New Jersey residents are looking for housing options to keep their houses from going up in price, a month after the state hit record sales.

A survey of 3,000 renters in four counties found that the number of people who said they are looking to buy homes rose by 4.5% from July to August, the state comptroller’s office said.

The uptick comes amid a nationwide housing shortage and as prices have been soaring.

In New Jersey, average price per square foot rose by more than 3% in August from a year ago to $4,515, according to the study by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

But the report also showed a rise in home rentals.

Sales of rental homes rose 2.5%, while average sales rose 2%.

The state com­ptroller’s study, however, does not include data from other parts of the state.

While the market for rental homes has been rising for years, it has been slowing since the Great Recession.

The number of homes available in the state has fallen from 1,865,500 to 1,664,000, while the number available for sale has fallen by nearly half from 4,000 to 3,500.

In July, the number for sale in the New Jersey housing market was 6,800.

The increase in home sales is good news for the state’s economy.

New Jersey is the nation’s third-largest producer of home construction, behind California and Texas.

The state’s housing stock, however is still underinvested.

The state’s financial health is also helping to support its housing recovery, according the com­pany.

The com­pres­sion said that the unemployment rate was down 0.7 percentage points in August and that the labor force participation rate increased by 0.5 percentage points.