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Listing: 6 Keyes St, Florham Park, NJ

By Coccia
At Sep 06, 2018

Open House this Sunday, Sept. 9th from 1-4pm
6 Keyes St, Florham Park, NJ

This is a 2 year old center hall colonial with gourmet kitchen, beautiful trim work, finished third floor and 1st floor in-law suite. It comes with a gourmet open kitchen and family room perfect for entertaining. The 2nd floor includes a laundry room, large master suite with custom closets and opulent bathroom. And of course, beautiful rooms for everyone in the family! The large custom backyard is beautifully landscaped (front and rear). And the outdoor kitchen including grill, storage, pizza oven, smoker, fridge, whole house gas generator and more! So what are you waiting for? This home is a must-see! Contact us at (973) 887-2500 for more information and see this wonderful house for yourself, this could be exactly the home your family has been dreaming of!

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Exclusive Listing: 4 Baybury Court, East Hanover, NJ

By Coccia
At Aug 30, 2018

Welcome to this amazing River Oaks home in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in East Hanover!

This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial has curb appeal sure to impress. The newly updated stone exterior captures the eye as you approach this lovely home. Dramatic two-story entry with exquisite wrought iron staircase, newly updated hardwood floors and recessed paneling throughout the first floor.

Great open floor plan with spacious kitchen and family room, which overlooks a private manicured backyard. Luxurious master bedrooms suite with full bath featuring double sinks, separate tub and shower and 2 walk-in closets.

Three additional bedrooms, full bath and convenient laundry complete the second level. The charm and character adds warmth and appeal to this great home.

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Getting Help to Relocate Your Home

By Coccia
At Aug 01, 2018

Looking to move and need some help on your way? Leading RE is a network of over 650 real estate companies from across the United States and internationally, the largest network of leading residential real estate firms with 120,000 associates and over $380 Billion in collective sales volume, more than any other national network! The Network’s member firms are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality relocation. And Coccia Real Estate Group is a proud member!

As a member. We can assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad! With services including comprehensive destination orientation programs, Real Estate assistance, mortgage assistance, household goods move management and more!

We also manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct, the Network’s business to business enterprise designed to steamline the delivery of relocation services for corporations, transferees and broker members. We at Coccia Real Estate Group can offer you the benefit of our knowledge especially in East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Parsippany, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Call us today 973-887-2500

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Exclusive Listing: 67 Watchung Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928

By Coccia
At Jul 27, 2018

Six bedrooms, 5.1 baths, over 5,600 sq ft with finished basement and third floor. 9′ ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors, custom floor to ceiling wainscoting in foyer, large family room with diagonal coffered ceiling.

Solid wood cabinets in custom kitchen with Carrera quartz Counters including waterfall island & butlers pantry.

Stainless steel 6 burner Viking gas range, Sub Zero fridge, Bosch double ovens and dishwasher.

Nest Thermostats, Ring doorbell, wired for ethernet, LED recessed lights and under cabinet lighting – so much to list. Both basement and 3rd floor have a bedroom and full bath.

Builder spared nothing with 5 zones HVAC, Anderson 400 windows, 42″ gas fireplace, EV plug and high ceilings in basement.

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How to Be a Successful Home Buyer

By Coccia
At Jul 25, 2018

Become a pre-approved buyer. The pre-approval process is simple and will help show sellers that you are a serious buyer.

Beat your competition to the best listings. Like any other homebuyer, you want the best home at the best price possible. Seek the assistance of a professional buyer specialist to stay well-informed and updated on a regular basis.

Research market trends in your area of interest. This will help you get a better idea of what homes are selling for as well as how long they are typically on the market.

Prove that you are a serious buyer. A great way to accomplish this is to put down a larger payment to catch the attention of the seller.

Don’t settle too fast. Your primary goal should be to make sure that you get the best deal possible for the home you are interested in.

Keep your offer simple. A seller will be more interested in an offer that is not going to be slowed down or delayed by things that do not severely affect the value of the home.

Don’t do it alone. With an ever-changing market, an experienced buyer specialist who can keep your best interest in mind will make a significant impact when buying a home and maximizing your investments.

Here at Coccia Real Estate, we’d love to help you buy the house of your dreams! Call us at 973-887-2500

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3 Points To Consider – Hire A Realtor vs FSBO

By Coccia
At Jan 30, 2018

Tracey Franco goes over three points to consider when you are selling your house to either hire a realtor or sell it yourself. Tracey’s hard work and consistent client referrals have elevated her to a top real estate agent in the New Jersey area.

Hi everybody. My name is Tracey Franco and I am a realtor with Coccia Real Estate Group.

