Scranton, PA Real Estate News

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
It's official!  There are only a few other places better than Scranton / Wilkes Barre to buy real estate property.  Many of us knew this all along.  Local industry professionals like Realtors and Mortgage Professionals have seen it coming in the form of increased investment activity from the neighboring states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  We've seen residential and commercial property investors from these states come in and buy properties up by the block!  These are smart investors who are seeing great gains on their investmentNow, this movement comes to light brought on by a study by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.  This study was highlighted in an article in the Scranton Times.The study used an interesting index to measure for this study.  They...
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By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
When a family decides to relocate to a certain area, the first thing they should do is research the place they are moving to.  A move is a drastic thing for any family to handle, so it's important to be sure that you will be happy with your new home.  One of the first statistics that they look at is crime.A crime rate gives you a general idea of the amount of safety you can expect at your new hometown.  So, how safe can you expect to feel when you move to Scranton, PA?  Well, that depends on what your safety concerns are.If your main concern is dying at the hands of a criminal, you can rest assured.  The interesting fact about Scranton relates to it's murder statistics.  Scranton had no murder deaths in 2006 at all!  None!  Many other Pennsylvania towns may be envious.  Was it just luck...
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By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
So, you want to live in NEPA (Northeast Pennsylvania)?  Our Scranton / Wilkes Barre area is so enriched with culture that we happen to have our own language.  And no, it doesn't sound anything like the characters on "The Office".Scranton and Wilkes Barre are unversally different from eachother in so many ways.  Even the small towns that surround them have cultures and identities of their own.  This conglomeration of Irish, Italian, Polish, etc, culminates in a language that is all our own.It sounds something like this: So, if you decide you wanna come live up da NEPA, let me know and I'll help you out.
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By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIALet me tell you a little bit about Scranton. It is more than just home of The Office.    Scranton is 70,000 + strong and opportunities in real estate are all over. If you are an investor, you currently have your option of many properties. Compared to New York and New Jersey, prices in Scranton are much more manageable. The market did not see the astronomical appreciation in homes a few years back that much of the country did. Prices have steadily increased in homes and the market is continuing to move forward. If you want to search the area to see what is out there follow this link...www.lewith-freeman.comHere is another link that will let you in on Scranton and the surrounding communities.http://www.lackawannacounty.org/ If you are looking to buy or sell a home in...
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By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
Scranton, PA is a mid-major city located in Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA).  It seems that there are just as many bad things to say about the city as there are good things.  Scranton has been the victim of a very bad reputation due to many citizens' complaints about government mismanagement, corrupt politics, and an increase in crime activity.  These are the types of situations that make real estate investors salivate.  Scranton has been immune to the "housing bubble" that affected many of the major cities along the east coast.  Scranton's property values never increased out of control so there was no crash to be felt.  The general bad reputation and the relatively high taxes suppressed prices during these years.This represents a bargain for commercial and residential investors.  There a...
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