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Posted on 06/13/2021
House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Selling Savvy to Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
What are the Benefits of Pre-Approval for a Mortgage ?
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
Columbus, NJ Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view Columbus, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Video Tour - 26 Simpkins Lane, Pemberton, NJ 08068
Beautiful Brighton Model in the serene Hearthstone at Woodfield community. One of the lowest property taxes in South Jersey. This 3 bedroom and 3 full bathroom home has hardwood floors throughout most of the first level. Enter in the front to the custom trayed foyer ceiling. The guest bedroom and guest full bath complete with ceramic tile and full shower tub combo are to the left. Then down the hall to the left is the frenched doored formal dining or study. Then to the right is the laundry large laundry room complete with a utility sink, shelves, and access to the large two car garage complete with a dedicated circuit for a freezer. Then on...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
26 Simpkins Lane, Pemberton, NJ 08068 is now new to the market!
Beautiful Brighton Model in the serene Hearthstone at Woodfield community. One of the lowest property taxes in South Jersey. This 3 bedroom and 3 full bathroom home has hardwood floors throughout most of the first level. Enter in the front to the custom trayed foyer ceiling. The guest bedroom and guest full bath complete with ceramic tile and full shower tub combo are to the left. Then down the hall to the left is the frenched doored formal dining or study. Then to the right is the laundry large laundry room complete with a utility sink, shelves, and access to the large two car garage complete with a dedicated circuit for a freezer. Then on...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Financing with a Credit Union
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Property buyers today may think of a credit union as an alternative form of lending and ultimately meant for people who don't fit the stereotypical borrower. But this assumption may a little unfair once you learn the facts. Credit unions present several unique opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We'll...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
New Jersey Inspections and Contract Contingencies
Image by Burst from Pexels Once you and the seller agree on a price for the seller’s property, you must sign a purchase agreement. Because a contract has to have consideration to be considered valid, buyers put down “good faith money,” which is held in escrow by an attorney, real estate broker or a title company. This could...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Tips for Grooming Your Dog
Image by Autri Taheri from Unsplash Keeping dogs well-groomed is an important part of helping them stay healthy and happy. The amount of grooming your dogs need depends on certain factors, such as the kind of coat they have or whether or not they tend to roll around in dirt or mud. The following grooming tips can help...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Create a New Focal Point in Your Yard by Adding a Fire Pit
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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