Stroudsburg, PA Real Estate News

The Stroudsburg PA Real Estate Market Report for January 2013 is shown in the charts below. In reviewing the Real Estate Market for Stroudsburg PA we take a look at the AVERAGE PRICES. The Average List Price and The Average Sale Price for January 2013 as well as the year to date figures.The Average List Price is up by approximately 1.5% but the Average Sale Price is down by 2%. Hmmm.  Makes no sense to me.  At a time when statistics show us that the average sale price continues to drop, why would we see the average list price go up?  To sell your home faster in our market the average list price should be following the market prices. Our next review is for the Number of Homes Sold in the Stroudsburg PA Real Estate Market which shows the Number of Homes Sold was down by 33% (from 12 to 8)...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
In downtown Stroudsburg there is the legendary Sherman Theater. It is located just downtown on Main Street which runs through the Pocono Mountain Town of Stroudsburg. The Sherman Theater is known to bring in some great music and bands, and they also have their very own Festivities including art shows, holiday festivities, and many other celebrations. On the weekend of January 25th, 2013 through January 27th, 2013, The Sherman Theater brings all the tattoo and piercing fans to The Rock N Ink Expo. The Sherman Theater Rock N Ink Expo presented by Inkwitch Tattoo is a three-day tattoo and piercing convention for the alternative minded and otherwise, piecing together multiple attractions fit into an entire weekend. Set to feature over two dozen tattoo artists and piercers as well as various...
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The 13th Annual Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society Winterfest Jan. 25-27th, 2013Looking for fun things to do in the Poconos this weekend? Lots of music and fun times can be had by all this weekend at this Winterfest.Friday night there will be various bands playing in many locations around Stroudsburg and Sciota. Check out the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s website for full details.Saturday at The Elks Lodge on 260 Washington Street in E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301 from 11am to 7pm is a full schedule of events. Tickets for Saturday are $20. They are planning on having childrens programming also.Saturday night from 9:30 to Midnite the Pocono Inne Town at 7th & Main Streets in Stroudsburg, PA 18360 there will be a Band Contest.Sunday from 10am to 5pm we’re back at Elks Lodge for more performanc...
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Norton Farms is one of the No Dues Communities of the Poconos. Norton Farms is located in Stroud Township, off of Dreher Avenue in Stroudsburg PA.  This Community offers a PRIME location as they are close to the Glenbrook Country Cluband close to an easy on/off of I-80 in Stroudsburg and also they are close to the Stroudsburg High School.  This makes them a highly sought after location and homeowners do not move from this Community that frequently.This Community consists of approximately 50-55 homes and is one of our older Communities and most homes were built in the 70’s therefore the usual style of home located here is the ever popular Bi-Level and Split level homes but you do see a wide variety of styles. The average lot size in this Community is around ½ of an acre.  Families within...
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36TH ANNUAL MAPLE SUGARING DAY will be held on March 2, 2013 at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC)on Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg, PA 18360.The Day will feature a tour of the Sugarbush, learning about the early ways of making maple syrup, the evaporator process and how to tap a maple tree.  The Cost is $5 for Adults and $3 for children under 12.  Members of MCEEC attend free of charge.SPONSOR A MAPLE TREE. This programs helps to cover the costs of the program and last years sponsorship was a huge success.  To sponsor a Tree the cost is $25/tree and includes free admission to the Sugarbush Day listed above, a pint of maple syrup and a Handsome Certificate.Cute Gift for someone special on your list maybe.Approximately 200 trees are tapped every year.  Last year...
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The Stroudsburg PA 18360 Market Summary for December & YTD 2012 is shown in the following graphs. First let’s take a look at the Average Prices in the Stroudsburg Market Summary. We have the Average List Price and the Average Sale Price shown in the following chart.  We see that both have dropped when compared to 2011.  Also we note that there is still a large gap between the list price and the sale price indicating that the average homeowner is still listing their home for sale above market value. Second we will look at the Number of Homes Sold in the Stroudsburg PA Market Summary for December and Year To Date in 2012 when compared to 2011.  Happily we see that this number has gone up for the year and that is a Statistic that we have not seen enough of in the past several years.  So gl...
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Recyle That Christmas Tree and other Recycle ideas for Christmas “left-overs”The Holidays have passed and they were wonderful!It is time to take it down and pack it away until next year.  BUT, this year let’s make a concentrated effort to recycle more of it instead of throwing it away.Bows are easy to recycle.  Those that did not get smushed in the travel or destroyed when opened can be put back in the “Bow bag” and reused throughout the year on other Holiday gifts or Birthday presents.  Ribbon too can be redone and repackaged or made into other bows.Recycling the tree is simple too.  Many of the larger cities and towns will offer curbside recycling but for those outside these areas there are other options. Check this site for details.You can place the tree in the frozen snow next to fe...
