Know Your Nest

February 17, 2019

If you're 55+ and seeking a 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of Sparta, NJ--here's your chance!  This fantastic 1BR apartment , #203, can be YOURS.  What makes a Seasons at Sparta apartment so special? Read on...   Location, Location, Location Being nestled in the heart of ...

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Seeking an amazing Sparta 4BR home?  Look no further than 28 Waters Edge ! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, February 17th from 1-3pm---you'll fall in love! Perched handsomely on an acre in the beautiful Sparta Mountain community, 28 Waters Edge offers a 4BR 2.5 Bathroom home with ...

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It’s common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. Team Nest Builder explains why this is not a good strategy. The other listings that come out in the spring represent ...

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Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Today's your lucky day! Check out this amazing 3BR home with water views, available in Sparta's highly-desirable Lake Mohawk community! See it for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-3pm. 137 Hillside Road, Sparta This 3 bedroom, ...

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The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home? Saving for a down payment. Rising rents amplify this challenge by eating into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey shows that ...

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Lynn Garafola, New Jersey-Licensed Salesperson, Broker and Team Leader of Team Nest Builder, announced that Karen Horowitz has joined the team as the newest sales team member. “I’m thrilled to welcome Karen to the Sparta office and the Team Nest Builder family,” Garafola said. “She possesses ...

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If you're 55+ and seeking a 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of Sparta, NJ--here's your chance!  We've JUST LISTED a fantastic 1BR apartment, 84 Sparta Ave., #203,  and it can be YOURS.  What makes a Seasons at Sparta apartment so special? Read on... Location, Location, Location Being nestled ...

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Lynn Garafola, New Jersey-Licensed Salesperson, Broker and Team Leader of Team Nest Builder, announced that free Home Buyer/Home Seller Insider Sessions offering important, timely, locally-focused real estate information will take place Saturday, February 9, from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (home buyer) ...

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If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, with more inventory ...

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Have you heard that the housing market is softening? Team Nest Builder knows buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there’s still a severe shortage of listing ...

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Planning on listing your house for sale in 2019? First, check out Team Nest Builder’s recommendation for the top four home improvement projects to net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Get ready to renovate! Curious about what YOUR New Jersey home is worth?  Click HERE now to find ...

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Want to know where the housing market is headed in 2019? Team Nest Builder knows! Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their ...

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Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Today's your lucky day! Check out this amazing home with water views, available in Sparta's highly-desirable Lake Mohawk community! See it for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, December 30th from 1pm-3pm. 137 Hillside Road, Sparta   This 3 bedroom, 2 ...

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Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Today's your lucky day! Check out our this amazing home available in Sparta's highly desirable Lake Mohawk community!  137 Hillside Road, Sparta This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 137 Hillside Road, Sparta, features a wood burning insert in the living room ...

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‘Tis the season, and twinkling holiday lights abound!  Here, Team Nest Builder shares 5 Northern New Jersey spots, from family homes to stadium shows, to take in light displays and enjoy some festive family fun: Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show 94 Championship Place, Augusta Load up ...

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National home prices increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates remained near historic lows, allowing many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. Team Nest Builder knows that, as a home seller, you’re probably most concerned about ...

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Many New Jersey families treasure the tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree.  Team Nest Builder rounded up the 5 top spots in Northern New Jersey to do just that! A heads-up: 2 of the 5 farms close after this weekend, and many tree farms are running low on supply this year, so call first, then ...

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Team Nest Builder offers four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting: Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to ...

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Bigger and better, the 2018 Weihnachtsmarkt: 17th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market hits Sparta this weekend, and Team Nest Builder has the scoop you need to know.  Want to have holiday fun this weekend but avoid those crowds? Team Nest Builder has you covered there, too!  Read on for lots ...

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Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Team Nest Builder knows neither of those are good strategies! Here’s ...

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Great news! According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007 and represents a 32% return ...

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Recently, multiple headlines have asserted that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Team Nest Builder knows that although the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major part of the ...

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We’re partnering again with United Way of Northern New Jersey, the New Jersey Herald, and several local businesses and human service agencies for the annual Gift of Warmth new coat drive, seeking donations of winter apparel for Sussex County families in need. Drop off coats and other winter ...

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Team Nest Builder offers TWO fantastic apartments--a 55+ studio in Sparta and a 3BR in Morristown--read on and check them out! 84 Sparta Ave., #301,  Sparta  If you're 55+ and seeking a studio apartment in the heart of Sparta, NJ--here's your chance!  We've JUST LISTED a fantastic studio ...

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This weekend, visit 2 super homes during Team Nest Builder OPEN HOUSES in Sparta!   Sparta's fantastic school system provides wonderful educational opportunities, and as one of 2018's top 100 safest towns in America (according to Safewise), Sparta offers peace of mind as well.  Find your new ...

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Chances are if you’re renting, you’re spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their rent or mortgage payment. This percentage allows the household to save money for the future ...

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Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades and bowling to fun runs and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone! Friday, October 26 Trunk or Treat, Frankford Plains United Methodist Church, 99 Plains ...

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In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, Team Nest Builder knows it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without ...

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How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime? For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.  Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience ...

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Cue the fresh apple cider and hayrides---it’s pumpkin picking season in Northern New Jersey! Team Nest Builder recommends you grab the kids, flee the house and head to one of these 7 super pumpkin-picking spots, pronto! (Just be sure to call ahead to confirm they’ll be open as weather and stock may ...

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