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 …

No-Debt Gurus vs. Today’s North Jersey Mortgage Reality

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This past week, after a Thanksgiving feast wherein the average American is said to have enjoyed chowing down 2,000+ calories (equivalent to 3 Whoppers), the average American is said to have either trooped off to an early bird Black Friday sale mob scene or else (more likely) settled onto the couch to behold, in tryptophan-induced stupor, either the NFL football …

Morris County Thanksgiving and One Very Famous Lamb

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It turns out that there is a connection between Morris County’s Thanksgiving celebration and a notorious lamb—but it’s historical rather than culinary. The early history includes tale of one uncanny happening that befell the Pilgrims when they went ashore in in the spring of 1621. They had reached the New World the previous November because of a delayed departure, and …

Morris County Home Searches and One ‘Devilishly Hard’ Line Item

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Once a Morris County home search gets underway, even prospective buyers who hadn’t hardened up the prices they were aiming for begin to hone in on a target range. Even a cursory excursion into the North Jersey listings forces the issue. Anyone who is at all serious about finding a new home sees the correlation between the listed asking prices …

Morris County Real Estate Listings are Designed for Simplicity

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The first stop for anyone looking for a new home in Morris County—or for anyone who is even mildly curious about what properties are currently available—is the Morris County real estate listings. Like those you find here on my site, today’s online real estate listings are updated regularly all across the internet. It’s a coordinated system that appears deceptively simple …