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 …

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 …

Morris County Real Estate and the Advent of “Surban”

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If you’re keeping abreast of the latest Morris County real estate doings and you come across the word “surban”—that isn’t just some sloppy spelling. It’s a new real estate term we’re likely to see a lot more often. The most-cited definition for “surban” is in Urban Dictionary.com. It defines the word as “a mix of urban and suburban living.” That’s …

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 …

How Do You Find the Best Morris County Real Estate Agent?

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If anyone out there is looking for the most mediocre Morris County real estate agent to represent them, they are keeping it secret. Although people usually prefer not to behave in dull, predictable ways, when someone is about to put their own Morris County home on the market or to buy their next house, almost everyone winds up with the …

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 …

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 …