Gail and JoAnna's Real Estate Thoughts


What's REALLY going on in the Manalapan New Jersey Real Estate Market!

I've got Big News!  REALLYBig NewsNews!

Hundreds of Single Family Homes SOLD in 2008 of single family homes Sold in Manalapan New Jersey in 2008!

I know... you probably don't believe me. 

Don't feel bad. 

I don't blame you. 

It's been tough for me, trying to challenge the doom and gloom that the media has been continuously feeding you guys for the past 2 years!

But I'm going to keep trying!


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In 2008, 232 Homes closed in manalapan in 2008homes closed in Manalapan Township. 

Granted, that is down about 30% from the number of homes that closed in 2007, but it still represents a huge number of families that were able to make a move!




Knob Hill Townhome Manalapan New Jersey




  • 108 Townhomes and Condominiums SOLD in 2008, down 28% from 2007.  Average price of a townhome or condo is down about 5% for the same time frame.




Covered Bridge Adult Community Manalapan Real Estate



  • 116 Adult Community Homes sold in 2008, representing a 10% increase... that means 11 more adult community homes were sold in 2008 than 2007!  Average selling price for an adult community home is down about 10%.




Northern Manalapan Homes For Sale




  • Number of homes sold in Northern Manalapan are down about 36%, yet average home prices are only down about 1% for the year.  191 homes SOLD in Northern Manalapan!




South Manalapan Homes For Sale




  • Number of homes sold in Southern Manalapan are down to 41 homes sold from 48 the year before!





Yorktowne Manalapan Homes For Sale



  • 24 homes closed in the Yorktowne Development.  That's 3 MORE homes than closed in 2007!  3 more families sold their home in 2008 than in 2007!  (Why didn't I hear about that on the local news?) Average home prices are down 8% and the median home price is down 6% when compared to 2007.





  • Homes priced under $800,000 are down about 35% in number of homes sold, with average and median prices only down about 2% on the year


  • Only 4 less homes sold in 2008 than 2007 when comparing homes priced above $800,000!  Average and median prices are down in this segment about 2%


Takeaway -

The bottom has not dropped out of the real estate market at least not in Manalapan Township

Homes are selling and selling quickly when priced competitively. 

money and interest rates Manalapan Real Estate



Affordability restored to the marketplace and interest rates at record lows, creating a perfect storm of opportunity for today's homebuyers.  There has never been a better time to buy a home!





Manalapan Township is made up of many different individual neighborhoods.  Upon request, I will happily prepare statistics on any specific development in which you are interested.


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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Marlboro / Manalapan
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Comment balloon 6 commentsGail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio • January 08 2009 01:09AM


Joanne great job covering what is going on in the Manalapan Real Estate market. There are plenty of good opportunities for buyers as we have historically low interest rates combined with a large reduction in home prices. This will go down as one of the better buying periods in our history.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Bill!

I keep spreading the word and I can happily report that people are finally listening!

2009 seems to have started with many buyers being excited and ready to get in while the getting's good!

Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) over 10 years ago

Good job,  keep putting all the positive things out there.

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) over 10 years ago

Nicely put together stats Jo!

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) over 10 years ago

JoAnna, This information should get potential buyers in your area excited and ready to take action.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 10 years ago

Jo, This is a great post! Lots of great information and very nicely done. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous over 10 years ago