Today I want to talk to you about three points that you want to consider when you’ve decided to sell your home. Better thinking should I hire a realtor or should it go for sale by owner?

The first thing you want to consider, which is the absolute most important thing when you’re going to sell your home, is establishing current market value. When you list your home you want to make sure it’s priced properly for the current conditions of the market. Who better to know market value than your local realtor.

A realtor is going to bring knowledge to you on current market conditions. Like I said, timing of the market which is really important and comparables in the area. Homes that have sold that maybe you didn’t know about or you don’t have access to. All of these factors play in to the current list price for your home.

The next thing I want to talk to you about is how your home is presented. As we all know you only get one chance to make a first impression. So you want to make sure that when your home goes live on the market it’s absolutely market ready. So bring a local realtor in. Have them tell you some tips and tricks to make your home look its absolute best. Maybe if you have older carpet but so many homes in this area have beautiful hardwood floors underneath it’s definitely worth the cost to expose the hardwood floors. Maybe you could customize more by bringing the painting more up to date or declutter.

All these things your realtor knows so that when your home goes live on the market it’s going to capture the attention of the most buyers. So now you hired that realtor, that’s a skilled negotiator, that’s going to get you top dollar, right? The next thing is what do I do with this paperwork? There’s so much that goes in to managing the transaction after you’ve received the offer. You need a realtor to make sure that you adhere to the dates of the contract.That the buyers give their first deposit, their second deposit. They meet their mortgage contingency date. All these, sets the timing so that you close on time.And in the middle of all that you could have a 40 page home inspection report. Your realtor, have them help you navigate that. So it’s not overwhelming and stressful for you.

Something else you want to consider during this process is managing the showings. So many former For Sale By Owner sellers that have come to us have said I had no idea how overwhelming it was to show my home. Imagine all the phone calls you’re going to receive.All the tire kickers that are out there and people just love looking at homes. You don’t want to have to manage that on your own.

Hire your local realtor to do it for you so that you get qualified buyers to your home. So all of this you can see it’s definitely beneficial and well worth the cost to you to hire a local realtor. Many studies have shown that you actually get more for your home when you hire a realtor to do the job for you.

I would love to be your local realtor.So if you have any questions about the process of getting your home market ready or what the current conditions are,give me a call. Definitely will not be a waste of your time. You can reach me directly at 973-945-6865. Thank you.

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5 Things To Ready Your Home For The Market

By Coccia
At Jan 19, 2018

In this video, Christine Nagy discusses five things that a homeowner can do to ready their home for the market. Christine Nagy is a real estate agent in New Jersey and has consistently been a recipient of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award for the past seven years.

“Hi my name’s Christine Nagy and I work for Coccia Real Estate in East Hanover. I’m going to let you know today five things that you should do to get your home ready to put on the market.

The first thing that is really important is to make sure you have a good curb appeal for your home. Buyers are judging your home from the minute that they come through the door. So we want to make sure everything is nice and manicured outside. There’s no chipping or any signs of distress on the house and they get a better first impression because you can never get a second chance to make that first impression. And buyers know when they walk through the door if they like the house or not already.

The second thing is get a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Your home will immediately have a nice face lift and it will look clean and neat and more modern.

The third thing is depersonalized. Buyers are trying to envision themselves living in the house. So take down the family portraits and personal items so they can see themselves living there.

So the fourth thing is to light up your home during showings. Open the shades. Maximize the light. It will give you a warm, inviting feel. And the fifth and the most important item is price your home correctly. Buyers are very savvy they know a lot what they know what sold you know price. It’s really important to choose a local realtor that can help you price it correctly.

Call me, I love to help you. I’m with buyers and sellers all day long. If you want to list your house, I promise I’ll do the best job for you and I’ll get you the most money for your home. My name is Christie Nagin. My phone number is 973-615-9878 and I’d love to help you. Thank you.”

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When Do You Know to Hire Movers?

By Coccia
At May 12, 2017

Whether to Hire Movers or Do it Yourself

If you are getting ready to move, one of the final decisions you will have to make is between moving all of your belongings yourself, or hiring a moving company. Both options have their merits, which can make this decision even more difficult for some. At Coccia Real Estate, we want you to have an extremely smooth moving experience. This is why we have prepared some questions to ask yourself before deciding between a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) moving approach and hiring movers – so that you are able to make a stress-free and informed decision in this last stage of your move.

 

1. How far is your move?

Are you moving long-distance or simply to the next town over? This will make a huge difference between choosing whether or not to hire movers. A long distance move requires more thorough planning about what you will pack and how you will get all of your stuff to your end-destination. A long distance move is already pretty stressful, so in this scenario it is definitely worth considering hiring movers. The movers will deal with all aspects of transporting your valuables to your new home, rather than you personally trying to drive a big moving truck across state lines. On the other hand, if your new home is nearby it may make the most sense to handle the move on your own. When moving somewhere close by, a DIY approach to moving is much more realistic, as you can make multiple trips back-and-forth with ease.

