Morris County Real Estate Investment: More Liquid Than You’d Think

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Buying a home as a place to live certainly has important financial implications, but they are only part of an equation that has major lifestyle implications. A given house may be a really terrific deal—but if it turns out that you aren’t comfortable living there, buying it will probably wind up being a mistake. When the motivation for an investment …

When the Weather Puts a Crimp in Morris County Showings

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When even severely draught-ridden California neighborhoods are having trouble coming up for air, you know that 2017 is turning out to be one of those winters. Punxsutawney Phil only confirmed what we already knew: until the bulbs start pushing their way upward, we’re likely to have more wind-blown stormy days than usual. When it comes to Morris County showings, some …

Packing and Moving Do’s and Don’ts

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When you first contemplate packing and moving, it’s advisable to take a deep breath first, then close your eyes and mentally recall the best, most positive moments from past moves. Okay, if there aren’t any of those, try thinking of some bracing truism like “This, too, shall pass” or “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” Realistically, the packing …

The Absolute Best Time for Buying a Home in Morris County

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To end the suspense, the answer to the title question about when is the optimal time to buy a home in Morris County has been officially answered. The answer is, more or less, “now.” All right, there’s an alternate answer, “as soon as practical”—but that is a less dramatic-sounding version of the same thing. The official nature of that answer …

Facts Argue Why Listing Now Might be Shrewd

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If this is going to be a year of upsets, the rules for when Morris County listings are best initiated might be primed to fly out the window. There’s no guarantee that 2017’s Morris County listing performance will bend the rules, but if the National Association of Realtor’s® news site is right, it’s a definite possibility. The history has long …

Asking Price Decision is Crucial for Morris County Home Sellers

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For more than a year, it’s been the happy trend across the nation for the average DOM (days on market) for residential properties to have been declining. It’s a “speed of sale” measure—one that most Morris County home sellers hope will reflect that it won’t be long before they are handing the keys to happy new owners. There are some …

Now is Prime Time for Morris County Home Improvement Plans

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When, as the holiday lyrics have it, “the weather outside is frightful,” that makes it a good time to start planning the coming year’s home improvement projects. If you wait for ideal weather conditions to begin laying out your plans, you’re likely to wind up well behind schedule before you even start. If the home improvements you are contemplating can …

New Year’s Predictions for Steady Real Estate Market in 2017

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It’s that time again: the annual look at whether there is a convincing consensus among real estate experts for what to expect in the coming year. Morris County homeowners and potential homeowners found generally welcoming conditions throughout 2016, as steadily improving property values and low mortgage interest rates echoed the national picture. With lending rates beginning to rise, there could …

Tax Breaks for Some Morris County Homeowners Set to Expire

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If you are like most Morris County homeowners, this is not the time of year you relish thinking about next year’s April 15 tap on the shoulder from Uncle Sam. Nonetheless, the calendar doesn’t lie. In a matter of days, New Year’s Eve will be here—and once the champagne corks have popped, it’s entirely possible if some t’s weren’t crossed …

Holiday Feelings: What Kids Can’t Know Yet

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The holiday season surely makes for a neat package: wrapping up the whole year in a sort of satisfying finale. Whether it’s your Christmas or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday you can think of, for most Mountain Lakes residents, the last weeks of December make up a sort of endpoint/beginning point for more than just the calendar. These days …