Local Stories

What’s Missing in the New Jersey MLS?

October 16, 2013

Right now, there may be entire neighborhoods full of homes for sale in your price range—and in the locations you love—but you won’t find them anywhere on the New Jersey MLS. Why? They’re new, and new homes aren’t always listed on the MLS. Sometimes it’s because the homes are under construction, but often it’s because the builders are confident they can sell without listing on the MLS. To get a better picture of the New Jersey real estate market, it’s important to consult a variety…

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Packing & Moving

Moving Made Easy – Relocation Tips and Tricks

October 8, 2013

Moving to a new home is an exciting process, but it can also be confusing and chaotic. To save you time and stress, we’ve compiled a number of moving tips and online resources to help you stay on track for a successful moving day. The home search. The first step in the moving process is deciding exactly where you’ll be moving to. You may want to start by perusing local listings and the websites of homebuilders in your desired area. These will give you an…

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Buying a Home

Choosing the Best Home Builder

September 24, 2013

When choosing the best home builder for your new home, it pays to remember the old adage, “trust, but verify.” Most builders are skilled at staging a beautiful model home, which is why it’s important to equip yourself with the right know-how to identify which builder you can depend on, differentiating yourself from average window shopper to informed homebuyer. To help simplify that process, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips on how to choose the best home builder for you. Experience Building high-quality, durable…

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Buying a Home

September Housing Market Update

September 18, 2013

So much is happening in the world of real estate and homebuilding. If you haven’t been keeping up with the current housing market, here are just a few of the topics under discussion now. Rates are rising Interest rates have been on the uptick recently, and there is debate as to what is in store for the near future. In a recent story, CNN’s Steve Hargreaves reported that “while mortgage rates have been steadily rising for the last few months, they’re still at historically low…

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Buying a Home

Luxury Living in Boca Raton, FL

August 29, 2013

Nicknamed the “The Sun Porch of America” in 1926 by its founder, the Atlantic Ocean-facing Boca Raton, Florida, has long been one of the nation’s poster cities for luxury living. We cover miles of beaches, a bustling downtown sector packed with great shopping, dining and music, and a wealth of budget-friendly amenities and activities to show you why Boca Raton is one of the most inviting places of luxury to call home. Fun in the Sun If you like playing outside, life in Boca Raton…

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