Feb. 21—It may be icy cold outside, but two real estate agents said Mercer County’s home sales are red hot — if you can even find one for sale in the preferred price range.
“I’ve been in real estate since 1990, and I’ve never seen the local market like it is now,” said Realtor Nancy Schlegel, branch manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Hermitage and Greenville offices.
Mercer County homes listed for sale are now running an average price of $129,000, according to the Greater Mercer County Board of Realtors.
To be sure, say local real estate agents, that’s just the asking price. It doesn’t mean that’s the actual price paid for a home.
But that figure falls within the $125,000 to $200,000 price tag for homes that are in high demand, local agents said.
“Normally I have 20 to 30 homes selling for those prices,” Pamela Hrabosky, an associate broker…