Social distancing and avoiding the crowded streets have led to more and more people leaving the New York metro area to relocate to the suburbs. “Some buyers are renting temporarily because they just want out,” Ms. Kunkin said. But some of those renters are converting to buyers: Some houses listed at the end of April received multiple offers, she said. Read more about how New Yorkers are escaping to the suburbs at the link below. As we adapt to the new normal, it’s important to have someone in your corner guiding you from day one. If you are looking to move out of the city, I can help you get started. Contact me to learn more about the procedures that I have in place to preview homes while keeping everyone safe.
With a picturesque center of town within walking distance to the train line and many shops and restaurants, an excellent school district, a great selection of homes, and residents who engage in their community, the Borough of Madison is one of New Jersey’s most-loved towns. Thinking of moving to Madison? Contact me to learn more about this beautiful community and what it has to offer.
While many have had to put their home buying dreams aside for just a bit, my Monthly Market Reports will help you follow and track the market trends and make an informed and educated decision for when the time is right. Let’s discuss your specific needs or concerns and come up with a plan that is right for you. I am happy to help!
These past few weeks have been stressful for us all, but witnessing the love and support from the community to each other and local businesses has been amazing. While we are patiently waiting for life to return to normal, we can continue to help local New Jersey businesses during this time. Here are 10 ideas on how you can support locals:
- Online shopping – Local businesses are jumping online and most are now offering their products through their website, phone apps and shopping sites.
- Gift cards – Buy one or more as gifts for loved ones or for yourself to use later in-store or online.
- Order takeout – Restaurants are getting creative and innovating ways to offer their food and drinks, despite dining room closures. If you’re having difficulty finding the groceries you need or trying to avoid going to the grocery store, takeout is a great alternative. Most restaurants are now offering curbside pickup or delivery through phone apps like Tapfood.
- Write a review – Send your favorite local spot virtual praise with a great review on Google, Facebook or Yelp.
- Share some local love on your social media – Take a pic and write about your experience with their services. Be sure to tag them and ask others to share too.
- Send a care package to someone you can’t see at the moment – Buy items from your favorite local businesses and send them to family members, friends, neighbors, or clients to let them know how much you miss them and that you are thinking about them.
- Schedule a service for later – If you know you will need service soon, consider scheduling your appointment for a later date and repaying now.
- Donate your refund – If you can’t reschedule a service, event, or an appointment where payment or deposit was already given, consider donating your payment or deposit so local businesses can pay their staff.
- Send a thank-you card or email – Let your favorite local business know how much you appreciate them. Sending a positive message will have a positive impact and brighten their day.
- Encourage your community to create a fundraiser to support local businesses – Follow the lead of the Madison Main Street Foundation and Downtown Development Commission with the support of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. They have created the Madison, NJ Small Business Recovery Grant Program, a Go Fund Me to help support local businesses recover from the severe economic damage by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Our local rescues and animal shelters are doing an amazing job helping out pet owners during these difficult times, so no dog or cat is left without food. St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Shelter opened its “Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank” this week. Click on the button below to read the full article and learn more about operating hours and pick-up locations, plus more great services they offer.