New Jersey Real Estate

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
New Jersey Real Estate So, You Want to Get into Real Estate? These Cedarcrest Realty Agents Share Their Journeys There are many reasons and paths that people take to become real estate agents. At CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, we have agents who range from still in college to those enjoying second (or third) careers. Our agents come from interesting and diverse professional and personal backgrounds, like two of our newer associates, Eric Pavan and […]
New Jersey Real Estate First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Get Hung Up by That 20% Down Payment The New York metro real estate market has seen big shifts since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the area, with many city dwellers seeking out the suburbs to get away from crowded urban areas. They now want open space and great quality of life at a better cost of living when compared to NYC. Another shift […]
CENTURY 21® News Spotlight on . . . Omar Ibrahim At CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, we’re thrilled to have the next generation of real estate pros join our agency. The newest addition to our team is a true Gen Zer—19-year-old college student, Omar Ibrahim. Omar, who lives in Clifton, is a sophomore at Rutgers University, studying industrial engineering. He attended real estate school last December, […]
CENTURY 21® News Eleven Years Already? Here’s to the Next 11 Years of Superior Service at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest We’re looking for dedicated real estate professionals and motivated newcomers to join the business Broker owner John Sass and our real estate team at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty celebrated 11 years as a leading North Jersey real estate brokerage in June 2020. Where did the years go? It seems like yesterday that John took over […]
New Jersey Real Estate You Found Your Dream House Online – Now What? Online shopping and e-commerce work great for clothing and housewares—but what about a house? Many people start their home buying journey with online searches, made easy today by multiple listing services that real estate brokerages like CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty subscribe to. Once only accessible to real estate professionals, these MLS listings are now readily […]
New Jersey Real Estate How to Handle a Real Estate Bidding War In northern New Jersey, the inventory of homes for sale has been relatively tight for several years, with more prospective buyers vying for homes on the market. That often means a bidding war, as home buyers attempt to be the one who gets the house they want. Also driving this demand right now is the […]
New Jersey Real Estate Buying and Selling Real Estate During the Pandemic While we all work through the COVID-19 pandemic, the business of real estate continues in different ways. For homeowners wishing to sell and prospective buyers looking for their new home, conducting real estate transactions continues, with modifications. CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC has been a national leader in real estate technology, with strong marketing and […]
New Jersey Real Estate Winter Home Improvement Projects for North Jersey Homeowners In northeast New Jersey where our offices are located, snow, ice and cold temperatures make outdoor renovation and home improvement projects unlikely in the winter. However, there are some projects you can do now to get your home ready for an early spring showing, or to beautify and update your home for your pleasure. If […]
New Jersey Real Estate How the SALT Deduction is Affecting NJ Real Estate Market The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect for taxpayers upon filing their 2018 tax returns earlier this year. One of the biggest changes felt by homeowners in New Jersey—the state with the highest property taxes in the nation—was the state and local tax (SALT) deductions which include property, income, and sales taxes. Property […]