As per Article in Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/home-value-home-price-change-in-50-years-every-state-2018-12
home value increased in new jersey have increased or doubled in New Jersey since 1970.
As per US Census Bureau, which provides a table showing median home values from previous decades in each state and the District of Columbia. We compared the median home value in 1970, adjusted for inflation to 2017 dollars using the Consumer Price Index, to the median home value in 2017, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, and calculated the percentage change.
Note that median means that half of the homes are valued above that number and half below. This data technically covers the past 47 years, but as the US Census Bureau's table provided information on a decade basis, it's the closest information available to the past 50 years.
In 1970, the national median home value adjusted for inflation was $107,291; in 2017, it's $217,600 — that's a 103% increase. In fact, more than half of all US States (including Washington, DC) have seen a median home value increase of more than 100%.”
In New Jersey Cost of a home in 1970: $147,683 v/s Cost of a home in 2017: $334,900. This means its Percentage change from 1970 to 2017: 127% or price almost more than doubled.
Imagine if you or your parents renting than what they lost? They lost equity, tax refund, appreciation credit (see example above) , and most important, home.. that yours with your memories.