 

2. What is your time-frame?

In other words, how much time do you have to make the actual move? Do you have to be out of your current location and into your new one within a day? Or, do you have a week or so to take your time moving your belongings from one location to the next? With a flexible moving timeframe, you can easily take your time moving your belongings on your own without having to hire movers. If your time frame is strict, you are going to want help to ensure the process is efficient. This may mean recruiting friends and family to help you, or hiring some extra help.

 

3. How big is your current location?

Are you moving from a cramped studio apartment, or something more like a 4-bedroom house? The location you are moving from is very telling of the kind of help you will need. If you simply need a bed and some boxes moved, you can probably handle the move on your own. However, if you have several pieces of large furniture and several rooms to move, hiring movers will make the process much faster and be less of a headache in the long run.

 

4. Do you have help?

Do you have a big group of friends and family who would drop everything to help you move? If so, then you can definitely recruit them for help as opposed to hiring movers. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have a ton of help readily available. This is where hiring a mover will make everything easier, and you won’t have to bribe your busy family and friends to help you with a move.

 

Moving Yourself

All in all, moving by yourself requires time and energy. It is, however, typically more cost effective than hiring help. If your move is relatively local and you have some people who can help you make a few trips (someone with a truck is always helpful!) then moving using the DIY approach is definitely a possibility. Just be sure to plan ahead so that you have the time you need to complete the process efficiently.

 

Hiring Movers

If you are short on time, help, or are moving long-distance – your best bet is most likely hiring movers. Movers will handle as little or as much as you need them to, from packing your belongings to transporting them to the right place. While movers will definitely cost you some money, they may be the right solution if time is of the essence. When hiring movers, make sure they are accredited and trustworthy based on past customer reviews.

 

Finding a Home in New Jersey

Do you need to find your dream home before you can begin thinking about the move? At Coccia Real Estate, our professionals are ready to help you find the home that meets both your needs and budget. We specialize in real estate in Florham Park, East Hanover, Hanover, and Parsippany, and are committed to helping our clients throughout the entire home buying process. Contact us today to learn more.

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4 Things You Never Knew About Parsippany, New Jersey

By Coccia
At Feb 28, 2017

Parsippany, New Jersey, officially known as Parsippany-Troy Hills, has established itself as one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Between its friendly residents, great businesses and delicious food, how could it not? This has made many of its residents lifers. But today, Coccia Real Estate is going to test the knowledge of residents and visitors alike with four things that you never knew about this great town.

Stephen-condit-houseStephen Condit House, Parsippany, NJ Image via Wikimedia Commons

Parsippany Has a Free Transit System

Need to get somewhere, but you’re a little short on money? The municipality of Parsippany-Troy Hills has established a bus system that is complementary to any residents of the town. Two buses run on the hour, starting at Morris Hills Shopping Center. Two different bus routes are available and provide access to over 50 different locations throughout town.

For those interested in the service, it runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.

The Name Parsippany is Native American

Before European settlers came to what is now considered New Jersey, the Lenni-Lenape tribes occupied a large portion of northern New Jersey. Consequently, a great deal of the tribe’s influence is still felt in the etymology of the area. Parsippany comes from the Lenape word parsipannong. It means, “the place where the river winds through the valley.”

Troy Hills has a little curiosity to its name as well. The area originally was called just Troy. People in Troy, New Jersey were confused when the mail wasn’t arriving, but they were often getting other people’s mail. Unfortunately, Troy, New York also was established just north of Albany. To help the postal service, Troy, New Jersey became Troy Hills.

Time Money Ranked Parsippany One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Is Parsippany, New Jersey a good place to live? You bet! If you live in Parsippany, this probably comes as no surprise at all! Parsippany came in at number 5 on Money magazine’s ranking for the year. To create its rankings, Time Money established a handful of parameters and followed a strict process. Only towns and cities between 50,000 and 300,000 people were considered – 823 places in total. Then the communities with the least predicted job growth and highest crime rates were eliminated. Any place that was 90% of one race was eliminated as well.

Next, home values in Parsippany and the other towns were analyzed, along with taxes and overall local economy. Access to quality-of-life characteristics, such as culture, sports, health care and education, were prioritized, too. To prevent any geographic bias, only 4 places were allowed from each state and only one per county.

Once the list was narrowed down to 50, reporters were sent on location to experience local life, interview residents and unearth any intangibles that weren’t available in the data.

