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 […]
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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 […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal This Fall In North Jersey, fall and spring offer great opportunities to jazz up your home’s curb appeal. Before the grass goes dormant and snow covers the ground, there are some easy ways to help your home catch the eye of home buyers in your market—and have real estate agents anxious to show it to their customers. […]
New Jersey Real Estate First-Time Home Buyer? Cedarcrest Realty is Here to Help You’ve been renting an apartment or house but now you’re thinking about buying your first home in North Jersey. There are many considerations for first-time home buyers—from determining your budget to locating your target neighborhoods. Entering the real estate market can be exciting—and for first-time buyers, a bit daunting (we promise it gets easier after […]
New Jersey Real Estate The Benefits of Real Estate Staging The practice of real estate staging isn’t new—it was first introduced in the 1970s—but it has become an increasingly popular and important tool for real estate agents and homeowners selling a home. Staging a home enables potential buyers to really see the full view of the property and helps them envision how they would use […]
CENTURY 21® News Luxury Property Real Estate Transactions: CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest’s Fine Homes & Estates We are blessed to have offices in Essex County and Passaic County, where many high-end homes are also located, with proximity to other luxury markets in Bergen County and Morris County. As a real estate brokerage that is part of the CENTURY 21 Fine Homes & Estates® program, we have the knowledge and resources to […]
CENTURY 21® News Agent Spotlight on . . . Jo Ann Restrepo Jo Ann Restrepo has worked in real estate since 1998 and joined CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty in May. You might say she grew up in the business—her mother and aunt were real estate agents for decades, which is how she met broker owner John Sass. Jo Ann used to visit her mother at another CENTURY […]
New Jersey Real Estate Planning to Sell Your Home Soon? Hold Off on Too Many RenovationsCertain Home Renovations Deliver ROI. Others, Not so Much. Many homeowners who are tired of staring at their interiors through the pandemic are anxious to renovate and make some upgrades. However, it you plan to list your home for sale in the foreseeable future—say, within the next two years—you might want to resist renovation temptation. Many major home improvements are costly and you will […]
CENTURY 21® News Agent Spotlight . . . Jill Savva Jill Savva brings years of training experience and a vast knowledge of the NJ real estate market to CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, where she is collaborating with broker owner John Sass on growing our company by recruiting, developing, and mentoring new real estate agents. “John is a great guy who you can trust,” said Jill. […]
CENTURY 21® News Celebrating Two Years in Little Falls at Cedarcrest Realty Wow – time really flies when you’re working hard in real estate! This month marks two years since we opened our second Cedarcrest Realty office in Little Falls. We are happy to say, things are going well there. Broker owner John Sass, who is marking 37 years with the CENTURY 21 Real Estate system this […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market How to Make the Best Home Purchase Offer in Seller’s Market Low Housing Inventory and High Demand Mean Buyers Must be Well-Prepared As we noted in a previous post, the real estate market in New Jersey, especially northern NJ, is very tight, with low inventory and high demand—and bidding wars. With the current inventory challenge being the number one concern on most real estate consumer’s minds, […]
New Jersey Real Estate Thinking of Listing Your Property? Now is the Best Time to Do It. Sure, it’s cold out and we’re dealing with snow in North Jersey. It might not be a great time to climb up on the roof to fix loose shingles or get that patio project started; but if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, it’s actually the perfect time to do so. There […]
CENTURY 21® News Spotlight on . . . Carol Berry After 30 years of working as a legal secretary and real estate paralegal, Carol Berry—who joined CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest in November 2020—is ready to negotiate on behalf of her customers, review contracts, and help home buyers and sellers enjoy a smooth transaction from start to finish. With many years of direct selling experience as well, […]