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Mountain Resort Properties Real Estate Blog

Located on-site at Mineral’s Hotel, Crystal Springs’s Resort Adventure Center encourages families, groups and corporate teams to pursue new interests, cultivate friendships and bond through a variety of outdoor activities.

 As the ultimate hub for recreational enjoyment, the Adventure Center offers the “Montaintop Experience” and guided excursions where guests con connect with nature.

The Mountaintop Experience at Minerals Hotel includes guided hiking with incredible views, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, archery, and stand-up paddle boarding at the Mountaintop Lake, which is stocked with Large-Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Rock Bass, and Sunnies. The Lake Trampoline will have kids (and kids at heart) splashing, flipping, and bouncing above into the

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What are the advantages of living in the tri state area’s highest rated golf resort community?

Highlights:

  • Incredible Views
  • Championship Golf Courses
  • Highly Functional- Affiliated Activities 
  • Link-Minded Neighbors
  • Investment Opportunities

 

“I am an avid golfer and as soon as I saw the golf course past the fence in the back yard, I was hooked.” – John Malone (Crystal Springs Resident)

1.) The Views  

The views year round here in northern New Jersey are spectacular. Each course is tended to at the highest level of maintenance and care. In addition, the sweeping backdrop of New Jersey’s premier mountain landscape make for a scene that is simple unparalleled. 


2.) 6 Championship Courses

Crystal

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever | Keeping Current Matters

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream (NEw Jersey Dream). The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.)

For Americans approaching retirement age, one of the greatest benefits to homeownership is the added net worth they have been able to achieve simply by paying their mortgage!

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University focused on homeowners and renters over the age of 65. Their study revealed that the difference in net worth between homeowners and renters at this age group was actually

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current MattersHighlights:

  • Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. 
  • There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly! 
  • The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if some of your guests are only there to watch the commercials, they can do so on a different TV in another room!
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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth   Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:  

1. Appreciation

“The rising of home prices in over time, is how the majority of wealth is built in real estate. This is the ‘home run’ you hear of when people make a large windfall of money. While prices fluctuate, over the long run real estate values have always gone up, always, and there is no reason to think that is going to change.

One thing to consider in New Jerseywhen it comes to real estate appreciation affecting your ROI is the

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National real estate news stories as of late have been speaking to a downturn in the market. Not so in Sussex County, New Jersey home to Crystal Springs, Mountain Creek, and Great Gorge Village.

This market is on fire. Sales volumes were higher in 2018 than the peak of the market in 2006. “December is usually dead, but we did five deals in one week,” says Glenn Schechter the broker manager of Mountain Resort Properties. “And there has been no letup in 2019. Buyers are everywhere”  

Most of the activity continues to be in the second home market and the starter home market. The upper end is still mired in stagnation. Homes below $300,000 fly off the shelves. Over $500,000 or $600,000 is difficult, though not impossible.

“I think what we’re

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The Villages at Crystal Springs and Great Gorge are vibrant, New Jersey luxury resort communities in a truly picturesque setting, nestled in the scenic mountains of the Sussex Skylands. We offer within minutes: Skiing, Mountain Biking, 7 Golf courses, Water Park, Delaware River Canoeing and Kayaking and Thousands of acres of Federal and State parks for hiking and photography.

 

Here you'll find a collection of new luxury homes and vacation homes situated in the Northeast's premier four-season residential resort. Conveniently located just 47 miles from Manhattan, this NY Metro area golf resort is complemented by Crystal Springs Resort's 6 award-winning courses, Mountain Creek Ski Resort, 2 luxury spas, world-class dining and wine-cellar.

 

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GRAND CASCADES LODGE, STAY FOR FREE at this 5 Star premiere HOTEL CONDO opportunity.  Luxury penthouse condo with best golf courses, mountain views of the valley. Designer decorated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops, marble and granite bath(s), marble floor. Washer/dryer in unit. Large master to accommodate king size bed and furnishings. Private deck provides spectacular views. Close to ski slopes and water park. Don't miss an opportunity to own this magnificent, high-end and move-in ready resort home. per year which when you are in the "Hotel Rental Pool," your home has income when you are not using it.

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How to Buy a House

 

When you start thinking about buying your first house, it’s easy to let your emotions run the show. Before you know it, you’re stalking homes for sale on your home-browsing app, rearranging your schedule so you can do drive-bys, and researching creative financing options that would allow you to buy a house with next to nothing down.

It’s all too easy to land in a house you can’t afford, and that mistake can affect your ability to build wealth in the long run. But understanding the steps of the home-buying process empowers you to make smart decisions about your home purchase.

How to Buy a House in 7 Steps

Let’s take a deep breath. Buying a house takes time. And no house—even that perfectly cute bungalow on

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Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home | MyKCM

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your reach.

Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the ‘My Home’ section of their website:

“It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will

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