LBI Market Statistics
LBI Market Data from 2012 to Current
(Data below is based on the LBI single family market)
|YEAR||Units Pending||Total Units Sold||Avg. Sales Price
|Average Days on Market||Sold as % of List Price|
2021 – 3rd Quarter
Although the market is still moving along nicely with buyer activity, it is showing some signs of cooling off. Inventory is rising and as buyer’s are having more choices, they are not feeling the pressure to jump at any listing that comes their way or to overbid for the property.
2021 – 2nd Quarter
Milestones continue to be made in the LBI real estate market. Average Sales Price showing nearly a 28% increase over this time last year. Average Sales Price is at $1,521,875. Inventory levels remains low; however, the last few weeks are showing a slight rise. According to our MLS, some areas are showing a slight decline in buyer activity. The market has been COVID driven and with more people returning to work and school, some pressure might be off to have a safe haven at ‘The Beach’. Also, there is talk about changing tax laws such as: higher top tax bracket, raising long term capital gains rate and capping 1031 Exchanges exemptions from taxation. These may impact some buyer’s decisions on 2nd home purchases and the value of investment properties at the shore.
2021 – 1st Quarter
The LBI Market continues it’s wild ride through the first quarter of 2021. Never has inventory been so low on LBI. Prices continue to rise as buyer demand still remain strong.
2020 Year End Analysis
Certainly a wild ride this year. LBI real estate market was slowly moving in an upward fashion in the beginning of the year. In March, when COVID forced shut downs so did the market for a while. As more folks were sheltering in place and working from home, LBI looked like a great place to work from or to become a respite.
By June the market took off. The LBI market remains a very hot market. Inventory is extremely low and buyer activity is quite high. Leading sometimes to bidding wars. Prices are rising obviously as the demand is far outpacing the supply.
2019 Year End Analysis
Steady is the key word for 2019. We had a few more houses sell and Average Sales Price was up 3% over 2018. Days on the market also remained fairly steady as did Sold Price as a Percentage of the List Price. Buyer activity remains strong and our inventory levels are lower than usual.
2018 Year End Analysis
The first quarter started off strong, mainly due to the high activity levels of the last quarter of 2017. By 2nd Quarter, the pace of sales slowed down a bit and and our Average Sales Price held steady. Inventory levels continue to be lower than normal. Our pending inventory coming into the year was lower than usual, which most likely will translate into a slower 1st Quarter of 2019.
2017 Year End Analysis
The Market continued at a brisk pace throughout the year. Inventory was low and activity levels were high creating an even smaller inventory of homes. Prices climbed and will continue to do so if the supply continues to lag behind the demand. The new Tax Reform will the item to watch in 2018 as well as the continuous ‘show’ in Washington, DC.
2016 Year End Analysis
Buyer activity has been impressive all year long. 2016 ended with a higher number of units closed than 2015. This is putting pressure on inventory which is running a bit behind normal levels. Days on market decreased slightly and % of final list price to sale ratio is staying roughly at 95%. All points toward a healthy market as we head into 2017.
2015 Year End Analysis
LBI experienced one of the coldest winters on record as well as our surrounding area. This weather put a damper of potential buyers coming to look at homes during the first quarter. However, as we progressed towards March we saw activity pick up and a very nice rebound. Inventory increased slightly throughout the year as did sales activity. 2015 ended the year on the upbeat with increased sales and increased prices.
2014 Year End Analysis
Historic Inventory Levels:
Long Beach Island is not immune to the various economic cycles that all real estate markets go through as can be seen in the above graph. However, over the years LBI has weathered rather well. LBI real estate is usually the last to feel the effects of an economic downturn and one of the first markets out of a recovery cycle. There are very few other markets that can offer the stability that LBI offers a real estate investor.