Lehigh Valley Area Real Estate Ranks in Top 100 Best Places to Live

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Lehigh Valley communities regularly rank among the country’s best places to live, with the borough of Emmaus most recently included in CNN/Money Magazine’s prestigious “Best Places to Live” list. Real Estate Specialist Bob Susko cites that the recent rise in home sales, demonstrates signs of recovery for the region’s real estate market.

... the number of home sales [have] increased by 22.6% in Lehigh and Northampton counties in March 2010, as compared to that of March 2009.

The borough of Emmaus in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region recently ranked among the top 100 communities in CNN/Money Magazine’s latest “Best Places to Live” list. This hasn’t been Lehigh Valley’s first appearance on this prestigious list; it was also named in 2007. Another Lehigh Valley community, the city of Bethlehem, topped the list as one of the best places to live in 2006. Lehigh Valley real estate specialist, Bob Susko cites "this recent news attracts investors and home buyers to take advantage of the competitively priced real estate, thus increasing local home sales."

“As all these accolades illustrate, the quality of life here in the Lehigh Valley is truly exceptional,” says Lehigh Valley, PA Realtor Bob Susko. “The region’s high standard of living, apart from its ideal location, is also the main reason behind buyers’ continuing interest in Lehigh Valley homes for sale.”

As reported in the region’s largest daily, The Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley, PA real estate market has been showing positive numbers in recent months, particularly in the number of home sales. These increased by 22.6% in Lehigh and Northampton counties in March 2010, as compared to that of March 2009. The median home price, meanwhile, also showed an increase of 4.7% from February to March 2010, though it’s down by 6.6% compared to last year’s figures.

“The Lehigh Valley area hasn’t been immune from the effects of the recession,” says Susko, “and the rise in home sales in recent months may be mostly due to the Home Buyer Tax Credit, but the fact remains that this has long been one of the most desirable places to live in the state and the country as a whole.”    

For more information on the real estate market trends in Lehigh Valley, as well as the communities, available properties, and other real estate resources, visit Susko’s website, http://www.BobSusko.com.

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