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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 […]
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 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. […]
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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 […]
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 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 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 Going into a Commercial Space? Follow These Five Steps. CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest is expanding and—if all goes well—we hope to move into a second office in the Township of Little Falls, in Passaic County. The last couple of months have been hectic, to say the least, with choosing a location and then dealing with all the aspects of the build out in our new […]
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 […]