Know Your Nest

January 16, 2019

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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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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