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


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


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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 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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