Inventory Remained Low in the South Jersey Shore Region in July 2016

August 22, 2016

Market Minute LogoThe South Jersey Shore real estate market saw the trend of decreased active inventory continue in July, according to the Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The South Jersey Shore market includes Atlantic and Cape July counties. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are based on data provided by the South Jersey Shore and Cape July 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.

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When compared to the same month in 2015, the number of units sold in the South Jersey Shore region declined, with Atlantic County experiencing a 10 percent decrease and Cape May County experiencing an 11 percent decrease. In Cape May County, active inventory decreased by 9 percent, while Atlantic County saw a 3 percent decline from the previous year.

Median sale prices also declined in the area in July, falling by 10 percent in both Atlantic County and Cape May County. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 103 days and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 174 days.

“July brought both good and not-so-good news to the U.S. economy, with the job market remaining strong and retail sales staying flat for the month. Similarly, in Long & Foster’s market area we saw home sales slow while median sale prices increased in many parts of the Mid-Atlantic,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “As the summer comes to a close, we anticipate that the housing market will remain healthy heading into the autumn season.”

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