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If your home tests above the limit for radon gas, here’s what you need to do.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   How does radon gas affect you as a homebuyer?

When you buy a home, one of the steps you must take is to order a home inspection. Part of that inspection should include testing for radon gas.

How does this test work? The home inspector simply sets a canister inside the home and lets it sit…
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If you’re thinking about refinancing your home, there are a few points I want to share with you today that you need to take into consideration.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.       Should you consider refinancing your home?

Most of the time when people consider refinancing their home, they’re motivated purely by a decrease in the interest rate that they’re paying on their current loan versus…
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How much does buying a home really cost? I’ll go over all of the out-of-pocket expenses that you can expect during the transaction.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   What does it cost to buy a home?

Before you actually become the homeowner, there are several out-of-pocket expenses that you will have to pay.

First of all, when you make the offer, you have to send in an earnest deposit, also known as
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You'll learn how real estate commissions work—who pays what, how it gets split up, and why.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.    

How do real estate commissions work, exactly?

When someone sells a home, they'll offer a commission to the real estate agent who represents them, as well as the buyer's agent. These two parts make up the total commission that's due from the homeowner.

The listing

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Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s the biggest purchase you’ll make during your lifetime. That’s why you absolutely need to have a buyer’s agent.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

Do you need an agent when looking to buy a home? Of course you do!

Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s more than likely the most expensive purchase you will make in your life. Having a trusted

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As a home seller, how should you handle early offers? You may be reluctant to act, but you might want to reconsider.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   If you’re selling a house, how should you handle early offers that come in?

It’s common for us to list a house for sale and see a lot of activity in the first week on the market. We might even see multiple offers come in early, and we often see…
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There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   When you’re looking at purchasing a property, it’s really important for you to look at the tax numbers. Even when your mortgage is paid in full, your taxes will never go away.   You are always going to have to pay property taxes on the home you own, and typically they are going to go up every year without fail. Unless you appeal them or the values are…
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The foreclosure process can be very complicated. We will examine the foreclosure process in detail today.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   What is a foreclosure?

Unless you buy a home with cash, you need to apply for a mortgage. When you get the mortgage, you sign a promissory note stating that you agree to pay back the money you borrowed from the bank to finance your home purchase.

If a homeowner…
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Since the market turned back in 2007, we have seen plenty of short sales hit the New Jersey real estate market. What are short sales and how do they work?

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking ofselling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   Ever since the housing market turned back in 2006 and 2007, we have seen plenty of short sales hit the market. What is a short sale?

Short sales are a lot like pre-foreclosures. In most cases, the homeowner is…
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If your house is on the market and you’re not getting any activity, what can you do to draw more buyers to your home?

The first thing you should do is make sure you have high-quality photos of the property and that there are a lot of pictures for buyers to look at. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a lot of buyers today are starting their home searches online.


A picture is worth a thousand words, so take professional photos of your home. ”

 

You want to have a good internet presence and your home should look appealing so buyers want to come visit it in person. If you don’t have a lot of photos online or your photos weren’t taken by a professional, I definitely recommend getting those cleaned up and reposted.

You should

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