316 The Promenade in Edgewater Is Open Sunday 1 to 4

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316 The Promenade is my new listing in Edgewater.  This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium priced at $679,000.  In addition, there are 2 deeded spaces in the open air garage. The Promenade is one of the most prestigious complexes in Edgewater.  Because it is a gated community that juts out into the Hudson River, you have a truly unique ambiance. Floor Plan Step inside and be greeted by…

Why Are There So Many Buyers?

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Why are there so many buyers?  Every time you find a house, it seems so do others.  While I know this is frustrating, it’s not going to end soon.  Because it won’t, waiting is not a good idea.  Let me explain it all for you. We’ll start with traditional reasons why people buy a Bergen County home.  Then I’ll tell you how current market conditions made things worse. Why People…

Home Buyers Should Demand More

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Home buyers should demand more.  Why do buyers accept so little?  I see buyers accepting less than they should so often. Absent Agents I5 groups came to my open house Sunday on my new listing.  When I asked if they were working with an agent, 12 said yes.  However 9  didn’t know “their agent’s” name.  They had to fumble through their phones to find it. Some said the agent told them…

38 E Broad St Just Listed & Open Sunday 1-5

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38 E Broad St in Bergenfield is no longer coming soon!  I just listed it in the New Jersey MLS.  It will be open this Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.  You will really be impressed by this wonderful home. Let’s start with the fact that this is a true Farmhouse Colonial.  Farmhouse Colonial homes are very popular because of their charm.  From the wrap around porch to a classic…

How 1st Time Buyers Lose A House

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How 1st time buyers lose a house is a topic that can fill volumes. I see these mistakes so often.  Buying a house is challenging enough these days with so few homes available. The inventory has picked up a bit; 1,425 homes are for sale in the NJMLS today in Bergen County.  While this is better than the 1,070 in January, it’s still not the 3,200 I’d expect at this…

What You Need To Know About Title Insurance

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What you need to know about title insurance is a lot.  What is title insurance anyway?  To put it in one word, it’s safety.  I believe that title insurance is one of the most misunderstood aspects of home buying. Let me ask you this. How many of you hear about title insurance while you’re looking for a home?  I doubt you do.  Because agents are not really taught about it,…

You Won’t See A Market Like This Again

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You won’t see a market like this again.  You can bet on it because real estate is based today on extraordinary circumstances.  I believe it’s not going to last long either. What’s so unusual?  The answer is nearly everything.  To say that the real estate market is anything but bizarre is missing the point.  You don’t want to make mistakes now or be left in the dust when it changes….

15 Charles Place is Open Sunday 1-4 Rain or Shine!

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15 Charles Place is Decidedly Unique 15 Charles Place is offered for sale at $1,450,000.  It’s truly special in so many respects.  Let me tell you about it. This is only the 2nd time this home has been for sale.  The original owner sold it to the sellers.  Because the original owner’s dad was a builder, this was a special project for his son and daughter-in-law.  As a result, the…

A Cresskill Townhouse in Rio Vista Commons

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141 Broadway is a Cresskill townhouse for sale at $545,000. It’s newly listed and ready for a new owner.  Because it’s currently rented at $3,500 per month, this is also a good investment as well. This is the only opportunity to buy a Cresskill townhouse in Rio Vista Commons.  As a result, this property will find a buyer quickly.  I would not wait to see it. Let’s take a look…

Bidding Wars Require A Strategic Approach

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Let’s face it.  Bidding wars are no fun.  Multiple offers on the same house mean nearly everyone loses.  This is why bidding wars require a strategic approach. Because the inventory is so extremely low, expect to face competition.  It doesn’t matter what the house is like, where it’s located or the price range.  Competition runs throughout the marketplace.  As a result, you need to do everything you can to beat…