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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Pending home sales declined on the heels of a weakening economy and with some buyers waiting for clarity on housing stimulus provisions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in January, fell 7.7 per...
03/23/2009
The ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009' which became law on February 17, promotes energy independence and green jobs through tax credits and government grants. This is part of an effort to make Passaic County homes and buildings more energy efficient.  Energy saving provisions includ...
03/17/2009
Buying a Passaic County home is a big step whether you are buying for the first time of fifth time. Below are 10 steps to prepare for Passaic County homeownership: 1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. 2. D...
03/09/2009
The "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," which was signed into law last week by President Obama provides an $8000 tax credit for first-time Passaic County home buyers.  Important Facts To Know:   It is a tax credit to home buyers, not a loan as in last year's program; It is only for ...
03/02/2009
The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Charles McMillan: An economic recovery is not possible without a housing recovery, and the legislation contains two important housing provisions championed by NAR. The final stimulus bill increases the first-time home buy...
02/24/2009
We have a new feature on our website, OnlyOrly.com: Passaic County Best Buy List These are Passaic County homes for sale, that we consider a 'Best Buy' either because of either because of competitive pricing, seller concessions, superior location or condition. Below is our current list, but check...
02/16/2009
This is a great time to think about buying a Passaic County home. Home prices have dropped and interest rates are at all time lows. The biggest hurdle for many Passaic County home buyers is saving money for a down payment. Here are 25 things to do on a regular basis to save money: Make it automat...
02/10/2009
Passaic County Real Estate: Short Sale Could Be An Option If someone has fallen behind or is having difficulties handling their monthly mortgage payment, foreclosing on their home does not have to be their only option- a short sale should be considered. Many people go straight to foreclosure with...
02/02/2009
After holding fairly stable for a year, pending home sales declined in the face of job losses and an eroding economy, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in November, fell 4.0 percent to 82.3 from ...
01/26/2009
Orly Steinberg of Coldwell Banker presents: The New Jersey Real Estate Podcast January 2009: This month's edition covers New Jersey and Passaic County real estate market activity and then we'll discuss recent market trends and strategies for getting the best loan possible. Features special guest ...
01/21/2009
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