Hot School Districts In Lancaster

Dated: 06/15/2017

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Whether you are new Lancaster County or a long-time resident, the school district matters.  Districts with better ratings are generally more desirable and thus sellers there are get better prices.  The housing market in Lancaster County is hot right now.  Homes are selling fast. How fast? Take a look at the chart below.  The Warwick school district takes the lead!  On average, homes were on the market for 35 days there.  Of the 140 sales recorded in the Keystone MLS, 31 of them sold the same day they hit the market.  That's 22%! Almost a quarter of all sales in the Warwick school district happened within hours.

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In addition to homes going fast, they are going for over listed price.  The following chart shows how many homes sold for list price or higher.  Again, Warwick takes the lead.  Of the 140 sales, 90 of them went for more. That's a whopping 64%

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So what does that mean? If you are a Buyer, you will need to be ready to jump on homes as soon as they hit the market, be ready to make offers right away, and present the best offer possible.  Sellers will capitalize on this market by pricing the home correctly.  When the home is priced right, you get the most activity and thus the potential for a bidding war.  There are many factors that make a Buyer or Seller 'ready'.  And there are still many ways a sale can fall apart.  Don't forget - the home still has to appraise.  Contact us to find out how best to navigate these market conditions.

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