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 Covid Effect on Real Estate This January

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The covid effect on real estate this January is slowing things down.  While this is bad news for home buyers, it’s an exceptional opportunity for homeowners. We are bombarded with Omicron news every day.  Covid is everywhere.  Hospitals have record number of admissions.  Omicron is so contagious that you must have a 95 level mask and pray you don’t get it.  Numbers are rising.  You can’t find enough workers because…

Low Rates Now But Not For Long

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The Fed Move Today We have low rates now but not for long.  This is because the Fed is going to begin an aggressive tapering next year.  So while they’ve kept rates low today, rates will surely rise next year.  Chairman Powell said that he expects 3 rate hikes next year.  Inflation is now seen as persistent and as a serious threat to the economy.  This is why the Fed…

What Do Higher Rates Mean For You

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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,…

Bergen County Homes from Covid to Today

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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…