In Autumn, Selling Your House in Morris County Takes Organization

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It’s October­­­; a time of year that has a lot to recommend it. In many parts of the country, it’s the season when Mother Nature goes full throttle with the Technicolor. Sunsets can be outrageous. In some parts of the country, leaves can bid adieu with displays that put rainbows to shame. Fall weather turns the air a bit crisper. …

New Reports Help Guide Morris County Real Estate Market Decisions

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At the beginning of any month, Morris County onlookers can find batches of fresh reports about national real estate market activity. Take October, for instance. We’ve just learned a bunch about what happened across the country. September’s numbers won’t be collected and analyzed for a while, but the fresh real estate market data for August is out, as well as …

Off-Market vs. Off the Market: Tricky Real Estate Distinction

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The Morris County real estate listings consist of the lineup of Morris County homes that are currently “on the market.” They’re for sale. Offered to buyers. Available for purchase. “On the market” is a straightforward real estate term; end of discussion. So, you’d think that “off the market” should be equally unequivocal, and it would be, if it weren’t for …

Morris County Mortgage Interest Rates Reflect Fed Funds News

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The way the media treated last week’s federal funds rate announcement by the Federal Reserve Board was a convincing demonstration of how much importance is placed on that singular piece of the financial puzzle. That rate may not be directly tied to Morris County mortgage interest rates, but since it determines lenders’ borrowing costs, its effect is considerable. For many …

To Sell a Luxury Morris County Residence, Understand Luxury Buyers

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When you have a Morris County luxury residence ready put on the market, you are about to enter a specialized area of the real estate realm. The luxury home market is, as the name implies, other than ordinary—and so are some of the ways to effectively navigate through it. First off, we have to recognize the importance of the fact …

Five Questions to Ask Your Morris County Real Estate Agents

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This is a list that hasn’t changed much since Hannibal first considered getting a larger place for his elephants. He decided that the Roman Empire would be a fine choice (but history tells us that the move didn’t work out). If Hannibal had consulted a knowledgeable Roman real estate agent, he might have chosen a more suitable property, and history …

Morris County Home Loan Prospects Unfazed by Wall St. Hijinks

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We all remember Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the twin quasi-public organizations who backstopped the home loan industry for the whole country. Freddie and Fannie were thought by some to be on the verge of extinction during the home loan crisis, but they revived when Washington stepped in. Freddie’s latest quarterly financials show assets that have a small ‘t’ in …

Your North Jersey Rental Investment Needn’t be a Time Drain

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When you buy a property as a Morris County rental investment, you join the world of investors who recognize the value of an investment that’s as solid as the ground we walk on—one with the additional advantage of providing a steady cash dividend. With those dual advantages, you’d wonder how other investments can offer much competition, were it not for …

A Morris County Real Estate Agent Can Benefit from Opposing Traits

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There is an interesting theory about why some Morris County real estate agents complete so many more home purchases than do others. It isn’t that ‘success breeds success’ (although the thing we call “momentum” is certainly real enough). It has to do with being able to harness two somewhat opposing character traits. In any business, there seldom seem to be …

Morris County Readers find Sweet Real Estate Reports

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Our North Jersey’s real estate picture usually differs little from that of the nation as a whole. The latest rumblings from the mass media and web continue to bolster the picture of rising values and quickening activity—a sweet story with nary a sour note. In fact the unanimity of voices from almost every corner of the country is a story …