April 1st, 2013
Living in Philadelphia or New York City has proven too costly, crowded and noisy for many people who have jobs in these cities. While some people like the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are many drawbacks to living and working there. Fortunately, there is an economical and enjoyable solution to this problem; there are many homes for sale in NJ that cater to employees who work in the neighboring large cities.
Real Estate Prices
The price of real estate in Philadelphia or New York City is prohibitive to many people. When looking at the cost per square foot, New Jersey real estate costs much less than homes in the city. Families can afford a much larger space and more features and amenities when purchasing homes for sale in NJ compared to elsewhere.
With its easy ocean access, myriad attractions and respectable schools, there are many reasons to live in New Jersey, but maintain employment in Philadelphia or NYC. New Jersey offers a safer and calmer environment, especially for families who are concerned about their children’s safety when going to and from school, walking to the playground or even just stepping outside. Families with younger kids will enjoy having their own backyards, and kids can often have their own rooms in many New Jersey homes.
Ease of Transportation
Getting from New Jersey to Philadelphia or NYC is easy with the easy availability of mass transit options that include trains, buses and ferries. For those who prefer to drive into the city, the interstate system makes the commute relatively easy, especially for those who drive during off-peak hours.
New Jersey offers a lower cost of living, affordable homes and family-friendly venues for fun and relaxation. When it comes to finding a quiet, welcoming neighborhood in a better location and at a better price than in the city, New Jersey real estate offers many opportunities.
March 28th, 2013
Are you considering purchasing a home in Middlesex, New Jersey? One of the many properties on our Middlesex MLS may be just right for you and we can help you find it with our MLS.
MLS stands for “multiple listing system” — every home offered by an agent is featured in this database and shared among real estate professionals. It’s essentially online software with specific information regarding properties, including factors like the age of a home, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and financing options.
This system is a key advantage to working with a licensed real estate agent when looking for a home. We are able to search data based upon what is important to you, and the MLS then comes up with properties that provide a good starting point for your needs.
The MLS provides property-specific information, but other important particulars (like the average household income in the area) help people make more educated decisions, as well. The age demographics of the area, for instance, are often a good indicator of what kind of neighbors a new homeowner might have. These numbers can help determine if the neighborhood is geared toward starter homes for families with young children or an established area with empty nesters.
The quantity and quality of nearby schools is an extremely important factor in a buying decision for families who have or are planning to have children and we can supply the information that you need about the local institutions. Visiting a neighborhood at various times throughout the day is also time well spent: traffic patterns will be more evident at certain times of day, helping potential buyers determine whether the area is quiet or noisy, safe or dangerous. We can help you to find all of this information through the use of our knowledge and our advanced MLS database.
With the many options available in our Middlesex MLS, we have excellent resources for helping you to find the home of your dreams. We will be more than happy to assist you in finding a home in a good neighborhood that is perfect for you.
March 20th, 2013
This year we celebrated 40 years of incredible growth and success at the Annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas. It is exciting to commemorate being the finest real estate organization in the world – by far. Now it is time to look towards our future. This industry is ever changing and everything points towards growth and getting back to a more normal market. Technology will continue to affect our everyday lives, be ready to embrace it, as it will help you to serve your customers better and make your job easier. This year we look forward to growing our market share. As our market continues to improve the process will become easier and more enjoyable. Now more than ever, your iPads and iPhones are your biggest and best tools. Paperless is around the corner and we need to take the time to understand and master new tools in order to continue to get better at our craft. We look forward to another great year and thank you for being a valued part of our organization.
Co-Owner of RE/MAX of New Jersey, Inc.
March 15th, 2013
A multiple listing service (MLS) is a powerful tool that allows people to list their homes for sale once and have it be available to prospective buyers on a wide range of directories. An MLS is also a powerful tool for a buyer, but there are certain companies that take part in unethical practices that could become a problem for anyone using the service. Here are the five things to watch out for in a normal MLS and that you should never have to worry about in ours. Read more »
March 13th, 2013
Jersey City is home to a vibrant population comprised of many diverse cultures from all over the world. Considered to be a part of the New York Metropolitan Area, Jersey City real estate is nestled ideally on the banks of the Hudson River, from whence it offers magnificent views of the Big Apple in all of its glory.
So, what exactly makes Jersey City real estate so highly sought after by a broad spectrum of the population, including singles, young couples, families and senior citizens? Below are a few reasons why the area is very much in demand and will continue to be in the future. Read more »
March 12th, 2013
(Denver, CO) – RE/MAX LLC, a global leader in real estate, has been recognized with the Marketing Achievement Award from the Real Estate Marketing Insider for the company’s “Design Center” platform. The award is given each quarter for improvement or innovation in the art of real estate marketing. This month, RE/MAX launched an updated version of “Design Center,” created by Imprev. The new platform features a more intuitive user interface, and offers agents and offices more enhanced marketing capabilities. Read more »
March 11th, 2013
New Jersey has some of the finest communities in America, especially the neighborhoods near the beach. If you’re considering moving into the area, take a long look at Ocean City, a family-friendly spot with lots of draws. We can show you more than just the boardwalk that the tourists know. Read more »
March 8th, 2013
This past Fall, New Jersey beaches received a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy and sadly the storm caused massive devastation on many islands of New Jersey and its surrounding areas leaving many homes destroyed and others damaged. In this month’s RE/MAX “Top Ten” we preview ten great listings located at the Jersey Shore that were untouched by Hurricane Sandy and looking for occupancy. It’s a great time to buy or to plan your vacation rental for the summer. The shore will return – Jersey Strong!
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March 7th, 2013
Many factors contribute to the desirability of making Hoboken, New Jersey, home; the city stands in close proximity to Manhattan and provides for many diverse lifestyles. The real estate in this growing area will always be a good investment and we are able to provide unique and affordable properties in this historic town. Read more »