Jan 13

Wyckoff NJ Home Prices

Home Prices in Wyckoff NJ (Bergen County Real Estate) for November 2012

Real Estate Market Data for Wyckoff, NJ provided by Matthew DeFede of Coldwel Banker Residential

Wyckoff Home Prices

Wyckoff Home Prices

We have seen a slight rise in home prices in Wyckoff NJwhich points out some great bargains at the moment, I expect the home prices to start rising evern more after the 1st of the year, because of the presidential election being over and also Wyckoff still being a very desirable area to buy a home in as well as the dwindling inventory, Bergen County Real Estate has allot to offer new home buyers as well, with great schools and shopping now would be the time to look for a home in Wyckoff.

See Some of these Gorgeous Homes in Wyckoff New Jersey

Wyckoff Real Estate

Wyckoff NJ Home Prices

The median list price in November for single family homes in Wyckoff is $769,900. The list prices dropped by -7.22% from the previous month.

The price per square foot for listings in this area is $125.

The median sale price in August for single family homes is $585,000. The sale prices dropped by -2.5% from the previous month

Visit my Website to Search for homes in Wyckoff NJ or to be notified when Wyckoff Homes come on the market.

To find out what your home is worth in the current market email me or call 973-846-0065

Jan 13

Old Wyckoff Homes & New Wyckoff Homes

Old Wyckoff Homes & New Wyckoff HomesWyckoff Homes

If you live in a home built in the early 20th Century (or before), cold winter evenings can send visions of new homes dancing through your head. With floors that creak and windows that barely slow the icy gales of January, even the antique charm of your original wooden banisters can wear thin (most noticeably after your sister’s kid knocks another handrail loose).
But don’t despair. While new homes in Wyckoff may be a preferred investment for some buyers, duplicating the authenticity of your hand-hewn, turn-of-the-century Victorian is, quite simply, not possible.  With the right specialists to help, keeping your original home in top repair might not be as time consuming or costly as some fear.
Original windows, for example (the kind famous for letting chilly drafts pass unmolested) don’t necessarily need complete $1,000 replacements. A less expensive solution is to call in an experienced carpenter for an overhaul.  True pros know how to remove built-up paint, add new hardware, wax the rails, and most importantly, weatherstrip the gaps.  That cost is usually between $100 – $200.  Another common problem is wooden floors that squeak after decades of wear and multiple re-finishings. That noisy problem can often be fixed by using tiny screws to secure them to the framing below.
That creaky banister?  Locating the newel post and the corresponding nut at the base of the stairs can often strengthen the rails – they were designed to tighten the whole banister.   DC contractor Stephen Ortado (a veteran whose clients include the White House) says, “This is a simple $200 fix for someone who knows what he’s doing.”
Of course, if one of the new homes in Wyckoff, NJ is your ultimate goal, repairing and restoring your older home before listing it is a doable project.
The fact is, I delight in discovering the magic in both new homes and older ones — contact me today if you would like an up-to-the-moment pricing evaluation.

Jan 13

Wyckoff Real Estate 2013: The Year We Get Off Our Hands


The holiday décor is down; neighborhood kids are back in school; January’s social calendar looks amazingly clear (compared with the previous two months, anyway)… so, what now?  One suggestion I might offer: put some serious thought into acting on those financial New Year’s resolutions – at least the ones dealing with your Wyckoff real estate plans.

Doing so would dovetail nicely with my own New Year’s prediction, one I share with many credible real estate watchers:

2013 is the year buyers and sellers are going to really get serious about real estate.

According to Money Magazine on CNN’s website, the housing market rebound is here. Among other sources, they site the Mortgage Bankers Association forecast that “more and more house hunters will start coming off the sidelines.” They expect total dollars going to new home loans to jump a heart-thumping 55%!

For five years, Wyckoff  homeowners weathered the storm of the credit crisis as well as could be expected; then came marked improvement in 2012.  At last count, there were approximately 1.8 million homes for sale nationwide (half the number at the market’s deepest divot).

While no one expects real estate prices to see crazy red-hot double-digit increases in 2013, it is encouraging to see the worst in the rear-view mirror.  And with optimism about residential real estate now broadening into general public awareness, we seem to be looking at a fresh arena for homeowners who are finally able to consider selling again…and for buyers who are past waiting for ‘the bottom’.

The message to prospective Wyckoff  home buyers and sellers this January echoes the sentiment of Money magazine, which answered the question, “Why, as a prospective home seller or buyer, you need to stop sitting on your hands”!

Whether or not your own New Year’s resolutions involve area real estate, it is a propitious time to give me a call. We can start the conversation about your real estate goals and how current 2013 market opportunities fit them! Call met 973-846-0065 for more information.

Jan 13

Making a Wyckoff New Home Dream Real

houseBuilding a new home exactly the way you’ve always wanted it may not be as unattainable as it might seem. To take the first step toward making any dream home real, you have to see if it’s practical: map out how much building it today would cost.

Start by nailing down your size requirement. Think of an existing home that feels right for your needs, and ask the owner for its square footage. Decide if you prefer a single or two-story structure, remembering that the smaller roof and foundation size makes a two-story new home less expensive to build.

Add-ons will add up. Make a list of any special features you consider important. While the difference between a standard tub and a $3,500 Jacuzzi tub for the master bathroom may seem unimportant, if you’re dealing with a 2,000 sq ft house, that kind of detail can swell the bottom line significantly. If you want any special materials or architectural details, note them, too (e.g., a rectangular-shaped new home will be simplest to build; holding depth to 32 feet or less will save costly roofing extras).

Now it’s time to contact several Wyckoff new home contractors to ask for ballpark estimates. They will be able to give you their recent average cost per square foot — and with the added details you’ve now gathered, they can make more a precise breakdown.

It’s best when building surprises come as no surprise, so most people with experience know to add 10 – 20% to the initial budget. Last-minute change orders and unforeseen problems are the most common overrun culprits.

Buying a lot and building a new home in Wyckoff can be a satisfying project for those with the patience to see it through. And for everyone else, today’s buying conditions are close to ideal- some of today’s best properties can be purchased for even less than the cost of building would be. If you are in the market, contact me to investigate the latest deals now being offered.

Jan 13

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