Parsippany was loved! The publisher highlighted a wide variety of assets Parsippany has going for it: easy commute; lower-than-average house price; beautiful scenery and a low unemployment rate. Better still, Parsippany is a New Jersey town with low property taxes, better than 75% of the rest of the state, when compared to the value of the home.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Has Awesome Geology

Ever wonder why Parsippany-Troy Hills has such an interesting and beautiful topography? It’s all because New Jersey used to be quite a popular area for geological events. Five-hundred million years ago, volcanic islands crashed into North America, rode over the North American Plate, and created the New Jersey Highlands, which are part of western Parsippany. Fifty million years later, another small continent collided in the area and folded land into itself. The land also was changed when North America separated from Africa.

Then, about 23,000 years ago, a glacier entered New Jersey. As it melted, it created rivers, streams and lakes. The biggest lake was Lake Passaic, which covered nearly all of Parsippany-Troy Hills and most of Morris County.

Once Lake Passaic drained, the area was filled with swamps, smaller lakes, beautiful forests and lush meadows. While the area has continued to change, the people of Parsippany-Troy Hills continue to make sure that the township stays beautiful.

Living In Parsippany-Troy Hills

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey? Are you simply looking to learn more about living in New Jersey? Coccia Real Estate’s friendly team of agents know Morris County homes, because it’s their home, too! Find out more today by contacting us or giving us a call at (973) 887-2500.

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6 Fun Facts About East Hanover, New Jersey

By Coccia
At Feb 28, 2017

Hanover-Park-High-SchoolHanover Park High School, Image via Wikimedia Commons

What You Should Know Before Going to East Hanover, New Jersey

Nestled comfortably against the Whippany River and Passaic River in Morris County, New Jersey, East Hanover represents an idyllic slice of life in the state. Despite being one of the smallest towns in New Jersey, residents of East Hanover homes enjoy some of the best quality-of-life in the entire region. Coccia Real Estate has taken the time to highlight six fun facts about East Hanover. How many do you think you know?

 

The First Settlers of East Hanover Were the Lenni-Lenape Indians

As with much of New Jersey, the Native Americans that originally lived in the area were the Lenni-Lenape, which translates to “original people.” The Lenni-Lenape were divided into three subtribes. The Unami, or “people down the river,” were the subtribe that occupied East Hanover. They were attracted to the area’s embarrassment of riches: quality water, abundant animal life, and separate enough from other Native American tribes located on the Delaware and Hudson Rivers.

East Hanover is One of New Jersey’s Newest Cities.

As one of the original colonies, New Jersey is very old, indeed. Hanover Township was the very first settlement in northwest New Jersey, when it was settled along the Whippany River in 1685.

But East Hanover didn’t officially become a town until 1928. That year, East Hanover was officially incorporated by an act of New Jersey Legislature and referendum results, dividing itself from Hanover Township, along with Parsippany-Troy Hills.

East Hanover is More Culturally Diverse Than You’d Expect

Important ancestries with which people in East Hanover identify are based in several European, Hispanic and Asian regions. It also is the 15th most Italian municipality in the United States. While the predominant language spoken unsurprisingly is English, many people speak Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Vietnamese as well.

 

They’re Smart, Too

East Hanover is very much a white-collar town, with most individuals working in sales, offices, professional positions and management occupations. East Hanover residents work more in math and computers than 95% of the rest of the country. This likely is due to 39.94% of adults in East Hanover owning at least a bachelor’s degree, nearly twice the national average.

 

The Hanover Name is German

While the area was settled in 1685, the settlement wasn’t bequeathed its name for 35 years. In the year 1720, Hanover Township was officially created and named after the British King George I, then the ruler of the American colonies. Remember, East Hanover residents were still loyalists then. The revolution wasn’t for 50 more years!

King George was part of the German dynastic House of Hanover. This royal family provided monarchs to Great Britain and Ireland, beginning in 1714. Rule continued until the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.

 

The New York Times Wrote About Two Weird Facts About East Hanover in the 1970s

 

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the population of East Hanover tripled to 7,734 residents. But that wasn’t enough for the New York Times to resist writing about the town’s two idiosyncrasies: 1) It had three cemeteries on Ridgedale Avenue and 2) the dead outnumbered the living, 9 to 1.

 

The opening of Interstate 280 in 1973 completely changed the dynamic of the town, bringing in more residents and industries that have helped the town flourish.

 

Check out the Best Available Homes in East Hanover, New Jersey

Does the idea of living in Morris County and East Hanover appeal to you? Coccia Real Estate thinks so, too! Come check out more about East Hanover and find listings today! For more information, call Coccia Real Estate Group’s office at (973) 887-2500.

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