The Economic Impact of Real Estate in Pennsylvania


While it’s obvious that buying and selling real estate in Pennsylvania is an expensive proposition, you may not be aware of just how much home sales affect the economy in our state. According to the National Assocaition of Realtors, real estate sales accounted for 16.3% of the Gross Domestic Product in Pennsylvania in 2012.

Selling a home or piece of land puts money in more places than just the pockets of the real estate agents and sellers – there is a trickle-down effect that injects money into several related industries such as construction, lending, appraisal, moving companies, and many more. Real estate sales bring business to many more people than you’d think!

For each average real estate sale in Pennsylvania, the income generated by these supporting industries is $15,498, with consumers spending an additional $4,494 on things like furniture, appliances, and remodeling.

This means that for the average home sale in PA, with a sales price of $172,200, a whopping total of $51,113 in income is produced.

When you buy or sell real estate in Pennsylvania, you are doing more than paying an agent’s commission – you’re making a huge impact on the economy of our state. So if you’re on the fence about buying or selling because of the current market conditions, don’t let that stop you! By participating in real estate sales, you do a lot to boost Pennsylvania’s economy.

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720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Single Story For Sale in Effort, Chestnuthill Township

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•  1,912 sq. ft., 1 bath, 3 bdrm single story$200,000. SUPER AFFORDABLE!

– Extremely rare opportunity to own a turn-key horse property for low price!!!! Nice farmhouse with good bones needs updating to maximize its full potential. Luckily for new owner much of the costlier work has already been done. New roof installed within last 4 years. New windows within last 6 years. Furnace is about 7 yrs. old. 200 amp service. Water softener & filtration system added. Pellet stove added. Formal dining room with pine flooring. Spacious living room w/ view of creek across road. Convenient laundry room on main floor. Double sink in kitchen with large walk-in pantry. Remodeled bathroom with soaking tub and shower unit. Cedar closet in one of the bedrooms. Attic could be made into additional bedroom. 2 zone heat. Wrap around porch. Three barns in total: Pole barn built in 2008 w/ 3 box stalls, 2 of which have Dutchdoors. Large pole barn across street can serve as garage or for equipment storage. Smaller barn for tractor or hay storage. Seller is in process of re-installing fencing in paddock which is already a decent size but can be easily expanded. Some level areas where a riding ring can be built. Acreage includes bubbling creek and small field across street (to the left of large pole barn). More photos will follow.

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