The article spoke to VOLUME of sales. Thats counting the number of closings. In many areas of New Jersey, I'm originally from Central Jersey, there is plenty of employment and easy access by train or bus to NYC. The tick up in volume just speaks to the public believing that the prices have hit bottom and together with the low interest rates, purchasing now could be advantageous.
Bravo for New Jersey! The poor state gets the backside of Miss Liberty and one's hometown is defined by what exit on the turnpike gets you there.