Hunterdon County’s only Weekly Real Estate Market Update
77 Houses sold in the first 28 days of December in Hunterdon County
As a local real estate agent with a Hunterdon County area focus, I publish this report on a weekly basis to provide information on Hunterdon County homes for sale, including Flemington Real Estate, Clinton NJ homes, and real estate for sale, as well as all other Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren County Real Estate.
This is a market update on the activity in Hunterdon County New Jersey Real Estate as of December 29th, 2012 as reported on the Garden State Multiple Listing System (GSMLS).
For the first 28 days of December:
- 65 new residential properties came onto the market during that same period
- 81% of the new listings were under the $600,000 list price
- The total new listings are nearly 1.2 times the amount that went under contract
- 77 residential properties reported as going ”Under Contract” (UC/US status)
- 84% of those sold were under $500,000 list price
- 88% of those sold were under $600,000 list price
- 12% of those sold (8 properties) were over $600,000 list showing good activity in the upper end or our market
- 895 residential properties were reported as being “Active” in Hunterdon County as of this post showing the normal winter slowdown in active properties being available.
- If you divide these 895 active properties by the average sold per week (times 4.3 to get a monthly average), we now have about a 13 month supply of houses for sale in Hunterdon County.
The 77 under contracts for that period broke down between the following price points:
- The average list price on new listings was over $455,854. The average list price for those going “Under Contract” in the last 28 days was $370,002 or 19% less.
- The average days on market for the homes that sold was reported as 108 days (or just over 3.6 months)
- Of the 77 sales 26 had price reductions averaging just over $41,500.
- The upper end of the market showed good listing activity with 15 new listings over $600,000 with 8 listings going under contract.
It would appear that we are seeing much deeper price cuts in order to move some of the older inventory. As mentioned earlier, we are now adding listings at nearly 1.2 times the rate of sales. Total units on the market has been dropping steadily reflecting early winter activity.
You can read some of the latest news articles that pertain to our local and national real estate marker here.
Interest rates as reported by Wells Fargo for a 30 year conventional mortgage is 3.5% as of this writing (same as last week). 30 Year FHA mortgages are at 3.25%. We have seen other rates below this in the last week as well. There are also a lot of other attractive rates for 15 year mortgages and ARMs which are in the high 2% range.
There is a lot of information here.
Understanding this information and using it to help your particular situation as either a buyer or seller requires the assistance of an agent who is a local “Neighborhood Specialist“.
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—————Note: The information presented is deemed accurate but not reliable or guaranteed. Reasonable precautions were taken in the preparation and presentation of this information to ensure accuracy, but the author assumed no liability for any actions taken based on this information. Some opinions expressed represent forecasts of economic conditions as the impact real estate values. All such information is solely conjecture and should be regarded as opinion only and not serve as the sole basis of any financial decision.