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Aug. 12, 2020

Weighing Pros and Cons of northern NJ HOA's

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What should you know if the home in northern NJ you are thinking of buying is governed by a Homeowners Association? Beyond the probability of greater interaction with the neighbors, these four concerns should be answered before you accept the terms:

  1. FEES: Most HOA's include monthly fees to cover ...
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July 21, 2020

The Features to Feature in Your Essex County NJ Home Sale

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The types and styles of homes desired by buyers have always undergone shifts from year to year, as social norms have shifted.  There have been a great many changes over the last 20 years, evidenced in the style and size of new homes being built.

Upgrade and remodel projects reflect ...

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July 21, 2020

New Construction Home Sales are GOOD for northern NJ Real Estate

Existing home sales, usually the bulk of real estate sales statistics, have been suffering from a long stretch of low inventory woes.  Thanks to builders stepping up this past spring and summer, new built home sales are proving to be an excellent indicator of regained real estate market health.   ...

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June 19, 2020


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Despite there seeming to be a plethora reasons to stay inside, keep paying rent, and put off buying a home for next year perhaps, the fact is, people - quite a lot of people actually - are actively seeking to purchase their own home in Montclair NJ, RIGHT NOW!

How should current ...

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May 7, 2020

A Strong Spring Season in New Jersey Real Estate

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Although "normal" has become more objective of late, the events impacting traditional real estate practices do not mean you cannot buy a home or sell a house this spring season!

Interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, making home ownership affordable for many who otherwise would be putting ...

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April 22, 2020

Credit in the Wake of CoronaVirus in northern NJ


Our credit rating speaks many things about who we are, what we think and what our plans are for our future, especially if you're considering buying a home in northern NJ.  While our credit scores are always of concern to us, but especially when situations are more turbulent and ...

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April 16, 2020

Low Mortgage Rates-High Expectations in New Jersey

Seeing The Possibilities

In a previous post  we shared just how huge a difference one tiny little percentage point can make in the cost of your home purchase.  Combine low mortgage rates (as of this week, those rates are 2.08% for a 15 year fixed and 3.31% for a standard 30 ...

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March 31, 2020


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Did you know that 74% of people never actually speak to the souls who live in the houses all around them?  What a shame, because the people living in the neighborhoods in Montclair are a great resource to those who are looking to move to a specific neighborhood or who ...

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March 6, 2020

Welcome to the NJ Homeowners Maintenance CLUB!

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New NJ homeowner or long-time member, welcome to the world of homeownership!  If you've been here awhile, you may or may not already know; but if you are new to the club, you may not be aware at let's dive right in!

Owning your own home ...

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Feb. 28, 2020

The Best Neighborhoods in Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair New Jersey Neighborhoods and Communities

Montclair, New Jersey is a township located in Essex County and is the home of approximately 37,600 residents. First formed in 1868, the township was officially incorporated in 1894. 

Montclair is a unique and thriving town with an abundance of amenities, art and cultural events and recreation opportunities ...

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