New Jersey Housing Market Stronger Than Expected For 2019

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This BLOG On New Jersey Housing Market Stronger Than Expected For 2019 Was PUBLISHED On March 26th, 2019

New Jersey Housing Market is expected to be stronger than expected in 2019.

In this blog, we will discuss the New Jersey Housing Market and how strong it is for 2019.

New Jersey Housing Market Expected To Be Stronger Than Expected

The New Jersey Housing Market has enjoyed countless New York residents moving to their state. Now with the financial mess New York is in, more and more home buyers are crossing the border to New Jersey from New York. To add the fuel to the fire, the demand is increasing due to lower mortgage rates and lenders launching new loan programs like NON-QM Loans, Bank Statement Loans for self-employed borrowers, and other alternative financing programs. There is more demand for housing in New Jersey than there is inventory. This is creating a stronger than expected demand on the New Jersey Housing Market for 2019.

Massimo Ressa, the Chief Executive Officer at Gustan Cho Associates at Loan Cabin Inc., grew up in New Jersey and has strong ties there. Loan Cabin Inc. is also a direct lender with no overlays on government and conventional loans licensed in New Jersey. Massimo Ressa issued the following statement about his analysis on the New Jersey Housing Market:

Increased demand, plus a shortage of inventory, paved the way for a strong real estate market in New Jersey in 2018. A 5 percent increase over 2017, the median sales price in the Garden State for a single-family home in 2018 was $315,000. Homes spent an average of 65 days on the market in 2018, compared to 72 a year prior. This falls in line with the current inventory situation the market is seeing, which is consistently low. In December 2018, the analysis shows, there were fewer than 30,000 single-family homes for sale throughout the state, a 10.4 percent decrease over December 2017. While the winter months often see fewer homes for sale due to the season, the year-over-year decrease is a continuation of a trend that has been occurring for several years. New listings for the entire market — single-family homes, townhouses, condos and adult communities — increased 1.2 percent in 2018. The count of closed sales presented no statistical difference from year to year. In 2018, 83,152 single-family homes were sold. Home prices will continue to rise in 2019, by a few percentage points at most. While nicer weather is likely to bring out more prospective buyers, home sellers are advised to list their home between late January and March, as long as it’s “organized and ready for market. Many times you’re positioned better when there’s less inventory up for sale.

A large percentage of our borrowers at Gustan Cho Associates at Loan Cabin Inc. are New Jersey home buyers. We have seen a sharp increase in buyers applying for mortgages throughout the state of New Jersey. 

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