Yes, year to date 2012 compared to year to date 2011 there has been an increase in the number of sales by 33%. The average sales price is also up, 2011YTD the average sales price in Harvey Cedars was just over $1million, 2012YTD the average is now $1.45million. Now this doesn't mean prices have gone up that much, but this year the higher priced homes are moving better than the last few years.
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Unfortunately many agents want to get as much exposure on their listings as possible so they add in condos etc. under single family category so other agents dont overlook their listings. I know can be misleading to an internet buyer but it does help them sell these properties. When people look in beach towns they are often looking in price ranges that are lower than what is realistic for the location and size of house they think they want. By adding in these lower priced units the buyers will take a look at the listing because of the price.
I am sorry it has misled you in your search.
One think I do want to tell you is that LBI is heating up. I just lost out on a sale because we got into a bidding war and the other buyer topped our highest by a considerable amount and went all cash, no mortgage so they won.
I now have 3 buyers on the island and 1 is going to be bi coastal from california. When you start to see that type of interest it won't be long for prices to rise.
If I can help you please call or email. We have a top agency on LBI.
Yes it is true Long Beach Blvd has heavy traffic in the summer but it is orderly and slow moving. The speed limit is enforced to prevent problems. There are many nice homes on LBB. I think this is a personal decision on what type of block you would like to be on and if that bothers you. I love LBI and feel that any area is a good area. Think about how far you are from the beach and bay at any point on the island. You can not find many places on the jersey shore that offers the same logistics.
My suggestion is to look at the house and if it is in a spot that you like. Take a look at the price and the comps to make sure it is priced correctly. You should stand in front of the house for a while to see if the spot is right for you. I know the seasonal traffic has not built up yet but just standing or sitting there for some time will give you a good idea of how it would be to live there. I would ask the homeowner or an agent to call the homeowner to let them know what you are doing so they do not think you are loitering.
Since the prices have come down on LBI it has now created a lot of interest in the area. I have 3 buyers right now looking on LBI and 2 are from California! This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy your dream vacation home at an affordable price.
If you need help call me. I cover LBI as one of my shore towns and we have a top agency on the island.
Of course if you are already working with an agent please disregard, I do not intend to solicit you from another agent.
Sabrina, a lot of people see pre foreclosures and become interested. For more information you should contact an agent because houses in pre-foreclosure do not always get foreclosed. An agent may help you facilitate a short sale on the house before it goes it is foreclosed.... more
Sabrina, foreclosuers and short sales aer not always the best deals some toke months to close and the cost is no great savings. I would be happy to send you a list of all the available properties and arrange showings if your interested please e mail me your info so I can e mail you the list... more