One of 2020’s lessons was the importance of having a home that you love to be in – and ideally one with access to outdoor spaces. While the pandemic changed many things, one of the noteworthy economic impacts was the amount of money people spent improving their homes and properties. Businesses ranging from small greenhouses to national-brand home centers saw their sales rise as do-it-yourselfers took advantage of the extra time they had to spend on projects around the home. Another impact we have felt locally is a trend driving people to leave major cities and opt for places where their money goes further.
The median value of a home in Pennsylvania stands at $174,100. The median home value in Clearfield County is $94,000 and in Jefferson County it is $99,800, 46% and 43% less, respectively, allowing your mortgage dollars to buy significantly more home here.
Owning a home is more than just an essential part of the American Dream – for many people, it is their largest investment. The decision to buy or build a home is one of the most significant commitments a person can make. Homes anchor people to an area, so selecting the best area to live will play a large role in your overall satisfaction – thus the real estate mantra “location, location, location.”
The greater DuBois area is an ideal place to purchase or build a home. Throughout our small boroughs, quiet townships, and the lively city of DuBois, there are closely-knit neighborhoods. The folk next door know your name and welcome newcomers. Streets are clean and safe. School standards are high. The local economy is strong and stable, while the cost of living is lower than the national average. An acclaimed hospital and medical network assures easy access to quality care. To find the perfect home for you and your family, please refer to the Chamber’s membership directory on their website here.