Housing
Single-Family Home Sales


Single-Family Home Sales

What does this measure?

Total sales of single-family homes per year.

Why is this important?

Single-family home sales can indicate demand for housing, and by extension, the health of a community's economy. Homeownership is an important factor for neighborhood stability and civic participation.

How is our county performing?

In 2019, there were about 5,360 homes sold in Berks County, a 12% increase over the number sold in 2000 (about 4,800). During this period, home sales steadily increased until they peaked in 2005, at 6,010. Sales then dropped every year until 2011, when home sales were 34% below 2000 levels, at 3,160. Sales generally increased every year since then. The 2019 figure represented the highest number of home sales in a year since 2006.

Notes about the data

Data is from the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors. Comparable information for other geographies was not available.

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Single-Family Home Sales
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Pennsylvania
Berks County4,7955,0055,3785,6545,9006,0135,7235,0093,9353,6883,4523,1643,5613,7973,9984,5354,9495,3255,2015,357
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County
Lancaster County
Lebanon County
Lehigh County
Montgomery County
Schuylkill County

Source: Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS




No Raw Data
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Pennsylvania
Berks CountyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County
Lancaster County
Lebanon County
Lehigh County
Montgomery County
Schuylkill County

Source: Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS
Notes: No Raw Data




INDICATORS TREND | BERKS COUNTY
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Change in Total Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Change in Labor Force Increasing
Employment to Population ratio Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Public Assistance Maintaining
Spending for Local Governments Maintaining
Spending for Counties Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Quality Early Childhood Centers Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
English Language Learners Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per Student Spending Maintaining
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on High School English Decreasing
Student Performance on High School Math Maintaining
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Brain Drain/Gain Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Working Poor Maintaining
People Receiving Federal Food Assistance Increasing
Health Status Not Applicable
People Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Physically Inactive Adults Not Applicable
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Students in 7-12 Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Students in K-6 Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units Increasing
Homeownership Rates Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Rent Increasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Single-Family Home Sales Increasing
Median Single-Family Home Sale Price Maintaining
Tourism Spending Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income Maintaining
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
Dams Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Maintaining
Property Crimes Decreasing
Incarceration Rates Maintaining
Drug Abuse Offenses Increasing
Drug Abuse Arrests Increasing
Protection from Domestic Abuse Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Not Applicable
Average Travel Time to Work Increasing
Crashes Involving Alcohol Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing