Experts Startled by Early U.S. New House Sales Increase

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Morris County house sales do usually respond in the seasonal pattern that is familiar in most other areas. Spring and summer lead the way for weather-related, financial, school scheduling and other family-related reasons. From now into well past July (and sometimes even August), house sales activity can be counted on to peak. Those are the normal expectations. But when any …

The Absolute Best Time for Buying a Home in Morris County

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To end the suspense, the answer to the title question about when is the optimal time to buy a home in Morris County has been officially answered. The answer is, more or less, “now.” All right, there’s an alternate answer, “as soon as practical”—but that is a less dramatic-sounding version of the same thing. The official nature of that answer …

New Year’s Predictions for Steady Real Estate Market in 2017

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It’s that time again: the annual look at whether there is a convincing consensus among real estate experts for what to expect in the coming year. Morris County homeowners and potential homeowners found generally welcoming conditions throughout 2016, as steadily improving property values and low mortgage interest rates echoed the national picture. With lending rates beginning to rise, there could …

Are Morris County Home Values Connected to Starbucks? Really?

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Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that Morris County real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. I was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national real …

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 …