Home Selling Blogs—New Jersey

Home selling advice for New Jersey residents by the Dekanski Home Selling Team with RE/MAX.

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What Will My Taxes Be When Selling a Vacation Home?Selling a vacation home will come with different tax implications than selling a primary home will. Because a second home is defined as a luxury good, the government is far less forgiving about its appreciation. Learn more about how to calculate taxes and the options available to defer those taxes.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Truth About Capital Gains

Capital gains refer to any asset that appreciates over time. Once the owner has determined exactly how much the asset has appreciated, they're then taxed on the profits. Capital gains are more commonly referred to in the stock market rather than the real estate market, but the tax code

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How to Complete a Short SaleUnder normal circumstances, homes are sold using a real estate agent on the open market. However, sometimes, it becomes necessary to sell a home when the mortgage value is more than what the home can sell for. This is called a short sale.

A short sale is often wrapped up in a lot of emotions for the seller, which can make it easy to make a mistake somewhere along the way. But while the stakes for a short sale are higher than a traditional sale, there's no reason to feel overwhelmed. Once a seller understands the steps they need to take, it can be easier to sell the home and move on. Use these tips to have the best possible success.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney or licensed mortgage professional before

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4 Ways To Make Selling Your Fixer-Upper EasierAs homes age, it’s inevitable that they will need work to keep up their condition. And when selling a home, it’s recommended that the homeowner complete repairs on the home before putting it on the market. However, due to time constraints, money constrains, or other factors, not every homeowner can do this, and they instead opt to sell the home as a fixer-upper. Selling a fixer-upper can be more difficult than selling a move-in ready home, but it’s isn’t impossible. Using these 4 tips can help homeowners prepare their home for selling to make it easier to find a buyer.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Keep the Home Tidy

A common

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How to Improve a Home’s Curb AppealA good first impression is essential when it comes to selling a home, and that first impression is going to be made by the home’s exterior. Before putting a home up on the market, the homeowner should take its curb appeal into consideration. Does the home look fantastic, or could it use some fixing up? Curb  appeal helps make buyers want to see more of a home, so it shouldn’t be pushed aside. Here are four projects homeowners can do to help improve their home’s curb appeal.

1.  Take Care of the Lawn

For most people, mowing the lawn is a normal part of a home’s weekly chores. However, when selling a home, the lawn should be given some extra attention because buyers love to see a healthy green lawn. Taking care of the lawn not only includes

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Selling Your Home? What You Need to KnowEvery home sale is different, but in general, most home sales happen in four stages. Knowing these various stages and what to expect can help home sellers throughout the home purchasing process. Going into the process with open eyes can reduce stress and make the process more enjoyable. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Home Staging and Improvement

Often before listing a home for sale, homeowners will make small home improvements to make their home more appealing to buyers. Some homeowners stage their home, some make home improvements.


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Selling Your Home? Follow These Valuable Home Showing TipsThere are a lot of steps that go into selling a home, and though it's difficult to say if any are more important than the others, home showings are a very important part of the process where interested buyers come to tour the home to decide whether or not it's a good fit for them. Buyers will be looking for any damage or flaws in the home, as well as whether or not the house fits their own homeownership preferences and needs. Here's what to know about preparing for a successful home showing.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How to Prepare for a Home Showing

Because of the nature of home showings, most preparation is best done before

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Do I have to pay capital gains when I sell my home?There are a lot of considerations to keep in mind when someone is selling a home. Buying and selling homes are often the biggest financial transactions a person will engage in throughout their life. When the buyer's offer is accepted and every line of the contract dated and signed, the seller should be aware of the implications of the sale, particularly any applicable tax implications. While most home sales are exempt from capital gains taxes, there are some situations that will trigger a tax. Understanding these before putting a home on the market can help avoid surprises after the fact.

What Is Capital Gains Tax?

Any large or valuable asset, such as an investment account, a vehicle or a home, can be considered a capital asset. If a person

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How to Stage a Home For a Successful Home SaleWhen selling a home, the majority of homeowners tend to stay in the dwelling at least until a solid offer is made from a sure-thing buyer. This means that the process of staging a home will differ somewhat from the process when the home is unoccupied. Here's what sellers should know to boost buyer interest through proper staging techniques for when potential buyers come in for home showings.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Spruce Up Exteriors

As the first impression potential buyers get, the exterior of the home should be as pristine as possible. Trees, hedges, lawns and plants must be well-maintained, as should the swimming pool or

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