Woodbridge, NJ Real Estate News

By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
Woodbridge Open Houses Sunday January 24, 2010 Please find below a list of open houses in Woodbridge NJ for Sunday January 24 2010. Those are public Woodbridge open houses. Open houses are a good way to start understanding what you can get for your money. They are listed for Woodbridge homes by property type (Houses, Condos, Adult Community), number of bedrooms and asking price.  Area Zip Code Address Property Type Bedrooms List Price Woodbridge Open House 07095 117 KEYSTONE CT Condos 2 221,500 Woodbridge Open House 07095 528 ELIAS AV Houses 4 369,900 Woodbridge Open House 08840 149 HUDSON ST Houses 3 269,900 To see if you qualify for the local American Dream and the Smart Start down payment programs and other incentives contact me anytime.More about Woodbridge Real Estate in New Jersey...
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
Last week my wife and I went to the Woodbridge Deli, we go there often, ordered our lunch, waited for it to be made, talked with the workers, texted on the phone. When it came time to pay I was pre-occupied and wasn't thinking about anything other than what I was doing. Paid the cashier and went back to the office to eat. While I was eating it dawned on me that somehow she(the cashier) must not have charged me for my sandwhich. So I made a mental note to call her to let her know. Got done with lunch and before I knew it was heading home and didn't call. Ok so tomorrow I will call. You know what happened right, I didn't right it down or type it into my crackberry so tomorrow came and went and I didn't call. So the next day I decided the heck with the phone call, I'm just going to go ther...
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
Get Productive Now!  Technology Seminar   Woodbridge, New Jersey, November 20, 2009 -- Broker/Owners Karen & Bill Farragher, of Exit First Choice Realty,  along with a few of their agents, attended a Get Productive Now! Technology Seminar.  The event took place on November 20, 2009  in Mountain Lakes, NJ, and was presented by Jeff Lobb.  Jeff is Exit Realty Corp International's Technology Specialist, and "he is tops in the field" exclaimed Bill. The all day event included topics such as Social Networking, Multimedia and Video/Digital Production, it was technology for the Real Estate Professional.  With technology changing everyday, agents need to stay on top of  the "technology game" if they want to succeed in today's real estate market.  Savy sellers and buyers are looking to the inter...
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By Kathryn 'Katie' Fedak, NJAR, GRI®, ABR®
(Re/Max Competitive Edge)
Katie Fedak | JJElek Realty Company | katie@katiefedak.com | 732-318-9393 225C Sierra Court, Woodbridge, NJ Lowest Priced Unit in ASPEN MANOR! 2BR/1.5BA Condo offered at $214,900 Year Built 1985 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Uncovered spaces Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $160 per month DESCRIPTION Top Floor Unit, Featuring 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Balcony...Vaulted Ceiling w/ Skylight, NEWER A/C Unit, Furnace and Windows, SPRING 08' see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - High/Vaulted ceiling - Walk-in closet - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio COMMUNITY FEATURES - Guest par...
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By Kathryn 'Katie' Fedak, NJAR, GRI®, ABR®
(Re/Max Competitive Edge)
Katie Fedak | JJElek Realty Company | katie@katiefedak.com | 732-318-9393 618 Ridgewood Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ Ideal Starter Home! 2BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $260,000 Year Built 1946 Sq Footage 1,536 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Lot Size 4,189 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Perfect Starter Home and Ideal for the Everyday Commuter as NY Train is Nearby and Access to ALL Major Roads...Move In Condition...2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath...Cozy and Clean! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Living room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Basement - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Swimming pool ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 6Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3Photo 4Photo 5 Contact info: Katie Fedak JJEl...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
Your Woodbridge Real Estate and your best friend(s)- Some love their pets like family and, if you're one of them, you'll be understandably concerned when choosing your Woodbridge Real Estate. I personally own 5 cats and used to have a dog as well so I can relate...There are definite ways to make sure you get the best Woodbridge home for your best friend(s); here are few tips: 1.  The features of the Woodbridge home are particularly important.  Before you go shopping for a pet friendly house, make a list of things your pet likes.  Also make a list of things your pet might destroy.  For instance, many cat owners find their pets ripping up the carpet.  A Woodbridge piece of real estate with wood floors might be ideal.  If you have a dog, it's probably important to have a fenced yard.  Many...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
There are many wonderful reasons to want a home of your own. Right now is an excellent time to pick up a great deal on Woodbridge real estate. It's definitely a Strong buyer's market where you can purchase New Jersey homes at historically low prices. To be sure the time is right for you, answer a few simple questions for yourself: Are you ready to stay put for more than three years? If you move around a lot, have a job that sends you to different locales all the time, or just haven't found the area you want to settle down in, it can be a bad time to buy Woodbridge real estate no matter how great the price. Selling a home and moving is much harder than just switching apartments or other rental units. However, if you are ready to settle in a spot for a number of years, the value you get f...
