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  John Benson | RE/MAX Power Central | (856) 797-1550 928 Twelve Oaks Dr, Williamstown, NJ Spacious and Dramatic! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House   offered at $289,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .30 acres HOA...
  John Benson | RE/MAX Power Central | (856) 473-4016 604 Cedar Ave, Pitman, NJ Great Pitman Bungalow! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House   offered at $299,000 Year Built 1926 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .51 acres HOA/Maint $0 p...
When buying  house, it is very easy to miss potential hazards or concerns. This is why every home buyer should have an inspection of the property structure, systems and grounds. Agents do their best to alert buyers or sellers of any potential issues that could affect the sale or value, but we are...
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it". - Ferris Bueller I am one day removed from attending a viewing for a coworker's father. I could not help but reflect on life in general - both mine and others.  A week ago I wrote about distractions and...
Being an avid health and exercise enthusiast, I am always looking for ways to stay motivated and focused. I came across a blog written by Ferro Fitness called Avoid the Distractions, and it inspired me to bring that mindset to the real estate world (and life in general). Ferro talks about being a...
5 Highest and Best Ways NOT to Sell Your Home! HINT: Overpricing is not here as that is such a common, obvious point. Be the Zookeeper - Through years of determination, laziness and complete loss of senses (smell mainly), you find it charming and cute that your house resembles the monkey junction...
Does a franchise still hold the same value as in the past?  As a broker/owner of a franchise, I ask myself this question more times than one would expect.  But I think it is an important question every broker should ask at different times and under different market conditions. When the market beg...
There is nothing new to those of us that list short sales about being surprised, right? I mean, we can have all of our documentation signed, get a quick offer, package it up neatly and BAM! Get surprising news that affects our success.     I was recently processing a short sale along with a few o...
On your next purchase, will you need a bed bug cert?   As you read this, you may think this sounds crazy, even in today's market when everything seems to requrie a certification of some kind to sell a property. But over the past few years as the bed bug infestation has swept over the U.S., I ofte...
Is A Short Sale for You? A short sale, in brief, is when the homeowner's market value is less than the amount owed on the mortgage when selling a property. Thus, the homeowner would not be able to clear the lien unless an agreement is reached wth the lender to accept less than the amount owed as ...

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