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…

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid – Here’s The 1st of 10 Articles

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Introduction First time home buyer mistakes can be deadly.  While home buyers today do a lot of research on the web, they are still vulnerable.  Because of this, I’ve written a series of 10 articles.  One for each issue.  Today we begin with the #1 – Getting pre qualified. A List of First Time Home Buyer Mistakes First time home buyer mistakes to avoid are the following: Getting pre qualified…

Bergen County Homes Sales Data from the New Jersey MLS

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You need Bergen County homes sales data from the New Jersey MLS so you’re on top of the market. The New Jersey MLS is the primary multiple listing service for all of Bergen County. They do a simply outstanding job in so many ways. There is comprehensive information on homes for sale as well as statistics on all aspects of the market. The sales data shows an improving market for…

A FHA Tax Credit for Home Buyers

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A FHA tax credit for home buyers has just been announced.  This is truly great news for the real estate market. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced yesterday, May 29th, that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will allow home buyers to apply the Obama Administration’s new $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit on FHA mortgage loans. Previously the tax credit only applied to conventional mortgages. The…

New Jersey Home Buyer Profile – Who’s Buying and Why

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The New Jersey Association of Realtors publishes a report every year on the characteristics of people who buy and sell homes in New Jersey.  The National Association of Realtors has it’s own buyer and seller profile but naturally that’s on a national scale.  I prefer the New Jersey Home Buyer Profile report because it focuses on our State. New Jersey Home Buyer Profile There are some very interesting facts in…