selling a home: 3 Signs the Housing Market is on the Rebound - 10/09/19 06:47 AM
The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound.
1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months of growth.
2. Pending Home Sales (contracts signed) are up with each of the four major regions reporting both month-over-month growth and year-over-year gains in contract activity.
Here is the month-over-month growth:
The Northeast rose 0.7% The Midwest increased 0.6% The South increased 1.4% The West grew 3.1% 3. Buyer Traffic (the number of people shopping for a home) is up compared to the same time … (5 comments)

selling a home: How are home values affected by Recession? - 09/02/19 09:56 AM

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be the trigger, and home values will still continue to appreciate. It will not be a repeat of the crash in the 2008 housing market.  
Originally published at: https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/2019/08/30/a-recession-does-not-equal-a-housing-crisis-infographic/?a=35742-bef8b4dd4fe17628f3c756ee9011ef24
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selling a home: Selling your home alone - 08/07/19 05:17 AM
So you’re thinking about selling your home? I realize you didn’t arrive at this decision lightly, and that you might be nervous or scared. There are so many things that are probably going through your head right now. I’d like to help you by offering some advice, and hopefully putting your mind at ease.
First, do some research.It’s important for you to understand how much money you can expect to get for your home. We need to be realistic. Unfortunately, checking online sites like Zillow or Trulia isn’t going to give you the most accurate picture of your home’s value. This is … (9 comments)

selling a home: How do you know when to sell your home? - 08/07/19 04:48 AM
Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment.
Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive pace. In fact, the average annual appreciation rate since 2012 has nearly doubled the average rate from the more normal market of the 1990s (think: pre-bubble).Appreciation, however, is projected to shift back toward normal, meaning home prices will likely … (1 comments)

selling a home: I'll tell you when it's time to worry - 07/26/19 07:40 AM
Home buyers and home sellers worry. 
They worry about getting ready to sell.
We can help.
They worry about how much money it will cost.
We can help.
They worry about finding the perfect home.
We can help.
Team Zuhl does the worrying for you. Relax. We've got you.
Call Team Zuhl and get ready for a worry free real estate deal!
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selling a home: Selling Your Home is Like Making Lasagna - 01/12/19 01:26 PM

How many layers are there in a lasagna?
There's no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, "more than one" probably. Even two is pretty skimpy.
So, let's say three is minimal for argument sake. (But, four or more is better.)
The number of layers probably just boils down to using up all the lasagna noodles and sauce you have, or getting to the top of the pan you have to use. No exact amount. Use what you've got.
But, if all you've got won't stretch to make three layers in the size pan you have, perhaps you should use a smaller pan. At … (5 comments)

selling a home: Decluttering a Hall Closet - 07/09/18 04:21 AM
We've been helping people sell their homes for years, and we've got lots of tricks and tips to make it easier for sellers to get their home ready. But no matter how many tricks and tips we have, it's still a lot of work preparing a home to sell. If you've been in your home a long time, it's even harder. 
 
We're soon to be empty nesters as Child #2 plans to move out this summer in pursuit of his life long dream job which requires residency in a different town. We don't need 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, a family room, and … (14 comments)

selling a home: Just Listed!!! 326 N. Stiles Street, Linden - 06/26/17 12:31 PM
Team Zuhl
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Are very excited to announce their newest listing
at
326 N. Stiles Street
in Linden
This expanded 1/2 Duplex features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a large unfinished basement and an Eat-In Kitchen.  The home has beautiful hardwood flooring in many of the rooms.  A double width driveway makes backing out very easy! The kitchen needs updating, but the home is move in ready.
Located near the Linden Train Station, mass transit, restaurants, shopping,  and much, much more.  Very easy access to Route 1, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.
Taxes are only $7198.
The home is listed for only $219,000!!!
For more information or … (5 comments)

selling a home: Dear TZ: What home improvements should I make before I list my home? - 06/20/17 12:58 PM
Dear TZ,
We're going to be listing our home for sale this fall. What can we do now to improve the sale price of our home?
~ Savvy Suzanne
Dear Suzanne,
You are savvy indeed. Your home will not only sell faster but it will also sell for more money if you do some quick home improvements now. Of course, not all home improvements are beneficial to you from a financial standpoint, but some improvements can make a huge difference in your home.
First of all, any broken lights, windows, screens, hardware, etc., have to be repaired. This will not improve the sale price of your home … (6 comments)

selling a home: Rahway Real Estate Market Report - July 2016 - 07/08/16 01:57 AM
The city of Rahway is located in southern Union County, NJ, and is home to more than 27,000 people. Here's what you need to know if you are a Rahway home owner or home buyer.
Inventory: 
There are currently 213 single family homes offered for sale in Rahway. While the inventory is increasing compared to recent months, it is lower than June of 2015 when 232 homes were offered for sale and June 2014 when 221 homes were on the market. Decreasing inventory is typically a sign of a stronger market as fewer homes on the market tend to increase home values. 
Nineteen homes … (2 comments)

selling a home: The Seller Representative Specialist Designation - 07/05/16 08:47 AM
Hallmark Realtors now has a Seller Representative Specialist Designation!
Wayne Zuhl recently completed the requirements to earn the SRS Designation by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. Do you know what the SRS Designation encompasses?
The requirements to earn the SRS designation include two courses in professional standards and personal performance while representing sellers. The coursework includes an ethics refresher as well as an emphasis on support services for sellers. Additionally, designees must demonstrate experience representing sellers in at least 5 completed transations. There is a wealth of professional development coursework, webinars, videos, and other resources for SRS designees to access.  The SRS designation … (5 comments)

