North Jersey Homes for Sale Could Benefit from Brighter U.S. Outlook

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Morris County Homes for Sale Get Boost from National Forecast North Jersey Homes for Sale Could Benefit from Brighter U.S. Outlook Expectations Mount for Uptick in U.S. Housing Market Suppose you are a Morris County homeowner who intends to move to a different home eventually, but for the moment, you aren’t under any particular deadline pressure that would dictate when …

Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell?

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Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell? Heads-Up: North Jersey Mortgage Rate isn’t Standing Still Morris County Mortgage Rate Note (of Interest if You Like Money!) In case you set your alarm clock to go off when it was time to buy a home, that clang you may be hearing from somewhere in the distance …

Morris County Mortgage Rates on the Rise? Bellwether Signals Clues

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If you’ve ever had the kind of neighbor who is apt to borrow something (like your hedge trimmer), only to later complain about how it performed, you know how much patience it takes to hold your tongue. The Mortgage Bankers Association would be justified if they felt that way about me: I read their website, and sometimes quote it in …

Questions to get the Most from Morris County REALTOR®

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Everyone agrees that getting the right Morris County Realtor® for your team is vital when you’re buying or selling a home­­. Defining ‘right’ isn’t hard, either: for some of us, that will be a Realtor with the kind of dynamic sales personality that seems to make obstacles just disappear; for others, the ‘right’ Realtor® is the one we just ‘clicked’ …

North Jersey Mortgage Credit Thaw May Bring Springtime Blossoming

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How easy or hard it is for North Jersey home buyers to secure a mortgage with attractive terms is a key element in the Morris County real estate picture. Morris County mortgage credit provides the oil that that keeps residential home sales moving smoothly; that, or it becomes a damper (or even something close to an emergency brake!). The Morris …

Morris County Green Homes add Green to Owners’ Wallets

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Whether we see it as evidence of the advance of a wider green homes movement or simply of rising environmental consciousness, North Jersey green homes are becoming properties with a distinct marketable sales advantage. What were once viewed as altruistic gestures practiced by only the most dedicated preservationists are going mainstream—and at a rapid clip. The National Association of Realtors® …

Will North Jersey Real Estate Reflect Trend to Downsizer Nation?

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You would think that smaller homes would be skyrocketing in popularity right about now. Statistics show that the average number of people in American households is shrinking. Practicality would seem to dictate that a trend toward downsizing should be underway, with significant implications for North Jersey real estate. It’s no exaggeration to say that for as long as many Americans …

Are Morris County Home Values Connected to Starbucks? Really?

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Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that Morris County real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. I was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national real …

Today’s Brave New World of North Jersey Real Estate Marketing

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In Morris County real estate as in many other businesses, successfully drawing the public’s attention, then communicating value, are what separate can-do practitioners from the pack. It’s pigeonholed under “marketing” instead of “selling” because the latter sounds more like a one-on-one activity, whereas “marketing” depicts the kind of effort that goes out to the world at large. The past couple …

Super Bowl Fundamentals—and North Jersey Home Buyers

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Morris County home buyers may not have been watching the Patriots’ squeaker victory in Sunday’s Super Bowl for the purpose of learning something about real estate, but at least one useful piece of wisdom did become evident: the enduring value of minding the fundamentals. Despite the harrowing last 20 seconds, when the power of Seattle seemed sure to win the …