Brian McCarthy's Blog Posts

Dont Wait To Sell Your Home

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few

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Home Price Appreciation Is As Simple As Supply And Demand

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared

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Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to

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3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the

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Moving Vs Refinancing How To Make A Good Decision

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a

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More Sellers Are Ready To Enter The Housing Market

One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful

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Why Waiting To Buy A Home Could Cost You A Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes

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3 Graphs To Show Selling Right Now Is A Wise Decision

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the

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Real Estate Market Stats March 2021 Vs 2020

March 2021Normal spring increases in sales activity, coupled with relaxing COVID-19 policies, created a very busy March real estate market as buyer demand continued largely unabated in the face of

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Will The Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second

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Are Home Price Appreciations Accelerating Again

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would

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Top 5 Mistakes I See Todays Sellers Making

1) Not preparing sufficiently before listing the house on the market. I don't walk into too many homes these days that are in pristine selling condition from the start. Before you have photos

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Study Finds Jersey City Has Nations Fifth Highest Rents

Jersey City is the fifth most expensive city in America behind New York, Boston, L.A., and San Francisco. Graphic courtesy HowMuch.net.While construction in Jersey City has continued

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This Is Not A Bubble Its Simply Lack Of Supply

It's a discouraging scene: Bidding wars, soaring prices, and fears that homeownership is becoming out of reach for millions of Americans. We're in a housing frenzy, driven by a massive shortage of

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The Latest Job Report As It Relates To Real Estate

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000.

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Upgrades For The Highest ROI When Selling

As you consider upgrading your home in preparation for an easy sale, there are a few questions to consider before diving in. Once you answer those, you'll have a clearer idea of what

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Real Estate Is The Strongest Tailwind To Todays Recovering Economy

Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and

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6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time

Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the

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The Benefits Of A 20 Percent Down Payment

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure

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Figuring Out The ROI Of A Renovation

After ten years of living in our home, and adding children, pets and too much stuff, my wife and I decided our home was no longer working for us as well as we’d like. When we looked at it, we had

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected To Increase And What It Means For You

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 

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Journal Square Growth Spurt On The Way But Are Residents Ready For Plenty Of New Neighbors

The blueprint was drawn 11 years ago: a sweeping plan encompassing the diverse, historic Journal Square, that would revitalize it as a business hub and prioritize sustainability. Now, proposals

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Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue Through 2021

With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise. Recently, 

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In Hoboken And Jersey City PostCovid Restaurants Are Shifting To The Contactless Automat Style Of Ki

Post-Covid restaurants are shifting to the contactless "Automat" style of kitchen service. Downtown Jersey City and Hoboken are both welcoming this new style early this year. Contactless

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This Year May Be The Best Time For Millennials To Buy A New Home

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often considered prime

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The Local Hudson Co Stats 2020 Vs 2021

Comparing 2020's first and seconds halves of the year to current, active listings in 2021 (as of Feb 2, 2021)Closing prices did not quite live up to asking prices almost across the board in Hudson

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3 Reasons We Are Not Heading Into A Housing Bubble

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble

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Home Trends To Watch For In 2021

As 2020 caught us spending more time at home, homeowners began rethinking how they would use their homes in the new year. Some homeowners may even end up listing their current home to take advantage

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Pending Home Sales Set December Record

WASHINGTON (January 29, 2021) – Despite dropping slightly in the last month of 2020, the latest pending home sales registered as the highest ever recorded in the month of December, according to

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Real Estate Pros Pick 2021s 7 Biggest Housing Issues

The lack of inventory will be the biggest story in housing this year, said real estate professionals recently surveyed by HomeLight, a real estate referral company. HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights

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December 2020 Market Wrap Up Report

December is normally one of the slowest months of the year but strong buyer demand across most segments of the market, buoyed by near-record low interest rates, continue to drive a healthy sales

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What You Can Expect Your First Year In A New Home

Moving can be exciting, and it can also be scary. It can be smooth sailing or so wrought with silly (or serious) issues that your cat peeing in the box of towels because you haven't unpacked his cat

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Pandemic Reshuffles Hot And Cold Housing Markets

Like any major market disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic has created its share of winners and the less fortunate across the real estate economy. Generally, the residential sector has outperformed

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Existing Home Sales Increase Reaches Highest Level Since Before Great Recession

December hit another historic peak for existing-home sales, experiencing the highest level since 2006 after rising 0.7 percent from the previous month. According to the latest data from the National

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Owning A Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the

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Should You Wait For Mortgage Rates To Drop Even More

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year.

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Here Are 4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes In 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of

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Whats In Store For Home Values In 2021

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the

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December 2020 Monthly Housing Market Trends

Number of Homes for Sale Hits a New Low. National inventory declined by 39.6% over the last year, and fell below 700,000 for the first time in our records. The inventory of newly listed properties

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December 2020 Monthly Housing Market Trends Report

Number of Homes for Sale Hits a New LowNational inventory declined by 39.6% over the last year, and fell below 700,000 for the first time in our records. The inventory of newly listed properties

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Some Highlights Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market. With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to

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3 Musts

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental

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November Home Sales Dip Nationwide

Key Highlights Existing-home sales decreased in November to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.69 million – down 2.5% from the prior month, but up 25.8% from one year ago. The median-

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Top Housing Experts Share Market Predictions During NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently held its second annual Real Estate Forecast Summit, featuring several economists, including NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of

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3 Graphs That Prove We Are Not Headed For Another Foreclosure Housing Crisis

We all know the saying about assumptions. And if you don’t, well…just Google it. With the massive surge of unemployment that happened this year, it’s natural to assume that a massive

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Why Working From Home May Spark Your Next Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate

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4 Reasons Why The Election Wont Dampen The Housing Market

Our President for the next 4 years is all but decided. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not be one of

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Election Cycles And The Housing Market

Planning For 2020: What An Election Year Means For Home Sales SHAREPresidential elections are an easy scapegoat for changes in consumer spending. Uncertainty can, and does, have an impact on

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Why The End Of Forbearance Does Not Mean A Bevy Of Foreclosures

Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an

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What You Should Know About Home Owners Associations

If you’re thinking about moving, there are a lot of factors to consider aside from the house itself. Homeowners associations are one example. Living in a community with a homeowners association

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Why Pricing Your House Well Is Essential

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National

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HOW WILL THE 2020 ELECTION AFFECT REAL ESTATE

HOW WILL THE 2020 ELECTION AFFECT REAL ESTATE? Whether we’re ready for it or not, the 2020 presidential election is right around the corner. As if this year hasn’t brought enough,

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Cost Vs Price Of A New Home

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently 

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What Shape Will The Economic Recovery Take

Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to

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Homes Across The Country Are Selling Fast

• Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on

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Real Estate Activity Strengthens As Economy Continues Phased Reopening

While much of the country was working on a phased reopening of the economy in June, real estate activity continued to strengthen as well. Nationally, June showing activity as tracked by ShowingTime

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Real Estate Tops Gallup Survey Of Best Long Term Investment Again

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds,

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What The Experts Are Saying About The Economic Slow Down

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A

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How Coronavirus Affects The 2020 Real Estate Market So Far

What Is Coronavirus?COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, is a viral infection with flu-like symptoms. The virus is primarily transmitted via respiratory droplets, such as when an infected

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Now Is The Time If You Are Considering Selling

The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019,

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How To Best Navigate New Color Trends

Bold, saturated colors are back after years of calm beiges, soothing grays, and varied whites dominating the interior design scene. What’s a homeowner to do?For years, homeowners and their real

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6 Metrics You Must Know To Identify Great Investments

biggerpockets.com/Billionaire Andrew Carnegie famously said that 90 percent of millionaires got their wealth by investing in real estate.While this is true historically, we seem to have reached a

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How AI Will Enter The Real Estate Market And Accurately Predict Future Property Appreciation Values

Technology continues to disrupt the residential real estate industry at a rapid pace. In 2020, it’s becoming more and more necessary for brokers to utilize technology and artificial intelligence

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December NJ Real Estate Market Stats Are In

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a

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2020 Home Improvement Projects With The Highest ROI

Curb appeal really does have a major impact on the return you'll see at resale. Among the top 10 home improvement projects with the highest return on investment (ROI) in Remodeling magazine's

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Top Design Trends To Follow For 2020

With the start of a new decade, many changes are taking place. In regards to design trends, 2010 brought white kitchens, clean lines and minimalistic decor. Now, there’s a shift to older, more

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Housing Is More Affordable Today Not Less

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased

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November FastStats For The State Of NJ

November monthly indicators for the residents of the state of New Jersey via NJAR.comIn November, the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was

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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home In 2020

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing

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A 365 Day Difference In Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits.

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October 2019 Local Real Estate Market In Review

In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in September. While the Federal Reserve reduced the federal-funds target rate by .25%, this decline was widely expected

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Forget The Price Of A Home And Consider The Cost

Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate. That’s why firms are beginning to increase their

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September Housing Statistics

With the kids back in school and the weather cooling, the housing market begins its annual cooldown as well. Nationally, buyer and seller activity remained strong, buoyed by low mortgage rates and a

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How To Determine If You Can Afford To Buy A Home

The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today.It is true

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September Housing Market Statistics

With the kids back in school and the weather cooling, the housing market begins its annual cooldown as well. Nationally, buyer and seller activity remained strong, buoyed by low mortgage rates and a

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3 Reasons Why This Is Not The 2008 Real Estate Market

No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There

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62 Percent Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More

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How Supply Of Homes For Sale Impacts Buyer Demand

The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate

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Black Friday For Home Buying Is Here

The week of Sept. 22, which marks the beginning of fall, is the best time of year to buy a home, according to a new realtor.com® analysis. Buyers tend to find less competition, more inventory, and

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Should You Renovate Before Selling Your Home Or Not

With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents

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August Existing Home Sales Posted A Second Straight Month Of Gains

US real estate news: Sept 20, 2019While the increase wasn't as strong as in July, last month's existing home sales posted a second straight month of gains and, as previously, the National

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5 Staging Tips From The Pros To Sell Your Home Faster

Because you only get one chance at a first impression, it’s critical for everything in a home to look its best. When potential buyers look through a house, they need to be able to visualize

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Avoid These 7 Things After You Apply For A Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases,

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Will Home Value Sink Soon

With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the

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Case Shiller Home Prices Approaching A Balanced Market But Theres A Big If

Case-Shiller Home Prices: Approaching a Balanced Market—but There’s a Big If...In a 15-month trend, annual appreciation decelerated to 3.1 percent in June, falling from 3.3 percent in May,

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NAR Historically Low Mortgage Rates Spurs Increase In HomeBuying

Budged by historically low mortgage rates, existing-home sales sprang up 2.5 percent, according to the July National Association of REALTORS® report, released today. July’s sales totaled 5.42

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Buying A Home Do You Know The Lingo

Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most

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Condo Financing Is About To Get Easier HUD To Ease FHA Lending Guidance

HUD To Announce Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule Changes to Expand Financing Options...KEY POINTSTHE NEW RULES WILL: Extend FHA certifications on condo developments from two years to three years,

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Debunking The So Called Housing Affordability Crisis

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate

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THE BENEFITS OF GROWING EQUITY IN YOUR HOME

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked

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Heres What A Fed Rate Cut Would Mean To The US Housing Market

From therealdeal.com: What kind of difference could a quarter of a point make?Plenty, according to some real estate developers and industry pros who say the Federal Reserve’s expected

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Home Prices Are Rising Across The Country

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared

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Why You Should Buy A Home Now

Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today.1. AffordabilityMany people

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2019 Much Better Than 2018 For Sellers

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.We’ve reported on inventory

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Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching For Their First Home And How To Avoid Them

Many starter-home purchases are driven primarily by price, which is understandable. But, there are so many other considerations involved in finding the right place, like square footage and location,

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4 Tip To Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For

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5 Powerful Reasons To Own Instead Of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits.In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:

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What To Expect At Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.This

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What You Need To Know About Private Mortgage Insurance PMI

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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3 Things To Know About In Todays Housing Market

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet

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For The First Time In Years Buyers Markets Surface

As inventory reappears, the housing market’s narrative is shifting.According to new realtor.com® research, there are burgeoning buyer’s markets to watch, characterized by expanding

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2 Of The Biggest Myths Stalling Homebuyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers,

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5 Tips When Searching For Your Dream Home

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.In a 

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Home Prices Continue On Healthy Course In Q1

Inventory increased and metro market prices rose in the first quarter of 2019, but at a slower pace than the previous quarter, according to new research.From the first quarter of 2018 to the first

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Flips Hit A Peak Recently New Research Shows

Flips hit a peak recently, new research shows. In the lead-up to the recession, flipped homes made up 11.3 percent of sales in the U.S., according to CoreLogic data. In the fourth quarter of

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CAN LOWER RATES BOOST HOME SALES

Existing-home sales in March tumbled 4.9 percent, coming off a February surge, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. At 5.21 million, existing-home sales last month underwhelmed by 5.4

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Get Out Of The Rental Trap In 2019

When I meet with first time home buyers, by far the most common reason they decide to buy is that their rent gets raised every year and quickly becomes unaffordable. It's understandable in a high

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Taking Stock Five Key Financial Market Developments In 2018

Taking stock: Five key financial market developments in 2018January 10, 2019Julia

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What Happens If You Wait A Year To Buy A Home

