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If there’s any doubt about the strength of the coming spring market in Bergen County, just look at the December 2014 Real Estate Market Report from the New Jersey MLS (NJMLS). Last month the number of housing contracts was up 13.1% over the previous December, closings were up 9.1% and year-over-...
137 Cortland Drive, Saddle River closed last week for $2,236,250, the highest amount yet recorded in the New Jersey MLS for a resale in Saddle River Grand.  The listing was handled by Michael Shetler of Keller Williams Ridgewood. Saddle River Grand is a gated community in Saddle River, NJ, recen...
Bergen County property tax info released for 2014-15. The state of New Jersey has just released tax rates for every municipality in the state. Before you look at the chart below, can you guess which Bergen County towns have the highest and lowest property taxes? Ok, now you can look. If you guess...
Why read a market snapshot when you can watch it? The following video gives median price, sales volume and inventory for Ridgewood, NJ in 2014 vs 2013. It wraps up with a price forecast for 2015.   source: NJMLS. Info deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
We've all heard it before - real estate is about location, location, location. As a home buyer, you may want to be near a certain school, on a particular side of town or in a specific development. So why can't you search for homes that way online? If you're looking in Bergen County, now you can. ...
Year to date, the median home sale price in Glen Rock, NJ is up 3%. Glen Rock edged out Ridgewood for the period, which was up just 1%. While the volume of sales was down 16%, the number of days it took to sell a home was up just 4%. The inventory of available homes (supply in months) was unchang...
Setting Up and Finding Estate Sales in NJ Reasons for estate sales vary from exciting life changes to emotional changes in the family and it’s important that you find a company that will honor the memories that each of the items hold. There are many estate sales in NJ and many companies in northe...
In northwest Bergen, which includes Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Franklin Lakes and nine other areas, the median price was up in December compared with December of 2009. The median was $597,000, up from $555,000. The number of houses sold was up 3%. In Bergen County overall, however,...
Every home buyer has his/her own approach to pricing a home. Some are more informed, some less. Some are more logical and others more emotional. As an agent, it's not my decision what offer price goes on the contract but it is my job to inform and educate buyers on market conditions. There are m...
In response to the housing data released this week, the New Jersey Association of Realtors® (NJAR®) issued this statement: According to the National Association of Realtors® second quarter 2010 State Resale report, New Jersey existing home sales have far outpaced the nation. Existing home sales i...

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