Victoria Carter
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Top 5 School Rankings Surveys for New Jersey Home Buyers

School rankings matter, especially in New Jersey. According to a Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors, 25% of home buyers rank school quality as a deciding factor in their home purchase decision. Another 20% of buyers from the same survey rate proximity to schools as a key factor in […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Realtor, Real Estate Agent, and Broker?

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, a major step is choosing the right real estate agent to assist you. I am often asked the difference between a realtor, real estate agent, and broker. It’s no surprise people find the designations confusing, so here is a brief explanation of the three roles. What […]

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10 NJ Housing Market Statistics to Know

When it comes to finding the place you want to call home, New Jersey has a lot to offer – especially northern New Jersey along the Midtown Direct train line. The proximity to New York City is hard to beat, and along with the perks of living within commuting distance of Manhattan, northern New Jersey […]

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4 New Jersey Housing Trends for 2018

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 […]

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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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