Snoopy has made the most appearances
of any balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Forty-four years after the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 
Snoopy made his debut as a balloon in 1968. Throughout the years,
the beagle has been represented by a total of seven balloons, making
39 appearances "on and off through 2015" before he was replaced by
Charlie Brown in 2016. He returned as an astronaut for the 2019 parade,
bringing his balloon total to eight.
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12 Judy Road
Succasunna, NJ
3BD/3 Bath
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4 Woodlawn Terrace
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
3BD/3 Bath
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104 Shady Lane
Randolph, NJ
4BD/2.5 Bath
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Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

If you’ve ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you’re no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices can stir up. It’s a tale of financial goals, doubts, and a dash of anxiety that many have been through. But if you put off moving because you’re worried home prices might drop...Click here to read more.
In this Issue of "Doug Talks"

What is a Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
and How Can They Benefit You.


What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

An ADU is a small residence that shares a single-family lot with a larger, primary dwelling. It’s an independent, self-contained living space with a kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping area. It can be located within, attached to, or detached from the main residence. It can be created out of an existing structure (such as a garage) or built new.

If you’re thinking about whether an ADU makes sense for you as a buyer or a homeowner, here’s some useful information and benefits that ADUs can provide. Keep in mind, that regulations for ADUs vary based on where you live - ask a local real estate professional for more information.  

The Benefits of ADUs
 
Living Close by, But Still Separate: ADUs allow loved ones to live together while having separate spaces. That means you can enjoy each other’s company and help each other out with things like childcare, but also have privacy when needed. If this appeals to you, you may want to consider buying a home with an ADU or adding an ADU onto your house. According to Freddie Mac: “Having an accessory dwelling unit on an existing property has become a popular way for homeowners to offer independent living space to family members.”
 
Aging in Place: Similarly, ADUs allow older people to be close to loved ones who can help them if they need it as they age. It gives them the best of both worlds – independence and support from loved ones. For example, if your parents are getting older and you want them nearby, you may want to buy a home with an ADU or build one onto your existing house.
 
Affordable To Build: Since ADUs are often on the smaller side, they’re typically less expensive to build than larger, standalone homes. Building one can also increase your property’s value.
 
Generating Additional Income: If you own a home with an ADU or if you build an ADU on your land, it can help generate rental income you could use toward your own mortgage payments. It’s worth noting that because an ADU exists on a single-family lot as a secondary dwelling, it typically cannot be sold separately from the primary residence. But that’s changing in some states. Work with a professional to understand your options. 
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.
85 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holidays, and you can set the tone for the season with a home full of beautiful decorations. If you're feeling creative this year, try a few of our favorite festive ideas to elevate your dinner table, front door, and overall style. These easy DIY ideas are meant to inspire, with plenty of welcoming Thanksgiving wreaths, fall floral arrangements, and creative table dĂ©cor to choose from.

Many Thanksgiving decorations draw inspiration from the colorful fall leaves and the bountiful harvest...click here for full article
Are Mortgage Rates here to Stay?

Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the headlines, you may have even seen rates recently reached their highest level in over two decades (see chart below)...Click here for full article
Wishing all our friends, families, and clients a
Happy Thanksgiving.
Doug Collinson Real Estate Group
44 Whippany Rd, Suite 230, Morristown, NJ 07960
Office (973) 539-1120

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