New Jersey Real Estate Market

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 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 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 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 […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market On the Market for a Home? Here are Five Considerations Before You Buy. Are you a first-time home buyer? If so, here are five issues into consideration as you engage in your house hunt. Doing so will help avoid surprises that could bog down your transaction. Is now the right time for you to buy? This depends somewhat on your career situation. According to the Bureau of Labor […]
New Jersey Real Estate Working with Millennial First-Time Home Buyers With most first-time home buyers falling within the millennial age range (those born between 1981 and 1996, ages 23 to 38 this year), real estate professionals might be interested in findings revealed in a recent Chase Home Lending survey. The survey was done among 1000 millennials about home ownership. It turns out that they making […]
New Jersey Real Estate Is a Winter Season Home Sale the Right Time for You? Even in northern New Jersey, which has a healthy real estate market, it’s hard to know whether or not seasons play in the home sale cycle. With the cold temperatures and inevitable snow and ice, many homeowners—and home buyers—may feel it’s better to wait until spring. Not so fast! There are actually strong reasons to […]
New Jersey Real Estate Five Reasons to Forego a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) You’ve probably passed For Sale by Owner signs and wondered whether you could sell your house by yourself–and if it makes sense financially. The quick answer for most people: it’s a lot of work, for no guaranteed payoff. And the risks really aren’t worth it. With FSBO (pronounced fizz-bow) transactions, sellers think they’ll save on […]
New Jersey Real Estate Market Why Winter 2018 is a Great Time to Purchase a Home It’s no secret in the real estate business that the housing inventory in New Jersey is tight; there are far more buyers than sellers and it’s been that way for a while. This level of competition drives up housing prices (it seems we all know someone who ended up in a bidding war, whether as […]
New Jersey Real Estate Agent When Less is More in Real Estate Of all the things that can be most damaging in real estate, clutter tops the list. For many, this just means that the house needs tidied or the shelves need to be cleaned up a bit or even removed. For others, some major outdoor and indoor work may be necessary. The goal here is to […]