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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With 20,691 people, 7,953 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $169,255, Chambersburg real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Chambersburg, accounting for 42.20% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Chambersburg include row houses and other attached homes ( 23.46%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 18.29%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.60%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Chambersburg are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The borough has a mixture of owners and renters, with 46.92% owning and 53.08% renting.
The housing in Chambersburg was primarily built before 1939 ( 32.27%), making the housing stock in Chambersburg some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Chambersburg. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 28.30%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 25.34%). There's also some housing in Chambersburg built between 2000 and later ( 14.10%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Chambersburg. Fully 10.37% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Chambersburg homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Chambersburg real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.
Chambersburg's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Chambersburg during the period has been just -1.44%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.
Over the last year, Chambersburg appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Chambersburg's appreciation rate has been 2.39%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Chambersburg were at 0.52%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.09%.
Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Chambersburg's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the borough. Individual neighborhoods within Chambersburg differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Chambersburg - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Chambersburg real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$780,001 - $1,041,000||0.2|
|$520,001 - $780,000||0.4|
|$416,001 - $520,000||0.9|
|$312,001 - $416,000||4.2|
|$208,001 - $312,000||16.9|
|$104,001 - $208,000||59.6|
|$52,001 - $104,000||13.5|
|$0 - $52,000||3.0|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Chambersburg HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||14.1|
|1970 - 1999||25.3|
|1940 - 1969||28.3|
|1939 or Older||32.3|
|TYPE OF Chambersburg HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||18.3|
|SIZE OF Chambersburg HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.18|