Monday, June 29, 2009
Buyers are easily turned off by the smallest things like scent, wall colors, dirt and clutter.
Tip #3 - Repairs
This one could cost or save you lots of money. When buyers walk into a home and start to look around it is important that your home not only shows great but works properly. If you have a closet door that doesn't close properly because it's off it's track say, or a kitchen cabinet door is off it's hinge, a buyer will see this and think I have to do a lot of repairs and spend a lot of money.
It's always a good idea to keep your home in tip top shape through the years. Don't neglect even the little things, keeping up will save you hassle, time and money when it comes time to sell your home one day. So caulk your bathrooms when needed, repaint or wash walls when needed, replace broken screens etc etc and you'll ensure your home is in it's peak condition!
Think of it like beauty maintenance, just like you'd get a pedicure monthly, or color roots every few months - upkeep your house the way you do your beautiful self!
Till next tip..
Addittional selling and buying tips can always be found on my website www.karinasplace.com
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The unit comes fully furnished and has great design! Since these pictures it's been custom painted a beautiful warm red spice color that compliments the furnishings and accentuates the drama of the space even more.
Here are some highlights about the Tea
- Secure doorman entry
- Two elevators
- Every unit has it's own washer and dryer
- Concrete building, orginally the Lipton Tea Factory - a historic conversion
- Residents fitness center, one of the largest in Hoboken
- Residents community lounge, offers a billiard table, telvisions, comfy couches, kitchen/bar and beautiful NYC views, available for private parties
- Private shuttle service to and from the Hoboken PATH
- Garage parking within close proximity
- 13 ft ceilings
- 10 ft windows
- Open Kitchens
- Fabulous uptown location, short stroll to NY waterway ferry
- Great night life and shopping
Available for August 1 occupancy, comes with 1 garage parking space
Monday, June 22, 2009
128 Madison Street - Empire Realty
1033 Washington St - Liberty Realty
402 9th St- Liberty Realty
1249 Bloomfield Street - Empire Realty
1030 Hudson Street - Hudson Place
415 Newark Street - Brian David
Jersey City Real Estate Listings - price reductions
1 Shore Lane - Metropolitan Resiential
93 Erie Street - Elcan Realty
1 Greene Street - Weichert Realtors
To see the full list of details for Jersey City price reductions click here
Friday, June 19, 2009
Happy Father's Day!
200 Hudson Street 1-4:30pm, 1 bedroom $399,000 Weichert Realtors
If you're looking for a large 2 bedroom with an extra room plus parking under $550,000, there is a very good chance that you could purchase this home at a terrific cost. But you cannot wait, the early bird gets the worm on this one.
View pics here - please contact me directly for an appointment or information and questions. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert, as is the listing agent.
Listing courtesy of Robert DeRuggiero Realtors
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty is bringing you a FREE real estate expo to Hoboken! REAL ESTATE EXPO: Movin To The 'Burbs & 1st Time Buyers
A one night event with valuable information and opportunities to meet service professionals involved in your move. Attendees will have the chance to speak with professional real estate advisors from various towns across NJ. In fact there will be about 40 different neighborhoods represented at this event, including Summit, Morristown, Franklin Lakes, Montclair, The Jersey Shore points and many more. Not only will you be able to start a rapport with a real estate agent in a town that you're thinking about moving to, but you'll also be able to meet with professional real estate attorney's, mortgage brokers, and short sale specialists from the Hoboken area, so it's not limited. If you're thinking about buying Hoboken real estate there are great reasons for you to come as well!
The evening will have short educational sessions that you can listen to, topics covered are:
- First time buyers
- Stimulus tax credit
- Selling your home while buying another
- Short sales
- Distressed property sales
And of course, RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty real estate agents will be there all evening to answer any questions.
If you'd like to attend please register online, or stop by my office. You can register that day at the door as well, but we strongly encourage those who'd like to attend to register prior to the event.
**First 150 to walk in, will take home a tote bag filled with goodies!
Visit www.NewJerseyRealEstateExpo.com or call me to put your name on the list. Hope to see you there!
