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.

RankZip CodeCity/NeighborhoodAfter SandyBefore Sandy
111692Arverne, Queens County-8.76%-3.35%
210032Washington Heights, New York County-7.42% 0.25%
311789Sound Beach, Suffolk County-7.16% 1.11%
410451Mott Haven, Bronx County-6.65%-2.34%
510986Tomkins Cove, Rockland County-6.39%-4.02%
611777Port Jefferson, Suffolk County-5.48%-4.31%
711719Brookhaven, Suffolk County-5.42%-2.02%
811715Blue Point, Suffolk County-5.38%-1.01%
911701Amityville, Suffolk County-5.30%-1.95%
1011105Astoria, 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.

RankZip CodeCityAfter SandyBefore Sandy
108232Pleasantville, Atlantic County-4.63%-3.67%
207723Deal, Monmouth County-4.09%-1.88%
307717Avon by the Sea, Monmouth County-3.94%-1.75%
408087Tuckerton, Ocean County-3.65%-1.70%
507758Port Monmouth, Monmouth County-3.50%-2.08%
607720Bradley Beach, Monmouth County-3.40%-2.36%
707077Sewaren, Middlesex County-3.23%-0.95%
808092West Creek, Ocean County-3.23%-1.99%
907760Rumson, Monmouth County-3.21%-1.89%
1008244Somers 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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