Downsizing Trend Collides with “the Multigenerational Thing”

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Downsizing has gotten a lot of attention as Baby Boomers—many of whom have become empty-nesters—discover that they don’t need the space, expense, and elbow grease required to keep up the family property. But there is a counter-trend that could well explain the popularity (and desirability) of many big ol’ Morris County homes. It’s a multigenerational thing. It was to be …

4 Reasons for Buying Morris County Homes Now that Fall is Here

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Throughout the country, spring and summer are when the most serious house hunting takes place. Springtime is, after all, the season when it just feels right to undertake major initiatives—and buying Morris County homes certainly falls into that category. But if your own school or work calendar doesn’t dictate the timing, there are some good reasons why putting it off …

What’s the Simplest Way to Prep Your Morris County House?

Noelle Paclawskyj Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Downsizing, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Listing agent, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Selling, real estate

Prepping your Morris County house for sale can be a challenge or a pleasure—for the most part, that’s determined by how much attention you’ve been able to give the place in the past few years. Either way, the first action item is to make a thorough reconnaissance of the property. The punch list of maintenance initiatives that results will determine …

How Much Does Inflation Affect Morris County Real Estate Wealth?

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It’s been quite a while since inflation was a subject that cropped up regularly in the news—yet it’s never ceased being a major factor affecting Morris County real estate wealth. For younger Morris County homeowners who have never experienced rampant inflation, if it starts to build steam, it can get the public’s attention in a hurry. Inflation is what happens …

Sell Your Morris County Home by Neutralizing the Nuances

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It may sound paradoxical, but one proven way to sell your Morris County home is to make it boring…or at least, a little bit more boring. The principle here stems from buyer psychology—specifically, the difference between a house that would make a great tourist attraction and one whose first impression is more apt to lead to a sale. At first …

Solved: When is the Best Time to Sell Your Morris County House?

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When is the best time for selling your Morris County house? Is there even a best time? If the change in residence is triggered by some inflexible external factor (like a transfer at work), the answer is foreordained: NOW! That can be right now, or in November, or February—since you will be making the move, to avoid paying for two …

For Morris County Home Furnishing Decisions, Avoid Creepy

Noelle Paclawskyj Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Marketing, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Selling

The majority of Morris County homeowners make most home furnishing decisions piecemeal rather than in a single remodeling blitz. Even when you move to a new home, for practical reasons most of your household furnishings come with. Favorite pieces of furniture, art objects, and décor items accompany you from place to place even if they aren’t than perfect matches with …

Morris County Homeowners Tempted by Sellers Market Conditions

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“Circumlocution” ­—the hefty word for “beating around the bush”­­—describes what the national real estate news feeds have been practicing for a while when it comes to the state of the marketplace. Until recently, most analysts seemed reluctant to call this spring’s U.S. lineup a “sellers market”—perhaps because the phrase might discourage would-be buyers. That began to change last month. As …

Pssst! No Secrets for Selling Your Morris County House

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If you’ve learned to skip past onscreen click-me’s with hyperlinks reading, “Top 10 Secrets” or “Best Kept Secrets of the Pros,” you can usually rest assured that you’ve saved yourself some time. No matter whether the long-hidden secrets deal with diet tips, shopping discounts, or travel destinations, nine times out of ten the real secret turns out to be the …

Morris County Real Estate: Scoping a Clearer Picture for 2018

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It’s irresistible: peering into the new year, trying to guess what the Morris County real estate landscape will look like in the coming 365 days. At the close of an outstanding 2017, although it’s always a little foolish to assume too much about details in a world that changes as rapidly as ours does, I think there are some more-probable-than-not …