What Is Attorney Review About?

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What is Attorney Review about?  While I’m not an attorney, I’ll explain it from a real estate agent’s viewpoint.  Only an attorney can fully explain the legalities on this. Because so many home buyers and sellers don’t understand this at all, I thought an agent review would help you.  Again, only an attorney can properly advise and explain this. Buying A Home in New Jersey Buying a home in New…

New Jersey is not New York City

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  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 across the Hudson river from NYC.  Above Manhattan is Westchester and to our north is…

How To Handle An “As Is” Sale Successfully

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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 leave it.  The seller will do nothing so you buy the house in the condition…

Home Inspection Issues For Buyers

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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 time.  Everyone knows that purchasing “big ticket” items comes with anxiety.  It’s worse when you…

Negotiating Mistakes That Lose The House

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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 adage in real estate – time loses deals.  This is especially true today because there…