All About the burbs: Valentine’s Day Edition!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! We’ve got LOTS of love this year — love for our amazing clients, love for our incredible new markets (looking at you, San Francisco and Chicago!) and, of course, love for spring market! Enjoy the weekend!



  • Despite end-of-year fears that a significant rate hike was looming, more and more experts now say a ‘16 lift isn’t likely — buyers, rejoice!
  • Not only will it be easier to secure home financing in the coming days and weeks, but properties will likely plateau in terms of price creating a perfect storm for springtime buyers
  • Rates continue to dip, even on high value jumbo loans. The end result? Tons of new mortgage and refinancing applications from new and existing home owners.


  • Rockland County is on the rise, with home sales up 26% in Q4 2015 and exceeding even historic transaction levels. Go, Rockland!
  • New Jersey is poised for a serious real estate boom, with home sale prices growing just 2% — far below the area or, even, national average (start by checking out these top-ranked towns!)
  • Hitting Westchester for Valentine’s Day? Check out these hot area restaurants, perfect for a V’Day night out.


  • Conforming loan limits were raised in some San Fran suburbs making it easier for buyers to get the financing they need now
  • And these increases couldn’t come at a better time — home prices are escalating to levels not seen since before the dot com burst
  • In the ‘burbs for Valentine’s Day? Check out these must-tries in and around Palo Alto.


  • After a million-dollar facelift, Evanston’s Oscar Mayer mansion will hit the market this spring
  • The Barrington area is set for a major housing boom according to business leaders and insiders
  • The ‘burbs are the place to be this weekend! Yum…


Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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