Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Real Estate Cools at the Shore

From today's APP. Typically, the APP only bothered to ask Realtors about the market, {sarcasm on} now there is source without an agenda.{sarcasm off}

[While home prices still are rising, the Jersey Shore real estate market is showing signs of cooling off.

The median sale price for an existing home in the region that includes Monmouth and Ocean counties was $374,100 in the first quarter of 2006, up 9 percent from $343,100 in the first quarter of 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors. That means that half the homes in the area sold for more and half sold for less.

Although a 9 percent increase more than a year ago is still well above the overall rate of inflation, it is down from the double-digit increases that characterized the market over the past several years.

"Clearly, the glory days of the housing market are now history," said James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.]

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3 Comments:

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 9:31:00 AM  
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