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Bill & Karen FarragherBroker/OwnersExit First Choice Realty732-326-9030 ext 108Karen@ExitFirstChoiceRealty.com Exit First Choice Realty Attends Training Seminar   Power Selling 101, Mindset 2009   Woodbridge, New Jersey (Grassroots Newswire) May 13, 2009 -- Several associates from Exit First Choice Realty had the pleasure of attending Power Selling 101, Mindset 2009 presented by Steve Morris, Founder & CEO of Exit Realty Corp International. The training, held at The Forge in Woodbridge, NJ, was also attended by over 300 other area associates. Bill Farragher, Broker/Owner of Exit First Choice Realty says "Steve Morris has a pulse on what is going on in today's market" and "we were very happy we could take advantage of that knowledge". "Helping our clients is...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
The biggest barriers to selling your home are often those you create yourself by wanting a quick sale or not learning all there is to know about presenting your house to its best advantage. When you first begin to think about selling your Woodbridge home it seems easy. Put a sign on the lawn and list it. Once the shine wears off of the desire to do it all yourself, you might need some tips to help sell your home: Clean It UpThat's the first and foremost advice. Nothing deters a real estate sale faster than a messy house. Living in your home while trying to sell it makes it difficult to keep it clean, but if you're serious about wanting to sell your home, it's worth the extra effort.  You may want to learn how to clean your home fast for those times when a buyer calls and wants to see yo...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
All the talk is about how the President's stimulus plan helps out new and first time home buyers.  The good news is that it also helps homeowners.  You can get stimulus plan benefits from your existing Woodbridge real estate too.  Add a little green living to your environment and you'll be pocketing some change at the end of the year from your income tax return. Under the stimulus plan, both eco friendly new home purchases and eco friendly improvements on existing homes are tax deductible. Now's the time to make your home more energy efficient and get a break at the end of the year for your efforts. Going green saves money, makes your living environment healthier, and improves the world we live in. To reap the benefits from the stimulus plan, you can make major home improvements such as...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
It's almost time for the closing on the Woodbridge home you're buying and you can't wait.  You go to the property for the final walk-through inspection.  You're so busy thinking about where the furniture is going to go and what color you'll paint the walls, you breeze right through the house.It's after closing and moving day has arrived.  Your movers have already packed up your old house and are waiting for you to show up and unlock the door at your new Woodbridge home.  You enter the house only to find that the repair the sellers were supposed to make were not finished. You may wonder if you have any recourse with the seller.  Most likely not.  Unfortunately, your last chance to object to the condition of the house passed at the final walk-through inspection.  You need to be sure to ch...
