While listing prices are great for getting a ballpark on what a seller thinks their home is worth, there is nothing like actual sale prices to determine what people are actually willing to pay for a property.
Just because someone is asking a certain price does not necessarily mean the house is worth that much. In order to get a feel for what houses are actually worth, you are far better off to look at the prices of homes that are actually selling.
For this collection, we will take a look at homes in Beaver County that feature at least 3 bedrooms and have sold for $150,000 within the past two years.
Beaver: 745 6th Street
Sold: 1/16/15, Built: 1925, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1, Square Footage: 1,344 sq ft, Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
This one might have been the best bargain out of the whole bunch simply because of its location. It’s obviously not a newer home, but most of the features have been updated and it’s located close to everything in downtown Beaver.
Chippewa: 142 Emmet Drive
Sold: 12/2/14, Built: 1954 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1.5, Square Footage 1,260 Lot Size: 0.5 acres
This house is on the lower end of the group in terms of square footage, but the buyers likely placed a premium on its location in Blackhawk School District. It also sits on a half acre lot, which is quite spacious compared to the house in Beaver.
Economy: 187 Mason Road
Sold: 12/1/14, Built: 1982 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Square Footage: 1,484 sq ft, Lot Size: 1.37 acres
The square footage of this range home puts it right int he middle of the pack, but the 1.37 acre lot was likely a huge selling point here. It is also one of the most recently built homes in the group.
North Sewickly: 267 Foster Road
Sold: 11/19/14, Built: 1974 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Square Footage: 1,068 sq ft, Lot Size: 0.45 acres
I was suprised to see that the square footage on this one is only a touch over 1,000 square feet. It looks to be a lot bigger than that. It’s location in New Sewickly is probably a mixed bag because some people prefer to be closer to the busier parts of the county, while others prefer the more rural areas.
Hopewell: 1004 Duke Street
Sold: 10/6/14, Built: 1987 Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Square Footage: 1,306 sq ft, Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
This is the classic split enty home that was built all over Beaver County in the 80’s. Pretty much all of my friends growing up lived in houses just like this. For a four bedroom house in Hopewell for $150,000, you could certainly do a lot worse than this one.
Harmony: 3031 Woodland Road
Sold: 5/6/14, Built: 1978 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3, Square Footage: 2,068 sq ft, Lot Size: 1 acre
As you can see with this one, the further away from the most populated areas, the ore square footage you will be able to get for your price range. At over 2,000 square feet, this house is substantially bigger than any of the other houses in this price range.
Raccoon: 369 Holt Road
Sold: 5/1/14, Built: 1943 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1, Square Footage: 1,568 sq ft, Lot Size: 2.25 acre
Buying any house on 2.25 acres in Beaver County for $150,000 is probably going to end up being a pretty good deal. But this one was a great deal because the house is just as great as the size of the lot.
Center: 113 Truman Drive
Sold: 8/26/13, Built: 1971 Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1.5, Square Footage: 1,244 sq ft, Lot Size: 0.38 acre
We will probably develop a running theme throughout these types of articles that you just aren’t going to get as much house for your money in Center Township. Of course, that is not necessarily a bad thing. There are many remendous advantages to living in Center, and location is one of the foremost. But you will have to settle for a little less house than if you were to live in a less popular community.