Michael's Bergen Blog

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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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...

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