There were 27 homes sold in Perth Amboy in September 2021. It was reported by Redfin, in September, Perth Amboy home prices were up 29.1% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $398K. This increase is higher than the statewide increase of 12%. There were 66.7% of homes sold over list price, and the housing market is viewed as competitive, with homes receiving multiple offers. The NJ residential real estate market has benefitted from low interest rates brought on by the pandemic economy. Buyers are motivated by the low rates on mortgages, but face a low housing inventory, with high demand that have driven up prices.
Perth Amboy Artworks presents Segunda Quimbamba in beautiful Bayview Park for the Waterfront Music Series Finale on Saturday October 16 at 4pm. Segunda Quimbamba is a large dance and percussion ensemble that perform Bomba and Plena, the vibrant drum music of Puerto Rico. Band Director Juan Cartagena is a recognized Master Folk Artist by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and his knowledge of Puerto Rican roots music inspires the exploration and celebration of heritage. Founded in 1989, Segunda Quimbamba have many recordings and have performed throughout the US and internationally.
The Proprietary House in Perth Amboy has long been recognized as one of New Jersey’s most historic houses. Architect Magazine did a profile of the house and its historic preservation project. Proprietary House will receive on Oct 14, 2021 a NJ Preservation Project Award. The Proprietary House, in Perth Amboy, one of two extant 18th century British Royal Governors’ Mansions constructed in the US, recently underwent a major restoration.