Real Estate

356 Varick Street | Mixed-Use

Located in the heart of downtown Jersey City, this well-maintained income-producing property has three residential units and one commercial unit.  Originally constructed in 1878, the property retains much of its historic charm including high ceilings, hardwood floors, and  original mahogany banisters but has also been updated with central heating and cooling and open-concept layouts.  The first floor […]

Dwell JC | Apr 16, 2021

Time for a paradigm shift in homebuying

For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could […]

Dwell JC | Mar 29, 2021

To Renovate or not to Renovate

When thinking about selling, homeowners often ask me about what they need to do to get top-dollar.  Many agents are suggesting costly remodeling to make the home more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. […]

Dwell JC | Mar 23, 2021

A Seller’s Market: What it means for you

One thing we can all agree on is that we are in a seller’s market, and it’s a good market for both sellers and buyers because interest rates are super low, and cash buyers are ready to spend their bonuses on their next home.   Realtors measure the market activity in terms of “months of supply”.  If the […]

Dwell JC | Mar 3, 2021

366 6th | 2-bed 2-bath Condo

This lovely 2-bed, 2-bath condo was under contract in nine days with multiple offers above asking price of $924,900. The south-facing windows provide plenty of natural light. The fully-equipped kitchen includes white quartz countertops and the best Bosch appliances. This 1380 SF home has two lovely bedroom suites with huge custom California closets and adjoining […]

Dwell JC | Feb 6, 2021

RENTED @ 299 Grand| Luxury 2-Bedroom Rental

We received multiple applications in the first week for this expansive 1270 SF two-bed home is located in the lovely Liberty Harbor development. This is a luxury condo with the look and feel of living in a 3-family home. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the open-concept living and dining area with natural light. The designer chef’s kitchen […]

Dwell JC | Feb 5, 2021

What record low inventory means for you . . .

The Jersey City real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the year. One challenge however, is the lack of homes available for sale today. Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report, which shows that the […]

Dwell JC | Jan 29, 2021

Year-End Report | Downtown JC

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. However, here in downtown Jersey City, the year was a turbulent one for real estate values. Overall, downtown Jersey City saw a slight (1%) drop in home sale prices year-over-year.  Here is a breakdown by property type: Where will […]

Dwell JC | Jan 18, 2021

New Year Forecast: Four Experts Weigh In

The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country and New Jersey. The average homeowner in NJ had a $21,000 gain in home equity in 2020. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here’s what four experts have to […]

Dwell JC | Jan 1, 2021

Real Estate vs the Pandemic

The year 2020 has been challenging for many.  It has been a year when we have learned to do a lot remotely, and homebuying is no exception.  From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live. Some of those changes like […]

Dwell JC | Dec 10, 2020