Location: The Elks Club 1005 Washington Street Hoboken NJ
Date & Time: Thursday June 25th, doors open at 6:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Want some ideas of where to go tonight? Here are a few places to try tonight if you're looking for somewhere to go this evening...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
1013 Park, 1 bedroom walk up asking $279,000
619 Monroe, 2 bedroom 2 bath with parking, asking $549,950
700 1st Street, 2 bedroom 2 bath with terrace, asking $565,000
222 Grand St, 2 bedroom 2 bath with terrace, asking $515,000** hot
222 Madison, 1 bedroom asking $289,900
225 River St - The W - 3 bedroom 3.5 bath with NY views, asking 2.75M
476 Monmouth, 1 bedroom elevator building, asking $275,000
If you'd like details on these listings sent to you please drop me a note!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Highest and best: When multiple offers on a home have one final chance to submit their best offer while competing with others. This is usually presented in a sealed envelope to the sellers agent. The seller will then get to pick from 2,3 even 5 offers on their home. Sometimes, it's not the highest bidder that gets the house, but the one with the most favorable terms. *
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
87 Jackson Street - 2bed 2bath $540,000 11-4pm Weichert Realtors
1025 Maxwell Lane #1006 - 2 bedroom 2 bath $824,999 1-3pm Liberty Realty
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Final May Sales
60 Units went under contract in May - compared to April, we saw just 28
48 Units sold in May - compared to April, we saw just 39
Inventory levels currently are 587 units for sale (147 were listed in May)
About half of May's sales were attributed to 1st time buyers and entry level homes, with the other half being in the move up market mostly larger 2 bedrooms and a handful of luxury sales. There is no question that the more aggressively priced homes are moving in this market. An increasing number of seller's are putting there homes on the market with hopes that next year's market will yield a higher sales price. Noticeably higher rental inventory levels this month.
Jersey City All condo's classified as downtown Jersey City
34 Units went under contract in May - compared to about half - 15 in April
18 Units sold in May - compared to 13 in April
Inventory levels currently are 405 units for sale (94 were listed in May)
Coincidentally, almost half of May's sales were in the lower, entry level, priced homes. The other half were also sales in higher priced large 2 bedrooms however the highest price peaked at $627,000 compared with Hobokens $970,000 for a condo. No question that Jersey City sales are sluggish compared to Hoboken however there is less inventory available plus these numbers do not reflect any sales directly from builders and new construction. 77 Hudson, a 48 story sky scraper, unveiled it's models this week.
Before putting your home on the market or purchasing a home make sure to study monthly trends to get an accurate market value. Make sure you list your home at a price that will attract buyers today. If you're buying, make sure that you know what the home is worth before you make an offer - it can save you thousands!
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Monday, June 8, 2009
Hoboken has a lot of character - this can't be denied. From the old school Italian joints and member clubs, to the beautiful stretch of park and views along the Hudson River, to Washington street with it's rows of stores, restaurants and bars.
But if you're like me, you think that one of the best things about Hoboken are the brownstones. Take a stroll in late spring or summer, or even fall down Garden, Hudson or Bloomfield streets uptown and you'll fall in love with the beauty of these homes. I occasionally like to walk and day dream about how I'd decorate mine. I'd want to do a mix of antiques and modern pieces and paint each room a different color.. I'd plant a garden outside and keep fresh grass instead of pavers and buy a nice outdoor seating set for guests and outdoor parties.
Just two years ago, it was difficult to find a single family for sale much less find one priced under 1.6 million that didn't need work.
Today, I found 24 single families for sale in town ranging from $629,000 to $1.58M. Most are 3 + bedrooms with yards and a nice handfull of them have finished basements. The only flaw of these homes is that most of them do not have a garage.. but if you're city living, then you just rent a zip car right?
If you'd like an updated list of homes contact me and I'll send over!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
If you ever get tired of Hoboken and want to go somewhere different for a change of scenery consider downtown Jersey City. Jersey City is great! It has lots of bars and restaurants like Hoboken and most are very easy to get to. With the Light Rail and PATH as transportation options you can easily get around without a car.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Do you take interest in the political elections for Hoboken? Or do you not pay attention and think politics as usual.. Are you voting? I want to know! Drop me a line.