Know Your Nest

November 14, 2018

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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We’ve all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last 11 ...

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Owning a home in New Jersey has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, Team Nest Builder looks at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains ...

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Seeking a great home in Sparta?  Team Nest Builder offers you 335 West Mountain Road!  Come see for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 7th from 1-3pm! This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home boasts new kitchens and bathrooms as well as a 2-car garage.  Dine and entertain on the back porch ...

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For thousands of children across New Jersey, the Halloween traditions of costumes, candy and trick-or-treating are anything but magical.  For these children, Halloween costumes often don’t make the list of essentials in the family budget. Halloween carnivals, trick-or-treating and the ...

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Seeking a great home in Sparta?  Team Nest Builder offers you 335 West Mountain Road! This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home boasts new kitchens and bathrooms as well as a 2-car garage.  Dine and entertain on the back porch under the covered deck. Relax on the patio and in the hot tub.  The ...

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This weekend, visit 3 super homes in Sparta! All OPEN HOUSES run Sunday, September 30th from 1-3pm---choose one, or visit them all!  Sparta's fantastic school system provides wonderful educational opportunities, and as one of 2018's top 100 safest towns in America (according to ...

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Home values rose dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if ...

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It's a double OPEN HOUSE weekend in Sparta!  Find your dream home Sunday, September 23rd from 1-3pm! Perched handsomely on an acre in the beautiful Sparta Mountain community, 28 Waters Edge offers a 4BR 2.5 Bathroom home with space and style.     Located in the prestigious Sparta Mountain ...

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Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Check out 137 Hillside Road in Sparta at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, September 23rd from 1-3pm! Visit our newest home available in Sparta's highly desirable Lake Mohawk community!  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 137 Hillside Road, Sparta, features a wood ...

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Today, residents along the Carolina Coast are picking through what remains of their homes. Others continue to face the threat of flash floods as Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, continues to drop trillions of gallons of water in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and ...

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  Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding. Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time. The average US wedding now costs 66% ...

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This weekend, hit 3 fantastic new-to-market homes in Sparta! All OPEN HOUSES run Sunday, September 16th from 1-3pm---choose one, or visit them all! 1 Lambert Drive Welcome to Sparta’s highly-desirable Sussex Mills neighborhood! Spread out and enjoy the gracious space in this 6000+ SF home ...

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Sparta’s historic Chaumont estate, a 58-acre property located at 210 East Mountain Road with a famous past, is now being offered for sale through Lynn Garafola and Team Nest Builder, of Realty Executives’ Sparta office. Owner Stephen Tilton reminisces, “Growing up in Lake Mohawk, I worked as a ...

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Locate a 9/11 Memorial Event near you, and pause to remember those lost 17 years ago... HOPATCONG Annual Memorial Ceremony takes place at 10am on September 11 at Fireman’s Park, located directly in front of Hopatcong Borough Hall at 111 River Styx Road.  Borough Councilman Bradley Hoferkamp, ...

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Team Nest Builder supplies five reasons why listing your New Jersey home for sale this fall makes sense: Strong Demand The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. Buyers are ...

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The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four consecutive months and are at their slowest pace in over two years. This has some industry leaders puzzled considering the fact that the economy is ...

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For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. Team Nest Builder knows there’s a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to ...

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Seeking a home in beautiful Sparta, New Jersey? It's your weekend!  Hit these TWO super OPEN HOUSES this Sunday, August 19th from 1pm-3pm and find your new dream home! 72 Morning Star Drive, Sparta Perched on the top of a pretty knoll, this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Colonial home resides ...

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Thinking of finding a New Jersey home and commuting to work in New York City? Here, Team Nest Builder offers an evaluation of 5 methods of making the commute--read on to get moving! Follow the PATH Fast and cheap, the PATH Subway connects Newark, Hoboken and Jersey City to Manhattan Midtown ...

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Do you drool over Lake Mohawk homes? Find yourself dreaming of a home on Lake Hopatcong? Turn green with envy over Green Pond houses? What are you waiting for? Start your search for a waterfront home now! But before signing on the dotted line, gain answers to these 10 questions: 1. Can you ...

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