Wyckoff Housing Market Recovery Tempts Sellers

The Wyckoff housing market’s recovery is still establishing itself. It’s not exactly in its infancy, but I would say it has a way to go before we can call it ‘mature.’ The majority of predictions for the rest of 2013 remain widely positive, and the young housing recovery is being strongly supported by continuing low mortgage rates. This might easily lull prospective home sellers into assuming they will automatically have a simple selling process, but housing upturn or not, it’s no time to go to sleep. In short, it’s still a good idea for Wyckoff sellers to take as much Read More

Local Home Values & the ‘Surprise Remodel’

Local Home Values & the ‘Surprise Remodel’ Sometimes home values can undergo abrupt changes. One way that can happen is through the ‘Surprise Remodel’ phenomenon. That’s when you wake up one morning to find that your Wyckoff house grew larger…overnight! If you are one of the many local residents whose children have left for school, the Surprise Remodel is what happened the moment you realized that that you were, in fact, suddenly in possession of an extra room. Sometimes it takes a few months, but as soon as you conclude that the sentimental value of leaving the high school memorabilia Read More

Wyckoff First-Time Buyers Need Advance Planning

It can happen when you least expect it: an opportunity unexpectedly opens up – and you suddenly realize that the time to become a homeowner is here! It may happen when the landlord of the Wyckoff home you’ve been renting suddenly decides it’s time to sell. Or, during a search for a rental, you happen upon a new Wyckoff listing that’s such a bargain you’d be crazy not to snap it up! For area first-time buyers, unexpected opportunities like these may be the first time they seriously entertain home ownership. If that’s the case, they may well be disappointed. The fact is, the Read More