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Monday, January 22, 2018

Real Estate

Ask the Realtor®

ASK THE REALTOR: What characteristics should I be looking for when searching for the right realtor?

ERIC WEIN: Honesty is king. Purchasing a home is often the largest investment one will make so it’s of utmost importance to work with a Realtor® you can trust. You

Reverse Mortgage Financing – Preserving Lifestyle & Assets

This article is dedicated to the sand•wich gen•er•a•tion — noun   a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents (and also those who want to benefit from financial awareness).

The Reverse

What Is the Purpose of Doing a Home Inspection?

The purpose of a home inspection is to determine if there are serious defects in the home you are buying. The standard New Jersey Association of Realtors contract contains an inspection contingency for structural and environmental defects. Generally, buyers have 10 days from the contract to perform a home, termite and radon

Making the Most of Your Kitchen

When deciding where to spend your money for updating your home, any realtor will advise you that the kitchen is an important place to begin. Giving this space an update will give you more enjoyment and function out of the room and definitely give you the most return on your investment when it is time to sell. So where to begin?

Finding Your Dream Home

If you’re a first time home buyer, you may find house hunting a daunting task. Here a few tips to make the search a little easier:

If you have special needs that must be addressed you should make that clear to the realtor you’re working with. If you’re trying to buy on your own, you have to do your

Are All Tax Rates Equal?

Having sold homes for over thirty years, I am well aware the variety of factors that need to be considered when both choosing an area and selecting a home. Typically, factors depend on where your friends are, what schools are in the neighborhood and houses of worship, transportation accessibility, and so on and so forth.

Housing Reform and Its Impact on Overseas Buyers

Real estate prices in Israel have nearly doubled since 2007, and over the past

Finding a Lender for Your Purchase

Finding a lender is easy! Your realtor has a name, your lawyer has a name, even your uncle Yanki has a name. Having a referral from someone you trust is certainly a smart way to seek professional services. However, your interests may not always be the same as those of the person making the referral. The realtor wants the deal to close and

Divorce and Housing

Not a pretty topic, but couples do separate and divorce. Many parties are involved, sides taken, opinions rendered and judgments made with reflex-like action. This article is neither about judgment nor philosophical and religious beliefs on the topic. The fact is that divorce exists and happens, family dynamics change and one home

Ask the Realtor: Do I Really Need an Attorney?

ASK THE REALTOR: We are just about to make an offer on a property in New Jersey. We are financial stretched almost to our limit. We are trying to save wherever we can so we are thinking about not using an Attorney. Are there any other ways we can save money?

LYDIA RUSSO: No! No! No! The best money you

Giving the Gift of Home

When we think of wedding gifts for the newlyweds what do we typically think of? Silverware, set of dishes, honeymoon trip, furniture, gift certificates etc….

What if, instead of buying the standard, beautiful and useful wedding gifts, people grouped together to contribute to the down payment

Ask the Realtor

What are the risks of buying a house with an underground oil tank?

Many homes in Bergen County may have had an underground oil tank at one time or another and they are still in use today many having been in the ground since the 1900’s. During that time many tanks have corroded and some