Number of Homes Sold Rose in Parts of the South Jersey Shore Region in May 2016

June 23, 2016

Market Minute LogoAreas of the South Jersey Shore real estate market saw the number of homes sold increase in May, 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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When compared to the same month in 2015, the number of units sold in the South Jersey Shore region varied, with Atlantic County experiencing a 14 percent increase and Cape May County experiencing a 21 percent decrease. Median sale prices declined in the area, falling by 5 percent in Atlantic County and by 10 percent in Cape May County.

In Cape May County, active inventory decreased by 8 percent, while Atlantic County experienced no change from the previous year. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 110 days and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 171 days.

“May was a good month for the real estate industry overall this year. Mortgage rates remain at historic lows and consumer confidence hit its highest since June 2015 last month,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “These developments, along with other positive economic news, indicate the strength of the real estate market, which we expect to continue to do well throughout the summer.”

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