I service primarily Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.  As I assess the public policy changes regarding COVID-19, I'm taking a hard look at the actual and potential impact on the real estate market.  I wanted to share my thoughts with potential buyers and selle...

November 7, 2019

When you loose a close family member there are lots of legal and financial details that require your immediate attention.  Sadly, Some cannot wait for you to finish grieving.  There are a variety of books and articles to help you focus on the most important tasks.  Tha...

October 4, 2019

Are you thinking of buying a home soon?  Do you spend your free time looking at homes online wishing you could buy one?  Then you are ready to speak with a lender.  Many times buyers spend time and energy visiting open houses and signing up on agent ads.  Or they spend...

February 1, 2019

If you're like many home buyers, your search includes visiting a few open houses.  Seeing a property in person is the best way to ascertain whether or not it will meet your needs and if the condition meets your expectations.  Since you took the time to attend you shoul...

November 6, 2018

Your offer was accepted on the perfect house and your loan request is on the road to mortgage approval.  It's easier than you think to knock the mortgage train off the tracks.  Now is not the time to let your financial guard down.  Here are 5 things to avoid doing unti...

The kids are finally on their own and you're thinking of making a change.  You no longer want to manage a large family home or pay the taxes that come with it, yet your home is where your memories are (never mind the hassle of moving).  So is downsizing right for you?...

Spring has sprung in the housing market and buyers are seeing lots of competition for the few homes on the market.  The number one question I get in these cases is "How can I make my offer stand out?".  Here are a few suggestions:

1. Offer Asking price or more.  If...

February 4, 2018

So you're thinking of buying a new home.  There are 4 key factors to determine if you can qualify for a mortgage and for how much.  Fail one of these and you'll be stuck living where you are until you can pass the test.  Current home owners should not assume that they...

December 1, 2017

 

When working with an agent to buy a home how do you know they are working in your best interest?  Sellers and their agents sign a listing agreement to ensure that their interests are represented and to spell out compensation.  Buyers and their agents, too should sign...