Real Estate Market Update for 19608 (Reading, PA)
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Welcome to March's Market Update,. Let's take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of March. The number of active listings was down 13% from one year earlier, and up 12% from the previous month. This recent increase reflected a larger selection of homes for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just over 240-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 21%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 220-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 27% year-over-year, and increased 7% month-over-month. Despite a slight annual decrease, this upward monthly sales trend indicates positive momentum. 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 19608 (Reading, PA)
Area Information for 19608 (Reading, PA)
  • Population: 23,415
  • Median Age: 40.05 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 18.4 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 912/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 31.6%
  • Closest Airport: Lehigh Valley International
  • Closest College: Penn State Berks
  • Closest Jr. College: Berks Technical Institute
  • Median Household Income: $69,487
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 17.11%
  • Median Years in Residence: 3.59 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $197,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Reading Fightin Phils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 24%
* Scale from 1-5** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for 19608 (Reading, PA)
Median Age: 40.05 Married: 39% Number of Households: 8,609 Households with Children: 3,084
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 19608 (Reading, PA)

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Cornwall Terrace Elementary School 1.3 mi Public K-5 4-5 4
      Wilson Southern Middle School 1.3 mi Public 6-8 4-5 4
      Green Valley Elementary School 1.4 mi Public K-5 4-5 5
      Shiloh Hills Elementary School 2.4 mi Public K-5 5 3
      Montessori Country Day School 3.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      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
      Local Weather for 19608 (Reading, PA)
        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.