Tips to Make the Most of Morris County Open House Visits

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Spring is Morris County’s prime selling season, which means that, in addition to the welcome appearance of springtime flowers, we can look forward to the seasonal crop of Morris County “Open House” signs that will be sprouting up around town. The Open House events they announce will draw a wide audience of visitors, from the inevitable looky-loos to the serious …

First-Time Morris County Homebuyers, Where to Start

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When it comes to figuring out how to begin up the path to homeownership, Morris County renters are left pretty much to their own devices. For the majority of first-time buyers who will use home loan financing to get there, getting started is simple enough: you begin by knowing two basic numbers. The first is the amount of money you …

Morris County House Hunting Online: an Equifax Warning

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When Equifax issues a warning specifically directed at online house hunting, Morris County real estate searchers (including readers right here) have ample reason to pay attention. You probably recall from last September how Equifax admitted to having been victimized by one of the most massive data breaches in internet history. Among the 143,000,000 Americans affected by the personal data collection …

The “Amazon Effect” on Morris County Residential Neighborhoods

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Amazon—or, more precisely, the Amazon phenomenon—is bound to have an increasing impact on Morris County residential neighborhood preferences. The connection hasn’t yet been widely acknowledged, but it’s hard to deny the logic behind it. The connection I’m pointing to isn’t the web behemoth’s rumored expansion into real estate. That was quietly floated last summer—and just as quickly abandoned. Without ceremony, …

Common Sense Might Not Shape Future Morris County Home Sales

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Many Morris County homeowners will be planning to list their properties this spring because it’s when future home sales would be expected to peak. Historically, at least, spring is when a sudden crush of prospects usually arrive on the scene. But this year, the upward drift in mortgage interest rates might have would-be sellers worried. After all, it’s common sense …

5 Reasons for Buying Your Morris County Home Now

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There’s no challenging that ancient fable about the boy who cried wolf—which boils down to a simple story about why false alarms turn into more than minor irritants when a real wolf shows up. I can’t think of a comparable fable for the opposite situation, which is when an opportune circumstance has been ballyhooed so often that a surefire opportunity …

3 Simple Moves Build Power for Buying Your Morris Countys House

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Since buying a house in Morris Countys is rarely a spur-of-the-moment decision, the shrewdest way to use any lead time is to fortify your side of the coming transaction. After all, there will be two sides striking that bargain. For their side, the sellers will have to spruce up the property, prepare a marketing plan, post their Morris Countys listing, …

Beyond the “Must-Do” Tip for Morris County First-Time Homebuyers

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Last week’s “Moneywatch” article on CBSNews.com was a surefire attention grabber. It promised to reveal a single “must do” tip for first-time homebuyers. The main point covered familiar ground—but within the supporting information were some facts that could nudge some Morris County renters into becoming first-time homebuyers. Although the headlined “Don’t Buy a Home Without Doing This First” tip was …

Brightening Prospects for Buying a Home in Morris County

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Because buying a home has long been a hallmark of success in America, whenever that possibility seems to weaken for the average Joe (or Josette), it comes as sobering news. Back in June, CNN Money ran a downbeat story focused on how the rising cost of housing had been “putting a major squeeze” on some Americans. For Morris County readers …

Applying for Morris County Mortgages: One Underlying Factor

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Every mortgage lender develops their own unique guidelines for evaluating the factors contained in a home loan application. These may change from time to time so that their portfolios stay “balanced”—that is, so that the cumulative risk represented by the entire batch of home loans do not exceed the level of risk they wish to assume. Potential Morris County mortgage …