Morristown NJ Real Estate Market Update DECEMBER 2014

The numbers for DECEMBER 2014 in Morristown are a mixed bag with Monthly volume being flat, Pending Sales up and YTD volume and inventory down:

  • The rolling 12 month sales volume was down modestly by thirty-one (31) units or (15%) – Last year: December 2012 thru December 2013  (205) homes sold as compared to the current period: December 2013 thru December 2014 with (174) homes sold.  This is the fifth month in a row that this category was in negative territory.

  • The December year-to-date numbers are down by the same margin as above, however it is worth noting that this is the second highest YTD total for December in at least the past five (5) years.

  • The monthly volume for the number of sales occurring last December was seventeen (17) homes sold, as compared  to this December which was also seventeen (17) homes sold making this a tie with last year as the highest monthly total for December in at least the past five (5) years.

  • The volume of Pending Sales (Under Contract) as of the last day of December 2014 is running moderately higher at twelve (12) units as compared to last year at this same time with ten (10) units, which is up by two (2) units or (20%).

  • The supply of available inventory (the time it would take to sell all of the homes currently on the market) as of the the end of December is 2.4 months, which is (.7) months or (23%) lower than it was last year at this same time. This shortage of available homes will help keep prices higher, at least in the short term as buyers have fewer homes from which to choose.

Note: A “balanced” market is considered to have a 6 month supply. Anything below that amount would be considered a “low” inventory and thus less than balanced. This market condition typically favors Sellers.  Anything above a 6 month supply would result in a “high” inventory of homes on the market and typically favors Buyers.


Read below to find out the very latest information on your local Morristown NJ Real Estate market!

Closed Sales volume for the Morristown market in 2014 was off by 15% as compared to last year, however it was much better than the three years prior to 2013. Another piece of good news is the increase in the number of homes Pending or Under Contract which is an indicator of future sales volume and will most likely help to maintain a healthy pace of volume for the short term at least.

Interest rates continue to remain near record low levels.  There has rarely been a time when both prices AND interest rates were so low. Combine these two factors with the general state of the economy slowly improving, (although NJ is lagging behind it’s neighboring states and there is still a considerable volume of foreclosure properties that have yet to wind their way through the process) the housing market is poised to get itself back on some solid footing and closer to a more complete recovery in 2015.

Look below to see the individual homes that sold in Morristown NJ for the month of DECEMBER in 2014.  Also shown below is a year to year comparison bar graph for homes SOLD in the month of DECEMBER over the past 5 years, followed by another graph illustrating the amount of homes that have SOLD Year-to-Date through DECEMBER through the same period.



Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morristown NJ YTD through DECEMBER 2010 to 2014



Year to Year Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morristown NJ DECEMBER 2010 through 2014




Sales from Current Month




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Sales from Prior Months














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All Listings Currently FOR SALE in Morristown NJ


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There are many factors that make up the differences in local real estate markets, even from town to town and especially in a small state such as New Jersey. This is why it is important for both buyers and sellers to obtain the latest “local” market data before they make any real estate decisions.


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