Real Estate Update-- A Look At Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 By Gary D. Simmens

Dated: 02/20/2020

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 Real Estate Update-- A Look At Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 By Realtor Gary D. Simmens

Egg Harbor Township, NJ is  located right in the middle of Atlantic County, NJ is home to such diversified landscaping, and diverse scenic looks and various home communities from, Harbor Acres to  the Harbor Pines Golf Course community, to Village of Little Mill with 55 plus living, to scenic waterfront homes along the Great Egg Harbor River, to the community of Seaview Harbor which borders Longport,NJ to the area in West Atlantic City area along the Black Horse Pike.
Comparing the year of 2018 to 2019, the statistics show exactly 100 less sold properties in single family homes for 10 % less inventory moved compared to 2018 in EHT. Days on the market until sold have improved and gone down to an average of 63 days for an 8.7% improvement. Great news for owners, the median sales price has risen up 12.8% from $195,000 in 2018 to $220,000 for 2019, and the percent of list price received was up some to a solid 97.9%. Months supply of inventory improved to a lower amount of 7.2 months. 
The market is good now and has picked for sellers in the $270,000 and below in EHT and in the first time home buyers price range. I recently did an 2 hour open house on a Saturday for nice 4 Bedroom 3 full bath home in EHT  I had listed for $269,750.00. I had an fabulous turn out of 26 different buyer parties, which there was 63 people total thorough the 2 hour open house. The nice home was priced right and in fabulous condition, and honestly, I have not seen that kind of strong turn out for one home on the mainland area on just a two hour open house since year 2006. Glad to see the home sold for full price quickly with just 7 days on the market.
The townhouse-condo segment showed improvement with more inventory sold, up a strong 29% and closed sales up
6.8%. The adult community 55 plus living segment had the best improvement number overall. New listings were up 34.7% and closed sales year to year were up a whopping 51.6 % Ironically the days on the market for 55 plus sales were slightly up from 50 to 59 days on the market till sold. The median sales price in the 55 plus segment jumped up a healthy 8.9% from $225,000 to $245,000. Also a good sign in this segment was a vast improvement of 20.5% where the months supply of inventory of homes for sale was lowered from 8.3 months to just 6.6.months.
Recently on February 18th, a judge ruled that waterfront community of Seaview Harbor cannot leave being part of Egg Harbor Township and become a part of Longport, NJ`s tax rolls in the future. This ruling will help keep EHT stable again for property taxes, as it has been for many years as the middle anchor area of Atlantic County.

Gary D. Simmens is a Broker/Associate at Keller Williams Atlantic Shore with over 40 years experience.  You can see more at helpful information at website :

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Licensed since 18 years young, and a broker honors in NJ since his early 20`s, Gary has now, over 44 years experience, diversified in all aspects in real estate, including owning two offices and ma....

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