October 31, 2018
When it comes to buying a house, for most of us our first thought (after what price we will pay of course!) is about what we will find once we look inside the home.
Will the layout fit our lifestyle?
Will the kitchen work? Is there enough cabinet space?
Will we love the appliances or need to replace them?
Is it the right number of bedrooms? Are they roomy enough?
Are there plenty of closets, lots of extra storage; you get the idea. These are the usual concerns for someone seeking to purchase a new home.
Would it surprise you to discover that according to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, access to outdoor recreation is as important as the rooms and features of the home to most buyers? Amenities in close proximity around the neighborhood tops the priority list, along with a comfortable commute time for those buying in northern New Jersey.
Other benefits a buyer really wants made the list too, things like opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty around where they live and a greater sense of community. If these are the things that are important to you, like they are for 56% of those planning to buy a home this year, Montclair, West Orange, Glen Ridge, Verona or one of the surrounding communities may be the perfect idyllic setting for you to consider.
The communities of northern New Jersey are among the most desirable in the state, which explains why there were 14 offers made on my most recent listing, now under contract!
As your local marketing specialist it will be my top priority to help you unearth the perfect northern New Jersey home to suit your every need. Whether you are looking for fine dining without the kitchen clean up or just enjoy your back yard!