Tom Hutchinson Century 21 Abrams, Hutchinson & Associates

Tom Hutchinson Century 21 Abrams, Hutchinson & Associates Sales Associate As a licensed real estate salesperson, I support my clients all the way through closing. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned home owner, you can trust me with all of your home needs.
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Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from th...
09/18/2020

Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month.

With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22 days, it’s a great time to sell a house.

Let’s connect today so you can make your move while buyers are scooping homes up faster than they’re coming to market.

Upgrades to your home are usually done to make it more attractive, functional, and comfortable. But unless where you liv...
09/18/2020
4 Home Transformations That Could Actually Drive Buyers Away

Upgrades to your home are usually done to make it more attractive, functional, and comfortable. But unless where you live is your forever home, there’s another factor you might want to consider: how potential buyers will view those changes.

Upgrades to your home are usually done to make it more attractive, functional, and comfortable. But unless where you live is your forever home, there’s another factor you might want to consider: how potential buyers will view those changes.According to Polina Ryshakov, a real estate economist and ...

If you’re considering selling your house, this is the perfect time to connect so we can talk about how you can benefit f...
09/17/2020
How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

If you’re considering selling your house, this is the perfect time to connect so we can talk about how you can benefit from the market trends in our local area.

Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale.

There are some easy upgrades that can seriously take your space to the next level. Consider these five essential additio...
09/17/2020
Five Additions Every Kitchen In New Jersey Needs

There are some easy upgrades that can seriously take your space to the next level. Consider these five essential additions now, and get the installed in time for holiday cooking.

These smart upgrades will take your space to the next level.

Tax increases, including the controversial "Millionaire's Tax", to generate over $1 billion over 9 month fiscal period.
09/17/2020
WATCH LIVE: Gov. Phil Murphy To Announce NJ Tax Deal

Tax increases, including the controversial "Millionaire's Tax", to generate over $1 billion over 9 month fiscal period.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Murphy will speak at 10 a.m. to announce that NJ has reached a tax deal, including raising them for millionaires.

Whether you’re considering buying or selling, staying on top of the real estate market over the coming months will be es...
09/16/2020
The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

Whether you’re considering buying or selling, staying on top of the real estate market over the coming months will be essential to your success.

Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following:

Four up-and-coming living room trends that have emerged amid COVID-19
09/16/2020
4 Up-and-Coming Living Room Trends Real Estate Agents Love Seeing

Four up-and-coming living room trends that have emerged amid COVID-19

You’ve likely been doing a whole lot of, well, living in your living room these past few months. Now, realtors are starting to notice a shift in the way people interact with these multi-functional spaces. As far as advice goes, they’re stopping short of telling you to tack up walls in your open ...

As a homeowner, you have a huge opportunity to move up right now. Whether you want to save more each month or get more h...
09/15/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Move?

As a homeowner, you have a huge opportunity to move up right now. Whether you want to save more each month or get more home for your money based on your family’s changing needs, it’s a great time to connect to discuss the market in our area. Buyers are actively looking for more homes to buy, and you can win big by making a move if the time is right for you.

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long...

Curb appeal on a house is a lot like going out on a first date. If you like what you see initially, you’re going to want...
09/15/2020
5 Curb Appeal Trends That Will Make Your Home Look Dated, According to Experts

Curb appeal on a house is a lot like going out on a first date. If you like what you see initially, you’re going to want to know more.

Curb appeal on a house is a lot like going out on a first date (or swiping endlessly on a dating app). If you like what you see initially, you’re going to want to know more. The landscaping, door color, and even the condition of the driveway are all going to entice potential buyers inside, or as i...

No one knows if this will be a short-term trend or an industry game-changer. For now, there appears to be a migration to...
09/14/2020
Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

No one knows if this will be a short-term trend or an industry game-changer. For now, there appears to be a migration to more open environments.

There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide.

Although monthly mortgage payments are more affordable in many cities, that doesn’t tell the whole story about the overa...
09/14/2020
New Homes Are More Affordable Now Than They Were in 2016, According to a New Study

Although monthly mortgage payments are more affordable in many cities, that doesn’t tell the whole story about the overall affordability of the housing market. Home prices are on the rise, but historically low mortgage rates are helping to mitigate that effect.

