2008 May 21st

The Weekly Wednesday Wrap Up – Hoboken Condo Sales Activity & Inventory

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Studio & One Bedroom Condos:

Total Active: 175

Under Contract (Dabo’d): 79

Sold (Deals Closed) This Week: 7 Average Sold Price: $419,285

New Listings This Week: 21

Two Bedroom Condos:

Total Active: 305

Under Contract: 103

Sold: 6 Average Sold Price: $549,916

New Listings: 18

Three Bedroom Condos or Bigger

Total Active: 57

Under Contract: 16

Sold: 2 Average Sold Price: $636,000

New Listings:0

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  1. JC

    thanks for all your efforts on this blog, as I am just finding out about it. In your opinion how many months of inventory are for sale in Hoboken? From my understanding below 6 months is a healthy NATIONAL number but any idea about what this tipping point number would be for Hoboken? Or maybe that number is better represented in units on the market at any given time?

    Also I would love to see a chart of active and sold listings for 6 months, 1 year, 2 years so we can compare our inventory today to the good times of a few years ago.

    thanks

  2. Lori Turoff

    JC,
    How many months of inventory are for sale in Hoboken is not a matter of my opinion – it is a mathematical formula which I’m happy to calculate for you. (It’s called the “absorption rate” – see: http://hobokenrealestatenews.com/2007/11/19/absorption/)
    It can be measured monthly or weekly. Right now,this is where we are at in Hoboken:
    Condo units on the MLS sold in the past year: 850

    Monthly figure: 850 / 12 = 70.8

    Active condos today: 532

    Absorption Rate 532 / 70.8 = 7.5

    So at the pace of sales over the past 12 months, it would take 7 1/2 months to sell all the condos currently on the market in Hoboken. That number was 5.9 back in March.

    I don’t have to do a chart to be able to tell you that while sales prices have held steady over the last year or two, inventory has definitely increased. The good properties still sell, and sell quickly. Price is crucial. There are many overpriced units on the market and they just sit there. Location is also crucial. There is no question that it is a buyers market in that there is plenty of inventory to choose from.

    Thanks for your questions and I hope this answers them.

    -Lori

  3. JC

    perfect, thanks.

    I look forward to you posting the absorption rate on a regular basis, since its a very indicative of where we go from here.

    thanks again.

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