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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 a population of 2,812, 1,221 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $129,164, house prices in Towanda are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Towanda, accounting for 62.04% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Towanda include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 25.16%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.08%).
People in Towanda primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Towanda has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
The housing in Towanda was primarily built before 1939 ( 70.28%), making the housing stock in Towanda some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Towanda. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 17.72%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 10.92%). There's also some housing in Towanda built between 2000 and later ( 1.08%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Towanda. Fully 11.71% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Towanda homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Towanda 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.
In the last 10 years, Towanda has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Towanda real estate appreciated 18.05% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.67%, putting Towanda in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Towanda definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.
Over the last year, Towanda appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Towanda's appreciation rate has been -5.57%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Towanda were at -1.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.20%.
Notably, Towanda's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Towanda's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.
|$757,001 - $1,009,000||0.0|
|$504,001 - $757,000||0.0|
|$404,001 - $504,000||2.1|
|$303,001 - $404,000||0.0|
|$202,001 - $303,000||22.8|
|$101,001 - $202,000||38.9|
|$51,001 - $101,000||24.0|
|$0 - $51,000||12.2|
|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 Towanda HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||1.1|
|1970 - 1999||10.9|
|1940 - 1969||17.7|
|1939 or Older||70.3|
|TYPE OF Towanda HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||25.2|
|SIZE OF Towanda HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||9.54|