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 […]
home affordability A Return To Normalcy Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. “This transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t a […]
housing market Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home? Are you a millennial who already owns a home? If so, it may be time to trade up. After all the home price increases of 2020, 2021, and so far in 2022, you could have more equity in your home than you think.    Housing Prices High house prices mean it’s high time to sell. […]
autumn market Is The Housing Market Correcting? If you’re following all the news lately about inflation, housing costs and interest rates, it could leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over? Is the market crashing or correcting? Here is what you need to know. “The housing market is leveling off compared to the spikes of the last two years,” […]
glenn did it again Time to Buy: Existing Home or New Construction? If you put a pause on your home search because you were not sure where you’d go if you sold, it may be time to rethink that decision. “More homes are starting to come on the market and there are fewer bidding wars,” says Glenn Elliot, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “So you have […]
david jackson Terms to Know When Buying a Home The process of buying a home for the first time can sometimes feel like learning a whole new language. Contingency? Equity? Escrow? What does it all mean? Here are some key terms to know:  Credit Score Mortgage lenders use your credit score to determine how likely you are to pay your future debts. “The number […]
Fara Espandi Housing Market at a Turning Point The housing market appears to be at a turning point for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Mortgage rates are higher. Home prices are still increasing, but much more slowly than they have been the past two years. This could have you wondering: Is it still a good time […]
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2nd quarter leaders ERA Justin Announces Q2 Leaders Winners ERA Justin Realty Co is proud to announce its 2022 Leaders Award winners for the second quarter of the year. The winners are: Fara Espandi, Julia Dagistanli, Lee Schilare, Rosemarie Zembryski, Danielle Sette and Jessica Davidson. “The real estate market is constantly changing,” said Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin Realty Company. “These agents […]
Danielle Sette Why You Need an Agent to Price Your House Are you watching neighbors sell their houses for tens of thousands of dollars over asking and wondering if it’s time for you to cash-in too? “Don’t just slap a price on your house and try to sell it yourself,” says Danielle Sette and Jessica “Jessi” Davidson of ERA Justin Realty’s Team Sette Davidson, “Enlist a […]
buyer When to Wait (and When Not to Wait) When Buying a Home Buying a home is a big decision, perhaps one of the biggest in a person’s life. There are many factors to consider when the time is right for you. There are the things you can’t control like housing inventory, interest rates, and other current market factors in your area.Then there are the things you can […]
Catherine Nimmo Homeownership Helps Battle Rising Inflation If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’re no doubt aware of rising inflation. The price of pretty much everything is up, from food to gas to homes. “The inflation rate is the highest it’s been in more than 40 years, and you’re likely feeling the pinch,” says Catherine Nimmo, Sales Associate at ERA […]
Carol Calamari Moving With Pets Moving to a new home is not just stressful for you, it can also be stressful for your pets. Here are some tips to help moving with your four-legged friends as easy as possible. Prepare Your Pet “Pets can sense when change is afoot,” says Carol D. Calamari, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty. Help […]
Antonella Dinnino Freedom from Renting Owning is cheaper than renting in most of the country. According to a new report from ATTOM Data, owning a median-priced home is more affordable in 58% of the 1100 counties surveyed than the average rent on a three-bedroom home. “Home ownership still remains the more affordable option for average workers in a majority of […]
home ownership The Perks of Owning More Than One Home The coronavirus pandemic changed many things over the past couple of years and real estate is no exception. One apparent change is the increased desire to own more than one home. “It has a lot to do with remote working,” says Sanela Lindov, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Now that employees are not tied […]
Investment Real Estate Voted Best Investment 8 Years in a Row Owning real estate is still the best bang for your buck. According to an annual Gallup poll, Americans say real estate is overall the best long-term investment they can make… beating out stocks, gold, and savings, yet again. This is the eighth year in a row that Americans chose real estate as their top investment […]
buy a house Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Know   For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. If you’re interested in buying but aren’t sure where to begin, here are three key concepts about homeownership you should understand before you get started. You don’t have to put 20% down. Saving for a down payment is […]
agent tips Sellers Win When Inventory Is Low In today’s housing market, there are more buyers than there are homes for sale. This gives sellers a significant advantage. Here’s why you will have the upper hand if you sell this season: Higher Prices “Homebuyers are frequently getting into bidding wars,” says Mary Iannaccone, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “and that’s really driving […]
Margaret McLaughlin Quick Tips To Sell Your House Fast   Looking to sell your home fast? Here are some tips to help you get your home ready to sell quickly… and earn top dollar, too. Declutter. Get rid of anything you don’t need. “A messy house can lead to lower offers,” says Peggy McLaughlin, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty. “That’s why it’s so important […]
buyer Tips for Solo Homebuyers If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right team of experts.   “The number of sole-person households has nearly doubled the past 40 years,” says Libera “Lee” Schilare, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “and that’s expected […]