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Proper planning is key

Putting your house on the market isn’t the first step to a successful sale

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June 26th, 2014
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“The combined effects of increased home purchase demand and tight inventory levels is causing continuing home price increases in New Jersey,” according to the Otteau Valuation Group, a real estate market analysis firm specializing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The Otteau Report continues to say, “From a historical perspective, snowstorms have the effect of deferring home buying into the following month.” Seven snow storms in February and several in March set the stage for robust spring and summer activity.

With the real estate season in full swing and home prices on the rise, some sellers may be tempted to rush their house on the market without proper preparation. Laurie Williamson, personal moving consultant at



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