What’s the Simplest Way to Prep Your Morris County House?

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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 …

Timing Your Morris County Home’s Sale

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Hardly anyone decides to put their own Morris County house up for sale without wondering whether there wouldn’t be a better time to do so. There are a couple of different ways to look at the timing of your Morris County home’s sale—but only one of them is controversial. Controversial: timing by the calendar. A good number of real estate …

It’s Prime Time for Morris County Landscaping Ingenuity

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Morris County gardening enthusiasts already know this—but for those whose thumbs are anything but green, right now is a special time of year where landscaping is concerned. It’s Morris County’s high season for planting and transplanting! You don’t have to intend on listing your Morris County home anytime soon to have a vested interest in maximizing your home’s curb appeal. …

6 Ways to Zero in on the Lowest Morris County Mortgage Rates

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Without knowing it, many people develop something akin to a split personality when it comes to buying a home. In the beginning, as they pursue their ideal Morris County house, they automatically assume an unabashedly active role. Nobody has to tell them that they’re the boss in the process—since they are the customer, they correctly expect to be in total …

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 …

Packing and Moving Do’s and Don’ts

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When you first contemplate packing and moving, it’s advisable to take a deep breath first, then close your eyes and mentally recall the best, most positive moments from past moves. Okay, if there aren’t any of those, try thinking of some bracing truism like “This, too, shall pass” or “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” Realistically, the packing …

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 …

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 …

Buyers Mortgage Interest Rate News May Spur Morris County Home Buyers

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For prospective home buyers who have been eyeing the Morris County listings without any particular sense of urgency, last week’s mortgage interest rate news could have added an element of angst. In the up-again/down-again world of consumer finance, even the threat of higher mortgage interest rates acts as a nudge in favor of action. And the lead story in USA …