loans that probably shouldn’t have been given.”Adjustable-rate subprime mortgages are (1 comments)
Intro to Schuylkill County: Who Are We? - 08/16/07 03:49 PM
Schuylkill County has a population of about 140,000, with about 32,000 residents over the age of 62. There are a total of just over 60,000 households. Median household income is $35,610. Yes, that's household income, not per worker. Only 6.5% of all households make a six-figure income. Only 16% bring in over $75,000 total household income. 10% of all families live below the poverty level. 17% of our adults over the age of 25 have no high school diploma. When it comes to our housing, over half of our housing units were built before 1939. The median house value is just under (1 comments)
Intro to Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Where are we? - 08/12/07 12:32 PM
Located in eastcentral Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County is only a short drive from many major cities: 30 minutes north of Reading 1 hour--almost equidistant between Harrisburg in the west and Allentown in the east 2 hours northwest of Philadelphia 2.5 hours from New York City 2.5 hours to Baltimore/Washington DC In fact, Schuylkill County is within 300 miles of one-third of the nation's population. The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce says we're at "the hub of a wheel: the center from which you can venture forth for a multitude of activities. World class shopping, cultural events, restaurants, tourist attractions and recreational activities are (6 comments)
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