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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

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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

DO YOU KNOW YOUR MONTCLAIR NEIGHBORS?

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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 neighborhood are a great resource to those who are looking to move to a specific neighborhood or who have just ...

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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 all....so 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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Jan. 29, 2020

Equity UP; Rates Down - The Northern New Jersey Real Estate Market

 

Many buyers and sellers are finding themselves a little confused with the current real estate market.  Is it a buyers market or a sellers market? 

All the usual markers for both exist right now:

  • Low Inventory and increased sale prices are usually markets of a sellers market ...
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Jan. 25, 2020

Choosing Your Agent in Essex County

You always have a choice

How often do any of us actually give any thought to the real estate business?  None, unless we are active in the industry, working in an industry revolving around real estate or we find ourselves in need of a local marketing specialist!

It could be that something has caught ...

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Jan. 13, 2020

What's New in northern New Jersey Real Estate?

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New Year, new opportunities and what's new in New Jersey; in particular, what's new in Essex County real estate that buyers and sellers need to know?

INVENTORY!  If you've kept up with any real estate news throughout 2019, the recurring theme, 'oft lamented, has been ...

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