Statistics are always fun to look at. Being a business major in college with a degree in Quantitative Analysis, I realize you can put a spin on numbers any way you wish. However, numbers do not lie. Below are the market statistics for Allendale residential homes and condos from the New Jersey MLS system for the period 1/1/2207 through 8/1/2007 followed by a chart for the same period from last year, 2006.
1/1/2007 - 8/1/2007
Back on Market
1/1/2006 - 8/1/2006
Back on Market
There are some interesting numbers to me which immediately pop out when looking at the statistics. The number of homes sold, under contract, expired and extended during these periods are relatively the same. However, the new listings during this time in 2006 is about 40% more.
The other area of interest to me is while looking at the sold statistics, the average list price is slightly higher in 2006 but the average sold and median sold prices are much higher in 2006.
The first observation is telling me in 2006, the market was just starting to slow down and people were still optimistic about getting their home sold. In 2007, sellers started to realize they may not get what they want for their home and decided not to sell at this time. This is backed up by the second observation. Although the average list price is relatively close in the two years, the actual sold price is 2% less than the asking price and the average sold price is actually about 5% less in 2007 than in 2006.
What do you see in the numbers? Send me an email and let me hear your thoughts! I am always interested to hear what you have to say.
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