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Seven Steps To Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home, every market and area is a little different.  However, these 7 steps are all pretty standard and an easy way to look at the home buying process.Seven Steps to Buying a Home There will be alot of other things going on simultaneously, but this is a good basic outline especially if you're a first time home buyer.  

Take a look at this article that breaks down the seven steps to buying a home:  http://www.verticallivingorlando.com/2013/12/26/the-7-steps-to-buying-a-home/

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Santa Comes to Morristown NJ!

Morristown NJ Fun Events

My friend and neighbor called me to go see Santa with him about a week ago.  Santa comes to Morristown prior to Christmas to say hi and celebrate the season and lighting of the Green. Christmas music fills the air and there are lots of dancing adults, kids and elves.  It was so much fun!  

This is a picture of the Morristown Green all lit up for the holidays.  The town of Morristown and all who support this effort do a really nice job!

Morristown NJ Green Holidays - 2013

Its great living in Morristown!  Call me on 973-214-5872 to view Morristown homes for sale and learn about the area and towns commutable to New York.

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Doodle 4 Google's 2013 Winner Is In!

I just love the google doodle's, don't you! I didn't realize that they actually made it into a contestDoodle 4 Google 2013 Winner until recently. The winner was Sabrina brady of Wisconsin and the Theme: My Best Day Ever

There are over 1500 doodles for the homepages around the world. You can see all the doodles here. Read about doodle history and how the finalists are broken down by grade and judged on a state-by-state basis to come up with one winner! Take a look at all the 2013 google doodles, they're pretty amazing. 

So many talented and imaginative kids...these are really great. What a tough job these google judges had to pick just one.

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3 Gift Ideas for New Homeowners

It can be challenging to know what type of gift to get for a friend or family member who is alsoGift Ideas for New Homeowners a new homeowner.  This time of year, it could be a housewarming gift or something for a holiday celebration.  Check out this article with some clever and practical gift ideas for your favorite new homeowners.

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What Does Homebuying Mean To You ~ Single Family or Condo

Things to think about when buying a home - single family or condominium. What does Buying a Homehomebuying mean to you and your family to be a good fit? Be sure to consider the value of the home you purchase. It should be a good investment that will gain in value over time.

This is a good article: Homebuying First Step: Define What You mean by 'Home' 

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Morris Township Real Estate Sales in Fall are Strong

Morris Township Real Estate Sales 

Real Estate sales in Morris Township closed strong this Fall.  Home sales in Morris Township reached 25 in November with an average home sale price of $575K and 72 days on the market. Check out the details on these home sales below.

  1. 313 Pitney Pl $159,900 One Floor Unit $170,000 
  2. 403 Pitney Pl $219,000 One Floor Unit $212,000 
  3. 44 School House Ln $274,900 Colonial $267,500 
  4. 14 Gregory Ave $375,000 Cape Cod $362,500 
  5. 2 Alpine Dr $384,900 Cape Cod $374,000 
  6. 1 Jones Dr $389,900 Bi-Level $374,620 
  7. 176 Western Ave $399,000 Colonial $385,000 
  8. 25 Kennedy Rd. $439,000 Cape Code $410,000
  9. 21 Hancock Dr $400,000 Cape Cod $395,000 
  10. 9 Gregory Ave $439,900 Colonial $422,500 
  11. 32 Davenport Place $460,000 Multi Floor Unit $445,000 
  12. 41 Fanok Rd $499,900 Colonial $500,000 
  13. 27 Sunderland Dr $545,000 Colonial $545,000 
  14. 11 Deborah Dr $549,000 Colonial $540,000 21 
  15. 28 Lord William Penn Drive $599,901 Colonial...

Five Reasons You Need to Close on a Home By the End of the Year

There are at least five good reasons to close on a home before the end of the year.  In 2013 you canClose on a Home By the End of the Year obviously get an advantage with tax deduction benefits.  Mortgage rates will most likely increase in 2014 aong with home prices and changing lending rules.

Check out this interesting article on Five Good Reasons to Close on a Home By the End of the Year.

