Apr 201628

Number of Homes Sold Declines in the South Jersey Shore Region in March 2016

Apr 201628

Number of Homes Sold Declines in the South Jersey Shore Region in March 2016

Market Minute LogoThe South Jersey Shore real estate market saw the number of homes sold decline in March, 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 decreased, falling by 2 percent in both Atlantic and Cape May counties.  Median sale prices also declined in the area compared to March 2015, with Atlantic County seeing a 9 percent decrease and Cape May County seeing a 13 percent decline.

In Cape May County, active inventory decreased by 8 percent, while it increased by 1 percent compared to the previous year in Atlantic County. The days on market (DOM) average for Atlantic County was 125 days and Cape May County saw a DOM average of 151 days.

“The real estate market has been off to a good start this year and although low inventory has impacted many areas, homes are continuing to sell at a steady pace, including in the south Jersey Shore region,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “Across Long & Foster’s markets we’ve seen modest overall growth in sales in the first quarter of 2016 and we expect to see even more positive trends in the months ahead.”

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