591 Grand Ave in Leonia – My New Listing & Open Sunday 1-4

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I just listed 591 Grand Ave in Leonia for sale.  This is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath side hall colonial home.  It’s asking price is $459,000 and I hope to see you this Sunday at the open house. While on a major busy street, 591 Grand Ave is set above street level.  As a result, traffic sounds are not on top of you.  The house has a private ambiance and…

2 Bedroom Condo Apartment in Tenafly

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I just listed a 2 bedroom condo apartment in Tenafly for $459,000.  This one is located in what used to be the entire Tenafly School System many years ago.  Because it was an old school building, this has quite a story behind it. I’d like to give you the history of this condominium complex in brief and then talk about this new listing I have.  This is a particularly good…

Buying A Condo? Watch Out For This!

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Buying a condo or are you thinking about it?  Either way, there are important things to watch out for.  Let’s go over what I check for whenever I have a customer for a condominium. Trust me on this.  You won’t find what you need to know in any listing form or internet posting.  That’s because the information you need comes from the property manager.  While I have many years of…

Removing An Underground Oil Tank

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Removing an underground oil tank is something that a lot of you will be involved in.  That’s because so many homes were heated with oil until the last quarter of the 20th century. A Brief Historical Review Oil was a primary fuel to heat your home from the 1930’s through the 1960’s.  A war between the Arab States and Israel changed this. The Mideast oil producing countries embargoed oil to…

63 Byrne St in Hackensack

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63 Byrne St in Hackensack is a beautiful home.  I just listed this house at an asking price of $479,00.  We had 49 buyers who came through the 2 weekend open houses I did.  We have come to agreement with 1 and all but 1 of them were over the asking price. The reason I bring this home to your is attention is because it illustrates so clearly how the…

What To Expect In Real Estate

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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…

Helping A Senior Move

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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…

63 Byrne St in Hackensack Is For Sale

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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…

Should I Buy A House Now Or Wait Untill The Market Cools?

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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…

What’s The Hottest Part of the Market?

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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. …