Palisades Park & Bergen County Housing Market

By
Real Estate Agent with COSMO REALTY, INC.

The housing market, as scraped by media and the reality nowadays, has been severely afflicted in the past 2 years, and sees little indication for the way to upturns sooner or later. Its overheated market culminated in the 2nd quarter of 2006, long after a flurry of warning signals had inundated here and there.

As shown below, Bergen County saw a dramatic plunge in sales volume in a year (-59% for 7/2006~7/2007) and another similarly worse year (-68% for 7/2007~7/2008) compared to the 1-year average of previous 3 hot years between 7/2003 and 7/2006.

During the same period, Palisades Park took a little different route to this hardships. As its condomized duplex market still hung in there to an extent with only 30% decrease, the total residential sales downed by 52% in a year. But in 2 years, its condo market followed the suit and the sales went down by 74%. This lagged but steeper slowdown in sales volume in the 2nd year (7/2007~7/2008), conceivably, may arise out of the stereotyped price temcency and the unwillingness to make a compromise with the reality.

The congestive inventories waiting for sale were abosorbed in part by rentals. Leased properties in this period soared by 38% in a year and 46% in 2 years in Bergen County, comapred with 52% in a year and 44% in 2 years in Palisades Park, vs. the 1-year average of previous 3 hot years between 7/2003 and 7/2006.

The market sensitivity these days seems to go high, as the players feel it. Dare to say, it wouldn't be wise to hold on to one's own deja vu with antennae folded. Watch out for the alive market!!!

Bergen County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory Disposal Months (vs. 7/7/07 ~ 7/7/08)

 

(AS OF 7/7/08)

Active

Withdrawn

Expired

Total

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

5

2

3

9

 

2~4Fam

6

2

5

13

 

House

5

2

3

10

Sale

Total

5

2

3

10

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

5

3

3

11

 

2~4Fam

4

4

5

14

 

House

7

3

4

14

 

Apt. etc.

4

3

4

12

Lease

Total

5

4

4

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase/Decrease (vs. 7/7/03 ~ 7/7/06 1Yr Average)

(7/7/07 ~ 7/7/08)

Leased

Sold

Withdrawn

Expired

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

 

-68%

219%

194%

 

2~4Fam

 

-79%

139%

138%

 

House

 

-68%

171%

121%

Sale

Total

 

-69%

178%

138%

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

60%

 

112%

44%

 

2~4Fam

25%

 

29%

-16%

 

House

77%

 

150%

76%

 

Apt. etc.

25%

 

9%

-33%

Lease

Total

46%

 

65%

10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase/Decrease (vs. 7/7/03 ~ 7/7/06 1Yr Average)

(7/7/06 ~ 7/7/07)

Leased

Sold

Withdrawn

Expired

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

 

-57%

152%

166%

 

2~4Fam

 

-64%

100%

100%

 

House

 

-60%

116%

117%

Sale

Total

 

-59%

122%

124%

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

49%

 

51%

23%

 

2~4Fam

31%

 

11%

-10%

 

House

52%

 

50%

57%

 

Apt. etc.

11%

 

-6%

-18%

Lease

Total

38%

 

24%

7%

Palisades Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory Disposal Months (vs. 7/7/07 ~ 7/7/08)

 

(AS OF 7/7/08)

Active

Withdrawn

Expired

Total

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

7

4

5

15

 

2~4Fam

5

3

5

14

 

House

4

2

4

11

Sale

Total

6

3

5

14

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

5

3

2

10

 

2~4Fam

3

5

4

13

 

House

2

4

5

11

 

Apt. etc.

6

3

3

12

Lease

Total

4

4

3

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase/Decrease (vs. 7/7/03 ~ 7/7/06 1Yr Average)

(7/7/07 ~ 7/7/08)

Leased

Sold

Withdrawn

Expired

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

 

-64%

102%

124%

 

2~4Fam

 

-84%

-13%

29%

 

House

 

-82%

140%

80%

Sale

Total

 

-74%

67%

80%

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

58%

 

193%

-9%

 

2~4Fam

27%

 

3%

-22%

 

House

27%

 

108%

0%

 

Apt. etc.

127%

 

114%

50%

Lease

Total

44%

 

44%

-13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase/Decrease (vs. 7/7/03 ~ 7/7/06 1Yr Average)

(7/7/06 ~ 7/7/07)

Leased

Sold

Withdrawn

Expired

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

 

-30%

90%

217%

 

2~4Fam

 

-69%

26%

71%

 

House

 

-84%

116%

56%

Sale

Total

 

-52%

71%

133%

 

Cnd/Ths/Coop

72%

 

93%

11%

 

2~4Fam

42%

 

15%

-1%

 

House

45%

 

-100%

20%

 

Apt. etc.

47%

 

371%

-14%

Lease

Total

52%

 

32%

2%

***Charts are based on the New Jersey MLS data.

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