Brian McCarthy's Blog Posts

Highlights From 2017 In Our Local Real Estate Market

A QUICK LOOK AT SOME SURPRISING CHANGES IN OUR REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2017Several sections of Jersey City showed incredible appreciation in 2017. The Heights, Journal Square and Greenville all

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List To Sale Price Ratio Up Way Over 100 Percent Nationwide In 2017

Approximately 24% of all homes sold nationwide in 2017 sold for over asking price!!Full Article

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Real Estate Fast Stats Quarter 3 2017

For residential real estate in 2017, the news has continued to provide a relative sense of calm for both buyers and sellers. The national unemployment rate registered in at 4.1 percent for October

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Union City Where Predictability Is A Good Thing

UNION CITYQUARTERLY STATS - Q3, 2017 vs. Q2, 2017CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES:Median Sale Price:  $310,000Change in Median Sale Price:  -5.2%Median Sale Price/Sq.Ft:  $342SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES

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Journal Square Jersey City Is Booming

^ image courtesy of Investjersey.cityJOURNAL SQUARE QUARTER 3, 2017 COMPARED TO QUARTER 2, 2017CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES:Median Sale Price:  $300,000Change in Median Sale Price:  +10.9%Median

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Valuable Home Buying Alternatives To Hoboken In Jersey City Heights

Quarter 3, 2017 compared to Quarter 2, 2017The Heights, Jersey CityOne Family Houses* Change in Median Sale Price  +16.9%* Avg. Days on Market  -19 days* Median Sale Price  $438

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August 2017 Hoboken Real Estate Market Summary

Hoboken, NJ - Comparing Year-To-Date Through August 2016 to 2017        Single Family:* New listings  +15.9%* Closed sales  +58.9%* Days on market  +37.0%* Median

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3 Investment Principles To Live By

 3 Investing Principles to Live By!  They say if you're not an insider then you don't really know what's going on in the market.  But  outsiders can still&

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PROPERTY OWNERS IN THREE TOWNS MAY SOON BE FACING STATEORDERED REVALUATIONS

Jersey City, Elizabeth and Dunellen assessments haven’t been updated in decades; values assigned for tax purposes are tiny percentage of true valueThree New Jersey municipalities where property

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Tips For Tax Savvy Homeowners

Autumn chores: raking leaves, weatherproofing, storing the patio furniture and preparing for next year’s tax returns.With nearly three months left in the year, jumbo-mortgage borrowers still have

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Interest Rates To Stay Low For October But Likely To Rise Before 2016

Friday’s soft jobs numbers are unlikely to produce panic at the Federal Reserve about the health of the jobs market, but the report does reduce the likelihood the central bank will raise

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New Mortgage Rules May Spark Delays And Frustration

Effective Oct. 3, regulations aim to protect consumers, but they prompt concerns in industry.Mortgage lenders and real-estate agents are bracing for the Oct. 3 implementation of a five-year-old law

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The Question Is Not Will I Get An Offer

In the San Francisco Bay Area’s hot real-estate market, the question for many sellers isn’t whether they’ll get an offer. It’s how much over the asking price the offer will be. 

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The Most Affordable Places In The US To Raise A Family

A family of four can meet its basic needs for $49,114 a year in Morristown, Tenn.—about half the income needed to raise a family in New York or Washington.There are 140

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Set Up A Few Systems Now For An Easy And Organized Routine When School Starts

Your Back-to-School Game PlanAre you the parent of school-age children? If you are I would like to talk to you about the end of the school year. “What? Why? It’s August!” You may protest.

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Hoboken to launch new bike-share program in SeptemberSeptember will be a big month for bicycles in Hudson County with the launch of two new bike-share programs in neighboring cities. Hoboken

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