The National Association of Realtors reported that the median list price of properties “nationwide zoomed to a new record for the month of October, reaching $250,000.” October’s benchmark is 8% higher than 2016.
Evidence shows a stronger-than-usual appetite coming from buyers which is eroding the inventory available and thus having an impact of a lower number of sales for a number of regions.
The lower inventory has affected the number of homes available by a decrease of 11% active listings as compared to October 2015.
Also, Realtor® noted that, “Homes for sale in October are selling 2 percent more quickly than they did a year ago.”
New Jersey reflects many of these trends as is evidenced by the report for September, 2016:
2015 2016 Change
Days on Market 82 78 -4.9%
Inventory 51,138 42,215 -17.5%
Months Supply 9.5 6.7 -29.5%
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