Selling Your Home

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

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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 18, 2020

Making Sure it Sells in New Jersey

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Confidence in the sale of your New Jersey home is entirely possible. I can say that with confidence, even if you have had your house up for sale previously and the listing expired!  Why?  3 simple steps, and if you take these 3 simple steps with the guidance of your ...

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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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March 3, 2020

Should I Offer a Home Warranty?


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Some home sellers in Essex County New Jersey choose to include a little "peace of mind" that benefits themselves and their buyer in the form of a Home Warranty.  Especially for the first time home buyer, a low cost insurance policy that usually covers the first year they're in ...

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Feb. 18, 2020

The slang of the sale in Northern New Jersey Real Estate

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In this technological age of instant photos and live video on every imaginable screen, are words simply being replaced by visuals in the real estate industry?

Yes! …and NO! Especially regarding a real estate listing description, the importance of excellent photos and wonderful videos should not be downplayed.  However, the ...

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Jan. 30, 2020

Should You Use Zillow to Buy or Sell a Home in Montclair NJ

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If someone told you that you could buy or sell a home in Montclair, NJ, all online, would you believe them? Would you think that might be too good to be true? In recent years, online tech-based brokerages have begun to emerge in the real estate market. As all our ...

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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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