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 …

International Home Buyers Might be North Jersey’s Next Prospects

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New Jersey homeowners could benefit if the influx of international home buyers continues to expand. According to a study from the National Association Realtors®, the trend in that direction has been accelerating. In the most recent release covering the twelve-month period ending last March, foreign nationals are reported to have spent more than $92 billion in the United States for …

4 Reasons North Jersey Real Estate Investments are Worth a Look!

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Good investors tend to be cautious souls. For those who prior to 2007 had never ventured into the realm of Morris County real estate investments, the ensuing downturn might have been enough to discourage any curiosity about that direction (even if their other investments had also suffered during the global financial crisis). Nonetheless, at this juncture those same cautious investors …

Nightline says Reality TV House Flipping isn’t Realistic

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ABC’s Nightline recently aired an interesting segment about house flipping, which included a magic number that’s probably never been seen before. North Jersey house flippers would have been glued to their TVs if they’d stayed up late enough to catch Nightline, because if authentically magical, it’s a good number to know. The segment was part of a series called “Realty …