Monthly payments for new, median-priced homes are cheaper than they were in 2016 in some markets across the U.S., according to a new study. In its report, housing market research firm Meyers Research examined adjusted home prices and mortgage rates across 15 markets in the United States, and analyze...

Professional stagers offer their tips on what to visualize when touring an empty home.
09/11/2020
6 Things You Should Always Do When Touring an Empty House, According to Home Stagers

Professional stagers offer their tips on what to visualize when touring an empty home.

The pandemic has done a number on the real estate market, but one unexpected trend that’s emerged has turned traditional home-selling advice on its head. Vacant homes, once seen as a drag on the market, are now more appealing than occupied ones. Why this sudden reversal? Buyers feel their chances ...

If you’re thinking about selling your house, this may be a great time to get the best price and the most favorable terms...
09/10/2020
Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

If you’re thinking about selling your house, this may be a great time to get the best price and the most favorable terms.

One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% nex...

A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingerti...
09/10/2020
Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips.

A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips.

With autumn approaching, there are some seasonal tricks for upping the wow factor when it comes to listing photos and op...
09/09/2020
5 Ways to Increase Your Curb Appeal During the Fall

With autumn approaching, there are some seasonal tricks for upping the wow factor when it comes to listing photos and open houses.

Home sales are showing no signs of slowing down, which means if you’re thinking of listing your house, you’ve got the market on your side. But if you’re hoping for a home sale slam dunk, it’s worth it to put a little TLC into your curb appeal, or the way your home appears from the street.Wit...

With mortgage rates hitting historic lows, home prices appreciating, affordability rising, and the market recovering lik...
09/08/2020
Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

With mortgage rates hitting historic lows, home prices appreciating, affordability rising, and the market recovering like no other, 2020 has been quite a year for real estate – perhaps one we’ve never seen before and may never see again. Let’s connect today if you’re ready to take advantage of this year’s record-breaking opportunities.

The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing market. H...

Clear out the cobwebs, call up your contractor, and take a look at how you can transform your attic and your resale valu...
09/08/2020
The Hidden Renovation That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Clear out the cobwebs, call up your contractor, and take a look at how you can transform your attic and your resale value.

Horror films have given attics a bad rap. Many people are more focused on the haunting shapes of their old furniture draped in sheets, the eerie chirps of trapped bats, and straight-up haunted dolls to think about the potential of these spaces. But if your household could use an expansion, attic rem...

If your current home doesn’t meet your family’s changing needs, let’s connect to help you sell your house and make the m...
09/04/2020
Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

If your current home doesn’t meet your family’s changing needs, let’s connect to help you sell your house and make the move you’ve been waiting for all year.

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is continuing into the fall. It is, however, becoming harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. If you’ve bee...

There are many easy and affordable ways to make a cookie-cutter home stand out—and improving these five areas may even b...
09/04/2020
5 Ways to Upgrade a Cookie-Cutter House Before Selling It

There are many easy and affordable ways to make a cookie-cutter home stand out—and improving these five areas may even bring you a higher offer, according to recent research conducted by Zillow.

Selling your home when it looks pretty similar to other properties on your street can be challenging. Many housing developments are built that way to save time and money, so you’ll want to kick up your home’s look several notches to make buyers notice it first. “Buyers are not thinking, ‘Loo...

If mortgage rates remain near all-time lows, the economy continues to recover, and unemployment continues to decrease, t...
09/03/2020
How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?

If mortgage rates remain near all-time lows, the economy continues to recover, and unemployment continues to decrease, the real estate market should remain strong up to and past the election.

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have all changed the way we live. Only the real estate market seems to be unaffected, as a new f...

“Instead of looking for places close to work, people are looking for places with outdoor space, and care more about squa...
09/03/2020
So You’re Looking for a New Place. Should You Still Make a Commute Time a Priority?

