Uncategorized There’s No Place Like Home No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning your own home that never change: like comfort and financial security. Over the last few years, Americans have fully embraced the meaning of being comfortable in a home that suits your needs.  “We spent more time than ever inside our homes,” says […]
Home selling The Importance of Staging Spring is historically the peak home selling season. So if you’re thinking about listing your house, it’s time to start staging. “Staging helps buyers imagine themselves in your space more easily,” says Mary Iannaccone, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty. Here are some tips on how to do it… and why it is so important. […]
buying a home Do Lumber Prices Drive the Housing Market? The price of lumber. It’s probably not the first thing to cross your mind when assessing the current housing prices. However, much like interest rates, it is an undeniable part of the process. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the price of processed wood like softwood lumber and plywood nearly quadrupled during the first year […]
buyer Determining Your Down Payment The down payment. It is one of the most daunting parts of home purchasing, especially for first time buyers. But, it doesn’t have to be.  The traditional amount one should have set aside for a down payment is 20% of your home’s purchase price. Depending upon how much you’re looking to spend on a house, […]
equity increase Three Ways to Use Home Equity If you’re a homeowner, odds are the equity in your home has grown substantially over the past few years. Home prices skyrocketed all around.  “Even though home prices are starting to normalize, the average homeowner with a mortgage has around $300,000 in equity right now,” says Lee Schilare, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “That’s […]
Antonella Dinnino Congratulations to our 2022 NJ REALTORS Ⓡ Circle of Excellence Winners ERA Justin Realty Co. is proud to congratulate twelve of its agents for being named the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) 2022 Circle of Excellence Sales Award winners. NJAR recognizes top producing real estate members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.   “We are thrilled to once again celebrate an impressive […]
Carol Calamari ERA Justin Realty Celebrates 2022 Leaders Award Winners Company is the top selling real estate brokerage in Rutherford, 22 Years Running ERA Justin Realty, the top residential real estate brokerage in the Rutherford area, is proud to announce the winners of its Leaders Award for 2022.  They are: Fara Espandi, Julia Dagistanli, Lee Schilare, Carol D. Calamari, Jennifer Sullivan, Cathy Vick, Rosemarie Zembryski, […]
Laura McCarthy Winter Home Selling Checklist Selling a home in Winter isn’t the same as selling in Spring. You can’t just plant some new flowers or open the windows to let in a refreshing breeze and the sounds of chirping birds.    But, there are several things you can do to make your home warm and welcoming in the colder months. […]
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foreclosure Why There Isn’t A Flood of Foreclosures Coming 2022 saw big changes in the housing market, particularly in terms of borrowing money, but that doesn’t mean there is a crash coming. “Thanks to record low interest rates over the pandemic years, homeowners could afford bigger mortgages to pay more than the asking price of a home,” says Kristen Davis, Sales Associate at ERA […]
award Fara Espandi Named 2022 Top Agent at ERA Justin Realty  Sales Associate Fara Espandi has been named Top Agent at ERA Justin Realty for the year 2022.   Espandi received the honor by both selling the most units and earning the highest volume in sales in the company this past year.   “I am so honored to be recognized for this,” said Espandi, “I would […]
home buyer tips Questions Homebuyers Should Ask Themselves To buy? Or not to buy? You may be asking yourself those questions right now.  But they aren’t the only questions you should be asking yourself when thinking about homeownership. Consider these: “Where do I think home prices are heading?” While it is true that rising interest rates are bringing home prices down, the drop […]
Julia Dagistanli Four Things That Determine Mortgage Rates If you’re looking to buy a home but are concerned about rising mortgage rates, hopes of homeownership are not lost!  “Remember, the super low interest rates of a year ago were an anomaly,”says Julia Dagistanli, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “What we are seeing now is a return to normal.” There are ways to […]
agent Ryan Ferreira Joins ERA Justin Realty’s Family of Real Estate Professionals ERA Justin Realty is thrilled to announce that our exceptional community of agents is growing with the addition of new Sales Associate Ryan Ferreira. Ryan grew up in Lyndhurst and first learned the real estate business from his parents. “I gained a passion for real estate from a young age by watching my parents invest […]
Uncategorized Rutherford’s 70th Annual Holiday Parade Grand Marshal Ron Darby The Rutherford Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 70th annual holiday parade this weekend and ERA Justin Company Broker Owner Ron Darby is honored to have been chosen Grand Marshal to celebrate this long standing Rutherford tradition. Ron Darby started his career in the music business, recording some of the early works of Jimi Hendrix. […]
Uncategorized Supporting Your Local Businesses Supporting small businesses is an extremely important part of setting our community up for success. Local businesses strengthen our economy, provide jobs to our friends and neighbors, reduce environmental impact, and do so much more to benefit the towns and neighborhoods we live in. Wondering the best way that you can support local businesses? See […]
charity ERA Justin Realty Collects Toys for Tots ERA Justin Realty is once again partnering with Toys for Tots to collect gifts for children in need this holiday season.  The campaign kicks off on Thursday, November 10th and continues through Friday December 2nd, which is the final day for drop off at ERA Justin’s new location at 46 Chestnut Street in Rutherford. “Toys […]
Home selling Rising Mortgage Rates: 3 Things Buyers Can Do Mortgage rates jumped again. They’re now over 6%, for the first time in 2008. That’s more than double the 2.86% it was this time last year. But this doesn’t mean you should give up on your dream of homeownership. There are things homebuyers can do to offset the higher interest rates.   Expand Your Search […]
1st 3 quarters winner ERA Justin Announces Q3 Leaders ERA Justin Realty Co is proud to announce its 2022 Leaders Award winners for the third quarter of the year. The winners are: Fara Espandi, Danielle Sette, Jessica Davidson, Carol D. Calamari, Cathy Vick, Lee Schilare, Julia Dagistanli & Catherine Nimmo. “Despite the ever-changing real estate market, these agents are consistently positive,” said Jennifer Darby […]
ERA Pilar Castro Joins ERA Justin Realty’s Family of Real Estate Professionals ERA Justin Realty is thrilled to announce that our exceptional community of agents is growing with the addition of new Sales Associate Pilar Castro. Pilar is a longtime resident of Bergen County who has made helping people the main pillar of her career journey from teaching to legal work and now real estate. “My philosophy is simple,” […]
housing market Why Are People Moving Today? Whether it’s your first time – or what you hope will be your last – buying a home is a major life decision. Current market conditions could be weighing heavily on your decision. If you’re planning a move, here’s what today’s shifting market could mean for you. Mortgage rates are higher than they were at […]