Why Real Estate in Erie PA?

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Erie, PA ~ Why Real Estate?

Slow & steady, that is the description often used to describe the Erie PA market.

In good markets and not-so-good markets and even during the most recent recession the Erie real estate market kept moving at a slow & steady pace.

Lake Erie

At the height of the recession Erie real estate agents cautioned buyers, sellers and industry observers not to worry about falling property values, in large part because Erie PA prices never rose that much.  There was no bubble to burst. Erie PA did not deal with falling prices during the recession like other areas of the country.  

 Prices of Erie homes continue to rise, but more slowly than national trends

Between 2007 and 2016 statistics provided by the research team of Black Knight Financial Services shows that prices in 29 of the 38 Erie PA zip codes rose a modest 8.6%.


In an era of declining homeownership, why would you consider buying a house in Erie, PA?

  • Interest rates remain very low 3.5%
  • No tax advantage to renting
  • Buy $300,000 home with lower mortgage payment lower than rent for three bedroom 1,200 square foot apartment

 Why Choose Real Estate as a Career?


  • Are you self-motivated?
  • Are you goal-oriented?
  • Do you enjoy new challenges & creating new opportunities?
  • Does unlimited earning power interest excite you?
  • Do you enjoy being proactive & meeting new people?
  • Are you ready for a new journey in life?


Why Choose Howard Hanna Real Estate Services?


Howard Hanna is a forward-thinking company dedicated to fostering your success. Take your career to the next level with the assistance of a full-time, non-compete manager who offers ongoing support to you the agent.  

As the third largest real estate company in the United States with 9,000 sales associates in 270+ offices in seven states.

Erie County PA Market 2015 Share

Howard Hanna Market Share


Sold Volume (GEBOR statistics)


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Posted by


Mary Yonkers


      I thought about a Real Estate career for 11 years before I made the decision to get my Pennsylvania Real Estate license in mid-80's.  

      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


With so many homes for sale in Erie PA, this is the right time to begin your career as a Real Estate salesperson in Erie, PA.

 2018 Alan Kells





Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


 Mary Yonkers Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Erie, PA

          Office:  814-835-1200 or Cell:  814-881-7548

Real Estate Classes Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate in Erie, PA  1-412-967-0240 

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Comments (11)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Mary...the Erie, PA market sounds like a one in which to work. I'll let you know if I decide to relocate. 

Jul 26, 2016 09:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mary

That's a very nice overview of the Erie housing market and prices over time. And a convincing argument for someone interested in the business to give you a call.


Jul 26, 2016 10:14 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Mary, great information on Erie. I love the great photos too.

Jul 26, 2016 02:02 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

This is great overview of your business plan. We wish you the best.

Sam Shueh

Jul 26, 2016 02:41 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Slow & Steady and a beautiful pic. 

Great market summary too. 


Jul 26, 2016 05:08 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You always provide good information about your real estate market.

Jul 26, 2016 08:49 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Mary.  Although we are the fastest growing area in the State, a lot of our area is rural.  Prices are holding steady at around 3.8-4% increase annually.  No end in sight.

Jul 26, 2016 09:10 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Slow and steady is good....it has been soooo busy here lately...I need a break!

Jul 27, 2016 12:03 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Good blog anout the real estate in Erie Pa, those shots are beautiful but too cold for this Texas girl!

Jul 31, 2016 05:13 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Sounds like the beginning of a story that can be used for the contest I just saw this morning from Noah Seidenberg ...cheerleading for Erie !

Aug 02, 2016 10:10 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

The market in Erie is slow and steady. Didn't know that was standard for that area. 

Lauren Selinsky 

Aug 10, 2016 04:50 PM