Victoria Carter
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5 Reasons to Home Stage When Selling Your Home

First impressions are everything in real estate. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a house from the moment you walked in the door, you know the power of a good first impression. Once a home buyer imagines cozying up to the fireplace or sipping coffee at the breakfast nook, the house is as good […]

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5 Reasons to Move to Bloomfield, NJ

Looking to leave the city? Bloomfield, New Jersey, is increasingly popular with city dwellers seeking charm, friendly neighbors, nature-filled parks and the occasional summer concert. This town of approximately 48,000 residents is adjacent to bustling Montclair and just north of Newark. A popular suburb for growing families and busy commuters making the daily trek into […]

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Real Estate Rainmakers, Vol. 3 | Victoria Carter

In January of this year, I had the pleasure of talking with CityBlast as part of their Real Estate Rainmakers series. In it, I answered 21 questions about the real estate industry, housing market trends, and effective marketing strategies. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions you will undertake in your lifetime. With two […]

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5 Must-Knows When You Need a Variance in NJ

With New Jersey’s 565 municipalities which include boroughs, cities, towns, townships, and villages, obtaining a variance for your home in the Garden State may be harder than you think. A variance, or special permission for anything you need to do on your property that isn’t otherwise permitted, is regulated at the municipal level. So, if […]

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Moving from Manhattan to the New Jersey Suburbs: 5 Things to Know

Are you considering making the move from Manhattan to the New Jersey suburbs? You’re not alone. Many city dwellers have already left the most expensive city in America, while others are weighing the advantages. One study published by the U.S. Census Bureau found that nearly one million more people have left New York than moved […]

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5 Reasons to Move to Glen Ridge, New Jersey

If quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and great schools top your list of must-haves, then Glen Ridge may be calling your name. This small town in Essex County, NJ is stunningly beautiful and full of charm with maple tree-lined streets and historic homes. The town’s trademark is the 600 plus vintage gas lamps lining the streets […]

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5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Fall is officially here, and along with the arrival of pumpkin spice everything, change is in the air. Are you thinking about selling your house? Now just might be the ideal time. The weather is pleasant, and potential buyers are traversing the Sunday open houses. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate remains historically low, and financing […]

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Should You Install a Backup Generator for your Home?

The tragic events of Hurricane Harvey and the imagery of the devastation in Houston remind so many of us of Hurricane Sandy five years ago. After Hurricane Sandy, nicknamed “Superstorm Sandy,” many residents decided to purchase a backup generator. Other people who had portable backup generators before Sandy decided to upgrade and installed whole house […]

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What To Do When You Are Selling Your Home

Your home is probably the most valuable asset you own, so when it comes time to sell it, every advantage matters. There’s no doubt the process is hard; people describe selling their home as one of life’s most stressful events – on par with divorce, parenthood, and job loss. It sounds bleak, but in my […]

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The Ins and Outs of Getting a Mortgage in New Jersey

Whether you are a first-time or multi-time homebuyer, financing is an integral part of the homebuying process. In fact, understanding the nuances of the down payment requirements, the effect of interest rates, and the impact of your credit score are fundamental to a smooth home buying experience. There are a multitude of logistics that go […]

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