Posts Tagged ‘Media PA Homes’

Middletown Township Media PA Homes Update

July 12, 2014

Middletown Township should continue to be a popular local housing choice with a wide variety of housing options, great amenities, and easy access to all the area has to offer.

Middletown Media PA HomesMiddletown Township Media PAFounded in 1686, Middletown Township is located just west of Media Borough in central western Delaware County PA. Penn State has a satellite campus off Route 352 toward the north of the township with the Tyler Arboretum and part of Ridley Creek State Park also to the north. The commercial/entertainment area is centered in Lima around the Granite Run Mall . The Elwyn Institute is located to the east and the original Franklin Mint Property which will anchor the redevelopment in the area is located to the west. Chester Creek forms most of the southern boundary of the township.

Elwyn PA SEPTA Regional Rail StationElwyn PA SEPTA Regional Rail StationMiddletown is conveniently located with Route 1 running basically east -west through the center of the township offering easy access throughout Delaware County and a quick connection to the Blue Route, I-476, to the east. Route 452 runs directly south from Route 1 at the Granite Run Mall heading towards I-95. Route 352 traverses the township from the southeast toward Chester to the northwest into West Chester and Chester County. Baltimore Pike takes you directly into downtown Media. The Elwyn SEPTA Regional Rail station is also located adjacent to Elwyn providing direct rail access to Media and downtown Philadelphia.

Middletown PA Friends Meeting HouseWith a long history, Middletown covers a wide range of Middletown Township PA Friends Meeting 1836housing options from historic early homes, to condos, townhomes, and a wide variety of single family properties. Riddlewood is one of the larger single family developments just off Route 1 and Route 452. Over the last decade, there has been quite a bit of new infill construction. In addition, redevelopment of the Franklin Mint site should contain a wide mix of housing and commercial options.

The Middletown Township home sales activity and home prices have held up much better locally than seen in many other areas of the county. Home sales activity peaked in the 2003-2006 time frame with 154-174 home sales per year. This fell to a low of 104 -113 home sales per year between 2008 and 2011 but recovered to 124 sales in 2012, 157 in 2013, and 68 in 2014 year to date.

Middletown Media PA HomesMiddletown Media PA HomesThe average home price peaked in 2007 with an average sales price of $387,000. Prices ranged from $1,500,000 to $80,000. In 2011, the average sales price reached a low of $327,000. Since 2011, the average price has tracked the increase in sales with the average increasing to $329,000 in 2012, $341,000 in 2013, and $363,000 so far in 2014. In addition, there are currently 63 homes on the market with an average list price of $423,000 and 25 properties are currently under contract but not settled with an average asking price of $336,000.

With its central location, shopping around Granite Run Mall, educational opportunities, and direct access to the amenities of Media, Middletown Township should continue to be a popular housing choice with expected strong stable pricing. The local economy should continue to benefit from both the local redevelopment as well as the recovering economy throughout the region.


David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Rose Tree Estates Home Sale Market Report – Upper Providence Media PA

March 12, 2013

In Media PA, Rose Tree Estates continues to be a popular home choice with prices stabilizing below their peak.

Rose Tree Estates Media PAJust off State Rd south of the Media ByPass in Upper Providence Township, Rose Tree Estates is a conveniently located newer Toll Brothers built community. Per the tax records, construction began in 1993 and continued through 1998. The community today has just over 90 homes on approximatley 1/3 acre lots. Most properties are 4 bedroom Colonials with a few larger 5 bedroom properties. Square footage ranges from just under 3000 sqft to over 5000 sqft with most homes close to 4000 sqft.

This location affords immediate access to Route 1 / the Media Bypass, and is just one exit west of the Blue Route, I-476 and one exit east of Route 252. Downtown Media is just a few minutes away directly down State Rd. Rose Tree Estates PA HomesThese roads provide easy commutes throughout Delaware County and great connections to the Philadelphia Airport, West Chester, Wilmington DE, and downtown Philadelphia. SEPTA serves Media with bus, trolley service, and regional rail providing access throughout the county and into Philadelphia. You also have multiple eating and entertainment options both in Media and the surrounding areas.

