Median sale prices, as well as the number of homes sold, rose in areas of the South Jersey Shore real estate market in February, 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.
The Cape May County area of the South Jersey Shore experienced a 10 percent increase in median sale price, while in Atlantic County the median sale price fell by 15 percent. The number of homes sold in February rose by 9 percent in Cape May County and decreased by 11 percent in Atlantic County.
Active inventory levels in the region declined by 12 percent in Cape May County and by 7 percent in Atlantic County. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 104 days in February, and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 182 days.
“The United States economy continued to make gains in many areas in February, and at Long & Foster we saw positive indicators of growth in the real estate market as well, including in the South Jersey Shore area,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “Sale prices of homes continued to rise for many in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and, with continued high demand for homes, we expect to see a busy spring season.”
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