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
Recently my wife and I along with a group of Exit Realtors had the pleasure of working on a Habitat for Humanity build in Newark, New Jersey.  It was the second day of the build so when I tell you it was "raw" it really was.  The foundation was laid, the back wall and two side walls of the house were up. We entered the house by climbing a ladder that had been propped up against the foundation.  During our time there we were able to construct the front wall and some interior walls before it began raining.  We were supervised by two very knowledgeable men from Habitat for Humanity.  I could not believe that I was able to raise a wall and begin to build a house.  The heaviest thing I lift in real estate is a pen.  Usually a hammer in my hand means something is going to be broken.  However ...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
The new stimulus bill gives first-time home buyers a tax credit of $8,000! Whether the Woodbridge real estate you purchase is new or a re-sale there are always things you can do to make improvements. Here are a few ideas on how you can use the tax break for your new home. · Put in all new appliances. $8,000 will buy a nice set of kitchen and laundry appliances, and enough groceries to fill up that new refrigerator for several months on top of it.  · Furnish a room. Many times a new home means old furniture just won't fit in or fill it up. $8,000 goes a long way to decorating a new room or two. · Put on a porch. The stimulus money can be used to add value to your Woodbridge real estate by making additions like a patio or porch. It will make your New Jersey home even more enjoyable too. C...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
To get your Woodbridge home to sell during a buyer's market, it needs to look better than the other houses on the street.  Making just a few quick changes can make all the difference when trying to best the competition.  Here are a few things to do to make your home stand out: A Fresh Coat of Paint Few things can spruce up your Woodbridge home like a fresh coat of paint.  Be sure to pick a neutral color.  Potential buyers won't be able to see themselves decorating and living in the home if they see too much of someone else's personality in the wall color.  Most home improvement stores will have color cards you can look through, this will help you find the most neutral color you can live with.  While you're at it, get rid of all the knickknacks and other items that may clutter up your ho...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
Should you always buy the biggest Woodbridge home that you can afford?  A bigger home can give you room to entertain and a place for guests to stay.  On the other hand, a larger house will likely have higher property taxes and maintenance costs.There are other advantages to buying a smaller home.  Here are just a few: · Lower sale price.  A smaller home may have a lower sale price, reducing the amount of the down payment you have to make.  The closing costs you have to pay on a smaller mortgage may also be less.  You may even be able to pay for your new home completely out of the proceeds of the sale of your larger previous home.  · More money in your pocket at the end of each month.  A smaller home can save you a lot of money by reducing utility bills each month, and you'll save money ...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
With all the talk of foreclosure in the news, it's easy to get worried about the future of your Woodbridge real estate.  The good news is that you have plenty of warning from your lender before they foreclose on the property.Foreclosure is when the lender takes legal action to repossess your home if you default on the loan.  When you miss the first payment, your lender will call you to make arrangements to get your loan current.  It's very important to talk to your lender at this point.  If you're having trouble making the payment due to a temporary problem, your lender may offer you forbearance on your loan for a month or two.If you miss a second payment, the lender will begin to call you more often demanding that you catch up on the loan payments.  You may begin receiving letters from...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
The first sign of mold you notice may be a musty smell in your Woodbridge home.  After looking around, you spot what looks like mold.  Don't panic.  You can remove unhealthy mold from your house without paying an arm and a leg. Check to be Sure It's Really MoldMold can look many different ways, depending on the type.  Some are grayish-white, or black and can look like a dirty smudge.  If you're in doubt that a spot is mold, you can do a test with chlorine bleach.  Simply put a drop on the spot.  If the color immediately fades away, you have mold. Mold needs moisture to grow.  If you find mold, you know that you also have a water problem in your Woodbridge, New Jersey home.  So first, you'll need to find the source of the leak inside the home and repair it.  After that, you can begin get...
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By Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven
(Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ)
You may have heard of points when looking for Woodbridge real estate.  Maybe your loan officer told you that you can trade points for a better interest rate.  That sounds good, but just what are points? Let me give you a better idea of just what points are and how they work. What Are Points?Points, more specifically discount points, are a percentage of the total loan amount for the house that is pre-paid to the lender.  Each point is worth one percent.  Your lender may offer a lower interest rate for your mortgage loan if you buy discount points. What do Discount Points Cost?The cost of each point is equal to one percent of the loan amount. For instance, for a $200,000 loan one discount point equals $2,000. For example, you are trying to buy Woodbridge real estate worth $200,000.  The l...
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
Hi All, Getting ready to head to our favorite spot in the whole world. Disney World. Is anyone else going to be there this week? Wouldn't it be cool to hook for a soda or something. We'll be there from 22-27. Hope the weather is good and the lines short. Will try to check the posts at night. What are your favorite things to do at Disney? I love the thrill rides, Karen, my wife loves the shows. The one show that I really liked they no longer have, Tarzan Rocks.     Sincerely, Bill
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By William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR
(EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747)
If you are ever in the Woodbridge area and need a place to stop for lunch. This is the place. They have superb food. There are daily specials. The sandwhiches are generously portioned. They have all sorts of homemade salads. Welcome to the Woodbridge Deli & Catering 575 Amboy Ave Woodbridge NJ 07095 Tel: 732 636-4848 www.woodbridgedeli.com Make sure you check them out when in the area. Disclaimer: I do not own any interest in the deli. I have just been going there for the last year or so a couple times a week. I have never gotten anything that I didn't like. Sincerely, Bill  
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