Cranford remains one of the most sought after towns in Union County. Here's what's been happening in the Cranford real estate market this month.
There were 81 homes offered for sale in Cranford in February compared to the 72 homes that were on the market in February of 2019. 18 homes were sold in February.
Inventory and sales are variable monthly as shown by the peaks and valleys in the graph above. Some variability can also be attributed to homes that are more desirable or less desirable than the average Cranford home. Homes that are in exceptional condition or well priced won't stay on the market long, whereas distressed properties or homes in disrepair stay around longer and cause data variations. Even conditions such as weather affect home sales - fewer buyers are out looking on days that are oppressively hot or rainy.
Cranford has 4.50 months of inventory, a significant rebound after November's 7.5 months of inventory. Some experts believe that the spring real estate market is starting early.
The average sale price of a home sold in Cranford in February was $474,778 - another month with dropping prices. Winter is often accompanied by lower sales prices and it's likely that prices will improve as the spring market picks up.
The important thing to note about the graph is not the variability but rather the overall long term trend which is represented by the straight black and blue lines which show a healthy increase in home list prices and sale prices in Cranford over the past seven years.
Days on Market
The homes that were sold in February in Cranford had been on the market for an average of 72 days - slower than the 52 days we saw in February of 2019 and slower than any other month since early 2016. As inventory decreases, days on market also often decreases. Homes that are in better condition, are priced better, or are marketed more strongly tend to sell faster.
The overall trend line in this graph shows a strong decrease in days on market in Cranford going back seven years.
Please visit Team Zuhl's Cranford Real Estate home page to learn what this means for buyers and sellers/