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Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for February 2019

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for February 2019

Chester County PA single-family homes saw pending sales increase by 9.2% in February 2019 when compared to February 2018. 248 homes sold in February with a median sales price of $314,000.  The average sales price increased by 1.4%, and homes were on the market 20 days more.

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Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for December 2018

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for December 2018

Chester County PA single-family homes saw pending sales decrease by 39.0% in December 2018 when compared to December 2017. 527 homes sold in December with a median sales price of $320,000.  The average sales price decreased by 2.4%, and homes were on the market 10 days less.

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Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for October 2018

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for October 2018

Chester County PA single-family homes saw pending sales decrease by 15.0% in October 2018 when compared to October 2017. 528 homes sold in October with a median sales price of $346,000.  The average sales price decreased by 1.8%, and homes were on the market 10 days more.

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Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for March 2018

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for March 2018

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales decrease by 11.0% in March 2018 when compared to March 2017. 450 homes sold in March with a median sales price of $330,000, a 4.8% increase from March 2017.  The average sales price increased by 7.5%, and homes were on the market 5 days less.

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Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for April 2017

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for April 2017

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales decrease by 2.2% in April 2017 when compared to April 2016. 490 homes sold in April with a median sales price of $310,000, a 1.64% increase from April 2016.  The average sales price increased by 3.1%, and homes were on the market 15 days less.

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Chester County Market Trends Report February 2017

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for February 2017

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales increase by 3.6% in February 2017 when compared to February 2016. 270 homes sold in February with a median sales price of $300,000, a 9.1% increase from February 2016.  The average sales price increased by 2.4%, and homes were on the market 5 days less.

Chester County Market Trends Report January 2017

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for January 2017

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales increase by 38.05% in January 2017 when compared to January 2016. 363 homes sold in January with a median sales price of $296,000, a 1.99% decrease from January 2016.  The average sales price decreased by 6.23%, and homes were on the market 5 days more.

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for October 2016

by Scott Darling

Chester County PA Real Estate Market Trends for October 2016

Chester County PA single family homes saw pending sales increase by 18.25% in October 2016 when compared to October 2015. 494 homes sold in October with a median sales price of $325,000, a 7.69% increase from October 2015.  The average sales price increased by 12.73%, and homes were on the market 1 day fewer.

The Quality of RE/MAX Agents Is On Display Once Again

by Scott Darling

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In the 2016 Franchise Times 200 ranking released recently, RE/MAX not lead all real estate brands for the eighth consecutive year, but also climbed to the Top 10 overall – in 8th place ahead of household names such as Marriott, Wendy’s, and Domino's.

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Planting a tree is an investment in the future, according to a Greek proverb: "A society grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they never expect to sit." But did you know planting trees around your home is also an investment in your real estate value and the value of your neighborhood? Or, that it's one best made not in the season of new life, spring, but in the fall as winter approaches?

Most Americans say they would - and in fact do - pay more for a home with trees in the yard, according to a Wakefield Research survey sponsored by the Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation. On average, Americans pay 18 percent more for a house with trees in the yard, and 79 percent say they feel trees define their neighborhood's character. Nearly three quarters say they would never move to a neighborhood that didn't have trees.

"The presence of trees in a neighborhood is as important to homebuyers as proximity to good schools, accessibility to shopping and entertainment, and commutability to work," says Dana Karcher, Alliance for Community Trees program manager. "But the value of trees goes far beyond beautifying a neighborhood. Planting trees helps on a local and global scale by reducing air pollution, controlling storm water runoff and even mitigating climate change."

If you're considering planting a tree or two this fall, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • While spring may be the best time to plant flowers and vegetables, fall is the optimum season for planting trees. In spring, trees don't have enough time to grow deep roots before summer heat hits. Fall means warm soil, wetter weather and cooler air that promote root growth, helping a newly planted tree get established before the weather turns cold and the ground freezes.
  • Mid-August through mid-October is the best time to plant a tree in northern and cooler locations. In warmer areas, like the south, you may be able to plant well into November. Talk to your local nursery or an arborist to determine the best planting window where you live. Planting these types of trees in fall means they'll be well established when next spring's growing season arrives.
  • Some types of trees need longer to become established, while others need less time. Look for trees that don't require a lengthy growing period before they can withstand harsher temperatures. Options include ash, crabapple, hawthorn, elm, linden, maple, sycamore, pines and spruces. Not sure what to plant? The Arbor Day Foundation offers an online tree selection tool to help you understand what trees will grow best in your region.
  • Trees are prepared for planting in three ways - bare root, containerized and balled and burlap. The best methods for planting trees will be based on how the roots look. Bare root trees have completely exposed roots, and you'll need to soak the roots before planting. Bare root trees tend to grow faster than those in containers. Plants from nurseries often come in containers that need to be removed before you plant the tree. Root balls are typically wrapped in burlap, which must also be removed when you plant the tree.

To learn more about the benefits of planting trees and how to care for your trees, visit www.arborday.org. (BPT)

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Scott Darling
RE/MAX Action Associates
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Exton PA 19341
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