December 17, 2018
Two northern New Jersey neighborhoods have topped the lists of hot real estate markets for over a decade and remain at the top of the list for Hottest Markets through 2018 into the New Year.
Montclair reigns as one of the most desirable, with home prices enjoying a healthy 6.51% increase. The direct NYC train access isn’t the only reason people flock to this Essex county community. Excellent schools, public transit, ease of commute and close knit community are only a few of the reasons Montclair is consistently on home buyers’ short list, along with close neighbor Glen Ridge. Those whose priorities include Walkability and public transit discover that Glen Ridge offers both.
Design trends moving into 2019 bring welcome and refreshing changes to the look and feel of both update and new build concepts. Although design trends can be quite fleeting and for that reason you should choose your home’s décor based on the things you love, where the latest trend happens to coincide that’ll be a win-win all around.
Like classic and traditional? Update it by blending in the hottest color combinations of blues, whites and grays in unusual ways to brighten your interior spaces.
This hot new trend can actually be a money saver and make your life more comfortable. Healthy, green homes are high on the priority list for buyers. However, people don’t want systems that are heavy on maintenance requirements.
Comfort is squeezing out picture perfect living spaces. Cozy, comfortable and soft elements that allow the greatest enjoyment and low upkeep. This is translating into luxury features, fixtures and furniture that are easy care.
What are some of those luxury features we can expect this year? Bright, cheery colors are showing up on appliances, while luxury finishes in warm bronze and black stainless appear on cabinet hardware and plumbing fittings.
Smart Home features continue to dominate, with everything from integrated smart controls for shower systems to kitchen appliances. There are apps available most of us have never conceived could exist! Imagine, there’s an app for turning on the dishwasher you forgot to start before heading out to celebrate the first moments of 2019 with friends, and it will have fresh coffee brewed when you walk through the door after New Year festivities are over!
Connect with your local marketing specialist in this New Year 2019 and move into your bright real estate future!