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Chatham New Jersey Real Estate Market 2017!

Looking to move?…Seeking a new Home?

Why is Chatham so desirable…. Some reasons are:

Always in the top best places to live in the US is Chatham NJ.

It is the best of both worlds…. beautiful natural landscapes and parks. Great community services and shopping.

The Schools are top rated… Chatham always has so much to offer!

 

 

The 07928 zip code in Chatham, a Morris County borough, is a premium place to live, with a median list price of $1,417,500 that has increased 30 percent in the past year. Unlike many of the increasing zip codes popular to live in, the housing inventory here has increased in the past year — by 5 percent — and prices have grown as well!!!

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One of the most popular websites in real estate is undoubtedly Zillow. But did you know that their home value “Zestimates” are often WAY off?

In fact, the CEO of Zillow just sold his own home in Seattle for 40% LESS than the Zestimate!

Per Inman News, “On February 29th, Spencer Rascoff sold a Seattle home for $1.05 million, 40 percent less than the Zestimate of $1.75 million shown on its property page a day later.”

Zillow actually has a disclaimer on their website where you can see exactly how INACCURATE they are. They just make it hard to find.

As a real estate agent I actually have access to a tool that can accurately show someone how much their home is worth. I normally only use it when someone is selling their home soon, but after seeing how inaccurate Zillow is I am now offering to provide this service to ANYONE who is curious.

If you contact me using the form on this page by adding your home’s address (or the address of a home you are curious about the value of), I would be happy to send you a “BobsHomes Estimate” today 🙂

4 Tips for Refinishing Your Basement

You probably have an idea of your perfect basement fixed in your head, but there are many decisions that go into achieving the space you’re envisioning. What are some commonly overlooked dos and don’ts that you should know before you begin to finish or refinish your basement?
Basement new construction home

1. Assess Structural Issues Before You Begin

If your basement has any structural damage, sagging joists or leaky walls, it is much easier to address these issues before you begin the renovation. It is best to take care of any potential problems now—you will thank yourself down the road.

2. Preplan the Order in Which You Will Build the Walls

It is significantly easier to build the walls on the floor and then put them in place than to build them upright, but this requires careful planning and a fairly large, open space.

Construct your outer walls first, and then work your way inward. If possible, you should build all the interior walls and place them somewhere out of the way before you start to put any of them up. This will ensure that you have space to work while you are constructing the final walls.

3. Complete Electrical and Plumbing Work Before Installing Walls

It is much easier to place your pipes if you do not have to cut through several studs in the process. Attach the pipes to your foam insulation—tape works, and it does not have to be permanently
attached—then place the wall in front of that. You will then be able to attach the pipes to the studs and nail the studs to the wall.

The one downside to this method is that there will be a gap between your wall and your foam insulation, slightly decreasing the available floor space once your renovation is completed. However, this method is much easier than the alternative, so you might want to consider whether you really need an extra few inches of floor space.

4. Consider the Room’s Airflow

If you are planning to divide your basement into separate rooms or areas, you will want to make sure that each portion has adequate airflow. Using long ducts with an inline fan can be a straightforward way to make sure that the heat from the furnace makes it all the way to the other end of the room. You can wire these fans to run all the time or to just turn on when your furnace turns on. They typically have their own control panel, so you will be able to easily access your inline fan when you need to.

Keeping these tips in mind can help make your basement remodeling as straightforward as possible. Call or email us today if you have additional questions.