Uncategorized Why Move? The Answer May Surprise You When people decide to move, it usually corresponds with a major life milestone. “They’re usually getting married, divorced, or downsizing after kids move out,” says Winster Ceballos, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty. “But these days we are adding another reason: To make money.” According to a new survey from Realtor.com 24.4% of those surveyed […]
Uncategorized What’s Next for Mortgage Rates? If you’re shopping for a new house, you may be hearing a lot about how high mortgage rates are. Well, here is some good news: They could start dropping soon. The next interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve (aka The Fed) is expected next week.  Last month, The Fed left the Federal Funds Rate […]
Uncategorized More Homes Hit the Market Over the past few years, potential homebuyers have faced a significant challenge: a limited number of homes for sale nationwide. However, according to new data from Realtor.com, those days may be over. Inventory is up now three years in a row. “We are not back to pre-pandemic 2020 levels,” says Rosemarie Zembryski, Sales Associate at […]
Uncategorized Less is More When it comes to staging your house to sell, less is more.  “You want fewer everything,” says Michelle Korosy, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Fewer family photos on the piano, fewer throw blankets in the living room, fewer coffee mugs in the kitchen cabinet.”  One way to achieve this is by decluttering. “By clearing […]
Uncategorized Spring Spruce Up Spring has sprung! There are signs of it everywhere. Flowers are popping up alongside “For Sale” signs planted on front lawns across America.  “As the weather warms up, the real estate market heats up too,” says Mary Iannaccone, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Spring is the busiest home buying time of the year.” If […]
Uncategorized Spring Has Sprung It’s the time home buyers and sellers alike have been waiting for… spring! It’s time to fling open the doors and usher in the busiest time of the year for real estate.    Here is what to expect. Increased Activity “Spring brings a surge in real estate activity for a few reasons,” says Laura McCarthy, Sales […]
Uncategorized Hoarding Help “Your house doesn’t have to be in pristine condition in order to sell it,” says ERA Justin Broker/Owner Jennifer Darby Metzger, “We can help you clean it out or explore other options.” Metzger has personal experience dealing with top-to-bottom clean-outs, having done it for someone close who passed away leaving behind three homes that were […]
Uncategorized ERA Justin Announces Q1 Leaders ERA Justin Realty Co is delighted to unveil its Q1 2024 Leaders, showcasing top performance and dedication during the first quarter of the year. The distinguished leaders include Fara Espandi, Julia Dagistanli, Lee Schilare, Alexa Micciulli, Cathy Vick, and Rosemarie Zembryski. Reflecting on the dynamic market landscape, Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin Realty […]
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Uncategorized The Sweet Spot If you’re thinking about listing your house for sale, apparently April is the best time of year to do it. A recent study from Realtor.com shows the third week of April is particularly fruitful for homeowners wishing to sell.  “According to the study, homeowners who list around the third week of April see lots of […]
Uncategorized Soila Columbie Joins ERA Justin’s Family of Real Estate Professionals ERA Justin Realty is delighted to announce that our exceptional community of agents is growing with the addition of new Sales Associate Soila Columbie.  Soila has worked in real estate for the past 20 years, but her interest in residential homes started back in high school as a student at nearby Harrison High. “My friends […]
Uncategorized Investing in Your Interior Upgrading your home’s interior is a great investment, both financially and emotionally according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). “The NAR worked with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to rank various projects according to what gives you the biggest bang for your buck,” says Lee Schilare, Sales Associate […]
Uncategorized Buying A Home: Factors to Consider Whether it’s your first house or your fifth, buying a home is a major financial decision.  “You want to make sure you’re prepared before you start the process,” says Joana Iliescu, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty. Here are a few things to consider to make the transaction as smooth as possible.  Your Budget. How […]
Uncategorized What is The Silver Tsunami? There’s been a buzz lately about a so-called “Silver Tsunami.”  The term suggests that a massive wave of baby boomers are getting ready to transition to smaller homes, flooding the market with larger homes for sale.  While this is great news for nationwide inventory and decreasing home prices, economists say don’t hold your breath. “Demographic […]
Uncategorized Selling a Multi-Family Selling a property with multiple units can be a unique challenge, especially if it’s your first time. “It’s not just a real estate transaction,” says Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin Realty, “It’s a business transaction.” There are things owners of multi-family units, especially ones with apartments that are currently rented with long term […]
Uncategorized Sellers: Picture This Yes, we all have smartphones these days and they take pretty darn good pictures. Horizontal. Vertical. Portrait mode. 3-D! If you’re in the process of selling your home, you may be wondering whether it’s worthwhile to invest in professional photography, when your smart phone seemingly does it all. “When it comes to selling your home,” […]
Uncategorized NJ Home Prices Leap in 2023 It’s a great time to sell a house in New Jersey. Home prices across the state went up significantly in 2023, and are continuing that trend so far in 2024. “According to the New Jersey Real Estate Network, New Jersey earned the 4th highest percentage increase across the country last year,” says Ilene Harpuder, Sales […]
Uncategorized Mortgage Rates: What to Expect in 2024 Mortgage Rates rose to nearly 8% in 2023. That’s the highest they’ve been in 20 years.  “We saw both high home prices and higher mortgage rates in 2023,” says Fara Espandi, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “That was a double whammy that really affected affordability. But the good news is those days are over. […]
Uncategorized RIS Media’s 2024 Newsmakers! ERA Justin Realty is proud to announce that Jennifer Darby Metzger has been named one of RIS Media’s Newsmakers for 2024! RISMedia, the leader in real estate information, has been providing the industry with news, trends and business development strategies since 1980 through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine, its leading website, RISMedia.com, its blog, […]
Uncategorized ERA Justin Realty Celebrates its Leaders ERA Justin Realty, the top residential real estate brokerage in the Rutherford area, is proud to announce its Leaders for the 4th quarter of 2023.  They are: Fara Espandi, Carol D. Calamari, Alexa Micciulli, Catherine Nimmo, Julia Dagistanli and Lee Schilare. ERA Justin’s Leaders Award is an internal program that recognizes those agents that consistently […]
Uncategorized Congratulations to our 2023 NJ REALTORS Ⓡ Circle of Excellence Winners ERA Justin Realty Co. is proud to congratulate eleven of its agents for being named the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) 2023 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 number […]