Know Your Nest

April 3, 2017

Buying a new Morris or Sussex County home typically means taking on at least a few home renovation projects. So, why not appear on one of those cool home renovation reality shows? Not so fast! Before starting down that path, check out the good, bad and ugly of reality TV home renovation.  Still ...

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First-time Morris and Sussex County home buyers get a whole slew of new terms thrown at them.  Perhaps you’ve heard the term “short sale” bandied about, but wondered what the heck that meant.  Never fear! Here, Team Nest Builder offers a topline explanation to help you better understand the Morris ...

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We've all heard about supply and demand, but do you know how it impacts the real estate market?  Whether you're a Morris and Sussex County real estate buyer OR seller, it's important to understand the concept of supply and demand:  The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is ...

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Baby, it’s COLD outside! Cabin fever infects the family, you’ve seen every decent movie that’s out, and you can only hide in the bathroom from the kids for so long. While Team Nest Builder loves our homes, we also know there are times you need to escape them. Like now. Here we offer our round-up of ...

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Springtime’s here (at least calendar-wise), and looking around your cluttered home, you may feel the urge to purge. Where to begin? Why not your bedroom closet? Whether you need to tidy up before selling your Sussex or Morris County home--Team Nest Builder knows: home buyers DO peek--or you’re just ...

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Are you debating purchasing a Morris or Sussex County home, but not yet sure if you'll buy NOW or WAIT until next year? Team Nest Builder's here to help you make the right decision with all the facts! Once you fathom just how much rising interest rates impact your mortgage payments, you'll ...

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Erin go bragh! St. Patrick’s Day’s almost here with a weekend full of Irish music, stories, local celebrations and shows, a massive parade, a dinner/dance and even a Lucky Charm cat adoption event. Read on for our round-up of St. Pat’s goings-on in Sparta, Newton, Madison, Montville and ...

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Decorating your home for your dog or cat?  Not you!  You love your pets, but c’mon---it’s YOUR Morris or Sussex County home first, right?  Here’s the catch:  decorating with your pets in mind benefits not only your pets, but also your furnishings, your house and your family!  Here’s our top 8 tips ...

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Is this the year you finally buy your own home in Morris or Sussex County? Or perhaps you own a first home and want to move to new, larger home? Realtor.com recently shared a list of top habits to start now if you hope to buy a home in 2017. Follow these 3 top tips to make your home-buying dream ...

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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed, and for good reason. That’s why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Who Said What? Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and ...

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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed, and for good reason. That’s why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Who Said What? Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and ...

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Financial benefits of home ownership receive a lot of press, with good reason. But did you realize that buying that Sussex or Morris County home you’re considering could also mean positive impacts on family members’ health? Read on to learn why changing from renting to home ownership makes more ...

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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” First impressions matter, especially when it comes to selling your Sussex or Morris County home. A whopping 63 percent of potential home buyers drop by a home they’ve viewed online and found to their liking.* Employ our top 10 curb ...

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It’s that wonderful time of year again--tax season! Ok, ok.. taxes remain a pain in the you-know-what, but for Morris or Sussex County new homeowners, there’s a silver lining in that cloud of paperwork: home ownership typically offers more deductions. Those deductions may then translate to a ...

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In a perfect world, you arrive at your first Morris Sussex County open house to find your absolute dream house. In reality, you’re bound to find at least one small aspect that rubs you the wrong way. Allowing easily fixable, superficial turn-offs to sway your home buying decision means bypassing ...

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Like any successful relationship, your love affair with your Morris County or Sussex County kitchen needs a little care and attention to stay strong. Here, we offer 10 easy, economical updates to help you fall in love with your kitchen all over again. Backsplash Bling Why let the little ones ...

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Like any successful relationship, your love affair with your Morris County or Sussex County kitchen needs a little care and attention to stay strong.  Here, we offer 10 easy, economical updates to help you fall in love with your kitchen all over again: Backsplash Bling Why let the little ones ...

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Romance, like beauty, resides in the eye of the beholder....or so we found when we polled Morris County and Sussex County residents regarding their favorite restaurants for Valentine’s Day! Local Love While your typical candlelight-and-fine-wine restaurants appeared on the list (we’re talkin’ ...

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Saved up your down payment and ready to start your Morris County or Sussex County home search? First, make sure you've saved enough for your closing costs! Closing 101 “Closing costs, also called settlement fees, need to be paid when you obtain a mortgage. These are fees charged by people ...

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Ahh...winter in New Jersey: skiing down slopes, sipping cocoa by the fire, and jumping into freezing cold lakes??? Insane or Inspired? Polar Bear Plunges involve crowds of usually-sane people stripping down in freezing weather and jumping into icy water, typically for a good cause (no, not ...

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If you sighed with relief upon Punxsutawney Phil’s 2017 prediction of six more weeks of winter, thinking, “Whew! More time to get my Morris County (or Sussex County) home ready to sell.”, think again! Many sellers feel Spring is the best time to place their homes on the market as buyer demand ...

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This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday. Blech, right? Therefore, we suggest a better idea: celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend instead! Make a REAL date of it with a romantic meal AND a live local Morris or Sussex County theater show. Check out what’s playing in your ‘hood:   Mayo ...

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