Selling a Home

Selling a Home in Northeastern Pennsylvania

In order to successfully sell your house it is recommended that you should get a realtor involved. This link will take you to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors.

Understanding the Market

Understanding the housing market can be a big help when it comes to selling your home. Pricing your home can either hurt or help. Within HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) maintains a website containing all national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis.

Each quarter, the PD&R holds briefings at HUD to highlight the latest statistics on housing market conditions and to look at new and current research results and activities. The link below will direct you to their website where you can find information pertaining to Lackawanna County.

U.S. Housing Market Conditions

Finding a House Outside of the Region

The location where you are looking to find a home can be adjusted on websites such as:

Searches can be refined by county, zip code, etc. Also, local realtors can make a connection with realtors outside of the area at:

  • Greater Hazleton Association of Realtors
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors

Uniform Construction Code

Pennsylvania's statewide building code is called the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and the State's pre-UCC requirements for commercial buildings. The UCC Administration and Enforcement regulation has adopted the codes for use throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which went into effect on December 31, 2006. There are 2,563 municipalities located in Pennsylvania that have elected to administer the code and have hired private code enforcement agencies to enforce the UCC.