NEW LISTING: 55 BRAMS HILL DRIVE MAHWAH, NJ

55 Brams Hill

|$2,349,000
55 Brams Hill Drive  |  Mahwah, NJ

You cannot get any better than this… ALL Brick 6 plus bedroom custom colonial with 3 fireplaces on 1.84 private lot. Features salt water heated gunite pool with expansive paver patios, mature plantings and wonderful mountain views. Huge walk out lower level with theater, summer kitchen, gym, full bath and it’s own fireplace!!! Home is just stunning and loaded with detail. You must see it! Close to NYC, trans, parks, golf, ski and more. Rio Vista is a private community that has wonderful amentities including neighborhood pool, tennis and gym.RVista Fees approx $ 1, 350 per year.

|Contact:
Abbott & Caserta Realtors
Pam Stetson

201-447-6600
201-675-1618

Abbott & Caserta has many home listings in Bergen County, NJ.  If you are looking for a home in the towns of Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Wood Rige, Woodcliff Lake, or Wyckoff then be sure to contact Abbott & Caserta Realtors.

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6-23-13: 140 LAKEVIEW TERRACE RAMSEY, NJ

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|$529,999
140 Lakeview Terrace | Ramsey | 3 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

Open Sunday 6-23-13
1 pm – 4 pm

RELAX AND ENJOY! This updated 3BR split includes new FR w/gas fpl, patio with fire pit, renovated full bath, new front door, garage door and windows, granite, and new furnace, air conditioner compressor. Professionally landscaped grounds and neutral paint make this home truly move in ready.

|CONTACT:
Abbott & Caserta Realtors
Mike Brannagh
201-394-4270

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6 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

Courtesy of Realtor.com

Right now, the growing real estate market is tempting many people to consider whether it’s time to invest in real estate while interest rates remain low. If you are diving into the real estate market, here are a few things you need to know:

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1. Investing is a numbers game. Buying property as a home for you and your family is an emotional experience. The opposite is true of investing, which is about only a few key metrics: what you can buy the home for, what it will cost to rehab it, and what you will sell or rent it for.

2. Settle on your strategy. Decide early whether you want to be a rehabber, a buy-and-hold investor, or another business model such as a flipper or wholesaler. Once you know what you want, you can act accordingly. In general, the longer you hold a home, the more value you will extract from it.

3. Don’t get overextended. People run into trouble when they invest too much in the beginning, thinking they can recoup quickly. Start small and don’t invest money that cannibalizes from your current savings plans. Real estate investing should be a supplement to your existing plans, not a replacement. Later, if you have great success, you can always reevaluate.

4. Reach out to others. There are a great many investor groups available online and in person. You can use sites like Meetup.com to connect with other investors. There are also online options such as investor forums.

5. Build your team. If you are planning just a single investment, you probably only need a Realtor, lender, accountant and lawyer. Do your research to find the best people, and get referrals from those you trust. You may want to get referrals from people you meet through investment groups. It’s important to choose people who have experience with real estate investment and can provide you with relevant advice. Depending on your situation, you may want to set up a legal entity such as an LLC to minimize your tax liabilities or to protect your assets.

6. Select your targets with care. Choose properties that are low maintenance and have a wide appeal. Finding an investment property isn’t about your personal taste. Avoid properties with odd room layouts or with high-maintenance features such as a swimming pool or a large garden.

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6-9-13: 774 HIGH MOUNTAIN ROAD NORTH HALEDON, NJ

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|$399,000
774 High Mountain Road | North Haledon | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

Open Sunday 6-9-13
1 pm – 4 pm

Immaculate move-in condition 4BR/3FBth Ranch. EIK w/granite counters & table w/door to cust. patio & lrg priv. fenced in yd. Huge 1st flr MBR Suite. Hrdwd flrs thru-out. C/A, 2 Car Atchd Garage. Full Finished l/l w/FR, Fbth, Lndry & Outside Entry makes for a Great In-Law-Suite/Ext Family without steps.

|CONTACT:
Abbott & Caserta Realtors
Joseph D’Alessio
201-741-0438

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HOW TO AVOID SELLING MISTAKES

These are some of the top mistakes that home sellers make:

1. Pricing the house incorrectly – do not overprice your home. The longer your home sites on the market, the less you will get for it.
2. Selling your home in as-is condition – don’t have buyers discounting their offers because they will have too many items to update, often times discounting way beyond the actual price of the repair or renovation.

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3. Not paying attention to curb appeal – remember, first impressions are very important
4. Not having the house accessible for showings – don’t have your property passed over because it is not conveniently available to be seen
5. Being inflexible with contingencies – financing and physical inspection contingencies can be very important to the buyer
6. Showing the home yourself instead of the agent showing the home – doing it this way makes it harder for the prospective buyer to picture themselves living in your home
7. Not replying immediately to offers – when negotiating, be sure to promptly respond while the buyers are still emotionally vested in the home

For more real estate tips, be sure to tune into our Real Estate Today Series hosted by Robert Abbott, owner of Abbott & Caserta Realtors.

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