Keller Williams Realty: Real Life ... Real People

January 7, 2018

Let’s see who wins and who may lose. We have all heard a lot about the new tax plan. Depending on your individual financial situation, you may have a positive or negative take on the tax bill. But how does it impact real estate? That also depends on a few things, like where you are buying a ...

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Before we fret about the impact on the changes to the tax code, limited real estate tax deductions, upcoming changes to home value assessments and/or interest rates rising, let’s talk about our wonderful area and all we have to be grateful for. As we enjoy this holiday season, look toward the New ...

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You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin. Home Staging Tips Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding ...

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Nationally, the average time it takes to sell a house has dropped from 11 weeks five years ago to three weeks today according to CNN Money report (11/27/2017).  "The inventory shortage and the growing economy and job creation has increased the interest in home buying," said Lawrence Yun, chief ...

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’Tis the season to cajole your family to wear matching outfits, bribe the kiddos with candy canes and chocolates, and somehow balance reindeer antler onto your pet’s head. What to do for your holiday photos this year? Why not take advantage of all of the great outdoor backdrops in our quaint towns ...

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The winter is usually the main focus is on family and the holidays, not on buying a home Perhaps your winter selling strategy needs an adjustment. Strategize for the season. Take advantage of seasonal opportunities, current market trends, home care and staging tips and sell your home this ...

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If you are considering selling your home in the spring and want to make it stand out on the market, it is time to start getting it ready for sale now. Preparing your home for sale takes time and thoughtful planning, and cannot be done in a short period of time. You should take a step back and ...

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The 5 Absolute Do Nots while applying for a mortgage are: DON’T go out and get a new car, furniture or ANY other large purchase. If you obtain any new debt while your loan is in process, you will be asked to document any new payments.  This new payment could put you over the edge and you may ...

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Are you in the market to buy a home now or in the next year? Whether you are a first time home buyer, looking for a larger home, considering downsizing, or anything in between, here are a few steps to a successful home purchase. Determine what you can truly afford. If you’re getting a ...

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Looking to create one-of-a-kind home decor? Want a fun night out with friends? Or seeking enriching experiences for your children? Do you want to learn how knit or make jewelry? Here are local businesses that offer tons of ways to dive right into arts and crafts. Whether it’s a one-time activity, ...

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There will always be those who try to "time the market," but there's one factor you can't know — when buying a home will become more expensive. Certainly you can tell from recent trends whether or not prices and mortgage interest rates are in your favor. Monthly prices have risen year-over-year ...

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Realtors always advise home sellers to eliminate clutter when selling their homes because it makes a remarkable difference. A clutter-free home can look like a new one altogether, and you shouldn’t wait until you sell your home to make it look better. Furthermore, clutter can have adverse effects ...

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Once you’ve purchased a new home, it’s time to take charge of your move. Start by following this moving checklist. It will help you stay on track and be organized come moving day! Create a moving file — place all papers related to your move in this file. Know where it is at all times. Take a ...

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Northern New Jersey is filled with many thriving towns — so why choose Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood? Strong school systems, lively downtowns, and easy commutes to New York City are only drops in the bucket of what make these towns the charming and special places that they are. Westfield’s ...

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