Vacation House Notions Beckon as Summer Nears

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  As our North Jersey’s spring selling season edges toward summer, the allure of vacation houses is more likely to emerge as a front burner issue. The practical rewards of having a second home as a vacation retreat—sometimes one which can also be rented out part-time—is more likely to become an action item as the summer months near. Earlier this …

Top 6 Approaches Set Up North Jersey Open House Success

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The debate continues about whether open houses are effective for marketing North Jersey homes. Yes, sales do still originate from them, but the percentages have been declining since social media and online listings changed the way Morris County prospects look for their next home. Whether an open house is likely to garner qualified traffic is a decision that clients and …

Top 5 Reasons to Avoid FSBO Apply to Morris County Sellers

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There are Top 10 Lists aplenty that detail just why any North Jersey homeowner should think twice before planting one of those For Sale by Owner signs in their front yard. One of them is that when you sell your home all by yourself, the sheer amount of time you’ll have to devote to mastering processes that are already fully …

Selling Morris County Real Estate has a New ABC

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  Today, selling real estate in Morris County (or Kalamazoo, for that matter) has been transformed in important ways. In others, it’s remained pretty much as it was 50 years ago. Let’s start with the changes: The buyers’ ability to identify properties has undergone a revolution. Fifty years ago, the process of hunting for and comparing available homes was constrained …

The Morris County Spring Selling Season Couldn’t Wait…

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  Our Morris County’s spring selling season is underway! Okay—it’s understandable if that seems like a somewhat premature announcement, but it is verifiable from any number of sources. Never mind that this year, spring doesn’t officially arrive in Morris County until March 20…but that’s only what astronomers say (and they can’t even decide whether Pluto is a planet). Meteorologists take …

In the Grip of the New Year’s Frame of Mind

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  Along with all of last week’s New Year’s Day festivities came what you could call the New Year’s Frame of Mind: the familiar, this-time-of-year special consciousness of the passage of time. For most North Jersey residents, all the other seasons come and go with everyone too busy tending to everyday affairs to pay much attention to the big picture: …

North Jersey Real Estate Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too

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It’s hard to even think about New Year’s without the word ‘resolutions’ popping into your head—not to mention that it’s nearly impossible to go to any kind of Morris County New Year’s Eve get-together without the topic coming up. In the realms of diet and exercise, New Year’s resolutions are highly relevant, and the pledges made on their account are …

Choosing a Morris County Agent with this ‘Must Have’ Quality

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  There is one overriding quality you must demand when you hire the Morris County agent who will be your partner and representative. It’s a quality you and you alone are qualified to judge. And it should be the final determinant—the last factor you consider before you make your final agent choice. Now it’s true that in many instances, this …

Chance Morris County Open House Visits can Spark Interest

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  More than one Morris County home sale has resulted from a couple’s chance encounter with a local open house. It still happens that they just drop in on the spur of the moment. “Oh look! They’re having an open house down the street!” turns into curiosity, then interest, excitement—and ultimately, a life-altering change in where they call home. Today …

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 …