The Eiffel Tower has a
1,000 sq ft Secret Apartment near the Top

As a part of his commission for the design and construction of the most famous Parisian landmark, Gustov Eiffel built and maintained ownership of a secret, 1,000-square-foot apartment near the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Famous guests have included Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
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Under Contract with Multiple offers
195 Center Grove Rd
Randolph, NJ
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274 Lackawanna
Byram, NJ
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$75K Over Asking
2 Carole Court
Lincoln Park, NJ
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3 Graphs to show this isn't a Housing Bubble

With all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you may be wondering what’ll happen next. It’s only natural for concerns to creep in that it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. The good news is...click here to read the full article.
In this issue of "Doug Talks..."

Understanding Some Land Use Terms
in Real Estate


Zoning Codes
Zoning codes are a set of rules that regulate what can and can't be done on a particular piece of property. They're established and enforced at the city level. These can include Residential Zoning, Commercial Zoning, Industrial Zoning, Agricultural Zoning, Rural Zoning, Combination Zoning, Historic Zoning, etc.

Zoning Ordinance
A zoning ordinance is a rule that defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used. Zoning ordinances may also regulate lot size, placement, density, and the height of structures.

Residential Zoning 
Each parcel of land in a municipality is located within a zoning district. Each zoning district has specific regulations governing the types of activities and/or uses that can legally be conducted from any property located within that zoning district.

Zoning Permit
A zoning permit is a "prior approval," which is required before certain types of construction or home improvement projects can begin.

Easement
An easement is basically the right to use land that isn't yours for some purpose. 
Examples: Driveway easement, beach access over private land, or a utility easement.
An easement is a non-possessory interest. The person/entity who benefits from the easement does. The owner of the easement is responsible for maintaining the easement.

Encroachment
Encroachment is an unauthorized intrusion onto a neighboring property through the creation or extension of a physical structure (including flora) above or below the surface of land. Examples: Your neighbor builds a fence, and it extends onto your land, a structural addition to your neighbor's home extends beyond the legal property boundaries, or an overgrown garden or hedge crosses onto your land.

Variance
A variance is a request to deviate from current zoning requirements. If granted, it permits the owner to use the land in a manner not otherwise permitted by the zoning ordinance. It is not a change in the zoning law.
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.
10 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Real estate is a challenging business that requires knowledge, talent, organization, networking, and perseverance. Becoming knowledgeable and educated about the real estate market is crucial, but this often comes with more than just in-class learning. Understanding the risks, investing in an accountant, finding help, and building a network are all part and parcel to the successful real estate investor.

Here are the 10 habits that highly effective real estate investors share...click here to read more.
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