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Hoot Owl Estates Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

Hoot Owl Estates

You could live in Medford New Jersey your whole life and never know about Hoot Owl Estates. It is a quite gem, until now, that most people don’t know about tucked away between Hartford, Tuckerton and Taunton Roads. Pride of ownership is on display in this neighborhood where most of the homes were built between […]

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Be Your Own Short Sale Advocate

Be Your Own Short Sale Advocate

You can and should be your own short sale advocate. If you find yourself going down the short sale path just remember the best person that can increase the odds of a positive outcome, is YOU. Solving all the moving parts that have to be coordinated for a successful short sale is another full-time job. […]

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Now is the Time to Get Out of Your Huge Mortgage

Now is the Time to Get Out of Your Huge Mortgage

The great Yankee philosopher, Yogi Berra, once said, “It seems like déjà vu all over again”. In a few months I believe the real estate market is going to look like 2008 all over again. There has been a moratorium on mortgage payments for people who have been adversely affected by the circumstances of the […]

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Why You Should Sell Your House Now

Why You Should Sell Your House Now

There are two very good reasons why your should sell your house now. (1) Inventory of homes to purchase is ridiculously low. Therefore the market favors the seller. If a sellers’ home has been updated in the past three to five years and is priced where similar homes have sold in the past six months, […]

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Is it Still Time to Purchase Your Next Home

Is it Still Time to Purchase Your Next Home

If you are looking to purchase your next home, now is the time. To quote Jim Cramer from Mad Money, “BUY BUY BUY”. Although inventory of homes to purchase is low, this is not the time to give up on finding your dream home. This might be the one opportunity to purchase a home in […]

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The Super Bowl and the Spring Real Estate Market

The Super Bowl and the Spring Real Estate Market

In addition to being the best day for eating wings and drinking beer the Super Bowl is a great day because it is the unofficial beginning of the spring real estate market. I have seen a pattern over the years where sellers take their homes off the market around the holidays and buyers don’t like […]

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The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Every buyer, especially first time home buyers, want to make a great deal and get as much value for their purchase as possible. If that is you, the best thing you can do when you begin your home search is NEVER CALL THE REALTOR ON THE SIGN. Your driving down a beautiful neighborhood and you […]

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Listing Price vs. Selling Price – What to Expect

Listing Price vs. Selling Price - What to Expect

What is a fair listing price? What is a fair selling price? Weather a REALTOR sells four homes a year or four hundred homes the rule of thumb for establishing a listing price for a homeowner or making an initial offer for a buyer is always the same. Statistics show that in a market where […]

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Recent Unemployment Spike vs Real Estate Markets

The Effect of COVID-19 On Real Estate Markets

In a recent post I indicated that because of the excessive number of unemployed people there could be an increase in short sales and foreclosures in greater numbers than we saw in 2008. This would also result in a decrease in property values. Recent economic activity seems to indicate that this hit to real estate […]

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Market Alert: Beware House Flippers

Beware House Flippers

A quick word of caution to all house flippers. Having experienced the Savings and Loan housing crisis back in the 80’s, without my asbestos underwear, when I thought I knew everything, was a painful experience. I would like to share some insights about flipping homes now because the similarities to the 80’s exist today but […]

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