The current absorption rate in your market. Here’s how you find that:­

  • First, determine the number of homes closed in your market over a specific period — say, 6 months.
  • Next, divide the number of homes by the number of months in the period — in this case, 6. This calculation gives a per month absorption rate.
  • Last, divide the rate into the number of current listings. This yields the months’ supply of homes.

6 months of ­supply is considered a balanced market — when the number of listings roughly equals the number of buyers. Numbers over six represent a buyers’ market and those below a sellers’ market.


February thru July 2018 data used for this chart or the last six months

February thru July 2018 data used for this report  
Town Solds Average Sold/Month Months of Supply
Bedminster Twp.  102  17 3.59
Bernards Twp.  247  41.17 4.86
Bernardsville Boro  50  8.33 11.4
Bound Brook Boro  41  6.83 3.37
Branchburg Twp.  76  12.67 5.29
Bridgewater Twp.  300  50 3.6
Far Hills Boro  0.33 48.48
Franklin Twp.  398  66.33 3.47
Green Brook Twp.  38  6.33 6.32
Hillsborough Twp.  281  46.83 3.07
Manville Boro  64  10.67 2.62
Millstone Boro  0.33 6.06
Montgomery Twp.  163  27.17 5.15
North Plainfield Boro  118  19.67 2.9
Peapack Gladstone Boro  17  2.83 6.36
Raritan Boro  29  4.83 2.69
Rocky Hill Boro  0.83 7.23
Somerville Boro  48  8 3
South Bound Brook Boro  33  5.5 4
Warren Twp.  75  12.5 11.84
Watchung Boro  27  4.5 11.78
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1. Don't Apply For New Credit. Every time that you have your credit pulled by a potential creditor or lender, you can lose points from your credit score immediately. ** Exception to the Case- When pulled for mortgage purposes or car loans, multiple credit pulls will not have a negative impact on a score, if done within a certain time frame**

2. Don't Pay Off Collections or "Charge Offs". If you want to pay off old accounts, do it through escrow, making sure that the debt is yours. Request a "letter of deletion" from the creditor. 

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