Oct 201518

Number of Homes Sold Increases in the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley Region for September 2015

Oct 201518

Number of Homes Sold Increases in the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley Region for September 2015

Market Minute LogoThe number of homes sold increased in the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley region of New Jersey in September when compared to year-ago figures, according to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The region includes Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are based on data provided by TREND multiple listing service and its member associations of Realtors and include residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just Long & Foster sales.

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According to September data, the number of units sold increased in the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley region compared to September 2014. Gloucester County saw a jump of 37 percent, followed by Burlington County with a 19 percent increase. In Camden County, the number of homes sold increased by 15 percent, while Mercer County saw a 4 percent increase.

Median sale prices varied in the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley region, with an increase of 11 percent in Mercer County and an increase of 10 percent in Burlington County compared to the same month last year. Gloucester and Camden counties saw declines of 2 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Active inventory levels were low in the region in September compared to year-ago levels, with Camden County seeing a 12 percent decrease and both Burlington and Gloucester counties experiencing a 10 percent drop. Mercer County saw active inventory decline by 9 percent.

The days on market (DOM) average remained steady in the region with homes selling in less than three months on average. Gloucester County saw a days on market (DOM) average of 79 days, and Burlington County experienced a DOM of 83 days. Both Camden and Mercer counties experienced a DOM of 84 days.

“Though many are still concerned for economic growth in China, The United States economy is continuing to grow and the job market is steadily improving. The stability in the U.S. was also reflected in the real estate market, including locally,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “In the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley region, we continued to see improvements in the number of homes that were sold, and we anticipate a healthy last few months of 2015.”

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