Morris Township NJ Real Estate Market Update MAY 2014


The numbers for Morris Township are somewhat of a mixed bag for MAY 2014:

  • The rolling 12 month sales volume has increased slightly by 18 units (6%) – Last year: May 2012 thru May 2013  (303 homes sold) as compared to the current period: May 2013 thru May 2014 with (321 homes sold).

  • The May year-to-date numbers remained even when you compare it last year’s year-to-date total (101 homes sold) to the current period with (101 homes sold).

  • The monthly volume for the number of sales occurring last May (35 homes sold), as compared  to this May (26 homes sold) is down by 26% or (9) units.  This marks the first time in four years that sales did not increase from the prior year.

  • The volume of Pending Sales (Under Contract) as of the last day of May 2014 is running significantly lower (21) units as compared to last year at this same time at (45) units, which is down by 53% or (24) units.  This decrease could mark the beginning of a new trend in the volume of Closed Sales in Morris Township moving from positive to negative territory.


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

While all real estate is local, there are many positive signs being seen all across the Northeast and in other major regional markets across the country. The next several months will be critical in determining if the recent upswing has any sustained staying power.  Most experts are anticipating a longer, more robust spring selling season mainly due to the harsh winter, which delayed a lot of buyers from starting their search as well as sellers who planned on getting their homes ready for the market.

In addition to the harsh winter, there is also a certain amount of “pent-up demand” on both the buying and selling side of this market as many buyers and sellers have been sitting on the fence for several years now and see that the pendulum is beginning to swing in the other direction and as a result, they are taking action.

The Morris Township market seems to be holding it’s own through May even though the monthly numbers are down, YTD numbers remained even and slightly ahead of last year’s pace.  One concern however, is the drop in the number of homes Under Contract which is an indicator of future results. This will be something to keep an eye out moving forward, as it could mean a shift in momentum for the local market.

Prices are expected to remain steady and interest rates continue to remain low.  There has rarely been a time where both prices AND interest rates were so low. Combine these two factors with a relatively high inventory of homes to choose from and you have the perfect conditions for a robust and steady housing recovery. The general state of the economy along with a high rate of foreclosures and distressed properties are expected to keep prices low for several more years as this inventory eventually gets cleared out.

Look below to see the individual homes that sold in Morris Township NJ for the month of May in 2014.  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.


Year to Date Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morris Township YTD through MAY 2010 to 2014


Year to Year Comparison of Homes SOLD in Morris Township NJ MAY 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 Morris Township 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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All listings are updated throughout the day so be sure to come back often for the most current information.  If you are unable to find what you are looking for using the search function on this website, or you are looking for a home that is unique with specific features, feel free to contact me direct and let me know exactly what they are.  My colleagues and I preview all kinds of properties each week and will be sure to identify just what you are looking for.  In addition, my office often features “exclusive” listings that are not released to the public that might be of interest to you as well.  I will be glad to answer all of your questions and arrange to show you the homes of your choice at a time convenient to your schedule.

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