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  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six...
02/28/2017
The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:“Owning a home (in Ocean County) embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most Amer...
02/26/2017
Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007  Highlights:Nationally - Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.In Ocean County – 403 homes were sold in January, an increase of 11.6%Nationally - January marked the 59th c...
02/24/2017
 According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million people will be looking to enter the housing market in 2017... and probably over 12,000 of those people will be looking t...
02/22/2017
 The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:“Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. ...
02/20/2017
Barnegat Real Estate Market Trends - February 2017Barnegat real estate conditions are changing and your Barnegat Market Insider provides valuable, up-to-date information about Barnegat Housing Trends. View critical information about what is happening now, in the Barnegat Real Estate Market! Pleas...
02/17/2017
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly hous...
02/14/2017
Buyers Are Searching For Your House in Ocean CountyThe most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as existing home sales are also forecasted to be on pace for 5.54 millio...
02/09/2017
Real Estate 2017: What to Expect One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is the American real esta...
01/24/2017
 Long Beach Island, or “LBI” to the informed, is a barrier island off the coast of Ocean County, New Jersey. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island sprinkled with small shore towns like Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Surf City and Long Beach Township, you’r...
01/20/2017
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