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 …

You, Too, Can be a Morris County Home Buying Genius!

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One of CNN’s most popular sites is called CNNMoney. Dollars and cents are its singular focus—no film reviews, fashion statements, or political insights. For Morris County readers minding their bank accounts, it makes consistently interesting reading. The other day, an eye-catching ad for CNNMoney appeared on the screens of real estate sites. If you’d been browsing the North Jersey listings, …

North Jersey Spec Home Builders Needn’t Compete with L.A.’s Newest

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A Morris County “spec” home is a residence that has been designed and built by a North Jersey entrepreneur who has no pre-existing sales order. Morris County spec homes are bold ventures: they have to be built with confidence that the design and execution will be attractive enough to generate a sale. To return a profit that’s worth the risk, …

Real Estate Investment-Single Home Rentals Make Real Estate Investment News

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Real Estate Investment News Items Reflect Wide Gains Single Home Rentals Make Real Estate Investment News U.S. Report & Our Morris County Real Estate Investment Outlook Last week’s reporting showed the same kind of upward movement that’s become commonplace for Morris County real estate investment news watchers. A standout: Corelogic’s finding that national home prices in May increased by 6.3%, …

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 …