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Monday, April 20, 2009

Update of Stone Harbor Real Estate Market Activity for April 12th to April 20th,2009


Update of Stone Harbor Real Estate Market Activity for April 12th to April 20th,2009

Understanding the general direction of the current market conditions is of vital importance to both buyers and sellers in order to help you make a more informed decision when buying or selling a home in Stone Harbor or Avalon
Stone Harbor Real Estate Market Activity Report for April 12th to April 20th,2009.


There are currently 116 homes currently for sale in Stone Harbor ranging in price from $475,000 for a two bedroom home on Weber Court to $5,990,000 for a beach front home on 97th street.

Stone Harbor Consumer Confidence is evident! More homes Under Contract recently than we have seen in a while.

There are six single family homes currently Under Contract.
356 89th street, a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home listed for $990,000, went Under Contract on 10/9/2008 and goes to settlement 3/28/2009.This has been on market 434 days.
4/20/2009. This has been on market 206 days
222 108th street listed at $998,000 goes to settlement 6/1/2009
100 108th street listed at $1,750,000 goes to settlement 6/8/2009
8626 First Avenue listed at $5,195,000 goes to settlement 5/15/2009
8726 Sunset Drive listed at $1,099,000 goes to settlement 6/1/2009
9911 Sunrise Drive listed at $2,495,000 goes to settlement 4/30/2009

8626 First Avenue, a 5 bedroom,3 bath Victorian home on a 110x110' beach block lot with pool is listed for $5,195,000 went Under Contract 2/27 and goes to settlement 5/15/2009. This has been on the market 281 days.

9911 Sunrise Drive is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath bay front home on a 95.9x110 lot listed for $2,495,000 .It has been on market 120 days and goes to settlement 4/30/2009

8726 Sunset Drive is a 4 bedroom,2 bath home on a 35x80 lot listed for $1,099,000 and goes to settlement 6/1/2009. It has been on market 239 days.

Stone Harbor Single Family Homes SOLD
165 93rd street, a 3 bedroom,2 bath home on a 50x110 lot , listed for $1,395,000 went Under Contract on 3/1/2009 went to settlement 4/20/2009 SOLD for $1,281,000 after 256 days on market
43 Weber Court, listed at $559,000 went to settlement 4/15/2009 SOLD for $508,000 after 58 days on market

Stone Harbor NJ Condo Sale Activity April 5th to April 12th 2009


There are currently 65 Stone Harbor condos currently for sale ranging in price from $174,900 for an efficiency unit at 10120 Third Avenue up to $1,725,000 for a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome with pool at 261 89th street.

Average asking price is $722,462
Average Days on the market - 283 days
Two Condos are now Under Contract in Stone Harbor

A beach front condo 9600 First Avenue Unit #1 is now Under Contract after only 81 days on market. Listed for $845,000, and goes to settlement on May 15th .
A Carnival Bay unit at 10808 Sunset is Under Contract after 300 days on the market. Listed for $725,000,This goes to settlement May 9,2009


The data for this market report is based on statistics provided from the Cape May County MLS (private sales are not included)

Interest rates continue to be in the 5% range for conforming loans. 6% for loans over $417,000 and just like the "old days", lenders want verification of income to qualify for the loan, and good credit.

The overall price increase for properties in Stone Harbor and Avalon from 1998 to 2008 was 180.99%! This reflects an appreciation rate of 18.9% according to The Otteau Report .
With historically low mortgage rates and huge inventory and sellers willing to negotiate, buyers are jumping in realizing it does not get better than this.
If you are interested in purchasing a summer home, take advantage of the current market and send me an e-mail with your wish list. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the options available. There is something here now for everyone.
e~mail me at Nancy@NancyMAlexander.com, or Call me! I love to talk Real Estate! Call my cell @ 609.425.7521 or Direct Line @ 800.708.5792

Please visit The Address For Luxury Real Estate and see Hundred of Stone Harbor and Avalon Rental & Sale Properties at http://www.StoneHarborRealtor.com/. I'd love to be your Realtor.
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