Time to Start Which 4 Home Improvement Projects?

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U.S. News and World Report may not be the primary source most homeowners turn to for Morris County real estate news flashes, but this month they have brought up some relevant insights regarding home improvement projects. A week or so before Thanksgiving Day, they published an opinion piece urging homeowners to get off the sofa and “set yourself up for …

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 …

Do You Know Why 29,000,000 Americans are Losing Sleep?

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Real estate is bugging 29 million Americans—and who can blame them? According to Realtor Magazine, more than 10% of U.S. adults say they are losing sleep worrying over residential issues. Area residents might not be part of any rampant insomnia epidemic, but for many, at least some components of Morris County housing costs have been inching up. The source for …

Morris County Real Estate Investor Strategy Augments Retirement

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Last week, CNBC’s Jeff Brown came up with a report on how some investors are proactively countering “worries their nest egg will come up short.” That might sound familiar to Morris County residents who find themselves worrying a little more as each year passes. Retirement may be that much closer—but it’s far from certain how comfortable those latter years are …

Morris County Real Estate Investments—2 Significant Tax Facts

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For those who may have been wondering how the final GOP Tax Bill could affect possible real estate investment plans and tax liability next year, the changes can be significant. I know, I know. As soon as you saw “tax liability,” your eyes glossed over and your finger got ready to swipe right. But before you skip the following, I …

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 …

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 …

National Home Prices Jump 37% Since 2014

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When Morris County homeowners sit down to plot out their household’s long-range financial plan, the value they ascribe to their Morris County home usually deserves a leading role. As research firm Pulsenomics puts it, “changes in single-family home values can have profound impacts on consumer balance sheets.” Yet it’s often the case that homeowners assume that their home’s value is …