summit nj listings: Summit NJ Home Staging Tips for Sellers With Children - 01/15/08 12:37 PM
Selling your home in the Summit NJ real estate market can be a daunting task for anyone, but put small children into the mix and your task just became harder, though not impossible.   
Anyone with small children knows that keeping toys put away can be an ongoing challenge.  Most children (I know mine included) have far more toys than they actually play with.  You may find it helpful to box up all but the favorite toys and put them into a garage, attic or even separate storage facility.  Less toys means less temptation to pull out toys that are going to … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: Full Disclosure and Your Summit NJ Real Estate Property - 01/09/08 01:48 AM
If you're ready to sell your Summit NJ real estate property, you may have heard the term "full disclosure" bantered about. It's an important one for nearly any seller. Essentially, full disclosure is your responsibility to let the buyer know about anything that might affect the price of the home in the future. While state laws vary, virtually every state requires some disclosure. It's important to note that some states require disclosures to be made in writing and others only require you to let the buyer know verbally about any problems that may change the future price of the home. Federal … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: Selling in A Summit NJ Real Estate Buyer’s Market - 01/02/08 10:48 PM
It's been all over the news, so the chances are good that you've heard about it. It's a buyer's market these days when it comes to real estate, but if you want to sell your home, the term alone can be intimidating. The simple truth, though, is that you can successfully sell your home in a buyer's market, and you can even get the price you want. These tips should help.
Summit NJ real estate is some of the most competitive in the country because of the location. As a result, look carefully at the homes on the market around you. Price … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: Summit NJ Real Estate Proving to Be A Buyer’s Market - 12/26/07 05:01 AM
If you're shopping for Summit NJ real estate, there's great news. With more inventory than ever in the Summit NJ market, buyers are getting breaks like never before. There was a time that sellers could put a home on the market, and it would be gone within days. Because of mortgage market issues, though, sellers simply aren't having their desires fulfilled, which means amazing prices for buyers in the Summit NJ real estate market.
In an ABC News story last year, real estate analyst Ivy Zelman said, ""People are going to have to come to the reality that if they want … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: Choosing the Right Moving Method After Your Summit NJ Real Estate Sale - 12/19/07 04:43 AM
If a great Summit NJ realtor like Kristin Balsley just helped you sell your home, you may be wondering about the next step. After all, you've spent some time accumulating the stuff that fills your Summit NJ real estate listing, and you have to have some way to get it out before the big closing day.
The first step is to choose the moving method. You can move your materials with the help of your brother-in-law and his pickup truck, but this can present a number of fairly serious problems. First, you have to have a brother-in-law with a truck. If you … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: Decorating your Summit NJ Real Estate Property - 12/14/07 12:47 PM
One of the biggest tips I offer to Summit NJ Real Estate sellers is to have their home properly decorated before they put it on the market. The visual appeal of a home is everything, and depending upon what season you sell your home in, these tips may help to cut the waiting time in half.
Homes tend to be darker in the winter months because the sky is often cloudier. Brighten your home by hanging well-framed mirrors in darker corners to help with light reflection.Try hanging framed art in the dead spots in your home to give it a bright, warm … (0 comments)

summit nj listings: New Providence, NJ real estate market update 12/2007 - 12/09/07 06:43 AM
Wondering what is happening in the real estate market in New Providence NJ?  Although, New Providence NJ has seen a correction in it's real estate market, the market here is still strong. 
Currently there are 51 active properties on the market in New Providence, NJ.  These properties range from 2 bedroom town homes to 5 bedroom colonial homes ranging in price from $319,000 to $1,100,000.  During the past six months in New Providence, the homes that have sold have gotten on average 98% of their list price with the average days on market being 61 while the average sale price was … (0 comments)


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