The numbers for NOVEMBER 2014 in Morristown are a mixed bag with Monthly volume and Pending Sales up and YTD volume and inventory down:
The rolling 12 month sales volume was down modestly by twenty-one (21) units or (11%) - Last year: November 2012 thru November 2013 (195) homes sold as compared to the current period: November 2013 thru November 2014 with (174) homes sold. This is the fourth month in a row that this category dipped into negative territory on the year.
The November year-to-date numbers are down by thirty (30) units or (16%) which is very similar to last month's results, when compared to last year's total of (195) homes sold to the current period with (174) homes sold. This is the second highest YTD total for November in at least the past five (5) years.
The monthly volume for the number of sales occurring last November was fourteen (14) homes sold, as compared to this November with nineteen (19) homes sold which is up significantly by five (5) units or (36%). This is the highest monthly total for November in at least the past five (5) years.
The volume of Pending Sales (Under Contract) as of the last day of November 2014 is running significantly higher at sisteen (16) units as compared to last year at this same time with twelve (12) units, which is up by four (4) units or (33%).
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 November is 3.1 months, which is (.6) months or (16%) 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.
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The Morristown market dipped slightly in November (specifically in the YTD categories) as compared to last year's abnormally record volume, however current levels are still exceeding the previous three years. 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.
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 in check for several more years as this inventory eventually gets cleared out.
Look below to see the individual homes that sold in Morristown NJ for the month of NOVEMBER in 2014. Also shown below is a year to year comparison bar graph for homes SOLD in the month of NOVEMBER over the past 5 years, followed by another graph illustrating the amount of homes that have SOLD Year-to-Date through NOVEMBER through the same period.