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Where is real estate heading?  Is the market going to crash?  Should I buy a home?  Should I sell my home?  These are questions I’m hearing more and more lately. Although we are being bombarded with happy reports,  there are also definite signals that change is coming.  What everyone wants to know is when will the market change and how much will it change. Real Estate Market Signals 1. The…

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The first week of November highlights come to you in a variety of forms.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old since there’s something this week for everyone. We’re now moving into the cooler part of the fall season.  Weather is less forgiving and, as a result, a lot of outdoor events have ended.  You won’t see any more major car shows or street fairs until the spring but…

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The Unique Advantage of Real Estate Investing The unique advantage of real estate investing is that it allows you to create wealth in multiple ways. Before we go into this further, let’s look at what a 1st time real estate investor should do: This Is How You Begin Here’s what I tell all my clients when they want to begin investing in real estate: You are starting your own business…

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Investing in real estate is easier today because of recent Fannie Mae changes.  This is a huge shift that will really help a lot of people accumulate wealth. Gone are the restrictions that made it impossible for so many to get a mortgage.  I always felt that this especially hurt small investors who were just starting out.  Previously comercial loans were required to buy an income producing investment property.  That’s…

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It’s Halloween week in Bergen County.  There’s plenty of fun in store for the younger set because of all the events happening. Although Daylight Savings Time is after Halloween, children will still be out at dusk.  Please be careful driving this week and especially on Sunday.  Miniature goblins will be roaming the streets after all! Additionally, there is a major storm arriving late tonight and ending after midnight tomorrow (Tuesday). …

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What do higher rates mean for you?  Does it even make sense to talk about this now?  After all, while rates sometimes rise, they reduce a few days later. However, change is coming.  Because the future will be different,  I believe the time is now to discuss this. Expect mortgage rates to be higher next year.  Let’s talk about why this will happen and what’s best for you. The Fed,…

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Closing in on Halloween you’ll find more Halloween themed events this weekend.  From a scary trip to Ravenscroft Manor to a Haunted Forest in Tenafly, ghosts and goblins are in store for you this weekend.  Add in food trucks, Dutch settlers, nature festivals and a 5k run for a wide variety of events. I’d also like to mention a suburban driving tip.  This time of year falling leaves and rain…

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From Covid to today, Bergen County homes have been in high demand.  At the same time, I can report that a change is happening.  To understand the real estate market today, we need to go back to 2020. Everyone knows that we are living in a very different time.  Covid, social unrest and the mortgage market are all uniquely different in their own way.  All of them have had a…

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Art, street fairs and Halloween in New Milford are what you’ll find going on this week in Bergen County.  Because it’s still warm enough in October, expect something outside every week.  November might be a different story of course. Going out to eat is back and so is indoor entertainment.  Bergen PAC and Hackensack PAC are almost always selling out performances.  Since live entertainment is back, I’ll include more of…

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How do you know if you’ve found the right house?  This isn’t a rhetorical question.  It’s also not a simple one either.  Because so many home buyers wonder about this, I thought we should discuss it. Let’s start with it’s normal.  My first time buyers usually ask me about this early on.  I hear this less frequently from trade up buyers.  While they might not voice it directly, it’s still…