Inventory Remains Low in South Jersey Shore Region in January 2017

February 17, 2017

Market Minute LogoInventory remained low in the South Jersey Shore real estate market in January, 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.

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The Atlantic County area of the South Jersey Shore experienced an 8 percent increase in the number of homes sold, while in Cape May County the number of homes sold fell by 4 percent. The median sale price declined by 10 percent in Cape May County and declined by 16 percent in Atlantic County.

Active inventory levels in the region declined by 11 percent in Cape May County and by 5 percent in Atlantic County. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 106 days in January, and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 190 days.

“Though we’re still in the real estate market’s slow winter season, the United States economy continued to see improvements in January, and we saw positive trends happening in housing too, including in the South Jersey Shore region,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “Low inventory continues to cause frustration for many, but is helping to push up sale prices for those selling homes. We’re looking forward to a healthy spring market.”

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