As for the commute, it will depend upon which part of Phoenixville you live in whether you will use 422 to get to work. If you locate closer to Collegeville or Oaks the best bet will be to take the highway. If you are more east of town you may choose to follow Rt.23 through Valley Forge. No matter which way you go, if you're traveling during rush hour you should expect rush hour traffic. But that's anywhere.
Althoughwe don't have a crystal ball to tell us what will happen in this market we can look at the factors that will affect prices. Phoenixville did not experience an overly dramatic upswing in prices over the last few years. It sits in a prime location adjacent or close to major employment areas at a time when gas costs almost $3/ gallon. Couple that with the towns renaissance and you have a formula for greater price stability, even in todays market. As a matter of fact, the average sold price for houses between $100,000 and $350,000 actually rose $8,000 from Sept. to Oct.. It's taking about a month longer to sell them but this is definitely not one of the doom and gloom areas you hear about in the media.
If you would like to find out more about the area or start looking at homes for yourself, please give us a call or email. We will be happy to help you and we'll take it at your pace.
If you would like more information on Phoenixville or any areas surrounding Phoenixville please feel free to get in touch with me.
A great place to learn more about the goings on in town would be http://www.DowntownPhoenixville.com
If I cna be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Keller Williams Real Estate
I personally have friends, family and clients that live and work in Phoenixville. As far as the commute on 422 I would recommend that you try it. Your definition of "really bad" may be different than mine. Also there are a lot of people that make that commute everyday. As far as sale prices in Phoenixville. The average sale price is actually up. The average sale price in 2006 was 212,404. The average sale price year to date is $215,301 according to Trend MLS. Please feel free to call me at 610-994-1147 and I would be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have or to show you some homes currently on the market.
Gregory S. Parker, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Realty Professionals
2924 Swede Road
East Norriton, PA 19401
Phone: 610-277-5000 Ext. 249