Morristown NJ Real Estate Market Update MAY 2015


The numbers for MAY 2015 in Morristown are mostly positive:

  • The rolling 12 month sales volume rose modestly by nine (9) units  or five (5%) – Last year: May 2013 thru May 2014  (178) homes sold as compared to the current period: May 2014 thru May 2015 with (187) homes sold.

  • The May year-to-date closed sales volume is up sharply at sixty-five (65) units as compared to last year at this same time with fifty-two (52) units, which is up by thirteen (13) units or (25%).  It is worth noting that this is the second highest YTD total for May in at least the past five (5) years.

  • The monthly volume for the number of sales occurring last May was thirteen (13) homes sold, as compared to seventeen (17) through the current period which is up by four (4) units or thirty-one (31%).

  • The volume of Pending Sales (Under Contract) as of the last day of May 2015 is running lower at thirteen (13) units as compared to last year at this same time with sixteen (16) units, which is down by three (3) units or (19%).

  • 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 May is 3.8 months, which is down slightly by .2 months or (5%). The shortage of available homes in Morristown 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!

It looks like the local Morristown market is holding it’s own so far in 2015 with a strong showing in the year-to date volume of Closed Sales through May. In addition, the monthly volume was up by 31%unchanged from the previous month, and the rolling 12 month YTD volume increased by 5% as compared to this same time last year.  The only negative note was the volume of Pending sales which dipped by three (3) units or 19% as compared to last year at this same time.

Inventory is at 3.8 months worth of supply, which is down 5% from this same time last year, but still remains a less than balanced market favoring sellers at his point in time. As a result, this will help keep prices up while Buyers have very little choice in homes to choose from giving a distinct advantage to Sellers.

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 MAY in 2015.  Also shown below is a year to year comparison bar graph for homes SOLD in the month of MAY over the past 5 years, followed by another graph illustrating the amount of homes that have SOLD Year-to-Date through MAY through the same period.


Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morristown NJ YTD through MAY 2011 to 2015



Year to Year Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morristown NJ in MAY 2011 through 2015




Sales from Current Month




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Prior Market Updates


Morristown NJ Real Estate Market Updates



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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