Blog Archives

Get on FaceBook… 6 steps to sending referrals to your favorite Realtor

Hello my Facebook buddies…..We all like our friends, right?  So here are 6 easy steps on how to take care of your friends who are looking to buy a home in South Jersey… and how to send a referral to your Favorite Realtor…… uhmm, that’s me…. and of course I’ll make sure they get the best service,

Read more ›

Tags: , ,

Good deal….or not a good deal? Take the QUIZ

question-mark_cartoonWhen you buy an house, how will you KNOW whether you got a good deal or not?   A commom misconception is to see how much the seller discounted the asking price and then decide if that’s a “good” discount or not.   I’m not sure how you magically guess the appropriate discount to qualify for a “good”

Read more ›

Tags: , , ,

Advice for new Investors… cheaper isn’t always better

If you’re at the clothes store, and you buy a shirt off the clearance rack for 90% off, is it a good deal?   What if it doesn’t fit you or it’s just plain ugly !?   I’ve been getting a lot of calls on a really low priced bank property from would be Investors looking for an investment property.   

Read more ›

Tags: , , ,

What are Points and why do I care?

the_thinking_capPoints are the closest thing to legalized bribery!   When applying for a mortgage to buy a house, you can pay the lender a fee to get a better interest rate.   The fee is called a point and is 1% of the amount you borrow.   You could pay one or many points.   The point costs you money upfront but the lower interest rate saves you money each month on your payment.   

Read more ›

Tags: , ,

What’s my mortgage payment gonna be ??

moneyhouse2Even though there are tons of mortgage calculators on the web, here’s a quick and easy way to ballpark your monthly mortgage payment in your head.    If the house is $200,000, just multiply by 10% and subtract “a little bit” So, your payment should be a little under $2000/month…maybe $1700/month would be a good guess,

Read more ›

Tags: ,

How’s the market?

It’s a question that I get all the time…. but what’s the REAL question? Maybe some people are just making small talk because they know I’m a broker but many, I believe, want to know if it’s OK to buy a home. Watching the news is scarey and there’s no question-mark1shortage of uncertainty in the real estate markets,

Read more ›

Tags: , , , ,

Not all REO’s are toilets!

I was talking with buyer recently who was looking for a home in my neck of the woods in South Jersey and he made some comments that he though all bank owned properties were in bad condition… the technical real estate lingo is toilet 🙂 ha ha     …but it’s just not true.    toilet1

South Jersey REO

In the South Jersey real estate market you see a wide variety of homes that are bank owned.  

Read more ›

Tags: , ,

Top