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Good News for Typical Home Buyers -Jean Pederson 908-319-9556

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In aspeech delivered earlier this year, Secretary for HUD Julián Castro, called 2015 “A Year of Housing Opportunity”. A recent report by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that investment home sales decreased 7.4% in 2014 to an estimated 1.02 million. What does this mean for the ‘typical’ homebuyer? Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist…

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Housing Market: Freddie Mac Remains Optimistic

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Housing Market: Freddie Mac Remains Optimistic TheApril 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac revealed that they are optimistic about the real estate market in 2015. As a matter of fact, the sub-title of the report was “Great Expectations”. What made Freddie Mac so optimistic? Here are a few highlights from the…

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Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially?

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Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially? Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue.RealtyTrac recently released a report comparing home price appreciation to wage growth over the last two years. The study revealed that home price appreciation…

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Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front

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Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep…

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Hunterdon County NJ Clerk REALTY TRANSFER FEES Frequently Asked Questions

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Hunterdon County NJ Clerk REALTY TRANSFER FEES Frequently Asked Questions Mary H. Melfi Hunterdon County Clerk / Registrar of Deeds 908-788-1214 [email protected] KARLA LAMENDOLA, REGISTRY DIVISION 908-788-1217 FAX 908-782-4068 Hunterdon County Clerk REALTY TRANSFER FEES Frequently Asked Questions RATES: Q. What are the Realty Transfer Fee (RTF) Rates? A1. Effective on deeds that are physically…

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Really good tips – keep passing them along

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Really good tips – keep passing them along 1) Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and theywill take a quick dive.2) Sealed envelope – Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide aknife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.(hmmm…)3) Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance…

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#1 Reason to Sell Now

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#1 Reason to Sell Now If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There will be significantly less competition in the winter months than in the spring. According to the National Housing Survey…

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Homeowners’ Tough Decision: OTM, FSBO or List

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Homeowners’ Tough Decision: OTM, FSBO or List At the end of the year, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the market (OTM), For…

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The REAL Reasons Americans Buy a Home

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The REAL Reasons Americans Buy a Home Last week, we reported on the financial reasons that the New York Times felt that homeownership was important. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. There’s…

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Home Values Compared to the Peak of 2006-2007

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Home Values Compared to the Peak of 2006-2007 There is no doubt that the housing market has recovered from the meltdown that occurred just a few short years ago. However, in some states home values still have not returned to the prices we saw in 2006 and 2007. Here is a breakdown showing where current…

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