Time to Start Which 4 Home Improvement Projects?

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U.S. News and World Report may not be the primary source most homeowners turn to for Morris County real estate news flashes, but this month they have brought up some relevant insights regarding home improvement projects. A week or so before Thanksgiving Day, they published an opinion piece urging homeowners to get off the sofa and “set yourself up for …

Compared with Other News, Mortgage News is Welcome

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Last week ended with such horrendous news in California that it was a blessed relief how in at least one narrow slice of the news—one of interest to Morris County house hunters, among others—there was blessedly very little worrisome to report. Against the grim reality of how November 2018 was beginning in other areas of the news, Morris County house …

Downsizing Trend Collides with “the Multigenerational Thing”

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Downsizing has gotten a lot of attention as Baby Boomers—many of whom have become empty-nesters—discover that they don’t need the space, expense, and elbow grease required to keep up the family property. But there is a counter-trend that could well explain the popularity (and desirability) of many big ol’ Morris County homes. It’s a multigenerational thing. It was to be …

4 Reasons for Buying Morris County Homes Now that Fall is Here

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Throughout the country, spring and summer are when the most serious house hunting takes place. Springtime is, after all, the season when it just feels right to undertake major initiatives—and buying Morris County homes certainly falls into that category. But if your own school or work calendar doesn’t dictate the timing, there are some good reasons why putting it off …

What’s the Simplest Way to Prep Your Morris County House?

Noelle Paclawskyj Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Downsizing, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Listing agent, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Selling, real estate

Prepping your Morris County house for sale can be a challenge or a pleasure—for the most part, that’s determined by how much attention you’ve been able to give the place in the past few years. Either way, the first action item is to make a thorough reconnaissance of the property. The punch list of maintenance initiatives that results will determine …

Mountain Lakes Schools Ratings

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Mountain Lakes Schools are currently ranked #9 in New Jersey and #2 in Morris County!  Read more… https://www.niche.com/k12/d/mountain-lakes-school-district-nj/

Do You Know Why 29,000,000 Americans are Losing Sleep?

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Real estate is bugging 29 million Americans—and who can blame them? According to Realtor Magazine, more than 10% of U.S. adults say they are losing sleep worrying over residential issues. Area residents might not be part of any rampant insomnia epidemic, but for many, at least some components of Morris County housing costs have been inching up. The source for …

How Much Does Inflation Affect Morris County Real Estate Wealth?

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It’s been quite a while since inflation was a subject that cropped up regularly in the news—yet it’s never ceased being a major factor affecting Morris County real estate wealth. For younger Morris County homeowners who have never experienced rampant inflation, if it starts to build steam, it can get the public’s attention in a hurry. Inflation is what happens …

Morris County Real Estate Investor Strategy Augments Retirement

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Last week, CNBC’s Jeff Brown came up with a report on how some investors are proactively countering “worries their nest egg will come up short.” That might sound familiar to Morris County residents who find themselves worrying a little more as each year passes. Retirement may be that much closer—but it’s far from certain how comfortable those latter years are …

Morris County Real Estate and the Advent of “Surban”

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If you’re keeping abreast of the latest Morris County real estate doings and you come across the word “surban”—that isn’t just some sloppy spelling. It’s a new real estate term we’re likely to see a lot more often. The most-cited definition for “surban” is in Urban Dictionary.com. It defines the word as “a mix of urban and suburban living.” That’s …