The first quarter of 2007 housing market review will compare the real estate market activity in South Jersey throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, and Mercer counties.  I don't usually cover Mercer and Salem but to get an accurate picture of the current housing market I will be, since they also use the same multiple listing service and data is available by Trend MLS. The information below is for the date range of Jan. 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007 compared to the same time frame last year.  It is limited to residential properties only, and excludes commercial and multi-family. 

Listed = Number of properties coming onto the market
Pended = Number of properties that went under contract
Sold = Number of properties that settled

Burlington County
2007:
Listed: 3315
Pended: 1487
Sold: 1220

2006:
Listed: 3300
Pended: 1724
Sold: 1345

Camden County
2007:
Listed:  3624
Pended:  1667
Sold: 1413

2006:
Listed:  3224
Pended:  1793
Sold: 1500

Gloucester County
2007:
Listed:  1993
Pended:  863
Sold: 725

2006:
Listed:  1866
Pended:  953
Sold: 741

Mercer County
2007:
Listed:  2324
Pended:  1066
Sold: 901

2006:
Listed:  2426
Pended:  1159
Sold: 876

Salem County
2007:
Listed:  379
Pended:  164
Sold: 133

2006:
Listed:  314
Pended:  181
Sold: 141

And of course we can't forget the required disclaimer..  The information provided is deemed reliable but not guarenteed. 

With the exception of Mercer county, all the counties experienced an increase in listings in 2007 compared to 2006.  With no exceptions, all counties experienced a decrease in properties going under contract in the first quarter (pended). For sold (settled) properties; Mercer County is the only county that experienced an increase in 2007 compared to the activity in 2006.

--Roxanne