Rutherford NJ Real Estate | Homes for sale | Absorption and Market Report

Real Estate Sales Representative with Weichert Realtors

Another area in the suburbs we like is Rutherford, NJ, a quiet and peaceful place for you and your family and only minutes to NYC and the other metro areas of Northern NJ. For you partiers out there, Rutherford is a B.Y.O.B town with plenty of great restaurants and landscape to enjoy.  Armed with a great school system, real estate taxes are less than Montclair at least with just as much convenience. 

One very big asset for Rutherford NJ Real Estate is its direct public transportation system into Manhattan which takes about 15 minutes from door to door via NJ Transit. Historically, Rutherford has a quiet real estate market with limited availability, thus, fewer monthly sales than other markets with more inventory. That being said, recognizing the low inventory, sales are not reaching the level they need to in order to drive down inventory.

To view all homes for sale in Rutherford CLICK HERE. Be sure to fill in your desired criteria using our customized search tool. Contact us at 877-688-7582 to set up a showing appointment or follow the showing instructions on each individual listing in your search.

Prices are down about 18% since its peak have average sales prices have slid since the start of 2010. During the second half of 2009, the average price of a home sold in Rutherford bounced around $425,000. Since February 2010, the average price of a home sold in Rutherford is bouncing around $375,000. Currently there is a home under contract for $1,250,000 that should drive up the average sales price in July or August, but we anticipate that the average will set below $400,000 throughout 2010 until inventory is absorbed at a faster pace. Let’s look at the most recent month of June.

Active Inventory for Sale 68
Sales in June 5
June Average Sales Price $346,640
Rate of Absorption 13.6 Months
Home Under Contract 18


Rate of Absorption: An absorption rate indicates the number of months it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales. Based on the figures above, the absorption rate remains high in Rutherford. Hopefully the 18 homes under contract close in July to lower the rate of absorption. Sellers being pressured with lowering prices will likely conceed a little more to buyers if they are motivated.

To check out a full statistic report on Rutherford real estate CLICK HERE. This report will show month over month and year over year comparisons of sales volume and average selling prices.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Rutherford, we would value an opportunity to meet and discuss your options. We can provide you the due diligence to assist in your decision in the housing market. You can e-mail us or call me direct at 877.688.7582


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