New home sales down sharply in June
New home sales fell 8.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, according to the Commerce Department. In the Northeast, new home sales were down 20 percent.
In New Jersey, there's been a stagnation in new home sales for the past year, according to Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick.
"Homebuyers, particularly in New Jersey, are not hitting the brakes, but they not leaning on the accelerator either," O'Keefe said.
The median sales price for a new home in June was 273,500, up 5.3 percent in the past 12 months.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.