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

Moving from NY to New Jersey

From New York City to a Northern NJ Home: It Could Be For You!

By | home buying, homebuying, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

For the young professional, living in New York City may seem the life! Thanks to a largely 24-hour public transportation system, it’s easy to go where you want, when you want. If you’re feeling up to a night out, all you have to do is head downtown. If you like to shop, there’s a vast… Continued

September 30, 2015

South Orange NJ

5 Things That Make South Orange, NJ So Liveable and Likeable

By | home buying, Home selling, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, South Orange NJ, victoria carter

A walk down the residential streets of South Orange, NJ takes you along cozy, vintage-looking pathways. In the evenings, gas lamps still light the way for its almost 16,500 residents. South Orange is one of several towns in New Jersey that still retain gas lamps giving it a sense of old world charm. Coupled with… Continued

July 31, 2015

Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Raise Your Home Value with Great Curb Appeal

By | curb appeal, home buying, Home selling, housing, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, victoria carter

First impressions last. It is a statement that holds true in business, love, and even real estate. Not surprisingly, ninety percent of real estate agents cite first impression of the front entry as important when selling a home. Whether it is landscaping, decorative trim or the condition of the windows, the outside appearance of a… Continued

June 30, 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

5 Things That Make Short Hills, NJ So Liveable and Likeable

By | arboretum, home buying, housing, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, real estate team, schools, Short Hills Mall, Short Hills NJ, victoria carter

Elegant tudors, majestic center hall colonials, Cape Cod style houses and even strikingly modern homes all make up the distinctive enclave of Short Hills, NJ. A small, truly unique community and one where I have the pleasure of working, it is home to just over 13,000 residents, half the size of many neighboring towns. When… Continued

April 30, 2015

The Summit Diner, Summit NJ

5 Things That Make Summit, NJ So Liveable and Likeable

By | home buying, Home selling, housing, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, Short Hills Mall, Summit Nj, victoria carter

Summit, NJ is simply one of my favorite communities. A little unknown fact is that Summit is a city, not just a town. It has its own police force, fire department and over 21,000 residents. Home to a fabulous hospital, Overlook Medical Center, and a thriving arts center, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, it… Continued

April 1, 2015