Selling Your Home? Don’t List It Today

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Selling your home?  Don’t List it today. You’ve decided to move.  You’ve waited for spring.  It’s April 1st, spring is here so you put your home on the market for sale.  And nothing happens.  What’s wrong?  Is this an April Fool’s nightmare?  Not really but it is a marketing mistake. Timing is important.  Putting your… Read more »

Fire Code Inspections When Selling Your House

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Fire Code Inspections When Selling Your House New Jersey requires all residential properties being sold or rented to have fire code inspections.  Required are smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and a fire extinguisher.  Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be battery operated for resale properties but new construction needs them permanently wired into the electrical system…. Read more »

Selling A Home? Get A Pre Listing Inspection

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A major source of stress for people who are selling their home is the home inspection.  No matter how well you’ve maintained your house, there can be unpleasant surprises.   It’s smart to pre-empt a buyer by doing a pre listing inspection before the home is listed for sale. Buying a home is often the biggest purchase buyers… Read more »

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Easing Jumbo Mortgage Terms

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy mortgages which means that they guarantee them. Without the backing of Fannie and Freddie, mortgage lenders have to find other investors to sell their mortgage loans to and those investors charge more so interest rates are higher. Fannie and Freddie backed mortgages are called conforming; the others are called… Read more »