The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: Cape May Housing Market January 2021

Zip Code(s): 08204 and 08212
Units Sold
Active Inventory
Median Sale Price
Days On Market
Vs. Year Ago
Down -38%
Vs. Year Ago
Vs. Year Ago
Down -22%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
With relatively few transactions, there was a decrease in total units sold in January, with 36 sold this month in Cape May Real Estate. This month's total units sold was lower than at this time last year, a decrease from January 2020.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is lower by 72 units or 38%. The total number of active inventory this January was 116 compared to 188 in January 2020. This month's total of 116 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 129, a decrease of 10%.

Median Sale Price
Due to the relatively small number of units sold, the median sale price showed significant change this month. Last January, the median sale price for Cape May Homes was $384,950. This January, the median sale price was $653,500, an increase of $268,550 compared to last year. The current median sold price is higher than in December.

Median sale price is the middle sale price in a given month. The same number of properties are above & below the median.

New Listings
Current Contracts
Sold Vs. List Price
Months of Supply
Up 27%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 45%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 2.9%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -31%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In January, there was 3.2 months of supply available in Cape May, compared to 4.7 in January 2020. That is a decrease of 31% versus a year ago.

Months of supply is calculated by dividing current inventory by current sales. It indicates how many months would be needed to sell all of the inventory available at the current rate of demand.

New Listings & Current Contracts
This month there were 47 homes newly listed for sale in Cape May compared to 37 in January 2020, an increase of 27%. There were 45 current contracts pending sale this January compared to 31 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 45% higher than last January.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In January, the average sale price in Cape May was 97.8% of the average list price, which is 2.7% higher than at this time last year.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 125, lower than the average last year, which was 161, a decrease of 22%.

The Long & Foster Market Minute Cape May are defined as properties listed in zip code/s 08204 and 08212.
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