Long Valley NJ Real Estate Market October 2011

Below you will find the latest information for the Long Valley NJ Real Estate Market October 2011. There has been a substantial increase in the amount of homes listed For Sale over the past two years as compared to the previous two years (2008 & 2009) during the month of October by as much as a 3 to 1 margin. There are currently (167) homes For Sale, as compared to (190) homes for this same period last year, (56) in October of 2009 and just (51) in the same month of 2008. Currently there are (13) Pending Sales as compared to (7) at this same time last year. There were (8) Closed Sales this month as compared to (4) from the same time last year with (12) in 2009 and (10) in 2008. The Average Sales Price is $416,839, which has fluctuated over the past 4 years between a high of $540,200 and a low of $272,475 for the month of October.

One interesting side note from this month’s numbers is the Sales to List Price Ratio, which was 102%.  This means that sellers received an average of 2% above their final List or Asking Price.  Even in a buyer’s market, seller’s are receiving full price or above full price offers on their homes when they are priced correctly.

Long Valley’s current supply of available inventory (Absorption Rate) has decreased by 10% from last year at this same time down from 11.7 to 10.5 months. Although this is a step in the right direction, this figure represents a large and excess inventory which creates a significant advantage to buyers by having a large pool of homes from which to choose. In addition, interest rates remain at or near all time lows with prices continuing to be under downward pressure from a variety of factors including an increased rate of distressed sales along with an overall weak economy.

Residential Single Family Properties

  • Number of ACTIVE listings (homes For Sale) on the market:                         167
  • Number of CLOSED transactions (homes Sold) in October:                              8
  • Number of PENDING sales (homes Under Contract) in October:                      13
  • Average Sales Price (Sold):                                                             $416,838
  • Average List Price (For Sale):                                                           $537,646
  • Sales to List Price Ratio:                                                                        102%
  • Average Days on Market:                                                                          70
  • Absorption Rate* (Months of Supply):                                           10.5 months

*This figure represents the number months it will take to sell off all of the inventory at the present rate of sales:

    • 4 months or less is considered to be a Seller’s market with limited inventory for buyers to choose from.
    • 5 to 6 months is considered to be a “normal or balanced” market.
    • 7 months or more is considered to be a Buyer’s market with excess inventory and plenty of homes for buyers to choose from.

Long Valley NJ - Rolling 13 Month Listing & Sold Activity thru October

Long Valley NJ - Homes Listed For Sale - October

Long Valley NJ - Pending Sales (Under Contract) October

Long Valley NJ - Closed Sales (Sold) - October

Long Valley NJ - Average Sale Price - October


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