Posted by & filed under For Sale or Rent.

It’s the week before Christmas and the holiday is in full swing.  Online buying doesn’t stop the annual frenzy at Bergen County’s famous shopping malls along Routes 4 and 17 in Paramus.  Drive by during the week and on weekends.  Parking lots are full of holiday shoppers.  You’ll find glorious musical services at churches throughout Bergen County.  Bakeries showcase Christmas cookies and Yule Logs.  Its the week before Christmas with…

Posted by & filed under Buying, For Sale or Rent, Selling.

Emerging trends for Bergen County homes confirms my earlier suspicions.  While nothing major is happening, it’s  becoming more and more apparent that the market has shifted. To understand what’s happening, let’s go back to what I have in a previous article and look at market data.  I’m going to use 2019 comparative dat because it’s the last normal market we’ve had. The Fed and Rates In a recent article  I…

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Model trains, cookies, musicals and nature are all comin,g up this week.  Hanukkah has just ended so the Christmas season is now in high gear. Here’s what’s happening: 2 musical plays, 2 model train shows, 3 Tenafly Nature Center events, 1 Home Made Cookie Event Since this is the Christmas season, many churches have special musical services now.  Everyone is welcome so make sure you check on this.  I know that the…

Posted by & filed under For Sale or Rent, Selling.

Omicron wasn’t an issue when I last wrote about the real estate market 2 weeks ago.  How it will affect the economy and correspondingly real estate is an unknown. Omicron and the Real Estate Market If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know how resilient residential real estate is.  Rock bottom interest rates combined with urban flight combined to fuel what already was a very strong market for Bergen…

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The holidays are here in Bergen County.  We’ve closed out Thanksgiving Weekend and Hanukkah has just begun.  As we move into December, the calendar fills up with holiday events. We have coming up this week several live theater productions, Les Paul, a musical tree lighting and more.  While some dates overlap, you should be able to get what you need in.  Because they do, you can take them all in. …

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The biggest Thanksgiving week event is Thanksgiving itself.  Whether you are with friends, family or helping serve turkey to the homeless, I hope you have a great day on Thursday. Bergen County celebrates Thanksgiving week with high school football and shopping too.  Because traditional rivalries have their annual game on Thanksgiving, graduates see each other there. Shopping is huge here too.  Bergen County is known for it’s extensive shopping malls. …

Posted by & filed under Buying, For Sale or Rent, Selling.

Understanding the luxury market involves Covid.  The market for high end homes took off because of Covid 19.  While there has always been a client for luxury properties, demand increased tremendously over the past 18 months. Upper tier homes never recovered from the Great Recession as one would have expected.  The 2 driving forces for this were taxes and the internet. Taxes and the Internet New Jersey taxes are among…

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The holiday season is about to begin.  Thanksgiving comes in 1.5 weeks followed Sunday by Hanukah.  Next is Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.  Because the holidays are filled with celebrations, there’s a lot going on over the next 6-7  weeks. I’m very happy to see the return of our local live theater groups.  Keep your eye out for what’s going on in houses of worship because many have special…

Posted by & filed under Buying, For Sale or Rent, Selling.

Where are Bergen County homes now?  We’ve just begun the last quarter of the year so it’s time to take a good look. 2021 makes sense because we haven’t had unusual circumstances.  There was no lockdown.  Most of us are vaccinated.  People are more accommodated to Covid.  Many businesses and restaurants have opened up.  A lot has returned to normal as a result. The New Jersey MLS I use data…

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Selling on Ebay begins a week containing the opening of 2 live theater performances.  One is a beloved comedy and the other a new drama.  There is s lecture at the Mahwah Library tonight about the history of Palisades Amusement Park.  Because of Covid, seats are limited to 25 so I’m not sure any are still available.  You can use the link here to find out. Remote has taken over…