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 …

Real Estate Appraisals in Morris County: Edging Toward Automation

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Some predictions for New Year 2018 may be controversial, but one trend is beyond question: almost every sector of everyday life in Morris County will continue to be transformed—either incrementally or massively—by automation of one sort or another. Hordes of self-driving cars and trucks aren’t likely to take over Morris County streets this year, nor will Robocops start patrolling our …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Morris County “Pet-Friendly” Homes: It All Begins with Petscaping!

Noelle Paclawskyj Uncategorized, Buying, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Garden State, Selling your home, Luxury Homes, Luxury Buyers, Selling

“Pet-Friendly” is a term that used to be confined to the Morris County Homes for Rent ads and a few open-minded hotel chains. Given the 84+ million American households which now include pets as family members, Morris County homeowners who plan on listing their property anytime soon might include those animal census numbers in their thinking. There may not yet …

Business Real Estate Strategy for Morris County Entrepreneurs

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Most Morris County small businesspeople will recognize this post-startup scenario. It’s the moment when the whole idea of long-range planning first starts to make sense. Although everyone who stakes his or her claim in a new business hopes for success, in the beginning, that outcome is far from certain. Throughout the early going, the first order of business has been …