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Fraud is like Pornography…I can’t always define it, but I know it when I see it!

I was talking with a real estate investor recently and he presented me with an unusual scenario, hypothetical I hope! I’ll change the names just to protect the innocent… so let’s just call this real estate investor, Mr T.Patrick the Starfish

So Mr T is wondering this…. If he finds a homeowner in foreclosure with no chance of recovery and offers to buy the home for $1000 subject to the existing mortgage.

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Feedback or bad Negotiating ?

I guess if I ask a dumb question I get a dumb answer….. like what did you think of the price?  feedback image

South Jersey Home Sellers

Almost every seller wants Feedback from the buyer after showings on their property. What they want is a honest and objective assessment of the property and what they can do to improve the saleability or if anything will entice the buyer to make a reasonable offer.

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Dear Seller, are you REALLY motivated?

…. or are you just wasting everyone’s time with an overpriced home?  house picture

I don’t know why ANY home seller would put themselves thru the pain and agony of trying to sell in this market unless they REALLY REALLY want or need to sell. Well, I do know the answer but it just pissed me off a little bit.  

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Open Houses Suck… a case study

South Jersey Real Estate

4 open houses over 4 weeks, I know it’s not a scientific study, but I already know the answer to the question of “Do open houses work?” 

Back in the day when I was a newbie, I did about 40 open houses a year and it was a good prospecting tool and to help build my database of potential buyers and even some sellers.

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Buy 1st or Sell 1st …THAT is the Question!

Let’s say that you own a home but want to move to a better home.   Most people start the process by looking for the new home first… and then it hits them…. how am i going to pay for this thing?!    For the sake of brevity, let’s say you don’t want to rent your current home and that you have some cash/savings for a down payment but not enough to buy the new house outright with no mortgage.   

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56 Woodmill Dr, Blackwood-Rental $1500

RENT or Rent to Own in Desirable Woodmill Pond section of Gloucester Twp, 3BR, 2.5 Bath, LR, DR, family room, laundry room, breakfast bar in Kitchen, one car garage with electric. This home has

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3 Lease Purchase Myth Busters

South Jersey Lease Purchase Homes  cartoon house

It seems to me that people get caught up in looking for a lease purchase because they think that it’s somehow better than renting…. in most cases, and this is just my opinion,  it’s NOT.    Maybe it makes them “feel” better than renting?

  1. Myth Buster 1…..The truth is that if you don’t clean up your credit so you can get a mortgage your wonderful Lease Purchase ends up being aregular old rental and if you don’t pay the rent,

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Top 3 Mistakes Home buyers make

I’m sure I’ll think of several more common mistakes as soon as I’m done typing this 🙂   As a full time real estate broker in South Jersey, I see this kind of thing all the time as I list and sell homes.   So here they are, in no particular order….

mistake Doh

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South Jersey Real Estate Broker….part time Psychologist

Some people are really crazy, but when buying a home in South Jersey I think many people might qualify as temporarily insane!   Everyone wants a good deal, but no one seems to know how to define it. If you don’t take the time to define it, how will you know when you got it? lucy

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1st time Home Buyers…South Jersey Starts Here

This is real estate 101… for the first buyer’s in the crowd!

Before I get started, let me first say how important first time buyers are to the south jersey real estate market and to ANY real estate market for that matter.   With out first time buyers, move up home sellers can’t move up.  

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