West Point Island sees drastic shift in post-Sandy home sales

Nearly one year after Sandy, residents of West Point Island say they've seen a drastic shift in their community, especially in regard to selling homes.

Since Sandy, there's been a significant drop in home sales on West Point Island.

Since Sandy, there's been a significant drop in home sales on West Point Island. (8/12/13)

WEST POINT ISLAND - Nearly one year after Sandy, residents of West Point Island say they've seen a drastic shift in their community, especially in regard to selling homes.

Homeowners on West Point Island say the enclave was one of the most sought-after places to live in New Jersey at one point, with home values rising 20 percent annually.

Since Sandy, there's been a significant drop in home sales, with many people being unsure of moving to an island where most of the homes saw damage.

In the past months, residents say things have gotten quieter, with occasional residents returning to fix or raise their homes. Many credit town officials from Lavallette for helping the island rebuild.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl 1 VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl
Jersey Weekend Buzz 2 Jersey Weekend Buzz
The body of Trupal Patel, 29, was found 3 Discovery of body in Wall prompts murder investigation
This is a sketch of a suspect wanted 4 Police impersonator sought in New Milford
The body of Trupal Patel, 29, was found 5 Discovery of body in Wall prompts murder investigation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE