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…

Get Ready Because Inventory Is Coming

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Get ready because inventory is coming but so are more buyers.  We’re having a rough weather start to the 2022 real estate market in Bergen County homes.  We’ve had freezing temperatures, a major snow storm and icy conditions. While it’s been a rough start, the activity level hasn’t slowed down.  Inventory remains extremely low.  It’s still around 715 homes for sale in all of Bergen County.  That’s less than half…

Beware of Short Sale Fraud

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Beware of short sale fraud.  This is a growing problem in the short sale market. There is a new thief who preys upon homeowners who must put their home on the market as a short sale. Simply put, a short sale occurs when a homeowner can no longer pay his mortgage, has no other assets and the loan amount is greater than the home is worth. As a result there…

Bergen County Real Estate – How’s the 1st quarter looking?

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The figures are in and the real estate market in Bergen County is doing OK.  It’s still a buyer’s market for homes but you can see some signs of improvement with Bergen County real estate. In January I had written that the real estate market in Bergen County would shift during the 4th quarter of 2009 and stabilize.  From then on for a few years we would be working in…