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Watchung Colonial Home Listed at Only $240,000

442 Watchung Ave Watchung, NJ
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442 Watchung Ave
Watchung NJ, 07069
Exit 24/7 Carl Anthony Porambo
Exit 24/7 Carl Anthony Porambo

March 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

Colonial Duplex Town Home in Sparta Meadows


 A modern Colonial Town Home in Sparta Meadows, Sparta New Jersey, listed at only $300,000

Call Carl Porambo at 908-334-1475 or email

Sparta Colonial Duplex

February 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Deciding Whether to Buy or Rent


In today’s market, with economic uncertainty up ahead, the age-old question is — “should you rent or buy? ” – Article Link


February 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Warren Twp Housing Market

Let’s take a look at the Warren Twp Housing Market, year to date.
The Warren housing market has held up better than most of NJ during the two plus year housing depression, though it still has taken a slight downturn as of late. There is no sugar-coating the information here, we provide you the straight forward facts, positive or negative.


Data & Analysis

Year to date, there have been 134 sales in total. Of that, the last 6 months has seen a drastic drop in sales volume of  43%. Dropping from 49 units sold down to 28 units sold.

The standard deviation from six months ago to current date is 14.84 and the variance is a very unstable 220.5. (both of these statistics show the instability and unreliability of sales volume. Which in essence, is a correlation of the market’s instability.

The market’s current inventory absorption rate stands at 12.6 months, as there are 142 property listings. (active+pending) Currently, Warren Twp housing inventory is trending significantly upward from six months ago, when the monthly supply stood at 5.4 months.

What we can surmise from this data is, that the drop off is probably due in part to the season as well as the continuation of a deteriorating economy overall. As well as lingering uncertainty and a lack of confidence in the dollar.

Even at these relatively high median price points, it is apparent that would-be homeowners/investors have some trepidation as to plunking down serious cash for a home.

From one year ago to date, the overall aggregate (all housing units) median settled price in Warren Twp has increased +12.5% (Dec. 09 – Dec. 10) But that’s not the whole story-

The breakdown is as follows: From December 2009 to June 2010, the median price rose +15.7%. Then from June 2010 to December 2010 the market lost -3.2% of its price gain. So the current price trend is declining, but not by very much. In addition, inventory is piling up. All in all, the Warren Twp housing market is stumbling and slightly declining in price and volume. (all housing units considered)

Median Settled Price:

Start Period:                  17-Dec-2009                20-Jun-2010                18-Sep-2010

End Period:                    19-Jun-2010                17-Sep-2010                17-Dec-2010

Median Sold Price:           $670000                     $795000                      $770000


While the market does show some signs of weakness and slowdown, there are still good deals to be had within Warren Twp. Factors to consider are; buy-in price-point, specific location and property taxes. There are sections of older established homes that are much lower than the median price. In fact there are nearly a dozen homes currently for sale under $399k. up to $499k, there are 22 active listings for sale. So there are buying opportunities in the moderate price range within Warren Twp.

Certainly, there is cause for concern and some degree of anxiety in the local housing market, as well as the national market and overall economy. Here in NJ the so-called “reported” unemployment rate is near 10%. The reality is more like 18%. When you factor in the U rate (total + underemployment)

As a buyer or seller, it is wise to proceed with caution and perform your due diligence. Knowing the market conditions- local, regional and overall will help you to determine the proper price at which housing assets are moving and how long you can expect a properly priced home to sell. Understanding and comprehending the economic and financial conditions will give any informed buyer or seller the edge needed in this lagging market.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Warren Twp or any town in the Somerset/Morris/Hunterdon County area, please call or email Exit 24/7 Realty. Our expert valuation and marketing staff can assist you with any and all of your property needs.


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January 17, 2011 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

2011 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

2011 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

December 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Three Tips to Help Sell Your Home

December 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm Leave a comment

Where Home Prices Are Falling Dramatically

The rising tide of Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies affecting the market are depressing home prices at a more rapid pace than previously predicted.

The net effect will be more homeowners underwater, which will lead to more foreclosures, which will lead to even lower prices…which places the battered housing market on a round-a-bout with essentially no exit.

There will come a point in which DRASTIC measures will be the only solution to clearing inventory. Whether that will be practically giving homes away, say selling them for pennies on the dollar, or wiping out existing mortgages and restructuring them to fit a homeowners current income (DTI).

Or perhaps even creating habitats for homeless, terminally ill patients, special needs individuals, Etc. But something very drastic will need be done in order to stem the vicious cycle of exponential price and sales decline.

With rising unemployment and the continuing loss of purchasing power, less and less would-be buyers will be able to purchase a home. Therefore, the existing, foreclosed and shadow inventories will keep piling up- numbering close to 15 million units by 2012, if swift and meaningful action is not taken.

December 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

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