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I fielded a question today about whether open houses work and if they should be held weekly.  I absolutely believe in open houses! They capture buyers who wouldn't otherwise see your home - either buyers not yet working with a Realtor, or buyers who have their agents looking for something so spec...
11/07/2009 - 11/13/2009 Only 2 properties went under contract this past week in Basking Ridge: 76 Liberty Corner Road, Single Family Home, listed for $395,000, DOM 13*32 Princeton Court, Patriot Mews Town house, listed for $695,000, DOM 27 * 76 Liberty Corner Road was relisted after a six month l...
These frequently asked questions have been taken directly from the NAR Government Affairs Division website. Question: Existing homeowner credit: Must the new house cost more than the old house? Answer: No; Individuals who move from a high cost area to a lower cost area who meet all eligibility re...
« Mortgages 101 10/31/2009 - 11/06/2009 The following 6 properties went under contract this past week in Basking Ridge (twice as many as last week!): 124 Smithfield Court, Spring Ridge Condo listed for $289,900224 Arrowood Way, The Cedars Townhouse, listed for $360,00011 Fairbanks Lane, The Baron...
« November Home Buyer Seminar Mortgages 101 I always tell my clients that "I sell houses, not loans" and direct them to my favorite Weichert Financial Services manager - Brian Wagenseller, who can be reached at 908-310-5122.  Brian sent out a newsletter this afternoon so I thought I would share s...
You are invited to a free Home Buyer Seminar Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 in my office at 22 Henry Street in Basking Ridge. I will be there along with other real estate professionals, including my broker, our mortgage representative and a real estate attorney. We'll address local market condi...
« Senate Approves Extended U.S. Homebuyer Tax Credit My Oil Tank is Underground "My oil tank is underground and it has insurance; why do I need to remove it?" , "I am negotiating a contract on a home with an underground tank, what do I need to know about it?", "There is a decomissioned tank in th...
« Fire Company Fund Raiser Senate Approves Extended U.S. Homebuyer Tax Credit Sent to me from Weichert Financial Services, authored by Brian Faler Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) - The U.S. Senate approved a $45 billion plan to expand a tax credit for first-time homebuyers, extend jobless benefits and provide...
I just answered a question on Trulia Voices - a potential home buyer is wondering if she should meet the seller's counter.  The property was listed for $350,000, they offered $310,000, got a counter for $335,000, responded with $317,000 and the seller has come back with $325,000.  I answered as f...
  There's nothing worse than having a major appliance break, especially since most people depend heavily on their dish washer and laundry machines. Then, there is the inevitable choice that must be made: whether to repair it or just get a new one. Of course, the primary factor to consider when m...

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