Despite all the doom and gloom you hear on the news, home values in River Vale actually went up from 2010. According to the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, the average sales price of a River Vale house went up by 6% in 2011. The average single family home in River Vale sold for $594,812 in 2010 and in 2011, the figure was $632,431. The amount total sold house listings was down by 16% though in River Vale.
Bergen County as a whole, showed stabilization, with the average sale price of a single family home almost identical in 2011 as 2010 at approximately $560,000. Is it possible we have hit the bottom of the market and may even see a slight increase in 2012? Only time will tell, however just personally speaking, it appears that things have picked up since November. With towns like River Vale more affordable than ever, combined with record low interest rates, its a great time for buyers. Also, great for step up buyers. Those are buyers moving from condos to a house or from a starter type home to a larger, more updated home.
The same can’t be said for the condo market in River Vale. The condo market continues to be soft, with a 15% decline in the average sales price of a condo in River Vale. There isn’t a huge amount of condo complexes in River Vale, so the sample size is a lot smaller than the River Vale housing market. There were 13 condo sales in River Vale in 2011, up from the 11 sold in 2010.
River Vale continues to be a great place to live as has garnered recognition nationally. It was ranked in 2007 by Money Magazine as the #29th ‘Best Places to Live’ in the United States and named again in 2009 on the pretigious list at #60.
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