Morris County Real Estate Investor Strategy Augments Retirement

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, real estate investment, retirement

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 and the Advent of “Surban”

themenardgroup Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes

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 …

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

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Listing agent, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Luxury Buyers

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

themenardgroup Uncategorized, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Luxury, Selling

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 …

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 …

Morris County Homeowners Tempted by Sellers Market Conditions

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Buying, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Listing agent, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Luxury Buyers, Selling

“Circumlocution” ­—the hefty word for “beating around the bush”­­—describes what the national real estate news feeds have been practicing for a while when it comes to the state of the marketplace. Until recently, most analysts seemed reluctant to call this spring’s U.S. lineup a “sellers market”—perhaps because the phrase might discourage would-be buyers. That began to change last month. As …

Pssst! No Secrets for Selling Your Morris County House

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Downsizing, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Listing agent, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Selling

If you’ve learned to skip past onscreen click-me’s with hyperlinks reading, “Top 10 Secrets” or “Best Kept Secrets of the Pros,” you can usually rest assured that you’ve saved yourself some time. No matter whether the long-hidden secrets deal with diet tips, shopping discounts, or travel destinations, nine times out of ten the real secret turns out to be the …

“My Morris County House Will Sell Itself” Can be a Problem

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Selling your home, Luxury, Luxury Homes

You might think that when your house is in terrific shape, that’s all you need to guarantee a quick, successful sale. Just because it is located in a desirable Morris County neighborhood on a great street populated with conscientious neighbors—and just because it has most of the features and attributes that today’s buyers seem to want—that it’s a cinch to …

Morris County Real Estate: Scoping a Clearer Picture for 2018

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Buying, Morris county, North Jersey, Mortgage rates, Mountain Lakes, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Luxury Buyers, Selling

It’s irresistible: peering into the new year, trying to guess what the Morris County real estate landscape will look like in the coming 365 days. At the close of an outstanding 2017, although it’s always a little foolish to assume too much about details in a world that changes as rapidly as ours does, I think there are some more-probable-than-not …

Sensible Improvements for Morris County Homes for Sale

themenardgroup Uncategorized, Morris county, North Jersey, Mountain Lakes, House prices, Luxury, Luxury Homes, Selling, home improvement

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 …