2010 Apr 9th

The Hoboken Open House Google Map for Sat. 4/10 and Sun. 4/11

Every Open House in Hoboken this weekend as compiled from the Midweek and Hoboken Reporter, the MLS, every Realtor website and email and Craigslist courtesy of the Turoff Realty Team

There was good news and bad news in the real estate market this week.  How you perceive the news was sort of dependent upon which side of the buyer/seller fence you’re on.  There were tons of new listings this week.  Great news for buyers as the added supply will continue to put downward pressure on prices while increasing your selection of units.  For sellers, not so much.  There also was the news that interest rates are rising.  That’s good news for no one – but it does support what I’ve been telling people for months.  Buyers often ask me if I think the market has “hit bottom” or if prices will continue to fall.  My response is that I don’t know, but I am reasonably confident that this period of both low prices AND low interest rates won’t last.  If buyers wait to buy because they think prices will fall even further they may or may not be right, but any benefit they gain by a lower price can easily be erased by an eighth of a point rise in interest rates.  Hmmm.  Sounds like a future blog post topic.


When you look at the map, place markers are color coded:

New listings are marked with a “New Listing” icon.

Click on the location marker for:

Want to know which open houses are on Saturday and which only Sunday? Click on “tools” at the top of the list and enter the word “sat” or “sun” (without the quotes) into the search box.

Did you know that the agent hosting an open house is the Seller’s agent?Whether it is the actual listing agent or any other agent from the same company, that person legally represents the sellers.  Not only that, the hosting agent – by law – has a fiduciary duty to the seller to get that seller the highest possible price for that property.  Do you think it might be a conflict of interest for that same person to then represent you?  Many people think so.  In fact, in many states (other than NJ) it is illegal for the same agent to represent the seller and also work with the buyer.

Did you know that when you go to an open house you can see the property at the open house on your own and, if you like it, go back to it with your own agent?You can!  So if you see something you like at an open house you might want to consider finding your own agent who does not work for the seller.Just because you walk into an open house does not mean that the hosting (seller’s) agent gets to “claim” you as his or her customer – even if you “sign in”.  You are the consumer.  You are spending your hard earned money on what is probably the biggest investment you will make in your life.  Don’t you think you should be able to work with whom you choose?

Questions? Text us at 201 993 9500.

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2009 Feb 6th

The Hoboken Open House Google Map – for Sat. Feb 7 & Sun. Feb 8

By Howard Turoff – [email protected]

Post-Superbowl, Pre-Spring Training Open Houses in Hoboken

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s exciting Superbowl.  I’m sure however, that all the sellers who (correctly) canceled their Sunday open houses assuming all the buyers would be out partying and looking forward to the game felt a twinge of sadness that the beautiful, warm Sunday house-hunting weather was wasted.  Let’s hope the weather Gods bless us with another mild weekend this week.

Below is the map key.  New listings (less than 10 days on the market) will be indicated with a “push pin” instead of a “bubble”.  The colors work the same way as always:

There are many units that are likely to have open houses again in the near future (even if they are not necessarily having one this weekend).  We keep the prior week on the map as it saves us input-time in preparing future maps.

Hoboken Open House Google Map

In addition to the posts I mentioned last week (The Weekly Wednesday Wrap Up , and the December Results – Part 1) be sure to look for the monthly statistics for January ’09 which I hope to post in the next few days.

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2009 Jan 30th

The Hoboken Open House Google Map – for Sat. Jan 31 & Sun. Feb 1

By Howard Turoff – [email protected]

Superbowl Weekend Open Houses in Hoboken

Believe it or not, there are actually open houses this Sunday, so if your Superbowl party starts later in the day, you can go out early and snag yourself a bargain!  You won’t have much competition (just as your humble blog-poster hopes the Steelers won’t have later in the day.  The J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets aren’t in it – gotta root for someone!)

Below is the map key.  We added a new icon – brand new listings will be indicated with a “push pin” instead of with a “bubble”.  The colors work the same way as always:

There are many units that are likely to have open houses again in the near future (even if they are not necessarily having one this weekend).  We keep the prior week on the map as it saves us input-time in preparing future maps.

Hoboken Open House Google Map

Be sure to check out our recent posts  The Weekly Wednesday Wrap Up from last week, and the December Results – Part 1.   As we said last week, we’ve been thinking about posting brand new listings each day as they appear on the market.  Thanks to all of you that responded last week, but we’d still like to hear from the rest of you.  Is that something you would like to see and would find useful?

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