Buying Long Beach Island NJ Real Estate

Buying Real Estate on Long Beach Island New Jersey (LBI NJ)

Buying Long Beach Island NJ Real Estate

 

The LBI Real Estate Market

The LBI real estate market has seen its share of impact from the national housing market and the economy but overall, the LBI real estate market has remained strong. Buying Long Beach IslandNJ real estate takes a careful understanding of the local market, how current changes have and will continue to impact prices and the realization that a second home on Long Beach Island still proves to be an excellent long term investment. Consider:

  • The LBI real estate market did not see as significant a drop in home values when compared to other areas around New Jersey and the nation.
  • There are a low number (only about 60-80) foreclosures, short sales, etc in the Long Beach Island real estate market.
  • Historically, shore area real estate has proven to be an excellent investment

However it is still very important to understand that buying Long Beach IslandNJ real estate is an investment that requires a careful understanding of the market, not overpaying for a property and having the patience to wait for the right opportunity!

Foreclosures & Short Sales in the LBI NJ Real Estate Market

One of the most popular questions I am asked is about foreclosures & short sales on Long Beach Island. There are two reasons this is such a popular question:

  • Foreclosures and short sales are perceived to offer a greater value in the local real estate market.
  • Areas with high numbers of foreclosures and short sales typically will have lower overall property values as these properties tend to lower the average sale price considerably.

The Long Beach Island real estate market has a low number of these bank properties-typically between 60-80-so the LBI real estate market has not, nor was ever, inundated with these homes. Subsequently, the market remained strong which made LBI a better overall investment for buyers.

The Long Beach Island NJ Real Estate Market as an Investment

It is easy to look at the past few years, with the majority of home sale markets falling, and think that real estate is a dangerous investment-and you would be right if you are looking at it as a short term investment. If you are looking at buying Long Beach IslandNJ real estate, you must be willing to ride out the highs and lows of the market, as you would with any investment. The good news is that even with the highs and lows of the market, homes onLong Beach Island NJ still offer family enjoyment and rental income to help offset expenses paired with the ability of long term gains. Below are the average sale prices for homes on LBI NJ for the past 10 years.

  • 2000-$416,000
  • 2001-$483,000
  • 2002-$591,000
  • 2003-$750,000
  • 2004-$833,000
  • 2005-$1,041,000
  • 2006-$1,121,000
  • 2007- $965,000
  • 2008- $1,000,000
  • 2009- $875,000
  • 2010- $1,015,000
  • 2011-$951,000

Over the course of the past 10 years, the LBI real estate market has seen its share of increases and decreases, but overall the investment has proven to be sound-and this does not take into account of fun of summers on Long Beach Island NJ or the rental income that has been earned over this time period!

Buying Real Estate onLong Beach IslandNJ(LBI NJ)

If you are considering buying Long Beach IslandNJ real estate, I can help you with my knowledge of the local area gained from spending a lifetime living on LBI and my experience in the local LBI real estate market. Buying and selling, in this or any market, comes down to timing and buying the right product at the right price. With my help,buying a home on Long Beach Island NJ can be an excellent investment and offer years of fun for you and your family! If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime!

Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group

Cell: 609-290-4293 | Office: 800-222-0131 | ncolmer@vandykgroup.com

www.BuyLBI.com

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