Carbon County First-Time Homebuyer Report for October

Carbon County has one of the fastest growing populations in Pennsylvania with an 11.0% increase over the last 10 years. Despite being ranked 10th for growth, it's currently only ranked 40th in terms of total population with 65,249 residents. Lehighton, Palmerton, and Jim Thorpe are its three most populated cities. Carbon County is made up of homes that are older than most with a median of 43 years. The best schools in the county are Weatherly Area Elementary School and Weatherly Area Middle School.

Price Range

The median value of homes in Carbon County is $140,400, making it one of the most valuable areas in Pennsylvania. At the same time, the average list price of available homes is presently $133,625. The Carbon County market remained soft with six homes sold in the last 30 days, a 14.3% sales drop.

Curious as to which homes have been getting the most attention in Carbon County? These listings have stirred up interest and produced the most views:

$159K   $217K   $3M  

Typical Dwelling

A three-bedroom detached home valued around $153,932 is considered a typical dwelling in Carbon County. If a buyer was looking for a similar home, they would need good credit and a $30,786 cash down payment to get a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate. The monthly payments would be $909 and the property tax rate is $14.71 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Carbon County homes for sale or reviewing Carbon County real estate trends.

Data reported through 10/13/2016


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