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NAR Profile of Home Buyers, Sellers Yields Interesting Stats

NAR Profile of Home Buyers, Sellers Yields Interesting StatsThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) conducted profiled Home Buyers and Sellers in 2013 and came up with some interesting facts. It looks like the primary reason that sellers try to sell their home to a buyer without the help of a real estate agent is because they do not want to pay the commission.  However, the home is not effectively marketed and FSBO (For Sale By Owner) homes sell for much less money the commission would've cost the home seller.  

Take a look at this article on the NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers with more interesting statistics.

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De-Pet Your Home Before You Sell

When you're selling your home, you need to consider everything.  Pet odors fall into De-Pet Your Home Before You Sellhome marketing or staging your home.  We all know that pets are great, loyal and love you unconditionally.  Keep in mind when selling your home that some home buyers may be allergic to pets.  A big reason homebuyers won't purchase a house is odor.

Read this helpful article on How to De-pet Your Home Before You Sell.

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How to Negotiate the Best Price When Buying a Home

If you're shopping for a home or considering buying a home sometime soon,  its important to How To Negotiate The Best Price When Buying a Homeunderstand the process of making an offer on a home.  Hopefully you'll be working with an experienced Realtor® to guide you every step of the way and negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price possible. Its always a good idea to have a general understanding of what is involved in making an offer and things to consider.  Take a look at this article on how to negotiate the best price when buying a home.

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Recent Real Estate Sales in Morristown

Morristown Home Sales in November

Morristown had 14 real estate sales in November.  These home sales range from $90,000 toParsons Village in Morristown, NJ  07960 $961,000.  The average home sale price in Morristown is $397K with 79 days on the market. There are currently approximately 144 active homes for sale in Morristown.

Parsons Village is a very affordable coop complex which is also walk to town and train. You can buy a one bedroom for under $200K.  There were two closings in that complex.  The details of all the home sales are below.

  • 15 Hillairy Ave $90,000 Ranch $90,000  DOM 44 
  • 320 South St $199,000 One Floor Unit $192,000  DOM 37 
  • 69 James St $259,000 Colonial $259,000  DOM 46 
  • 7 Prospect St Unit 201 $309,000 Hi-Rise $289,000  DOM 70 
  • 320 South St 1B $310,000 Multi Floor Unit $295,100  DOM 18 
  • 47 Hillairy Ave $319,000 Cape Cod $290,000  DOM 264 
  • 15 Condict Pl $349,000 Colonial $347,000  DOM 18 
  • 27 Garden St $369,900 Colonial $369,900  DOM 175 
  • 5-A Dorado...

Would You Love to Live in Morris Township?

Morris Township Homes are on Sale!

Looks like alot of people are buying homes in Morris Township.  Morris Township has an Morris Township Homes for Sale 07960average home sale price of $580K with 73 days on the market. Morris Township had 26 real estate closings in October.  Below are the details and I included days on the market this time! 

  • 102 Village Dr $294,000 One Floor Unit  $289,000  DOM 45 
  • 6 Village Dr. $299,900 One Floor Unit  $285,000  DOM 37 
  • 9B Leva Dr. $310,000 First Floor Unit  $306,000  DOM 149 
  • 1 Timothy Ct $399,000 Multi Floor Unit  $380,000  DOM 50 
  • 68 Hancock Dr $409,500 Multi Floor Unit  $392,500  DOM 41 
  • 21 Midland Dr $439,000 Colonial  $435,500   DOM 14 
  • 11 Baer Ct $459,900 Colonial  $455,000  DOM 35 
  • 11 Sherwood Dr $475,000 Multi Floor Unit  $472,500  DOM 24 
  • 75 Sherwood Dr $475,000 Multi Floor Unit  $465,000  DOM 37 
  • 97 Hillcrest Ave $479,000 Split Level  $467,500  DOM 20 
  • 22 Locust St $495,000 Split Leve...

Morristown Townhomes and Condos are Flying off the Rack!

Morristown Home Sales in October

Morristown had 16 real estate sales in October, 7 of which were townhomes and condos. The details below reflect address, list price, and sale price for all Morristown home sales.

