You never know when you are going to happen upon the beauty of NJ! Hunterdon and Warren Counties are stunning! Call me if you would like to live here! The snow geese are migrating and often travel in large groups resting in fields.
The “Spring Housing Market” is a frequent topic of conversation. As an agent I hear from both buyers and sellers that they are going to list or shop in the spring.
Spring in the housing market isn’t when the tulips are coming up or when the schools are on spring break. Consider that many make their buying plans around school ending or summer vacation schedules. Also consider that even a cash deal needs time for inspections plus title work and will be around 30 days to close. If you work backwards being under contract by the end of April is the latest for an early summer move. If there are mortgage appraisals 45 days to close is more typical and that will place you into the 3rd week of April. This leaves about 10 weeks for the spring market. The calendar date for spring is actually when it may still be snowing.
People put all of their holiday décor away and make new years resolutions. Some of the resolutions include moving. There is one other day that real estate agents consider prior to the “Spring Market”. Funny enough it is the weekend after the Super Bowl that kicks off the market. Many people have the same ideas about spring. For buyers there are more homes to choose from but there are also more people buying. Buyers need a professional agent to help them locate the best homes to meet their needs. The other side of the coin is that sellers will have more competition and they need to be game ready. A seller needs a professional agent who can get them ready for selling.
Thinking of buying or selling a home, please contact me.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey Properties
Sales Associate, Amy Roth
Many sellers feel they should wait to list their home or have their agent temporarily remove it from the market. However, even during the holiday season people continue to shop for homes. Consider the following:
- During the season you and your home are both festive and ready for guests. What says welcome more than sparkle and cookies?
- There are many special mortgage products that make buying a better choice than renting. Those buyers are out there.
- A place to call home represents a new beginning for buyers and sellers. When the glasses clink and the clock chimes, people make decisions about where they want to be next year.
- The tax benefits can be part of the reason someone may be buying or selling at the end of the year. A tax professional can help answer questions related to both.
- Serious buyers are out there and are not at the malls. They have extra time off from work and are putting it to good use. Fewer people are “just looking” and are actually in-market!
Waiting for the “spring market” means you have more competition. A professional agent can help guide you through all the seasons of selling.
- Buyer issues have put this back on the market twice & you now have the opportunity to buy what you missed. 2. House passed inspection & septic. Tank sweep completed. NO buried tanks on property 3. Listed below assessment. The buyer can appeal. 4. Holidays are both fun & pretty here with several events during the year. 5. Small town charm that is commutable to 31 & 78 6. Quiet and located at the end of a non-thru street. 7. Great bike trail & fishing nearby. 8. The first Sunday of the month is the all you can eat Califon fireman pancake breakfast. 9. Front porch & back deck with mountain views. 10. Small friendly towns are awesome!
The only time it is good to be below average is when you are talking about days on market. The Greenwich Twp. 6 month average DOM for a 4 bed home is 65 days….we beat average again! 2201 William Cir.
I’m a girl who loves getting lost. Road trips and Sunday drives are a favorite pastime. They help you discover your own backyard. Traveling expands your horizon but rambling in your own state can be just as fun.
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apple picking and hiking. Melick’s Farm is just one of my favorites in Hunterdon. More than apples they also sell their adult hard cider. My current favorite is the Jersey Ginger. If you want to hike Hacklebarney State Park is just enough without feeling like you will get lost. You will be amazed at the beauty of this park. Just outside the park entrance you will find Hacklebarney Farm with tasty cider doughnuts and more.
Drive south down RT29 or RT 32 on the Delaware River and you will arrive in New Hope/Lambertville. There are many shops and restaurants to explore. My favorite for lunch with a river view is The Landing.
Get out and drive!
Happy Fall All! Fall and Winter are great times to sell and buy a home! People are still retiring, downsizing and upsizing. There may be less inventory but the buyers and sellers are still out there! Contact me to sell or buy NOW! There are so many reasons to live in Hunterdon County……Pumpkin ice cream is just one! 🙂
Every now and again there is a place that is more than just somewhere to live. This charming property is one of them. This farm conversion building has stunning heirloom plantings and is what the quiet part of NJ is all about. Flat and pastoral with both decks and patios. One of the patios is next to a small pond with frogs. Close to commute corridors in Hunterdon county. Live in your investment and walk around the corner for mail…the building has a tiny small town US Post Office attached.