“Instead of looking for places close to work, people are looking for places with outdoor space, and care more about square footage than ever before"

As any “House Hunters” fan can tell you, commute time has historically been one of the most important factors in deciding where to live. When the choice is narrowed down to two homes that are very similar in most regards, the one that offers a shorter trip to the office in the morning will often...

When purchasing a home, it’s important to think about the overall cost, not just the price of the house. Homes on your w...
09/02/2020
It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

When purchasing a home, it’s important to think about the overall cost, not just the price of the house. Homes on your wish list may be more affordable today than you think. Let’s connect to discuss how affordability plays a role in our local market, and your long-term homeownership goals.

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mo...

Check out my new listing!https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Shelley-Cir-East-Windsor-NJ-08520/64869285_zpid/Spacious 3...
09/02/2020

Check out my new listing!

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Shelley-Cir-East-Windsor-NJ-08520/64869285_zpid/

Spacious 3 Bedroom Townhouse in desirable Windsor Meadows. Home has been freshly painted and carpets professionally cleaned. Ready to move in with hardwood flooring on the first floor, fully finished basement with recreation room, separate den/office and plenty of storage closets. Master Suite with huge walk-in closet and full bath with soaking tub and stall shower. Convenient second floor laundry with brand new washer and dryer! Extras include recessed lighting, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and the Dining Room, rear wooded view and more!

When buyers see your garage as added living or entertainment space, you’ll hopefully see the offers roll in.
09/02/2020
The One Garage Update That Can Help Sell Your House

When buyers see your garage as added living or entertainment space, you’ll hopefully see the offers roll in.

Homes with garages usually have a leg up in the market compared to those that don’t. But is your garage looking a little disheveled? You’re certainly not alone.Sure, purging and organizing your mountains of stuff will help big time if you’re putting your house on the market, but why not be str...

The housing market is very strong right now, and buyers are scooping up available homes faster than they’re coming to ma...
09/01/2020
Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

The housing market is very strong right now, and buyers are scooping up available homes faster than they’re coming to market. If you’re planning to purchase a home this year, let’s connect to discuss the trends in our current area, so you’re ready to compete – and win.

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficien...

In a competitive market with low inventory, a pre-approval letter is a game-changing piece of the homebuying process. If...
08/31/2020
Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

In a competitive market with low inventory, a pre-approval letter is a game-changing piece of the homebuying process. If you’re ready to buy this year, let’s connect before you start searching for a home.

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price ra...

Whether you want to buy a newly built home or one that’s already established, both are great options. They each have the...
08/28/2020
Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

Whether you want to buy a newly built home or one that’s already established, both are great options. They each have their pros and cons, and every family will have different circumstances driving their decision. If you have questions and want to know more about the options in our area, let’s connect today so you can feel confident making a decision about your next home.

Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to...

Both the newly constructed and existing home sale markets are posting numbers greater than a year ago. Real estate is ba...
08/27/2020
Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back

Both the newly constructed and existing home sale markets are posting numbers greater than a year ago. Real estate is back. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, let’s connect so you have the expert counsel you need along the way.

When shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow suit. Countless analysts predicted buyer demand would disappear and home values would depreciate for the first time in almost a decade. That, however, di...

If you’ve been trying to decide if now is the time to buy a new home, let’s connect to discuss your needs.
08/26/2020
The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

If you’ve been trying to decide if now is the time to buy a new home, let’s connect to discuss your needs.

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home.

Working with a trusted real estate professional will help you create the most personalized and helpful experience. Let’s...
08/21/2020
Ask a Pro About Buying a Home

Working with a trusted real estate professional will help you create the most personalized and helpful experience. Let’s connect so you have the guidance you need along the way.

Some Highlights According to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online. Clearly, lots of people have questions about buying a home, and other topics related to the process. Working with a trusted real estate professional will help you create the most personalized and...

08/21/2020
Video spotlights Mercer volunteer award recipients

These women work to improve the quality of life in
Mercer County through their selfless acts of kindness and
charity.

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If Americans fully understand their options and make good choices regarding those options, the current economic slowdown...
08/20/2020
Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

If Americans fully understand their options and make good choices regarding those options, the current economic slowdown does not need to lead to mass foreclosures.

Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again...

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