housing trends

4 New Jersey Housing Trends for 2018

By | Housing Trends

The spring housing market has arrived, and similar to 2017, inventory is tight and housing prices are strong. Uncertainty over new tax laws and the deductibility of prepaid property taxes has pushed some sellers into wait-and-see mode, limited supply, and caused New Jersey home buyers to wonder whether there is any relief in sight. In… Continued

April 30, 2018

northern NJ neighborhoods

What Can a Real Estate Agent Do for You?

By | home buying, Home selling, homebuying, housing, Housing Trends, neighborhood, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, victoria carter

For potential homebuyers or sellers, the personalized attention and expertise of a real estate agent can make all the difference. In the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 87% of homebuyers reported purchasing their home through a real estate agent, and 88% of buyers would use their agent again. The… Continued

March 31, 2016

aging in plae

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Grow With You

By | aging in place, homebuying, Housing Trends, New Jersey, northern NJ, renting a home, victoria carter

“Nearly 9 of 10 people age 65 and older want to remain in their homes and communities as they get older,” according to a recent AARP Bulletin. The challenge is that as people age, their needs change and rather than live in a retirement community or nursing home, seniors are choosing to adapt their homes… Continued

January 30, 2016

2016 real estate trends

Buying a Home in 2016: 5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

By | financing a home, home buying, homebuying, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, mortgages, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, renting a home, Short Hills Mall, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter, West Orange NJ

Frustration. Confusion. Disappointment. With home prices in the U.S. rising an average of 17% over the last three years, many hopeful homeowners have had their hopes dashed by the strong housing market. Housing inventories have been low, and in many of the towns in our area, sellers have had the luxury of multiple bids. There… Continued

December 26, 2015

Thomas Edison Glenmont Estate West Orange NJ

West Orange’s Gregory Neighborhood Is Trending and Affordable

By | Glenmont, home buying, homebuying, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, schools, South Orange NJ, Thomas Edison, victoria carter, West Orange NJ

The township of West Orange—nestled amongst the ridges of the picturesque Watchung mountains in northern New Jersey–is starting to pique the interest of homebuyers. The onetime home of Thomas Edison, it has a population of 46,000 and a diverse array of communities. Whether you’re part of a small family, a young professional, or looking for… Continued

November 21, 2015

NJ Summer Housing Prices

Will the NJ Summer Housing Market Sizzle or Fizzle?

By | home buying, Home selling, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

Despite the frenzy of homebuying activity over the last few months, NJ housing prices are still recovering from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. In fact, according to a recent article on northjersey.com, “Home values are no higher than they were in 2004, both nationally and in the region.” As surprising, at the end… Continued

May 31, 2015

Brooklyn NY

2015 Housing Trend: Moving from Brooklyn to Maplewood and South Orange

By | General, Glenmont, home buying, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, South Orange NJ, Thomas Edison, victoria carter

As of 2013, Brooklyn, New York had almost 2.6 million residents. As the second largest borough of New York City, it could actually be the 4th largest city in the United States in population surpassed only by New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. My team and I see so many families that make the… Continued

December 27, 2014

The Value of a Real Estate Team Approach

By | General, home buying, Home selling, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, real estate team, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

Although there are many aspects to buying and selling homes, an integrated real estate team has an incredible edge over individual agents. There is the technical expertise that goes along with the specialization of team roles which may include buyer’s agents, listing specialists, transaction coordinators and marketing personnel. But there is also a uniquely human… Continued

November 20, 2014