How hot is the real estate market near Stroudsburg? Home prices rise to $235K

The median sales price for a single-family home in Monroe County during January was $235,000. That's an increase of 29.8% compared with January 2021, according to a USA TODAY Network localized analysis generated with data from

On a year-over-year basis, prices have been rising for 19 consecutive months. January prices are identical to the previous month's.

The number of houses sold fell by 19.8% from a year earlier. A total of 325 houses were sold countywide during the month of January. During the same period a year earlier, 405 single-family homes were sold.

Real estate sales can take weeks or months to be recorded and collected. This is the latest data made available through to the USA TODAY Network.

Monroe County condominiums and townhomes sold in January had a median sales price of $200,000. That figure represents a 1409.5% increase year over year. Some 14 were sold, down 81.3% from a year earlier.

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In Monroe County the top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $430,000, up 30.3% from a year before.

In January, no properties sold for $1 million or more.

The median home sale price — the midway point of all the houses or units sold over a period of time — is used in this report instead of the average home sale price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes sold are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Localized versions are generated for communities where the data quality and transaction volume meets and USA TODAY Network standards. The story was written by Sean Lahman.

This article originally appeared on Pocono Record: Monroe County's average home sold for a higher price year over year