Imagining the Unimaginable Rebound in Home Equity

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We’ve all witnessed the remarkable rebound in real estate values—and last week, the scale of that recovery was the subject of a CNBC commentary. “A growing number of homeowners are in the money,” it found; then, “Homeowners are sitting on trillions in tappable home equity.” Trillions? That’s a number that sounds quite impressive—but also hard to grasp. To get a …

5+5 Heads-Ups Prevent Morris County Winter Emergencies

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Over the weekend, at the same time California’s Santa Ana winds were dealing chaos in the west, the premature arrival of winter weather was pounding the other side of the country compliments of Winter Storm Benji. The unprecedented December snowfall started in New Orleans and worked its way all the way up the East Coast to Maine—all of which made …

Sensible Improvements for Morris County Homes for Sale

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For local homeowners whose Morris County homes will be up for sale in 2018, there’s bound to be some consternation regarding how much time, effort, and budget need be directed to the project. In addition to formulating a timetable for extra maintenance in areas where signs of undue wear and tear stand out, there’s the question of whether more ambitious …

4 Tips for a More Economical Morris County Winter

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Officially, it may not be winter in Morris County yet, but the end of November is more than a signal to turn to the last page in 2017’s calendar. It’s definitely time for Morris County residents to secure their domiciles against the mercury drops Mother Nature will be providing sooner or later. Even in places where a November heat wave …

It’s Prime Time for Morris County Landscaping Ingenuity

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Morris County gardening enthusiasts already know this—but for those whose thumbs are anything but green, right now is a special time of year where landscaping is concerned. It’s Morris County’s high season for planting and transplanting! You don’t have to intend on listing your Morris County home anytime soon to have a vested interest in maximizing your home’s curb appeal. …

Morris County Refi Warriors Take the Initiative

Noelle Paclawskyj Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Mortgage rates, Mountain Lakes, Renovations, Luxury, Luxury Homes, home improvement, mortgage refinance

Back when Morris County mortgage interest rates plummeted by 46% in less than four years, it precipitated a sort of refi tsunami. The volume of Morris County refinancings was nothing short of enormous. For the first time in a long time, the benefit for homeowners who could lower their Morris County mortgage interest payments had become all but irresistible to …

Home Hacks: Nine Tips for Homeowners

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You don’t have to be holding a showing or open house to appreciate time-saving maintenance and organizational tips. Nowadays, many of these are being called “home hacks”—but no matter what you call them, when you find yourself repeatedly dealing with recurring cleaning and household organizational problems, simple shortcuts are what is called for. Without further ado, here are 9 home …

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 …

Home Design Trends Reflect Changing Environment

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Morris County real estate—like all real estate—is a supremely local activity. Area homeowners who like to keep an eye on New Jersey and national trends do so because some of them may surface in future buyer preferences. For Morris County homeowners in a remodeling frame of mind, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of “what’s hot.” When it comes to …

Now is Prime Time for Morris County Home Improvement Plans

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When, as the holiday lyrics have it, “the weather outside is frightful,” that makes it a good time to start planning the coming year’s home improvement projects. If you wait for ideal weather conditions to begin laying out your plans, you’re likely to wind up well behind schedule before you even start. If the home improvements you are contemplating can …