Category: Home Selling

Home Selling in the Age of Coronavirus
April 19, 2020

      The following articles appeared on realtor.com between April 13th and April 18th. The Home Closing Process Amid Coronavirus: The Seller’s Guide to How Long Will It Take COVID-19 has thrown a few wrenches into the home closing process, which now takes 60 days on average. Here’s why, and what to do. 2 days ...
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You Signed a Real Estate Contract Offer to Sell Your Home, Mortgage Approval
May 5, 2013

Signing Real Estate Contract
Home Sellers: Is Your Home Really Sold When You Sign a Real Estate Contract Offer? Mortgage Approval_Part III There is another reality to signing a contract offer and selling a home. The majority of home buyers need to obtain a mortgage loan to purchase a home and need mortgage approval from their lender to ...
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You Signed a Real Estate Contract Offer to Sell Your Home, The Home Inspection
March 27, 2013

Signing Real Estate Contract
Home Sellers: Is Your Home Really Sold When You Sign a Real Estate Contract Offer? The Home Inspection_Part II Homeowners like to think that all they need is a signed real estate contract offer and their home is sold, but the truthful answer is maybe yes, maybe no. The initial post regarding a real estate ...
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You Signed a Real Estate Contract Offer to Sell Your Home, Attorney Review?
November 4, 2012

Signing Real Estate Contract
Home Sellers: Is Your Home Really Sold When You Sign a Real Estate Contract Offer? Attorney Review_Part I Homeowners like to think that all they need is a signed real estate contract offer and their home is sold. The truthful answer is maybe yes, maybe no. While it is true that a home cannot get ...
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Selling a Home?
May 17, 2011

          Things Every Seller Should Know When Selling a Home! When selling a home, there a number of considerations and decisions which need to be made before the home goes on the market for sale and other decisons which need to made when the home is on the market and is being shown. Decisions ...
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The Impact of Days on Market MLS Statistics
April 25, 2011

Real Estate For Sale Days on Market
Are Days on the Market an important statistic for the owner, for a home buyer or is it something that only real estate agents pay attention to? Answer: The days on market statistic of real estate for sale is important to home sellers, to home buyers and real estate agents, both the ...
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Do Short Sales Affect Home Values in Neighborhoods?
April 15, 2011

What happens to real estate values when short sales are placed on the market for sale in the neighborhood you live in? What happens when the short sale sells, and sells at a price much below the market value range of surrounding homes in the neighborhood? Whether your home is in Iselin, ...
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Mortgage Interest Rates: First Quarter 2011
April 2, 2011

After increasing to over 5% in late December of 2010, mortgage interest rates ranged from 4.75% and slightly above 5% throughout the first quarter of 2011. Image courtesy of BankRate.com. Whether buying or selling a home in Iselin, New Jersey or Colonia or Edison, in Middlesex County or in  any other State, the movement ...
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Mortgage Interest Rate Surprise?
January 10, 2011

Interest rates have been surprisingly low for such a long time, no one really thought they would go up. Well, they did, and everyone was caught off guard. In fact, at the end of December, mortgage interest rates increased to 5%. and slighly higher. A surprise to most people involved with real estate! The Good News ...
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Real Estate Values: A Buy Now Scenario For Home Buyers: Favorable Home Prices
July 26, 2010

Why is the current real estate market a buy now scenario for home buyers? Two important reasons: Mortgage Interest Rates and Favorable Home Prices!    * Mortgage Interest Rates: Take a look at the 5 Year History of Average Mortgage Interest Rates! (Discussed in previous Blog post)    * Favorable Home Prices: So ...
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What are the Benefits in Obtaining a CMA?
March 21, 2010

CMA: Comparative Market Analysis Simply worded, it is a real estate agent's opinion of market value of real estate as detailed by recent sales of similar properties. It is not a written real estate appraisal. Homeowners should stay in touch with the real estate market and continually be aware of the current ...
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Factors That DO NOT Affect the Value of Real Estate_Part IV
May 8, 2009

How Much The Seller Needs Whether a home owner has owned their home for 30 years and has paid off their mortgage, or is one who has owned their home for only a few years and has an equity loan on top of the original mortgage, the market value of their ...
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