57 Prospect St in Demarest NJ – Just Listed!

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57 Prospect St in Demarest NJ has just been listed for sale at $850,000  This is a big bi-level home that’s located in the highly sought after and prestigious Donnybrook neighborhood. Donnybrook has added value as a location since over half of all home buyers have school aged children.  This is because Demarest is renown for it’s outstanding schools. Let’s look at this Demarest home for sale first and then…

10 Canterbury Lane is Open This Sunday 1-4

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10 Canterbury Lane in New Milford is open this Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.  This is unquestionably the best value in townhouses in it’s price range.  If you look up all the information on it online, you might have the following questions – Why are they moving after only 2 years?  How old are the renovations?  Does the living room fireplace work?  How big are the bedrooms?  Will the…

Demand More From Your Agent

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Demand more from your agent.  You are not in my world so you don’t see what I do.  Part of what goes wrong, or not good enough, is because of you too.  Home buyers and homeowners often, in my view, need to demand more from your agent. While I realize that I will probably get push back on this, I can tell you that I won’t from truly top professional…

Fire Code Inspections When Selling Your House Revised

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Fire code inspections when selling your house is a very important topic.  Because it is and since there’s been a significant change recently, I thought I should revise and re-publish my original article. Unfortunately too many people don’t take this seriously.  Homeowners don’t protect themselves properly.  Buyers take down fire extinguishers because, to be frank, they’re quite ugly.  Neither are fully protected for the most part in my experience unless…

The Truth About The Real Estate Market

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The truth about the real estate market is that the sky is not falling.  We’ve discussed the reasons why in earlier articles I’ve written.  Current events have played a part too.  No one expected Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. I’d like to start with the media.  They almost always get it wrong and are usually 6-9 months late.  Here’s an example – the market shift.  I was projecting this more than…

Creative Bergen Presents Arts Amble 22

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Arts Amble 22 is a spectacular 3 day event beginning this Friday and ending Sunday night.  This is quite literally a crawl through 21 Bergen County towns that features all types of artistic endeavor. Creative Bergen Creative Bergen is a non profit organization that was founded in 2020.  It’s mission is to promote Bergen County artists whether amateurs or world renown.  In addition, they want to help sustain the small…

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…

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…