A study from Econsult Solutions for SEPTA has concluded that suburban homes near SEPTA stations enjoy a bump in property values.
The firm, analyzing 2005-2012 home sales throughout Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties, found an average premium of $7,900 per property. Homeowners near high-traffic stations saw even bigger boosts, averaging more than $30,000, according to the study.
SEPTA announced in September it would have to shut down service on some lines without more funding, starting next year. The state Senate has passed more funding, as reported by CBS Philly and others; the House has yet to vote on it.
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