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What to expect in real estate is a very hot topic.  Everyone wants to know what will happen in the future.  In addition to how this year will go, there is increasing concern about the future. This is because of many factors.  Primarily it’s the war in Ukraine, mortgage rates and inflation.  Covid for now is not among the biggest concerns although there will be future spikes of course. Let’s…

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Godspell, Capri, butterflies , a full moon hike and St Patrick’s Day make this a really busy week.  I don’t know if you went to the Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday.  If you didn’t, you missed maybe the best one ever.  Thousands turned out and the weather did cooperate.  While Sunday was cold, the worst part of the weekend was Saturday. We have a revival of the…

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St Patrick will be very pleased.  The Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade is back and stronger than ever.  Covid shut it down in 2020 and last year it was virtual.  This year is different because the parade is back starting at 2 pm on Sunday. St Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular celebrations here in Bergen County.  Having this parade back is huge for us and marks…

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Helping a senior move involves much more than it does, for example, a young family, relocating executive, 1st time home buyer or a move up buyer needing a larger home.  Senior homeowners have a special set of circumstances and needs. One of the areas I focus on is senior citizens.  This is because of what I witnessed early in my career.  It affected me tremendously and to this day I…

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63 Byrne St is a new listing I am just putting on the market in Hackensack, NJ.  Because the sellers work at home, showings begin at the open houses this weekend.  Saturday is 1-3 and Sunday is 1-4. The asking price is $475,000 and taxes are $10,578.  It’s a classic side hall colonial home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  I’m really excited about bringing it to the market for…

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Should I buy a house now or wait until the market cools?  This question is one that I hear every day.  Prices are sky high.  Interest rates are up 1 percent.  The Fed is beginning it’s tapering program in another week.  Rates will rise further.  There will be an inevitable pull back.  Pricing should come down. All of this is why people ask me “Should I buy a house nor…

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School’s out this week for Bergen County children.  It’s winter break and a lot of us take this time to go out into the country for winter sports.  I feel that a huge advantage to Bergen County is how close we are to truly terrific skiing and winter sports.  Windham is only 2.5 hours away in Upstate New York. If you’re not up to the challenge of a Wyndham, about…

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Do you know what’s the hottest part of the market?  This seems like an obvious answer because almost everyone will say single family homes.  While single family homes dominate the residential market, they’re hot but not the hottest part of the real estate market. You might be surprised to find out what it is because it’s the 2-4 multi family home. 2, 3 and 4 family homes are residential properties. …

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Here’s what’s happening starting this week in Bergen County.  We have quite a variety this week from cats to rock and roll music.  Remember too that we have winter sports gong on too.  Ice skating at Van Saun Park, skiing and snow boarding at Camgaw Mountain are in full swing. Spring is coming We’re now halfway through February.  At this time of year, the weather starts to transition from Winter…

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Cap rates and a multi family home are not always thought of when you’re buying a house.  However, this could be the smartest idea especially for a 1st time home buyer. You don’t have to be a major real estate investor with loads of real estate investment properties to accumulate wealth.  One multi family home will make an amazing difference in your life.  Let me explain why. What’s A Cap…