Parts of the South Jersey Shore real estate market saw increased home sales and median sale prices in September, according to the Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The South Jersey Shore market includes Atlantic and Cape May counties. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are based on data provided by the South Jersey Shore and Cape May County multiple listing services and their member associations of Realtors and include residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just Long & Foster sales.
When compared to the same month last year, the number of units sold in the South Jersey Shore region varied, with Cape May County experiencing a 3 percent increase and Atlantic County experiencing a 7 percent decrease. Cape May County also saw a 1 percent increase in median sale price in September, while Atlantic County experienced no year-over-year change.
In Cape May County, active inventory decreased by 10 percent in September, while Atlantic County saw a 6 percent decline from the previous year. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 105 days and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 175 days.
“September was a good month for the U.S. economy, which we saw reflected in increased retail sales and consumer spending, as well as job growth. The housing market, including in the South Jersey Shore region, saw similar positive trends last month,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “In numerous parts of the country rent prices continue to rise, making homeownership increasingly attractive, especially with mortgage rates remaining historically low.”
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