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Shelbrooke Estates is one of the Executive, No Dues Communities in the Poconos of PA. This Executive Community offers 2 story, brick or stone front homes.  This is a No Dues Community therefore there are no Amenities offered. Shelbrooke Estates is located in Stroud Township, Monroe County, PA with a mailing address of Stroudsburg, PA. 18360. They are located southeast of Route 33, off of Dreher Avenue, (close to Glenbrook Country Club also), which makes them a Commuter Friendly location for working in New York or New Jersey.  This Community attends the Stroudsburg School District.The Community offers approximately 45 homesites of 1 acre or more.  The average square foot of homes within the Community is 3000+ square feet.  The average price of a home within this Community was $375,000 to...
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  East View Estates is one of the Executive, No Dues Communities in the Poconos of PA. This Executive Community offers great views from many of its locations.  This is a No Dues Community therefore there are no Amenities offered. Most of the homes within the Community are 2 story Colonials however there are some Contemporaries, Cape Cods, and Victorians as well.East View Estates is located in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, PA with a mailing address of Stroudsburg, PA. 18360. They are located northeast of Route 33 which makes them a Commuter Friendly location for working in New York or New Jersey.  This Community attends the Stroudsburg School District.The Community offers approximately 20 homesites of 1 acre or more.  The average square foot of homes within the Community is 3344 squa...
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Just Sold on 5720 Neola Rd in Stroudsburg, PA 18360 was this lovely home on 2.37 acres.   CONGRATULATIONS! to the Lucky, Happy New Homeowners! They will enjoy this Beautiful home for years to come. If you are in the neighborhood please Welcome your new neighbors with open arms! This home sold courtesy of Dawn and Bobbie with RE/MAX of the Poconos, Stroudsburg PA 18360. This home was listed for $160,000 and Sold for $155,000 in 153 days.  MLS#12-3773. This home was also listed by RE/MAX of the Poconos.  Do you want results? List or Buy your new home with Dawn and Bobbie too!   View Larger Map
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
The Holiday Season is approaching us, and it will be here before we know it. Here in the Pocono Mountains many people come here with their families to celebrate the holidays in their cozy Mountain Homes, and to get away from the hustle of the big city. In our quiet Pocono Towns we like to put the Holidays first every year. There are many Holiday Celebrations are part of the going ons here in the Poconos like Christmas Tree Lightings, Parades, Concerts, Holiday Dinner, and many other celebrations at your favorite Pocono Resorts and Pocono Attractions! Come celebrate this traditional Pocono Mountain Holiday Festivity at one of the most fun filled Pocono Resorts of them all the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. This Resort sponsors everything from Holiday Events to Weddings! This December 2nd, 2012...
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Here is a look at The Real Estate Market Summary for Stroudsburg PA 18360 Year To Date.   We first take a look at the Number of Listings, number of Active listing and the number of Sold listings.  When we look at this number we see that the number of active listings greatly outweigh the number of sold listings.  This indicates a Buyers Market. Then we take a look at the AVERAGE PRICES of those Active and Sold Listings.  Again we see for the most part, a large gap between the asking price of sold homes compared to the sold price of those homes sold in Stroudsburg. Then if we take a look at the ABSORPTION RATE for Stroudsburg we see that we have more than ample Inventory although the Inventory is dropping, which is a good thing. Lastly we will look at the Sale to List Price Ratio of those...
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A Veterans Day Parade will be held in Stroudsburg, PA this Saturday (11/10/12) for the first time in 14 years. Come on out and show your support to honor the Men and Women of The United States Armed Forces this Saturday from 1-3pm and watch the Parade.The Veterans Day Parade will begin at The Stroudsburg High School on Main Street of Stroudsburg, Pa and finish at Dansbury Park.The Monroe County Veterans Association is hosting the event and anticipates a fabulous turn out for this Great Event.         View Larger Map
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
The Holiday Season is approaching us, and it will be here before we know it. Here in the Pocono Mountains many people come here with their families to celebrate the holidays in their cozy Mountain Homes, and to get away from the hustle of the big city. In our quiet Pocono Towns we like to put the Holidays first every year. It's not the big city, but we do it big here! So many Holiday Celebrations are part of the going ons here in the Poconos like Christmas Tree Lightings, Parades, Concerts, Holiday Dinner, and many other celebrations at your favorite Pocono Resorts and Pocono Attractions! Down in in Stroudsburg we get the Christmas Spirit going in November with the Pocono Famous Christmas Tree Lighting!Get into the holiday spirit at the Annual Tree Lighting in Courthouse Square. Festivi...
