Market Report & Homes Sales: Furlong PA 18925 for April 2015
The median sales price for homes in Furlong PA for January 15 to April 15 was $392,000. This represents an increase of 6.7%, or $24,750, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 3.2% compared to the prior year.
Sales prices have appreciated 11.2% over the last 5 years in Furlong. The average listing price for Furlong homes for sale was $552,800 for the week ending April 15, which represents an increase of 1.3%, or $7,049, compared to the prior week and a decline of 3.1%, or $17,429, compared to the week ending March 25.
Average price per square foot for Furlong PA was $156, a decrease of 6% compared to the same period last year.
The median sales price for homes in Furlong PA for January 15 to April 15 was $392,000 based on 8 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 3.2%, or $13,000, and the number of home sales decreased 52.9%.
There are currently 57 resale and new homes in Furlong including 4 open houses, as well as 7 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process.
The average listing price for homes for sale in Furlong PA was $552,800 for the week ending April 15, which represents an increase of 1.3%, or $7,049, compared to the prior week.
Buying vs. Renting?
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Is it better to buy or rent? Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors. Low mortgage rates are helping to keep home buying more affordable. According to one analysis homeownership is 38% cheaper than renting in the 100 largest metro areas.
Assuming the following:
- Buy a home with 20% down, borrowing the rest over 30 years at a fixed rate of 4.5%.
- Itemize your federal tax deductions and are in the 25% tax bracket
- Stay in your home for at least seven years
- Home prices appreciate at a fairly conservative 2% annual rate
Source: Trend MLS and Realtor.com