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Is Some REAL ESTATE NEWS Only HALF THE STORY?

Is Some REAL ESTATE NEWS Only HALF THE STORY?

| July 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Is it Possible That Real Estate News Articles Tell Only Half the Story? On Thursday, July 21,  2011 on the front page of the Business Section of the Star Ledger, the following real estate news related article was labeled: “Of Interest: Closing costs increase as housing slump continues” Here is the link to this article […]

Do Short Sales Affect Home Values in Neighborhoods?

Do Short Sales Affect Home Values in Neighborhoods?

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

What happens to real estate values when short sales are placed on the market for sale in the neighborhood you live in? What happens when the short sale sells, and sells at a price much below the market value range of surrounding homes in the neighborhood? Whether your home is in Iselin, New Jersey, in […]

1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed

1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed

| April 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Important Information to Rental Property and Investment Property Owners During 2010, new reporting requirements were added to the duties of investment property owners which would have required all investment property owners who paid over $600 to service providers to issue Form 1099 in 2011. Previously only real estate professionals engaged in property management type businesses had been […]

Changes in FHA Mortgage Loans Coming April 18, 2011

Changes in FHA Mortgage Loans Coming April 18, 2011

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

FHA Loans Will Cost More After April 18, 2011 The FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) will increase 25 Basis Points Just the other day, FHA Commissioner David H Stevens announced changes for FHA Mortgage Loans. These changes are for any FHA loans that are assigned case numbers on or after April 18, 2011. Instead of […]

Mortgage Rate Update

Mortgage Rate Update

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Let’s Talk About Mortgage Interest Rates Again! Mortgage Interest Rates Well, interest rates increased to over 5% in December, 2010. Then they retreated to a little under 5% in January, 2011. Now, they are moving back up above 5% again. Refresh your memory with a review from my January 10th post. First of all, mortgage […]

2010 Middlesex County Real Estate Statistics

2010 Middlesex County Real Estate Statistics

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Wondering what has happened in real estate in 2010? Did real estate sales transactions increase in 2010? Did real estate values increase, drop or level off in 2010? The answer is yes and no to both questions. Whether you are looking to buy, are interested in selling or are just curious about the real estate market, real estate […]

January, 2011 “RealtyMatters” Newsletter

January, 2011 “RealtyMatters” Newsletter

| January 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Middlesex County New Jersey Real Estate Sales Statistics, November, 2010

Middlesex County New Jersey Real Estate Sales Statistics, November, 2010

| December 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Whether you are interested in buying a home or thinking of selling a home, knowing what it is happening in the real estate market should be important. Whether you are looking in Iselin or Colonia, in Edison or Metuchen or any other town in Middlesex County, year to date sales statistics are available. Wondering if […]

November 2010, RealtyMatters, Online Newsletter

November 2010, RealtyMatters, Online Newsletter

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

View my current Online Newsletter: “RealtyMatters”,  November, 2010. Some of content includes: * Revving Up Your Heating System * Middlesex County MLS Statistics, October, 2010 * Home Energy Audit: Do It Yourself * Lowes Money Saving Coupons * The Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction * Calculating Net Proceeds * What is a Home Market Analysis? Click Here […]

October 2010 “RealtyMatters”

October 2010 “RealtyMatters”

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

View the current issue, October, 2010, “RealtyMatters”, an Online Newsletter for Homeowners.