If You Were Selling Your Home in Wyckoff, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

Knowing what appeals to today’s home buyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home. Two new surveys about what home buyers in Wyckoff NJ want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same. Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale in Bergen County NJ

6 Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale in Bergen County NJ By preparing for a real estate short sale in Bergen County NJ, you can emerge with a great home at a favorable price. 1. Get help from a short sale expert A real estate agent experienced in short sales in Bergen County NJ can identify which homes are being offered as short sales, help you determine a purchase price, and advise you on what to include in your offer to make the lender view it favorably. Ask agents how many buyers they’ve represented in short sales Read More

Real Estate Prices vs. Super Bowl Appearances, Does It Effect Bergen County Home Prices?

Real Estate Prices vs. Super Bowl Appearances, Does It Effect Bergen County Home Prices? Fact: Seven of the 10 NFL teams that have gone to the Super Bowl the most (five times or more) are from cities with HIGH median home prices, when compared to the average median home price of cities with NFL teams. Fact: Nine of the 13 NFL teams that have gone to the Super Bowl the least (one time or less) are from cities with LOW median home prices, when compared to the average median home price of cities with NFL teams. These two facts beg the Read More