New Jersey is not New York City. Neither is Bergen County NYC. Because so many of us see it as the same area, mistakes happen. When this involves your mortgage, results are often disastrous. New Jersey is not New York City Bergen County is in New Jersey. We’re the northeast corner of NJ immediately… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Buying a Home
How to handle an “as is” sale successfully isn’t hard or mysterious. It’s strategic. Because these situations can be managed fairly and openly, they’re a win for both sides. What Is An “As Is” Sale? Basically an “as is” sale is exactly that – the house is being sold as it is, take it or… Read more »
Home inspection issues for buyers are huge. You hire a home inspector to uncover problems so you don’t buy the money pit. Why It’s Stressful Let’s step back a minute and consider this: Buying a home is stressful. I work very hard at preparing my customers but it’s still an anxious as well as exciting… Read more »
Negotiating mistakes that lose the house for a buyer are heartbreaking. Imagine what it’s like to think you have finally found your new home only to learn you haven’t. This just happened on my listing in Fair Lawn. I want to tell you this story so it never happens to you. Timing There is an… Read more »
So here’s the formula for what’s affordable – mortgage + carrying costs. If that figure works for you, then the house is affordable.
The best place to start is with a banker who insists on a full pre-approval.
An explanation of the TRID mortgage process for home buyers
Buying a home anywhere in New York is different from buying a home anywhere in New Jersey.
Keeping you stroked to get your business is not how you sail the mortgage waters to success. There is no mortgage calculator or Happy Banker that can tell you what you can afford in a mortgage on a house.
This just happened. And it was stunning. A new construction high end home failed the home inspection. I have been a residential sales agent for over 25 years. During this time I’ve learned a tremendous amount about home construction by taking classes and working with local building inspectors, contractors and home inspectors. While I am very knowledgeable,… Read more »