Financial Guru’s Advice Yields 4 Morris County Home Buying Steps

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What a simpler world it would be if Morris County home buying could be reduced to anything like a simple 4-Step process. Even better if those were four easy steps. Actually, without actually coming out and saying so, that’s the tantalizing prospect hinted at on radio financial guru Dave Ramsey’s web site’s “Home Buying Process Made Easy.” Ramsey is the …

Showings in Morris County Contain an Element of Illusion

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Showings—whether here in Morris County or anywhere else—can succeed or fail as a result of quite minor details. Appreciating that fact isn’t hard to do when you relate showings to their theatrical first cousins: stage presentations. In important ways, they are quite similar. Think of what happens when you attend a live play. The audience finds their seats, settle in, …

For Morris County Homeowners 55 and Up: a Practical Issue

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While much attention is directed at the phalanx of youthful first-time homebuyers, the  Millennials and GenXers aren’t the only groups who are having a substantial influence on the direction of Morris County’s real estate market. Whether they are tagged “mature,” “aging,” or downright “elderly,” the over 55-crowd comprise an increasingly influential part of the marketplace. They are also facing some …

When the Weather Puts a Crimp in Morris County Showings

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When even severely draught-ridden California neighborhoods are having trouble coming up for air, you know that 2017 is turning out to be one of those winters. Punxsutawney Phil only confirmed what we already knew: until the bulbs start pushing their way upward, we’re likely to have more wind-blown stormy days than usual. When it comes to Morris County showings, some …

Facts Argue Why Listing Now Might be Shrewd

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If this is going to be a year of upsets, the rules for when Morris County listings are best initiated might be primed to fly out the window. There’s no guarantee that 2017’s Morris County listing performance will bend the rules, but if the National Association of Realtor’s® news site is right, it’s a definite possibility. The history has long …

Asking Price Decision is Crucial for Morris County Home Sellers

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For more than a year, it’s been the happy trend across the nation for the average DOM (days on market) for residential properties to have been declining. It’s a “speed of sale” measure—one that most Morris County home sellers hope will reflect that it won’t be long before they are handing the keys to happy new owners. There are some …

Mountain Lakes Real Estate and “Back From the Abyss”

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If you listen to the Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poors-Dow Jones, the nation’s housing market has reached an important milestone—one likely to be appreciated by real estate holders—Mountain Lakes homeowners and investors included. The gentleman in the spotlight is David Blitzer, who is the head man when it comes to the S&P Case-Shiller Index, the most …

Surprise November Morris County Mortgage Rates Surprise Experts

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Last week, when Morris County mortgage rates began to rise abruptly, you’d have to say that it was actually a double-barreled surprise. In addition to the sudden blip up on the mortgage rate charts, there was the second shocker: that so many expert observers were taken by surprise. Even though the actual rise in mortgage rates was what Zillow’s chief …

4 Reasons Morris County Real Estate Investments are “Smartest”

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When you see any title here containing the words “Morris County Real Estate Investment,” you won’t be terribly surprised if the gist turns out to be what a good idea! When you’ve had the experience of seeing clients succeed with many real estate investment projects, it’s an unavoidable conclusion. Unfortunately, also pretty yawn-worthy. That’s why I was pleased to come …

U.S. Home Owner’s Equity Doubles: Here’s How and Why

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Diana Olick is a well-known industry writer. Anyone with an interest in Morris County real estate can usually find something of value when she comes up with a new entry in her CNBC column (the one with the pun-worthy title, “Realty Check”). This month she commented on the rising housing market across the nation and its repercussions in terms of …