How to Adjust Your Search When You Aren’t Finding The House You Want

How to Adjust Your Search When You Aren’t Finding The House You Want Right now in NJ we are going through a seller’s market in most areas which can make purchasing a home difficult for many buyers because of limited inventory and multiple offers on popular properties. Instead of getting frustrated there are some ways Read more about How to Adjust Your Search When You Aren’t Finding The House You Want[…]

4 Common Questions About Hiring A Real Estate Attorney in NJ

Disclaimer: There are some questions to think about when hiring an attorney for a real estate transaction in NJ. Nothing is this article is meant as legal advice and should not be interpreted as such. If you have legal questions please consult your attorney. It can be intimidating when you think about hiring an attorney. We Read more about 4 Common Questions About Hiring A Real Estate Attorney in NJ[…]

Certificate of Occupancy And/Or Fire Inspection

Every municipality does a township inspection before you close on your house. Each municipality makes their own rules for what they require and many of them have different names and procedures for getting one. Real Estate professionals usually just use the term Certificate of Occupancy (and sometimes abbreviate it as C.O.) regardless of what the township calls it and Read more about Certificate of Occupancy And/Or Fire Inspection[…]

The 17 Steps to Buying a House in NJ: From Offer To Closing And (Almost) Everything In Between

The typical real estate purchase has a few steps along the way and they normally go in this order. Lets assume that you’ve already narrowed down the area you want to live in, your price range, and what you want in a house. You start looking for a house and you find one you like! Read more about The 17 Steps to Buying a House in NJ: From Offer To Closing And (Almost) Everything In Between[…]

What Should I Do First? List My Home For Sale or Find A House I Like?

What Comes First? This is like the chicken and the egg scenario for most people but if you’re in the real estate industry the answer is pretty cut and dry. The best way to answer this is from a seller’s perspective. So lets look at it from that point of view. Most people want to Read more about What Should I Do First? List My Home For Sale or Find A House I Like?[…]

How Much Money Do I Need To Put As A Deposit?

Down Payments And Deposits Down payments and deposit money is a big part of every contract.  As a buyer you have actually have options when it comes to your down payment putting deposits down. Your down payment is made up of the deposit money you put down soon after signing the contract and your final payment that Read more about How Much Money Do I Need To Put As A Deposit?[…]

3 Important Questions Most People Don’t Know To Ask Their Mortgage Person!

Your mortgage person is one of the most important people in the real estate transaction. They will ask you to provide them with a lot of paperwork and financial information. You’ll want to have a good relationship with them and make sure they are knowledgeable and approachable when you have questions because you’ll probably have Read more about 3 Important Questions Most People Don’t Know To Ask Their Mortgage Person![…]

Why Having The Sellers Pay Your Closing Costs Isn’t Free Money

Can I Have the Seller’s Pay My Closing Costs? You’ve probably had friends or family say that they got the sellers to pay their closing costs on the home they bought. You may even heard real estate experts advise this as a way to save money and you’re wondering if its true…the answer is yes…and Read more about Why Having The Sellers Pay Your Closing Costs Isn’t Free Money[…]