by Buz Wolfe

For many years now, The Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce has been sponsoring an Economic Forecast breakfast each January, which is generously sponsored by M&T Bank. Scott D. Ehrig, a Senior Investment Advisor for M&T Bank, offers a very well researched presentation regarding both national, regional and local economic matters. I attended the Annual breakfast meeting again a few weeks ago, and came away with several observations for the Harrisburg/Carlisle MSA.

• Favorable job growth is projected.
• The manufacturing sector continues to yield to healthcare and education jobs.
• Cumberland County is outperforming the state overall in most categories.
• Cumberland County’s 3.9% unemployment is better than both the United States and Pennsylvania rates.
• Housing trends are now positive.

Last year, Scott, with whom I have met and spoken with on several occasions, confirmed my theory that regional and local real estate values are now back to 2005 and 2006 levels. We are seeing fewer and fewer people “under water” with their homes or being forced to sell for prices less than that which they may have paid.

The first two months of 2016 have been busy and productive for Wolfe & Company Realtors. We are introducing quite a bit of new listing inventory and working with many good and qualified buyers. Our ability to keep up with ever evolving changes and complications within our own industry remains a great asset to our clients. Simply put, we are “problem solvers”.

Wolfe & Company Realtors continues to deliver to the highest of expectations. Yes, EXPERIENCE DOES REALLY MATTER! All of our Associate Brokers and Salespeople are able to produce five star reviews from past clients upon request. And, as always, with us, it is NO FEES – NO TEAMS – NO NONSENSE!

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*Ray L. “Buz” Wolfe, CRS has been Broker/Owner of his own firm since 1986. In 2015, he was again the Carlisle Area’s Top Producing Independent Broker.
**All information believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.