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The Market Summary for Stroudsburg PA 18360 Year to Date to Sept. 30, 2012 When we look at the Market Summary for Stroudsburg PA 18360 we first take a look at the NUMBER OF LISTINGS. The Number of Active, Pended, and Sold Listings.  As you can see from the Analogy below the Number of Active Listings is well above the Number of Pended and Sold Listings.  This indicated low demand, A Buyers Market. Next, look at the LISTING PRICES for those Active and Sold Listings shown above. Again we can see that there seems to be quite a difference between the Asking price and the Sold price, reaffirming we are in a Buyers Market. Then we'll take a look at THE ABSORPTION RATE to see how many months it would take to sell the Active Listings at the current rate of sales.  We enjoy seeing that this rate ...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Halloween in the Pocono Mountains is only a couple short weeks away. The Halloween Festivities have already kicked off with a good scare! Check out The Pocono Mountains for some Fun Fall Halloween Festivities including Haunted Houses, Nightlife Frightful Entertainment, Haunted Dinners, Haunted Bars, Zombies, and much more! You would never think that the Poconos had some nationwide known Haunted Attractions every year for Halloween! Some of these events have become Pocono Traditions and some are introducing their very own first time Halloween Festivity to the Pocono Mountains this 2012 Haunted Season! Here's a Frightfull Fun Filled Event that will be taking the Haunted town of Stroudsburg Pa by storm this month! On Saturday October 27th, 2012 join the Zombie Walk and Holiday of the Dead ...
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The Stroud Township Market Summary detail for the Year To Date is depicted in the charts below. As we take a look at the Stroud Township Market Summary we first look at the Number of Listings.  The Number of Active, Pended and Sold listings.  The Pended and Sold Listings seem to be running "neck to neck," which is a good thing and the pended listings are running steady which will hopefully keep our Sold listings remaining steady through to the end of the year.  The Active Listings still greatly outweigh the Pended and Sold listings however so we are still very much in a Buyers Market. (Hope my charts are not to BOLD - I felt like something fall looking) Next we will look at the LISTING PRICES for those Active, Pended, and Sold Listings.  We see that the prices of the Active, Pended, and...
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Foxborough Heights is located in Jackson Township, Stroudsburg PA 18360 Foxborough Heights is a small Community located about 1 mile off of Route 611 in Tannersville, PA, close to the Pocono Antique Mall This Community consists of approximately 24-25 homes.  There are no Annual Dues in this Community therefore they offer no Amenities. Families within this Community go to the Pocono Mountain School District. The current Real Estate Market for Foxborough Heights shows that there are 0 Active Listings, 0 Pended Listings, and 0 Sold Listings this year.  Sure makes it sound like Homeowners like to stay put in this Community.     Homes in Pocono Mountain School District for sale   View Larger Map
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Crestwood, A Pocono Community with no dues.   Crestwood is located in Pocono Township and Stroud Township PA with a mailing address of Stroudsburg PA 18360.  Since the Community is located in two Townships those homes located in Pocono Township are serviced by the Pocono Mountain School District and those located in Stroud Township are serviced by Stroudsburg School District. Crestwood is a No Dues Community therefore No Amenities are offered.  Their roads are public and maintained by the respective township. Crestwood is very conveniently located just behind Lowe's and Kohls in Bartonsville PA off of Frantz Road.  This location also makes them very commuter friendly. Most of their lots are at least one acre offering you nice privacy on your lot. The current real estate market within Cr...
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Here is the Market Summary for Stroud Township in the Poconos YTD to August 2012 In reviewing the Market Summary for Stroud Township we first look at the Number of Listings. The # of Active Listings, the # of Pended Listings, and the # of Sold Listings.  As you can see from the stats reflected in the Chart below we are still very much in a Buyer's Market as the Active Inventory of homes greatly outweighs the Sold Inventory of Homes. As we look further into the Prices of the Active, Pended and Sold listings we see that for the most part the prices are coming a little closer together.  They continue to fall but at least not as bad as previous years. The Absorption Rate for Stroud Township continues to fall which is a good thing for those trying to sell their homes.  Less competition, bett...
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