Asking Prices in Coastal NY and NJ Areas see No Post-Sandy Reduction

Asking Prices in Coastal NY and NJ Areas see No Post-Sandy Reduction

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Asking Prices in Coastal NY and NJ Areas see No Post-Sandy Reduction

Analyzing the effects that Hurricane Sandy had over listing prices, we found out that the impact wasn’t as strong as many had feared. On average, the asking prices of the houses remaining on the market dropped just 2%, in the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey states. Overall, the listing prices trend was similar to what it was (-1.5%) over the same period of time (3 months) before Sandy.

However, asking prices and short-term property values might not be enough to assess Sandy’s impact on the North East’s housing market.  “While values do not appear to have dropped, and this is coupled with ‘rushed’ sales ahead of the fiscal cliff, there are many properties downtown, <…>, that have apartments that buyers are unable to close due to the damage to the building. Some buyers are looking to get out of contracts. There definitely is an impact on days on market, closing times, and slower sales in many areas…“, said Jay Pegram, Founding Broker at Cave Johnson Real Estate New York.

New York’s 11692 zip code – highest change in listing prices after Sandy

Although, overall the listing price of homes in New York and New Jersey’  s coastal areas seems to have passed the Sandy test well, there are a number of zip codes where the reductions were higher.
The top 10 zip-codes with listing prices driven down by Sandy were all from New York State. The highest decrease was registered in zip code 11692, where the asking prices dropped by almost 9% after Sandy, compared to just -3% before the storm.

Rank Zip Code City/Neighborhood After Sandy Before Sandy
1 11692 Arverne, Queens County -8.76% -3.35%
2 10032 Washington Heights, New York County -7.42%  0.25%
3 11789 Sound Beach, Suffolk County -7.16%  1.11%
4 10451 Mott Haven, Bronx County -6.65% -2.34%
5 10986 Tomkins Cove, Rockland County -6.39% -4.02%
6 11777 Port Jefferson, Suffolk County -5.48% -4.31%
7 11719 Brookhaven, Suffolk County -5.42% -2.02%
8 11715 Blue Point, Suffolk County -5.38% -1.01%
9 11701 Amityville, Suffolk County -5.30% -1.95%
10 11105 Astoria, Queens County -5.25% -5.90%

In New Jersey, Sandy’s impact on listing prices was even less significant than in New York, the highest decrease (4.6%) being registered in Pleasantville, Atlantic.

Rank Zip Code City After Sandy Before Sandy
1 08232 Pleasantville, Atlantic County -4.63% -3.67%
2 07723 Deal, Monmouth County -4.09% -1.88%
3 07717 Avon by the Sea, Monmouth County -3.94% -1.75%
4 08087 Tuckerton, Ocean County -3.65% -1.70%
5 07758 Port Monmouth, Monmouth County -3.50% -2.08%
6 07720 Bradley Beach, Monmouth County -3.40% -2.36%
7 07077 Sewaren, Middlesex County -3.23% -0.95%
8 08092 West Creek, Ocean County -3.23% -1.99%
9 07760 Rumson, Monmouth County -3.21% -1.89%
10 08244 Somers Point, Atlantic County -2.94% -1.36%

Note: The study was based on over 20,000 homes listed for sale on in coastal areas of New York and New Jersey.
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One Comment

  • This study may just show inertia. The asking prices are left alone while people try to figure out what is going to happen to local zoning and building codes. If buyers are bargain hunting, lowering prices just means a lower base from which the buyers will want to get a discount.

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