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 …

Morris County Readers find Sweet Real Estate Reports

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Our North Jersey’s real estate picture usually differs little from that of the nation as a whole. The latest rumblings from the mass media and web continue to bolster the picture of rising values and quickening activity—a sweet story with nary a sour note. In fact the unanimity of voices from almost every corner of the country is a story …

You, Too, Can be a Morris County Home Buying Genius!

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One of CNN’s most popular sites is called CNNMoney. Dollars and cents are its singular focus—no film reviews, fashion statements, or political insights. For Morris County readers minding their bank accounts, it makes consistently interesting reading. The other day, an eye-catching ad for CNNMoney appeared on the screens of real estate sites. If you’d been browsing the North Jersey listings, …

North Jersey Spec Home Builders Needn’t Compete with L.A.’s Newest

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A Morris County “spec” home is a residence that has been designed and built by a North Jersey entrepreneur who has no pre-existing sales order. Morris County spec homes are bold ventures: they have to be built with confidence that the design and execution will be attractive enough to generate a sale. To return a profit that’s worth the risk, …

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 …

Morris County Green Homes add Green to Owners’ Wallets

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Whether we see it as evidence of the advance of a wider green homes movement or simply of rising environmental consciousness, North Jersey green homes are becoming properties with a distinct marketable sales advantage. What were once viewed as altruistic gestures practiced by only the most dedicated preservationists are going mainstream—and at a rapid clip. The National Association of Realtors® …

Will North Jersey Real Estate Reflect Trend to Downsizer Nation?

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You would think that smaller homes would be skyrocketing in popularity right about now. Statistics show that the average number of people in American households is shrinking. Practicality would seem to dictate that a trend toward downsizing should be underway, with significant implications for North Jersey real estate. It’s no exaggeration to say that for as long as many Americans …

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 …

4 Reasons North Jersey Real Estate Investments are Worth a Look!

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Good investors tend to be cautious souls. For those who prior to 2007 had never ventured into the realm of Morris County real estate investments, the ensuing downturn might have been enough to discourage any curiosity about that direction (even if their other investments had also suffered during the global financial crisis). Nonetheless, at this juncture those same cautious investors …

Morris County Mortgage Interest Rates Still Slumber…for Now!

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Morris County’s mortgage interest rates have been so low for so long that there is the definite possibility that the real value they represent—for both North Jersey home buyers and sellers—may now be being taken for granted. It’s only natural. If you believe that past history is the best predictor of future performance, last January’s common wisdom that mortgage interest …