Real Estate Market Update for 18017 (Bethlehem, PA)
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Welcome to September's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of September. The number of active listings was up 14% from one year earlier, and down 11% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 210-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 23%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 240-thousand dollars. The number of units sold was consistent year-over-year, and increased 400% month-over-month. These latest figures could indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for 18017 (Bethlehem, PA)
Area Information for 18017 (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Population: 38,742
  • Median Age: 43.63 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 16.62 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 2,390/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 8.46%
  • Closest Airport: Lehigh Valley International
  • Closest College: Moravian College
  • Closest Jr. College: Triangle Technical Cllg-bethlehem Campus
  • Median Household Income: $62,033
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 14.74%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4.82 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $188,750
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Reading Fightin Phils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 31%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for 18017 (Bethlehem, PA)
Median Age: 43.63 Married: 40% Number of Households: 15,490 Households with Children: 4,823
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for 18017 (Bethlehem, PA)

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Hanover El School 0.8 mi Public K-5 5 5
      Asa Packer El School 1.1 mi Public K-5 4-5 4
      Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Cs 1.2 mi Public K-12 3-5 4
      Chesterbrook Academy 1.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Bethlehem Catholic High School 1.6 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      James Buchanan El School 1.7 mi Public K-5 3 4
      Spring Garden El School 1.8 mi Public K-5 3 5
      St. Anne School 2.2 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      East Hills Middle School 2.5 mi Public 6-8 3 4
      Governor Wolf El School 2.5 mi Public K-5 2-5 4
      Lincoln El School 2.5 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Marvine El School 3.1 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Freemansburg El School 3.6 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.