From an average price below $500,000 in 2002, average Rose Tree Estates home prices rose to over $700,000 in 2004. From 2005 through 2007, the average home sale prices stabilized between $700,000 and $750,000 with 3 or 4 home sales per year. Individual prices ranged from $659,000 to a high of $799,000. In 2008/2009 average prices fell to $628,000 and $630,000 with 3 sales each year. Prices hit a low in 2010 with one sale for $455,000.

Rose Tree Estates Toll Brothers Media PAIn 2011, average prices bounced back with 3 sales averaging $656,000. In 2012, Rose Tree estate prices eased again with two sales averaging $556,000. In 2013 year to date there have been no sales in the community and there is currently only one property on the market with an asking price of $599,000 (4BR/3.5BA with just over 3,000 sqft)

With its ideal location, easy access, newer construction, and reasonable pricing, Rose Tree Estates should continue to be a popular home option for anyone looking for a home in the lower Delaware County, Upper Providence, or Media areas.

As always, if you have any questions or are looking to buy or sell in Rose Tree Estates, Media, or the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact me anytime. For immediate access to all the currently active listings in the area feel free to visit

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Delaware County PA Home Sales Activity Update

March 1, 2013

Initial 2013 Delaware County PA home sales activity indicates a stronger area market.

It usually takes another week or so to have the accurate home sales statistics but the initial numbers indicate a stronger 2013.

Through February for all Delaware County we are seeing:

Active Listings On the Market: 2894 homes (down 23% from 2012)
Homes Under Contract: 724 homes ( up 9% from 2012)
Homes Sold Year to Date: 478 homes (up 18% from 2012)

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After several years of a relaxed market, we are finally seeing some stronger signs of activity. Listings are declining both here and in surrounding counties***. Homes under contract are rising nicely and sales are following. This bodes well for pricing and sales as we enter the next two months which are traditionally the most active months for both new listings and homes going under contract. (Settlements usually peak in June and August)

These numbers will be updated once we have the final month end sales figures and pricing through February. For all the current Delaware County Listings feel free to search .

*** The above compares to activity in Chester County:
Active: 2700 (-18%)
Under Contract: 817 (+25%)
Sold: 579 (+8%)

and activity in New Castle County Delaware:
Active: 2089 (-23%)
Under Contract: 838 (+7%)
Sold: 601 (0%)

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Media PA Real Estate Market More Balanced

January 25, 2011

Media continues to exhibit a more balanced real estate market than seen in many areas of Delaware County PA.

Media PA Delaware CountyAs the county seat of Delaware County, Media has continued to be a popular housing choice in the area. It’s location adjacent to the Blue Route (Route 476) and Route 1 makes it easily accessible to all areas of the county and an easy commute to Philadelphia, Wilmington, and surrounding areas.  It also has great rail connections directly to Philadelphia and is just minutes down I-95 from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Unlike many communities in the county, for the most part, the Media real estate market has been able to maintain both its pricing and activity through the last several years.

Media PA Homes

The average home price first breached the $250,000 level in 2005 when the average home sales price rose to $255,000 with 58 sales.  Since that time prices have remained fairly stable with average prices in 2006 = $266,000 with 57 sales, 2007 = $328,000 with 66 sales, 2008 = $270,000 with 57 sales, 2009 = $265,000 with 59 sales, and 2010 = $248,000 with 53 sales.

The home price spike in 2007 can largely be explained by looking at the highest sales prices for each year.  In 2005 there was only one home sold in Media on the MLS listed for greater than $500,000.  In 2006 there were two home sales at this level, while in 2007 this spiked to 8 properties sold at prices between $500,000 and $780,000.  The activity then dropped to 4 sales in 2008, 1 in 2009, and none in 2010.

Media PA Real EstateIn Media today, there are 26 properties currently active on the market with an average sales price of $409,000 and 3 properties under contract with an average list price of $336,000 (2 properties have settled in 2011 for $258,000).  Although the active housing inventory is reasonable representing just half of last year’s sales, the asking prices seem a bit hefty with 7 of those active properties currently having list prices above the $500,000 level.  The current pending and sold prices would indicate that activity continues to be concentrated at lower price points but a strong spring market may be enough to generate sales above this level.

As seen for the last few years, Media should continue to see a strong and stable market as we progress through 2011.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Newtown Square,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Cell: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)