Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Properties
It's been a very long time since I could honestly say that Wyckoff is an affordable town.  Now, that doesn't mean that there aren't homes priced well over a million $$, but it does mean that you can find a home in the $400k range with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  It won't be in Carriage Lane or ...
Two of my client couples moved from California to NJ, about 10 years ago.  Both were from Silicon Valley so they were used to high taxes --- after all, somebody has to pay for all that sun, oceans and earthquakes.  But, when they found out what prices were like in NJ, and what their taxes would b...
I am worried sick about the planet --- the seeming certainty that animals like the Polar Bear and the Panda will one day soon be extinct --- and tired of hearing political hacks saying that global warming isn't real.  But, I do find myself concerned about towns like Wyckoff continuing to pay a lo...
I lived in Franklin Lakes for 20 years, and most of my sales and listings are in Franklin Lakes, so I know the town very well.  Franklin Lakes' taxes have always been on the low side --- lower, for instance, than Allendale, Ramsey, Wyckoff, HoHoKus, Ridgewood, and especially Glen Rock.  So when b...
New Trails at Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has agreed to blaze and maintain trails at the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, located on Ewing Avenue and High Mountain Road.  The Trail Conference has already cleared and blazed the two main trails: the Preser...
I am always fascinated to hear how much money desperate Sellers are willing to spend "Staging" their homes. It can run into the thousands of dollars, but for some reason, they are almost anxious to try it.  These are the same Sellers who won't consider any kind of price reduction, but will throw ...
I moved to Franklin Lakes NJ from Asbury Park, in 1971.  To say it was a huge transition would be the consummate understatement.  There was no place in Asbury Park, or the surrounding communities, that you couldn't get to by bus.  I was so used to mass transit that when I moved to Franklin Lakes,...
A few years ago, Franklin Lakes' homes were selling at about 16% under their assessed values.  Wyckoff, Ramsey, Upper Saddle River, Allendale, Ridgewood, Glen Rock and HoHoKus were selling, on average, at 7-12% under their assessed values.  I just ran the numbers, and (hallelujah) have things cha...
If you've been looking for a home, you already know mortgage rates are ridiculously low.  It's what's been fueling the increased activity in the luxury home market.  Today's rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage, from $625,500 to $1 mil, is 4.375%  A 15-year fixed rate is 3.375%. With prices and mortg...

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