  • 320 South St Unit 9D $173,900 One Floor Unit $165,000 
  • 37 Hill St Apt B10 $224,000 One Floor Unit $210,000 
  • 6 Altamont Court $274,900 First Floor Unit $283,000 
  • 9 Harrison St $275,000 Colonial $275,000 
  • 6 Ridgedale Ave $290,000 Multi Floor Unit $280,000 
  • 44 Ridgedale Ave Unit 31 $350,000 Multi Floor Unit $332,500 
  • 1 Shenandoah Pl $359,999 Split Level $320,000 
  • 13 Maxwell Ct $368,000 Custom Home $345,000 
  • 51 James Street $374,900 Cape Cod $369,000 
  • 19 Continental Ave $384,900 Cape Cod $374,000 
  • 6 Dorado Dr. $385,000 Multi Floor Unit $385,000 

 ~ I sold this one! What a pretty unit. The units at Convent Mews have great space - 2 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms, two floors and a finished basement. The complex is tucked into Convent Station and just minutes from the train station,...

10 Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Homeowners are taking on home improvement projects and updated kitchens add value. Even10 Kitchen Remodeling Trends minor kitchen improvements make a big difference in the ambiance and add value that will easily be recovered when selling your home. Take a look at 10 Top Kitchen Remodel Trends.

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Chatham Has Great Holiday Appeal!

I had to pull my car over while in Chatham the other day because it looked to pretty I wanted to get some pictures before it got too dark.  They have the trees decorated with white lights. I was right in front of the library.  I climbed up on a few walls to get these shots.  I felt a little like I was in a fairy tale that night in Chatham New Jersey!

Chatham New Jersey - Susan Zanzonico Realtor - 973-214-5872Chatham New Jersey - Susan Zanzonico Realtor 973-214-5872Chatham NJ - Susan Zanzonico - Realtor 973-214-5872

By the way, I eat dinner right across the street ALOT at D'Oro's.  They have very good food and its a BYO.  If you sit the window, you can wave to everyone who walks by. :-)

View the latest Chatham homes for sale !

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Morris Township September Real Estate Sales and Statistics

September Morris Township Real Estate Sales reached 20.  Take a look at the address, list price and sale prices below.  The average home sale price in Morris Township is September is $576,259 with 74 days on the market.  Morris Township homes are selling withing 97% of list price.

  • 613 Pitney Pl $179,000 One Floor Unit $175,000 
  • 32 Livingston Rd $189,900 Multi Floor Unit $177,000 
  • 611 Pitney Pl $229,000 One Floor Unit $222,000 
  • 12C LEVA DR $340,000 Multi Floor Unit $330,100 104 
  • 5 Witherspoon Ct $359,900 Townhouse-Interior $346,800 
  • 173 Mt Kemble Ave $375,000 Raised Ranch $380,000 
  • 7 Hancock Dr $380,000 Multi Floor Unit $385,000 
  • 2 Davenport Pl $464,900 Multi Floor Unit $470,000 
  • 33 Skyline Dr $469,900 Contemporary $427,000 
  • 430 Mt Kemble Ave $495,000 Bi-Level $460,000 
  • 6 Knollwood Dr $515,000 Colonial $505,000 
  • 49 NORTH STAR DRIVE $515,000 Colonial $502,000 
  • 64 Egbert Ave $535,000 Split Level $550,000 
  • 14 Oak Park Dr $609,900 Expanded Ranch $609,900 
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Basic Tips for Home Buyers

 Basic Tips for Home Buyers

Buying a home or townhome is a big step.  As a home buyer I encourage you to give some Basic Tips for Home Buyers - Susan Zanzonico, Morris County Realtorthought to the items listed below to help you and your Realtor® find the perfect town and home.

  • Highly Ranked Schools – If you're a young couple with children or planning to have children and purchasing your 'forever' home, the school system should be part of your consideration. You can check out New Jersey Monthly's School rankings . These rankings are based on the high schools so do your own research because everyone is looking for something different and you may have a different timeframe.
  • Lifestyle Friendly - Every family has varying needs as far as commuting to work and being close to family. Nar's 2013 Survey revealed that many home buyers want walkability to town, work and other places of convenience. These conveniences transfer to quality of life. The ...

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