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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …