New Jersey Real Estate Determining Interior Design Style Discovering your interior design style can be an exciting journey of self-discovery and creativity. Here are some tips to help you identify your preferred interior design style: Explore Inspiration Sources: Start by exploring various sources of design inspiration, including interior design magazines, websites, blogs, social media platforms (such as Pinterest and Instagram), and home decor […]
New Jersey Real Estate Minimalist Decor Tips Minimalist decor emphasizes simplicity, functionality, and clean lines, creating spaces that feel serene, uncluttered, and visually appealing. Here are some minimalist decor tips to help you achieve a sleek and minimalist aesthetic in your home: Declutter Your Space: Start by decluttering your home and getting rid of unnecessary items, excess furniture, and decor. Keep only […]
New Jersey Real Estate Home Landscaping Plans Landscaping a home is an exciting opportunity to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that reflects your style and enhances the curb appeal of your property. Here are some tips to help you get started with landscaping your home: Plan Before You Plant: Start by developing a landscaping plan that considers your budget, preferences, […]
New Jersey Real Estate Advantages Of A Walk In Closet Walk-in closets offer several advantages compared to traditional reach-in closets, making them a desirable feature in many homes. Here are some of the key advantages of having a walk-in closet: Increased Storage Space: Walk-in closets typically provide more storage space than standard reach-in closets. Their larger size and layout allow for more shelves, drawers, hanging […]
New Jersey Real Estate Things To Consider Before Buying Windows Before purchasing windows for your home, there are several important factors to consider to ensure you make the right choice. Here are some key considerations: Window Material: Windows are available in various materials, including vinyl, wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and composite. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, energy efficiency, maintenance requirements, […]
New Jersey Real Estate Security Lighting Tips When You Are Not At Home Maintaining security lighting when you’re away from home is crucial for deterring potential intruders and making your property less vulnerable to break-ins. Here are some tips for effectively using security lighting while you’re not at home: Install Motion-Activated Lights: Motion-activated lights are highly effective at startling intruders and drawing attention to suspicious activity. Place these […]
New Jersey Real Estate Weathering Market Swings In Real Estate Weathering market swings in real estate requires a combination of proactive planning, strategic decision-making, and adaptability. Here are some strategies to help you navigate market fluctuations: Diversify Your Portfolio: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify your real estate investments across different types of properties (residential, commercial, industrial) and different geographic locations. This […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market Selling Your North Jersey Home During the Holiday Season If you are eager to sell your home but think that it would too difficult to do so during the holiday season, fear not. Though it may seem like an impractical time of year for real estate, holiday time and wintertime can be great for selling and buying homes. At CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, we […]
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CENTURY 21® News CENTURY 21 Leadership Conference—Networking, Learning, and Being Inspired John Sass, broker owner of CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, attended the invitation-only leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona in late October, for broker owners and office managers. Around 500 people attended the more-intimate gathering (when compared to the thousands who attend the international convention every March). In this article, John shares his impressions of and key […]
New Jersey Real Estate Agent Cedarcrest Realty Offers Training and Support for Real Estate Agents at all Levels of Experience Real estate brokerages may seem pretty much the same to most consumers. But for real estate agents, there are significant differences working at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty. It’s all in the training and professional development the brokerage provides. John Sass, broker owner of Cedarcrest Realty, knows how important training and continuing education are in real […]
New Jersey Real Estate Spotlight on . . . Mannie Rodriguez, Director of Growth & Career Development In August, CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty welcomed Manuela “Mannie” Rodriguez to our team as director of growth and career development. In her role, Mannie will recruit new real estate agents, and oversee their training and professional development. Mannie has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate as an agent, trainer, recruiter, and office manager. […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market How Rising Rates are Affecting the NJ Real Estate Market We all know mortgage interest rates have been rising in recent months. But how has this affected the New Jersey real estate market? In North Jersey, the real estate market is still very active. But as always, we find that when a house is priced right at a competitive market rate, home sellers will see […]
New Jersey Real Estate Tips Real Estate Tip: Why You Need a Home Appraisal The North Jersey housing market is still hot, and many cash buyers are waiving their home appraisals. But there are many reasons why a home appraisal protects you and this most important investment. You’ve finally gotten here. You have enough money to pay cash for your dream home. It feels great being able to afford […]
New Jersey Real Estate NJ Police & Firemen: Take Advantage of this Excellent Mortgage Program New Jersey police officers and firefighters who are buying a home can take advantage of an excellent mortgage program through the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System Mortgage Program. The current rate is only 2.83% (compared to a conventional 30-year mortgage today at 6.699%) so we encourage any first responder who’s on the market for a […]
New Jersey Real Estate Creating Curb Appeal North Jersey Buyers Can’t Resist (with Plantings that Deer Avoid) Ah, the merry month of May when all those April showers bring May flowers. It’s planting and gardening time in northern NJ! Beautiful landscaping creates awesome curb appeal that your neighbors and potential home buyers will enjoy looking at. And as a North Jersey homeowner, you’ll love driving up to your home and seeing lush […]
New Jersey Real Estate How a Renovation Loan Helps Get You into the Home You Want (Warts and All!) You’ve been looking at houses with your Cedarcrest Realty agent and found one that fits your budget—but needs a lot of cosmetic work to get them looking their best. You see the potential, but you might not see how you can pay for the remodeling the house requires. You can get a renovation loan to […]
CENTURY 21® News Spotlight on . . . Julie Zack Julie Zack got her real estate license just under a year ago and came to CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty in January. She is soaking up the training and mentorship she’s receiving here. Her professional background includes work with automobile dealerships in the Motor Vehicle Department and in the high-end vintage car arena. She moved to […]
CENTURY 21® News Agent Spotlight on . . . Jackie Cardona Jackie Cardona of Bloomfield has been at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty for five years. In that time, she has distinguished herself as an effective real estate agent while holding down a full-time job for an area municipality’s building department. As a dual career agent (working a full-time job while doing real estate part time) she […]
New Jersey Real Estate Tips for Finding the Right House for People with Disabilities Physical disabilities require that homeowners have greater accessibility in their homes. Finding a house that meets your aesthetic desires and mobility needs can be somewhat challenging. And accessibility means different things to different people. At CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest, our goal is to always make the home buying journey as stress-free as possible. We offer these […]
New Jersey Real Estate Selling an Unusual Property? Cedarcrest Realty Offers Tips for Home Sellers Are you selling a home with unique features? This may be a piece of real estate that stands out in its area, such as a farm or ranch in an area not typically known for this (like our northern NJ suburbs) or a waterfront property in a little-known […]