Courtesy of https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2018/12/10/what-if-i-wait-a-year-to-buy-a/

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Further Proof Its NOT 2008 All Over Again

-Via https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2018/11/29/further-proof-its-not-2008-all-over/

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Why Housing Supply Increased As Sales Have Slowed Down

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased

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The Typical Real Estate Purchase Cycle From The Buyers Side

Hello and thanks for being here. Most of the buyers I work with ask me sooner or later how the process works. It's different in every real estate market so it's never a bad idea to prepare

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5 Upgrades That Add BIG Value To Your Condo

Following my previous post, "10 Things To Consider Before Renovating Your Condo" now you should have a better idea of who you're renovating for, what the rules are, and how to get the most out of

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10 Things To Consider Before Renovating Your Condo

I read two great articles recently about the best upgrades and renovations to consider when you want to add value to your condo. This is great advice if you're looking to sell your home soon or just

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Highlights From 2017 In Our Local Real Estate Market

A QUICK LOOK AT SOME SURPRISING CHANGES IN OUR REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2017Several sections of Jersey City showed incredible appreciation in 2017. The Heights, Journal Square and Greenville all

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List To Sale Price Ratio Up Way Over 100 Percent Nationwide In 2017

Approximately 24% of all homes sold nationwide in 2017 sold for over asking price!!Full Article

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Real Estate Fast Stats Quarter 3 2017

For residential real estate in 2017, the news has continued to provide a relative sense of calm for both buyers and sellers. The national unemployment rate registered in at 4.1 percent for October

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Union City Where Predictability Is A Good Thing

UNION CITYQUARTERLY STATS - Q3, 2017 vs. Q2, 2017CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES:Median Sale Price:  $310,000Change in Median Sale Price:  -5.2%Median Sale Price/Sq.Ft:  $342SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES

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Journal Square Jersey City Is Booming

^ image courtesy of Investjersey.cityJOURNAL SQUARE QUARTER 3, 2017 COMPARED TO QUARTER 2, 2017CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES:Median Sale Price:  $300,000Change in Median Sale Price:  +10.9%Median

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Valuable Home Buying Alternatives To Hoboken In Jersey City Heights

Quarter 3, 2017 compared to Quarter 2, 2017The Heights, Jersey CityOne Family Houses* Change in Median Sale Price  +16.9%* Avg. Days on Market  -19 days* Median Sale Price  $438

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August 2017 Hoboken Real Estate Market Summary

Hoboken, NJ - Comparing Year-To-Date Through August 2016 to 2017        Single Family:* New listings  +15.9%* Closed sales  +58.9%* Days on market  +37.0%* Median

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3 Investment Principles To Live By

 3 Investing Principles to Live By!  They say if you're not an insider then you don't really know what's going on in the market.  But  outsiders can still&

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PROPERTY OWNERS IN THREE TOWNS MAY SOON BE FACING STATEORDERED REVALUATIONS

Jersey City, Elizabeth and Dunellen assessments haven’t been updated in decades; values assigned for tax purposes are tiny percentage of true valueThree New Jersey municipalities where property

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Tips For Tax Savvy Homeowners

Autumn chores: raking leaves, weatherproofing, storing the patio furniture and preparing for next year’s tax returns.With nearly three months left in the year, jumbo-mortgage borrowers still have

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Interest Rates To Stay Low For October But Likely To Rise Before 2016

Friday’s soft jobs numbers are unlikely to produce panic at the Federal Reserve about the health of the jobs market, but the report does reduce the likelihood the central bank will raise

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New Mortgage Rules May Spark Delays And Frustration

Effective Oct. 3, regulations aim to protect consumers, but they prompt concerns in industry.Mortgage lenders and real-estate agents are bracing for the Oct. 3 implementation of a five-year-old law

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The Question Is Not Will I Get An Offer

In the San Francisco Bay Area’s hot real-estate market, the question for many sellers isn’t whether they’ll get an offer. It’s how much over the asking price the offer will be. 

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The Most Affordable Places In The US To Raise A Family

A family of four can meet its basic needs for $49,114 a year in Morristown, Tenn.—about half the income needed to raise a family in New York or Washington.There are 140

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Set Up A Few Systems Now For An Easy And Organized Routine When School Starts

Your Back-to-School Game PlanAre you the parent of school-age children? If you are I would like to talk to you about the end of the school year. “What? Why? It’s August!” You may protest.

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Hoboken to launch new bike-share program in SeptemberSeptember will be a big month for bicycles in Hudson County with the launch of two new bike-share programs in neighboring cities. Hoboken

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