For Some Morris County House Hunters, Autumn = Opportunity

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A while back, Forbes noted what they called “The Four Ways the Real Estate Market Changes” after Labor Day. The article recognized a truism that holds for most parts of New Jersey—namely, that the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is what most of us think of as “fall.” It went on to describe four ways the change of seasons …

Here are the 5 Top Reasons for Selling Your House in Morris County

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When you have a firm timeline that governs when you’ll be selling your Morris County house, it’s one decision that’s made for you. Of course, it’s not always that easy. If a move from one home to another, or from Morris County to another area isn’t dictated by outside events, you have to make the decision anew every week or …

Pricing Your Morris County Home: in Search of Perfection

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Figuring out the perfect pricing for any Morris County home for sale would be easier if there were a way to confirm past instances that hit that mark precisely. But that can’t be done. It’s the nature of the beast: it’s simply not possible. Even if a comparable Morris County home’s asking price resulted in being sold immediately at that …

Long Term Strategic Thinking for Selling Your Morris County Home

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Selling your Morris County home is never something you do on a whim. There can be rare situations when the decision to sell is a sudden one that’s forced by unexpected life circumstances (favorable or not)—but selling your Morris County home is not likely to be the result of some sudden impulse. Since that’s the case, it follows that most …

As Morris County Mortgage Rates Hold Steady, Diligence Pays

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Mortgage rates in Morris County remained mostly steady this past month, at least partially due to the predictable July-August doldrum effect. When the summertime vacation schedules of Washington and Manhattan movers and shakers presages a slowdown in activity and economic reports, there is simply less going on that might affect the rate meter—in either direction. Summertime can also mark the …

Making the Most of Morris County House Showings in Summer

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When the Morris County weather turns sizzling, you might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short supply. You might think that—but the evidence …

Some Morris County Luxury Homes Might Not be Out of Reach

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The content the National Association of Realtors® publishes is usually staid and non-controversial. After all, what they put out there has to ring true for the real estate industry in every nook and cranny of the country: in communities large and small, coast to coast—from Podunk to Peoria, Manhattan to Morris County. Real estate is, after all, the most massive …

6 Vacation Safety Tips to Keep Morris County Homes Unburgled

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An overstuffed curbside mailbox, blazing porch light at noon, or a pile of newspapers out there by your front door all indicate a couple of things Morris County homeowners would do well to avoid. For burglars and housebreakers of all stripes, these are like lighted billboards announcing: This Morris County homeowner is off somewhere enjoying a nice summer vacation; and …

Morris County Mortgages & the Student Loan Phenomenon

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All of a sudden last month Morris County readers might have come across a number of new articles dealing with the same topic: the problem young first time home buyers are encountering due to outstanding student loans. The target group is the millennials—everyone born between the early 1980s and 2000s. If you are one of them, you are frequently reminded …

Morris County Mortgage Rates Point to Encouraging Future

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Last week, following the Fed’s hike in the rates they charge banks, you might expect a matching rise in mortgage rates for Morris County home buyers and refi applicants. If the experts are right, that’s far from a done deal. The Washington Post headline said it all: “Mortgage rates move slightly higher but could be headed back down again.” Mortgage …