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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Village Square Realty
RECENT BLOG POSTS
When I get a call on a listing I like to immediately get the contact on a list of leads for that property. Unfortunately the iPhone Address Book isn't very robust. Can anyone suggest an app that would help me do this?
Posted over 3 years ago
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,...
Posted over 3 years ago
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...
Posted over 3 years ago
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...
Posted over 3 years ago
Here's a bizarre statistic for the first half of July: median sold prices in Bergen County have risen 16.2% over the same period last year. In northwest Bergen, they're up 6.4%. Wait a minute, how can that be? The economy is still slow, unemployment still high and inventory levels continue to fav...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Last week I attended a lecture by Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors. He showed over 40 charts and graphs describing the mechanics of the recent real estate market and what's to come. He demonstrated why he thinks the worst is behind us and why he predicts ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
The Rotary Club of Ridgewood has organized a photo contest for and about the Village. Here are the details from the poster: A stunning photo doesn’t care who took it. No matter how much experience you have or how sophisticated your camera, you’re invited to enter the Ridgewood Photo Contest. The ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
The number of sold homes in northwest Bergen County is up 47% over the same period last year. By early this year, the economy had demonstrated marked improvement with significant stock market gains, indications of bottoming unemployment and improving consumer confidence. When April contracts clo...
Posted almost 4 years ago
The New Jersey MLS has just started publishing a comprehensive real estate report for Bergen and nearby counties. At 37 pages it's quite an exhaustive overview. But even more impressive than it's length is how strong the market is right now. Here are a few sample statistics from the report: Tota...
Posted about 4 years ago
The New Jersey MLS has just started publishing a comprehensive real estate report for Bergen and nearby counties. At 37 pages it's quite an exhaustive overview. But even more impressive than it's length is how strong the market is right now. Here are a few sample statistics from the report: Total...
Posted about 4 years ago
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Observations and analytics on the real estate market in Bergen County, northern New Jersey. Special focus on Ridgewood and northwest Bergen. All facts and figures based on NJMLS. Info deemed reliable but not guaranteed.