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Strong Opportunities for Lower Providence Real Estate Market

Local realtors discuss why home values and quality of neighborhood life are on the rise in Lower Providence.

A central Montgomery County location, abundant shopping, excellent schools, and proximity to commuting roads are some of the strong attributes of living in Lower Providence Township. 

Annemarie H. Wagner, real estate agent with Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors in Collegeville, said Lower Providence has been enjoying a return to a more positive market over the last six to seven months. 

“When the calendar turned in 2012 it seemed that a switch went on,” she said. In mid-June, Wagner’s most recent highest sale was $598,000.

Predictably, there are certain pockets in the Township faring better than others. And, homes that are priced fairly, with upgrades in desirable neighborhoods, are selling quickly. 

She said open houses have been briskly attended by lots of buyers.

“We had one home in Audubon Ridge where we actually had two agents on duty and over fifty buyers turned out,” Wagner added, and said well-priced homes that are in excellent condition are selling quickly and getting multiple offers.  “We are moving toward a more balanced market that isn’t so heavily favoring buyers as had been the case for the last several years.  There are still opportunities to get good value and with interest rates at historically low levels it is an outstanding time to buy, and many consumers are moving off the sidelines and into the home-buying marketplace, which is good for everyone.”

She said the real estate market in Lower Providence is strong and prospects are looking with confidence.

“I see lots of buyers out looking and our office phones are ringing,” added Wagner. “Well-priced homes in good condition are selling fast!”

Many homebuyers are drawn to Lower Providence for the wonderful reputation of the Methacton School District, said Jennifer Crawford, real estate agent with CENTURY 21 Alliance in Audubon.

“Many clients looking to buy homes conduct their searches based primarily on school districts,” Crawford said. “Their next concern is normally commute time to work, and because Lower Providence is also very accessible to many major highways it is also filling those requirements, as well.”

She said highlights include local parks, lots of shopping and the benefit of suburban living but a reasonable commute to the city for work or cultural amenities. 

“Lower Providence offers all the benefits of suburban living and still give you access to hop into the city to spend the day or see a game,” Crawford said, adding, “at the end of the day that’s what most of today’s buyers want.”

There are lots of housing options here. For those looking to get a start on home ownership, townhomes are a great option.  

“Most townhome buyers are single men and women, first-time buyers or downsizers,” she said.

And, when they choose to upgrade or realize more space is needed, a trend is to stay in Lower Providence. 

“When it’s time to sell most do still buy locally when moving on to a single family home,” Crawford said. 

When asked to describe the current real estate market, Crawford said it’s an opportunity.

“Those who are taking advantage of it, I have no doubt, will look back and be pleased with the investments they have made,” she said.

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For more information:

Jennifer Crawford

CENTURY 21 Alliance

Annemarie H. Wagner 

Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors

Julia Noble July 29, 2012 at 05:43 AM
It's a nice community but they don't really encourage much in the way of shopping or restaurants.s Have to go elsewhere for that.
Roy Martin November 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Yeah, move everyone from Philly out here! GIVE ME A BREAK! Real estate sales people are the lowest forms of life on earth other than maybe car sales people...lol

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