Many potential homebuyers will consider buying a foreclosed home because conventional wisdom says they will be able to purchase a home at a discount. Yet are foreclosures in Bergen County sold at a reduced price?
When looking solely at the median sales price, Bergen County foreclosures are sold 29% less than the average non-distressed home (not a foreclosure or short sale.) According to RealtyTrac, the nation’s largest foreclosure reporting firm, in November of 2013 the median sale price of a non-distressed home in Bergen County was $400,000; while the median sales price of a foreclosure in Bergen County was $285,000; a 28.8% reduction or $115,000 savings. The state of New Jersey overall had a 36.4% reduction in sales price or a $100,000 savings.
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