Spring Vibes
Exposure to sunlight increases the neurotransmitter serotonin
in our brains, which makes us feel happy. After hibernating indoors
for what seems like an eternity, it feels like a whole new world when
we step outside and feel the sunshine on our skin.
Homes for Sale
FOR SALE
56 Musiker Avenue
Randolph, NJ
COMING SOON
Morris Plains, NJ
SOLD
$36K OVER ASKING
2 Victoria Lane
Mount Olive, NJ
Contact us here for more information or to request a showing
of these and/or other properties in your desired area.
Think twice before waiting for Lower Home Prices

As the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it’ll go from here. One factor you’re probably thinking about is home prices, which have come down a bit since they peaked last June. And you’ve likely heard something in the news or on social media about a price crash on the horizon. As a result, you may be holding off on buying a home until prices drop significantly. But that’s not the best strategy. “U.S. home prices rose by 0.8% in February" indicating that prices in most markets have already bottomed out.” click here for full article.
In this Issue of "Doug Talks"

Essex Fells Custom Home Building Project

We'd like to showcase another home in the construction phase in Essex Fells, NJ, by Ashley Grace Builders. The home was a complete tear down and redesigned. The original 4 bedroom, 2 bath home - pictured below (approx 2800 sq ft) now includes 4 larger bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths at 4000 sq ft, creating an additional 1200 sq ft of living space to the home. It boasts a 2 story Great Room, State-of-the-art Kitchen with Custom Coffee Bar/Espresso Machine, and beautiful Farm Sink.

Other custom features include custom built-in cabinets in the mud room, glass panel stair railings (pictured above), and a master bath steam shower. Originally built as a Traditional style home, we've transformed it to a Modern Farmhouse design. The facade combines stone, clap board, and board and batten (see sketch below).

We are close to completion and photos will be soon be added to the gallery on the Ashley Grace Builders website, along with other projects we've highlighted in past "Doug Talks" newsletters. We are excited for you to see the finished product!
The "Doug Talks..." section will be featured in our monthly real estate email
and will include articles and/or videos showcasing some aspect of
home improvement, construction, or design.
Spring Maintenance Checklist

This year, many parts of the country have enjoyed such a mild winter that even in the Northeast, spring weather seems like it’s just around the corner—if it hasn’t arrived already. Take advantage of the moderate temperatures to get a head start on what should be an annual spring home maintenance routine. click here for full article.
Best Trees to Grow in NJ

When we think of exotic trees our thoughts turn to warm climates or tropical islands. Think of the lush green and brilliant flowers seen in Hawaii or some of our southern States.

The truth is that exotic and specimen trees can also thrive in the New Jersey climate. There are many striking plantings you can add to your garden or commercial property today that will flourish and transform your space into an experience. This article gives a sampling of the best exotic and specimen trees for your New Jersey landscape. click here for full article.
Doug Collinson Real Estate Group
44 Whippany Rd, Suite 230, Morristown, NJ 07960
Office (973) 539-1120

Doug Collinson Cell: (973) 214-0347
Doug Collinson Email: dtcollinson@gmail.com
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