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Archives for March 2012

Americans Still Prefer Buying a Home to Renting

Owning a home still has more appeal than renting for Americans, according to Fannie Mae. Home ownership is a  sign of stability, safety, family and community. Home ownership is an essential component of the “American Dream” of success and happiness and has been for many generations. The recent National Housing Survey (Q4, 2011) conducted by […]

Saving Money in Your New Home

When you purchase or consider purchasing a Northern New Jersey home, there are lots of costs to think about.  One of these is utilities.  While utilities may not represent a large portion of your monthly  expenses on a month to month basis, the expense can add up over time.  Once you have purchased your new […]

Time to Review Your Home Owner’s Policy

What do you know about your New Jersey Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?  Have you evaluated it recently?  If not, it is a good idea to review it every six months to ensure that your coverage is as expected.  Obviously, the best time to review your policy is prior to a crisis situation.  So take some time […]

Home For Sale? Time to Spring Clean

Spring is in the air, making it a great time to focus on sprucing up your home.  Whether you have just purchased a home or are planning to sell your New Jersey Home, a little bit of effort spent and a few quick cleaning tips will help your home to sparkle!  Along with the need […]

Getting the Best Appraisal for your Home For Sale

A key aspect of the home buying and selling process is obtaining a home appraisal.  A home appraisal is secured to estimate market value and can be quite complex. Recently there has been a change in the home appraisal process, resulting in more regulation, so work with your lender to confirm you have an experienced […]

Energy Tax Credits For Your Home

Homeowners looking for eco-friendly tax credits to use to upgrade their home this year are in luck! While many of the programs available in past years have expired, the following are great options to consider now and all the way until 2016. Investing in eco-friendly energy system can save you alot of money throughout the […]

Basic Real Estate Terms

The real estate industry, like most others, uses jargon that is sometimes difficult to understand. Consider this a primer to learning a few of those terms!  Below you have a list of definition that will make you sound “in the know” when buying or selling a home. “CLOSING” – Closing refers to the final steps in […]