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Three closings this past week in Basking Ridge: 81 Constitution Way in Hamilton Woods, listed for $499,500, closed at $480,000 after 116 days on the market. 12 Battalion Drive in Hamilton Ridge, listed for $515,000, closed at $495,000 after 24 days on the market. 126 Patriot Hill Drive in Patrio...
I have never recommended pre-listing inspections to my sellers.  Every buyer has a different tolerance level for inspection issues.  Some panic over broken window seals and loose garage door springs and others gloss over back draft issues on hot water heaters.  A seller could end up fixing issues...
Cool, crisp air has returned to Basking Ridge and the leaves are showing their brilliant hues. That can only mean fall is here, and with it some key maintenance tasks all homeowners should tackle in order to prevent structural damage, save energy and keep their home's systems running properly. By...
Please allow me to toot my own horn, just for a minute...two of my clients sent me testimonials for my website – here’s what they had to say: From Kathy and Mike Mitchell of 20 Old Coach Road in Basking Ridge:  ”Jennifer sold our house in Basking Ridge in 2010.  She was energetic, confident and ...
I was having lunch with friends last week and we were talking about how secure our homes were - - that led to a discussion on alarm systems, where keys were hidden, safes and fireproof boxes.  I also recently refinanced and ran into an issue with the discharge of a previous loan - had no idea whe...
Did you know that Society Hill in Basking Ridge has two associations?  Bernards I and Bernards II. Woodward Lane, Baldwin Court and English Place make up Bernards I. I have a listing in Bernards II ( which encompasses Irving Place and Penns Way. Bernards II is NOT approved ...
This weekend's mortgage rates are fantastic! Fannie Mae30 Year Fixed Loan Sizes up to $417,000    3.99% 0 points30 Year Fixed Loan Sizes from $417,000 to $729,000 4.25% 0 points FHA30 Year Fixed Loan Sizes up to $417,000   4.25% 0 points ===========================================================...
Today I had a good real estate day.  My Basking Ridge Patch article was published - it's been awhile since I've written a Patch article so I was glad to get this one up.  It posted first thing this morning and by 9:00 I already had two emails from people who had seen it!  The home page on my Bask...
Ertie asked a question on Trulia, he indicated that he felt that Basking Ridge had taken another 10-20% dive in the past year. He requested that Realtors need not reply to the question. I couldn’t resist – I answered the question…as did a handful of other Realtors. I told Ertie that I didn’t thin...
I simply cannot believe that it is the LAST Friday in July already!  The summer is half over - wow.  But, let's not pine over the lost days of summer just yet!  While this may not be the busiest time for most Realtors because many people are away and looking for their dream home isn't really a pr...

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