This is a Real Estate Market Recap of Somerset, NJ; January 2012
Twenty one new happy homeowners in Somerset since December 1st 2011: 15 home sales and 6 townhouse/duplex sales.
95 homes are under contract in Somerset: 58 homes and 37 townhouse/duplexes.
There were 48 new listings here in town since November 1st 2011 (23 homes and 25 townhouses). All of this information is important to include in the Real Estate Market Recap of Somerset. I feel that the recent lower home prices and the lower mortgage interest rates can make it a great time to buy a house.
If you would like details of the houses that sold or are still on the market in Somerset please call (908) 574-9483 or email me anytime at CarolKronmaier@Weichert.com. Search available homes and townhomes for sale in Somerset on my Website: CarolKronmaierHomes.com.
Absorption rates tell you how many months the available homes for sale in an area will take to sell (if no new homes are listed.) The number shows the rate at which the inventories of homes are being absorbed (sold). As the rate rises or falls it shows you if the current home inventory in Hillsborough is shrinking or growing.
There are currently 375 active listings in Somerset and there were 32 sales in the last month which is a market absorption rate of 11.7 months. Inventory levels above 5 or 6 months indicate a clear buyer's market. When Somerset absorption rates are that high, I like to break it down and look at price point or type of housing:
Homes priced under $300,000: 231 listings available, 20 sold last 30 days = inventory of 11.6 months
Homes priced under $400,000: 64 listings available, 9 sold last 30 days = inventory of 7.1 months
Homes starting at $400,000: 80 listings available, 3 sold last 30 days = inventory of 26.7 months
I also split the inventory up as style of home:
Homes: 241 listings available, 20 sold last 30 days = inventory of 12 months
Townhouses/Duplexes: 134 listings available, 12 sold last 30 days = inventory of 11.2 months
Remember inventory levels do not predict how long it will take to sell a given house. I feel that they help us determine how much activity there is in a given market at a given price point and allow us to plan accordingly when marketing a home for sale.
If you are considering a move into or out of Somerset, it pays to plan ahead. Start here to search homes for rent or sale in Somerset, NJ. I focus on Somerset but am well prepared to discuss other areas as well: Montgomery, Manville, Bridgewater, Raritan, Branchburg, and Hillsborough- most of Somerset and Hunterdon counties!
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