Vacation House Notions Beckon as Summer Nears

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  As our North Jersey’s spring selling season edges toward summer, the allure of vacation houses is more likely to emerge as a front burner issue. The practical rewards of having a second home as a vacation retreat—sometimes one which can also be rented out part-time—is more likely to become an action item as the summer months near. Earlier this …

Top 6 Approaches Set Up North Jersey Open House Success

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The debate continues about whether open houses are effective for marketing North Jersey homes. Yes, sales do still originate from them, but the percentages have been declining since social media and online listings changed the way Morris County prospects look for their next home. Whether an open house is likely to garner qualified traffic is a decision that clients and …

What’s the Best Time to Sell a House in North Jersey?

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The Huffington Post (“Huffpo” to its friends) has an entire section devoted to real estate doings. Although the vast majority of those dispatches are tidbits about awesomely expensive celebrity condos in Manhattan, sometimes the Huffpo editors’ attention wanders momentarily to other matters. Last month they uncovered a study which delved into a topic of interest to any local homeowner who’s …

Knowing When You’ve Found the Right Morris County REALTOR®

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  When you find yourself being drawn to the real estate listings, even only to peek, it’s a clue that something big may be on the horizon. Either you’ve begun to think you’ve begun to outgrow your current North Jersey home, or you’re just curious about what could be available in case you should decide to upsize, or downsize—or to …

For Morris County Sellers, a Pre-Sale Checklist

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  Selling your North Jersey home is the kind of major undertaking that has so many facets just deciding where to start can delay liftoff. Since there is no actual “right” place to begin, like other mammoth projects, just digging in anywhere will do. The happy truth is that when you’re selling a home, once momentum gets going, the rest …

Top 5 Reasons to Avoid FSBO Apply to Morris County Sellers

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There are Top 10 Lists aplenty that detail just why any North Jersey homeowner should think twice before planting one of those For Sale by Owner signs in their front yard. One of them is that when you sell your home all by yourself, the sheer amount of time you’ll have to devote to mastering processes that are already fully …

21st Century Mobility Can Complicate North Jersey Relocations

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Modern life is said to have gotten immeasurably richer as labor-saving devices have empowered households and workplaces from one end of Morris County to the other. Richer, yes; simpler, surely not! Today’s North Jersey householder’s typical day likely involves juggling multiple destinations: shop for dinner, get kids to lessons or practices, drop off packages and pick up dry cleaning—or several …

Morris County Home Inspections: No Chicken or Egg Problem

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A reasonable question posted recently on a real estate website can open an interesting discussion. It’s one that touches on a fundamental component of most North Jersey real estate sales. The question was, “Can I request a home inspection before I make an offer on the home?” The answer from the moderator was, “I can’t think of one good reason …

North Jersey Buyers and Sellers Differ…Except in This

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  Right now, just a few days into spring, we are right at the start of our Morris County’s peak real estate selling season. I’ve always found it odd that you don’t hear much about it—but that also makes it the beginning of the buying season, too! As a licensed Morris County Realtor®, throughout the course of the year I …

Morris County Home Loan Candidates Diagnosed with DTIs

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It might sound shocking, but our Morris County’s homeowners—present and future—have DTIs! Although the press has been largely silent, it’s important that the public be fully educated on the subject. But before anyone calls an emergency meeting to see what can be done… The good news is that, despite how dire it may sound, having DTIs isn’t a health menace …