The Akkus Group Real Estate Blog

How to Buy a House Sight Unseen

How to Buy a House Sight Unseen

In today's dynamic real estate landscape, particularly in Bergen County, the approach to buying homes is rapidly evolving. Advances in technology, along with changes in market conditions, have made it increasingly common for Edgewater home buyers, ...

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What to Know About Selling a Historical Home

What to Know About Selling a Historical Home

New Jersey, with its rich history and diverse architectural styles, is a treasure trove of historic homes. These properties, beloved for their unique character and timeless appeal, offer a special set of opportunities and challenges for both ...

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The In’s & Out’s Of Appraisals For Buyers

The In’s & Out’s Of Appraisals For Buyers

Purchasing a house in New Jersey marks an exciting chapter in your life yet it can also stir up a range of feelings particularly when it comes to determining the worth of your new home. Having a grasp of property valuations is crucial for making ...

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2024 Homebuying Checklist

2024 Homebuying Checklist

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure ...

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The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though ...

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate ...

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Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What ...

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It's 'National Roof Over Your Head' Day!

It's 'National Roof Over Your Head' Day!

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting ...

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7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why ...

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also ...

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The #1 Reason to List Your Home This Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your Home This Winter

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when ...

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Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage....

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5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor....

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