LBI Market Overview
2022 End of Year
As the real estate market globally begin a descent from the high flying housing market of the last few years so did LBI. There was a 34% decrease in the number of units sold. Part of this was due to low inventory levels. Buyers also were hitting ‘pause’ with interest rates doubling, inflation and possible recession being discussed. Average Sales Price has remained constant the last few months of the year. With such low inventory levels this may defer any major price decreases.
2021 End of Year
Although the market is still moving along nicely with buyer activity, it is showing some signs of cooling off. Inventory is rising and as buyer’s are having more choices, they are not feeling the pressure to jump at any listing that comes their way or to overbid for the property.
2020 End of Year
Certainly a wild ride this year. LBI real estate market was slowly moving in an upward fashion in the beginning of the year. In March, when COVID forced shut downs so did the market for a while. As more folks were sheltering in place and working from home, LBI looked like a great place to work from or to become a respite.
By June the market took off. The LBI market remains a very hot market. Inventory is extremely low and buyer activity is quite high. Leading sometimes to bidding wars. Prices are rising obviously as the demand is far outpacing the supply.
2019 End of Year
The first quarter started a bit slow but picked up some speed by the end of March. The summer was much busier than normal. By end of year, the Average Sales Price increased 3.2% to $1,159,300. The number of units sold was about the same as in 2018 with 496 to 490 in 2018. Inventory remains low and the market continues to be more of a seller’s market.
2018 End of Year
The LBI market is holding steady this year. Average Sales Price (ASP) ended the year at $1,116,102 compared to end of year 2017 at $1,106,278.
Days On Market are averaging 114 this year compared to 120 last year. The Percent Of Final List Price to Sold Price is holding steady around 95.7%. Inventory levels are still low, as of January 3rd, 2019 there were 356 single family homes for sale. 490 homes closed. There are 48 home under contract as of 1/3/19.
Buyer activity levels were running brisk early in the year, there was a bit of a slow down which took place in the 3rd Quarter. Elections usually put a pause on our markets. The turmoil in Washington, DC might continue this pause into the First Quarter of 2019.
LBI Sales Statistics
Comparison – 2021 to 2022 EOY
|Year||# Units Sold||Average Sales Price (ASP)||Avg Days On MKT||% Sale to List Price|
LBI MARKETRENDS – Jan to Dec 2022 – by town
|# Units Sold||Average Sales Price||Avg Days On Market||
% List to Sales Price
|High Bar Harbor||10||$1,490,040||71||99%|
Historic LBI MARKETRENDS all of LBI – by year
|YEAR||Units Pending||Total Units Sold||Avg. Sales Price
|Average Days on Market||Sold as % of List Price|
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