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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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). …