On Evidence that Winter Listings Produce Favorable Results

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Especially this time of year—and even more especially when our North Jersey’s weather turns grisly—common sense would seem to lead any homeowner planning to sell their Morris County home this year to hold off for the moment…at least until Punxutawney Phil’s forecast starts to come true (the venerable groundhog said that winter 2016 will be a short one). A quick …

Many Morris County Homeowners Recover in Equity “Bailout”

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  Looked at from one perspective, there has been a “bailout” of enormous magnitude. Okay—maybe you have to expand the meaning of “bailout” just a bit, but if you do, many North Jersey homeowners can be counted among the most prominent beneficiaries. We Morris County real estate agents wouldn’t be complaining, either. As bailouts go, it’s the least controversial in …

North Jersey Homeowners Study Whether Now is a Good Time to Sell

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  “Is now a good time to sell?” A Morris County home is never put up for sale on a whim. Although outside events can conspire to control the timing of that kind of major real estate venture, in most cases, the sale or purchase of a home happens on a timetable the Morris County buyer or seller thoughtfully works …

New North Jersey Listings Aren’t the Only Game in Town

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It’s probably inevitable (and may have something to do with the way our brains are wired) that when most people start looking for a home in the area, they’re automatically drawn to the new Morris County listings first. Let’s face it: all things being equal, who wouldn’t choose a new car over a used one? That’s not to say experience …

Young Adults Might Reverse a Morris County Housing Trend

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  You don’t need real estate statistics or government bureau reports to sense that first-time home ownership rates have been in the dumps for a while. Morris County housing figures have too few transactions month-by-month to draw many conclusions about sustained trends in home ownership here—yet it’s evident that for young adults everywhere, the glacial recovery in the economy combined …

In the Grip of the New Year’s Frame of Mind

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  Along with all of last week’s New Year’s Day festivities came what you could call the New Year’s Frame of Mind: the familiar, this-time-of-year special consciousness of the passage of time. For most North Jersey residents, all the other seasons come and go with everyone too busy tending to everyday affairs to pay much attention to the big picture: …

North Jersey Real Estate Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too

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It’s hard to even think about New Year’s without the word ‘resolutions’ popping into your head—not to mention that it’s nearly impossible to go to any kind of Morris County New Year’s Eve get-together without the topic coming up. In the realms of diet and exercise, New Year’s resolutions are highly relevant, and the pledges made on their account are …

Holiday Magic is no Exaggeration in Many North Jersey Homes

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  Last week, those of us who were out and about during the increasingly short daylight hours could take in what looked like the regular number of Morris County homes decked out with the familiar holiday paraphernalia. When the weather cooperates, it can’t help but bring a smile to your face to spot the reindeer, Santas, menorahs, giant candles, elves—all …

Tax Break Possibilities Tempt North Jersey Real Estate Investors

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There are two specific times each year when North Jersey real estate investors find their thoughts wandering in the general direction of impending tax bills. As we approach year’s end, this is one of them. The other, of course, will be coming up in April—but this is the time of year when steps can be taken that affect the bottom …

Advantages to Selling Your North Jersey Home over the Holidays

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  Selling your Morris County home during the holiday season may sound like a less than ideal game plan, but there are some advantages now present only at this time of year. It’s true that some extra effort may be called for, but it can be worth the endeavor: there are several factors that make showings at this time of …