selling a home: Clark Real Estate Market Report - July 2016 - 07/02/16 03:21 AM
This is the real estate market report for Clark, NJ, for July 2016.
Summary:
Active Listings: 104 single family homes Sold in June: 16  Average Days on Market: 52 Average Sale Price: $473,244
If you are a buyer or a seller interested in a home in Clark, New Jersey, please call Team Zuhl! We're happy to help you in all of your real estate needs!
For more information on selling a home:
3 Simple Steps To Selling Your Home Fast - 03/26/12 4 Ways to Get Union County Homes to Sell Quicker!! - 01/12/12 For more information on Clark and Clark Real Estate:
Clark Real Estate Market Report - … (1 comments)

selling a home: Cranford Real Estate Market Report - July 2016 - 07/01/16 11:28 PM
 Here's what you need to know about the real estate market in Cranford, NJ, this summer.
Inventory: 
106 homes currently listed 30 homes sold in June, 2016 Important to note: Inventory is increasing slightly but the number of sold homes is increasing at the same pace. Prices:
Average sale price in June - $471,750 4% higher than June 2015
If you’re planning on selling your Cranford home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Cranford, call us today!
For more information on Cranford Real Estate:
Sold! 55 South Union Ave, Cranford  Cranford … (2 comments)

selling a home: Rahway Real Estate Market Report - June 2016 - 06/17/16 12:44 AM
The city of Rahway is located in southern Union County, NJ, and is home to more than 27,000 people. Here's what you need to know if you are a Rahway home owner or home buyer.
Inventory: There are currently 206 single family homes offered for sale in Rahway. The inventory in May of 2015 was 226 homes so a slight decrease in inventory may have an small impact on prices. There were 24 homes sold in May which is exactly equal to the 12 month average of homes sold since May 2015. The light blue trend line represents the active listings trend … (2 comments)

selling a home: Linden Real Estate Market Update - June 2016 - 06/16/16 04:48 AM
The city of Linden is located in southeastern Union County and is home to nearly 41,000 people. Here's what you need to know about Linden real estate this month.
Inventory: There are currently 268 homes listed for sale in Linden which is about equal to the 12 month average and slightly lower than May of 2015. Nineteen homes were sold in May - nearly 30% lower than the 12 month average and 17% lower than May of 2015. Linden is currently experiencing a strong buyer's market and home sellers who are interested in selling their home may want to consider ways to make … (2 comments)

selling a home: Cranford Real Estate Market Report - June, 2016 - 06/08/16 10:17 AM
Cranford is home to about 23,000 people in Union County. Here's what you need to know if you are a homeowner or want to be a homeowner in Cranford.
Inventory: There are currently 95 single family homes offered for sale in Cranford. This is slightly below the 12 month average of 97 homes but significantly lower than the 138 homes that were in the inventory at this time last year. With fewer homes to choose from, the principles of supply and demand predict that prices will rise.
There were 14 homes sold in May which is a relatively slow month compared to the 20 homes … (3 comments)

selling a home: Clark Real Estate Market Update - June 2016 - 06/08/16 06:52 AM
Clark, NJ, is located in southern Union County and is home to almost 15,000 people. Here's a snapshot of the current real estate market conditions in Clark:
 
Inventory: There are currently 95 single family homes offered for sale in Clark. Six homes were sold in May of 2016. The low sales and increase in new homes on the market is creating an unusally high inventory - the highest since October 2012 when prices were about 30% lower than they are now. High inventories tend to drive prices down. Strong summer sales can help to correct this, but, right now, buyers have their pick of … (0 comments)

selling a home: Why don't agents leave feedback? - 05/31/16 04:14 AM
When another agent shows or previews a property we're listing, we ask for feedback. The feedback we request is pretty straightforward - rate the home on a scale of 1 to 10 on 5 or 6 criteria and tell us what do you think about the price. Nothing dramatic, but it's useful information for us to provide our sellers in terms of what to do to help sell the property quicker.
On a recently listed property, 56 agents viewed the property over a 4 day period, some with clients and some to preview. Of those 56, only about 25 left feedback willingly. … (6 comments)

selling a home: Scotch Plains Real Estate Market Report - May 2016 - 05/28/16 04:25 AM
 
If you’re planning on selling your Scotch Plains home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Scotch Plains, call us today!
For more information on Scotch Plains Real Estate:
Scotch Plains Real Estate Market Report - April 2016
Scotch Plains Real Estate Market Report - March 2016
Scotch Plains Real Estate News - November 2015
Scotch Plains Real Estate - August 2015
How Long Will My Scotch Plains homes be on the Market? July 2015
Buying and Selling a Scotch Plains Home - July 2015
The Scotch Plains … (3 comments)

selling a home: Rahway Real Estate Market Report - May, 2016 - 05/27/16 12:05 AM
If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Rahway, Team Zuhl can help! Here's what you need to know this spring.
 
 
If you are a buyer or a seller interested in a home in Union County, please call Team Zuhl! We're happy to help you in all of your real estate needs!
For more information on the Rahway Real Estate Market:
Rahway Real Estate Market Report - April, 2016 Rahway Real Estate Market Report - September 2015 Linden and Rahway Real Estate - May 17 2014 Rahway and Linden Real Estate Market Report - April 17, 2014 Buyers Market in Rahway and Linden - … (1 comments)

 
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