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

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,…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

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…

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

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…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

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…

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

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…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

Garretson Forge, hayrides and classic cars are just some of the happenings this coming weekend.  Fall is in full swing and Oktoberfest is here as well at the Demarest Duck Pond. Let’s not forget pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch along with those hayrides too.  Because the weather is still warm and since so much is going on, October is a wonderful time of year. Moreover this is especially true…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

Quilts, crafts, fairs and more are in store for you this coming weekend.  As we move further into fall, more special events happen in Bergen  County. You’ll continue to see our towns put on special fair days and Oktoberfest themed events.  Additionally our local live theater will be opening up with truly wonderful productions as we get further into the fall.  Before you know it, those cancelled events of last…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

Coming up this week in Bergen County is a wide variety of fun things to do.  Take a look at what’s in store for you: For Lee Restaurant Week Glen Rock Arts Fest Children’s Fairy Garden Workshop Greek Festival German Oktoberfest Halloween Light Show Begins Fort Lee Restaurant Week Beginning today Fort Lee restaurants are opening their doors to you with very special promotions.  Because Fort Lee is such a…

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

Freddie Mac Multi Family Financing There is a major change coming soon to Freddie Mac multi family financing.  It takes effect on November 15th for all 1st time home buyers who want a 2-4 multi family home.  Freddie Mac is making it easier to buy these properties by lowering the mortgage down payment requirements. This is a huge change which will certainly increase the number of buyers for 2-4 family…

Posted by & filed under Bergen County LIfe, Things To Do.

There are 3 teriffic September events this weekend – Pearl River Auto Show St John Orthodox Cathedral Greek Festival Bergen County Fall Harvest. It’s so nice to see the Pearl River Auto Show back.  So much was cancelled last year.  While Pearl River is in New York State, it’s also next to Bergen County.  As a result, events there are virtually in our backyard. Bergen County borders New York on…