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Sales Data and Home Availability in Saw Creek Estates

 


Within the gates of Saw Creek Estates, there are, as of today, seventy-nine homes for sale through the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service, ranging in price from $29,000 - $273,000. That is a wide range of values but not unusual for communities in the Poconos which have a variety of housing options, home sizes, locations, etc.

Saw Creek Estates is made up of single family homes but it should be noted that there are two separate townhome Associations inside of Saw Creek, Mill Pond and The Falls, that share some of the amenities of SCE but have their own rules and fees. There really is something for everyone here in this gated, amenity-rich community in the Eastern Poconos. 

Here is some interesting home sale data for Saw Creek Estates (not including the townhouse areas). See how the average sale price and the number of homes sold has played out since 2006. Prices have definitely taken a hit due to the national housing decline, and foreclosures and short sales continue to put downward pressure on values. However, we have reached a point where some of the buys are just too good to pass up, and many buyers are finally jumping in and buying that dream home or vacation property. 

              Average        # Homes
  Year         Sale $          Sold   

2013        $82,570            32
(Year-to-date)

2012        $79,080            88
2011        $86,120            78
2010        $106,400          75
2009        $128,200          61
2008        $137,800          73
2007        $172,200         108
2006        $169,040         145

 

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Looking For A House With A View? Consider Saw Creek Estates.

Saw creek sunsetPhoto Credit: John Beljean, Bushkill, PA


Whether you are looking for wide open vistas or prefer a wooded creekside setting, you may be able to find your perfect home or weekend getaway in Saw Creek. Prices here are pretty reasonable, with properties available in the low $100's and even less. Additionally, Saw Creek's location in Bushkill allows easy access to Bushkill Falls, Shawnee Mountain, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and lots of other Pocono attractions. 

Saw Creek Estates boasts amenities that rival any available in the Pocono region, with well-maintained resort-style facilities dispersed throughout the community: several pools, tennis courts, a ski hill, and playgrounds, and more, as well as indoor pools, tennis, raquetball, and weight training facilities. Saw Creek is a fantastic value when you compare association fees and what you get for them. 

Find a home with a view in Saw Creek Estates via the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS MLS/IDX here

A little more about Saw Creek from the homeowner association's website

Saw Creek Estates is a private residential subdivision of nearly 3,000 properties, conceived and developed as one of the premier, four-season recreational communities in the Pocono Mountains. Construction of roads, common area facilities and amenities was begun in the mid 1970’s by Lehman-Pike Development Corporation. Sales of year-round and vacation homes continued at a brisk pace throughout the 80’s and 90’s.

Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. was formed for the purpose of managing the rapidly growing community and transitioning full control from the developer to the property owners. All property owners are members of the Association, which is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, and managed by an experienced staff of professionals. The transfer of control was completed in the year 2000 and since that time, the community has continued to grow and flourish.

Today Saw Creek Estates is one of the largest, best managed and most financially sound private communities in the region. 

Sunset at Top of the World RestaurantSunset view from Top of the World Restaurant 

One of the coolest things about Saw Creek is that it has its own restaurant, Top of the World, which allows owners and their guests to enjoy casual dining, fine wines and beverages, and weekend entertainment like live music and karaoke. How convenient is that? 

Enjoy the views in saw creek communityMany homes in Saw Creek have beautiful scenic views

Interested in finding out more about Saw Creek? Contact me! 

Find a home with a view in Saw Creek Estates via the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS MLS/IDX here

Scenic views at Saw Creek Estates in BushkillYou can see for miles from some properties!


Penn Estates Market Statistics

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Penn Estates sales data gathered from the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS’ Multiple Listing Service on July 17, 2012.

         

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  Active Listings Pending Sales* YTD Sales

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Total 64 14 26

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Lowest List Price $49,900 $41,600 $25,999

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Highest List Price $224,500 $210,000 $215,000

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Average List Price $125,883 $103,995 $107,520

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Average Square Feet 1,935 1,936 1,963

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Average Price/Square Foot $68.30 $52.30 $51.70

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Average Days/Market 195 251 275

*Pending Sale information reflects only list prices as sold information is not available until the sale is final. YTD Sales are sales that closed since 1/1/12.  Average Sale Price of these sales is $99,258, which is 92.3% of the Average List Price. The Average Price/Square Foot indicated for these closed sales is based on the sale prices.

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THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS: Year to date sales plus pending sales equal the total sales that occurred last year, so 2012 sales are set to outpace 2011. If this trend continues, it stands to follow that prices should recover. Still, we probably have a few years before we feel any real relief in this regard as the downward spiral reverses itself.

RENTALS: Homeowners have had a couple of good years in the rental market, but this is softening a bit. Average lease prices here in Penn Estates are down about 8% since 2010, and it’s taking about twice as long to find tenants these days. We can hope that this means more tenants are becoming homeowners, right? Search for home rentals in Penn Estates by clicking here.

Check out some of the great home buys available in Penn Estates below. This is a direct Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS MLS/IDX link, so it is the most current information available.


About the Author: Lisa Sanderson, a 10 year resident of Penn Estates and Past President of PEPOA and the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS, is Vice President and Sales Manager of Ritter & Company, a real estate sales and property management company located at 730 Milford Road (Strawberry Fields Plaza) in East Stroudsburg.


Vacation Rental for Sale - Near Bushkill Falls

 

 

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  • Sleek
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  • Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Excercise facilities
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2/19/13 Update: This home has sold. It closed in February of 2012 for $148,000. The seller paid $8,800 toward the buyer's closing costs. If you are looking to buy or sell vacation property in the Poconos, please contact the author :)

This uncommon vacation home is for sale but offers something many others do not...a rental history! Imagine having a place to escape to in the Poconos that pays for itself. This vacation rental home is turn-key ready and perfect for year round or seasonal use.

Ultra sleek, contemporary styling, high quality materials, energy efficient systems - if you've been looking for something special, this could be it. Unique, upscale, beautiful! Everything's been remodeled in the past couple of years - be sure to check the photos. Located in an amenity community near Bushkill Falls with easy access to all the great Pocono attractions.

At 1800 square feet, this bilevel home is the perfect size to be easily maintained, heated and cooled. Three bedrooms, two full baths, a garage and a pretty lot on a quiet cul de sac. $157,500

Interested? Contact me! Your patience is appreciated when scheduling a showing - the nature of an in-demand vacation rental such as this means it may be occupied and unavailable to show sometimes. Plenty of notice is appreciated.


Buying a Pocono Vacation Home? Consider The Hamlet!

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Know about The Hamlet? It's an upscale development in Canadensis, PA...acre lots with plenty of forest & wildlife.  Serious serenity!

Houses in The Hamlet tend to be unique, rustic yet full of modern comforts, and very charming, appealing to those looking for a change of scenery from Manhattan or other urban areas that they live in. Commuting from these areas of New York and New Jersey is very doable within a couple of hours, making it an ideal locale for weekend getaways. Very often the vacation homes here are offered for sale with furnishings, so getting set up for relaxing is an easy task!

Dues in The Hamlet are $1,315 for 2010, and include use of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. The homeowners' association is managed by Appletree Management Group.

Let me know if you need more info. In the meantime, check these links for properties in The Hamlet:


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