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Tips to Find A Family Friendly Neighborhood for Your Next Home Purchase

If you are searching for a new home, you probably have some priorities on your wish list. The top requested wish list item according to realtors is a family-friendly neighborhood. So how do you find a community that’s perfect for you and your family? Here are some tips for finding a family friendly area for

Why You Should Visit a Real Estate Attorney Early

Although hiring a real estate attorney is not always required when you buy or sell a home, it can make the process go a lot more smoothly. Calling an attorney during the very beginning stages of the process is the best time to do it. Let’s look at why. Buying a Home When you are

The Real Estate Cycle

The real estate cycle has four basic phases. Understanding how these phases work and identifying when the market is going through each one┬ácan elevate your ability to spot a good investment or to recognize when it’s time to move on. Let’s take a look at each of these phases. The Recovery Phase The recovery phase

Refinancing a Home and Why You Need an Attorney

Refinancing your home can be overwhelming, but the amount of money you could save on interest and monthly payments is worth the headache. You always have the option of refinancing without the help of an attorney to save money, but this is one expense that is entirely worth it. Let’s take a look at why:

Common Closing Costs

The homebuying process can be complicated and overwhelming. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the closing process, particularly some of the most common closing costs. Closing costs are money due at the time of the closing of a real estate transaction during the transfer of the property title from the seller

Fall Activities in Monmouth County

Fall in New Jersey is beautiful. The bright orange, yellow and red leaves, the crisp cool air- it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and explore the local charm. Here are some fun fall activities to check out in Monmouth County. Kayaking the Manasquan Reservoir Kayaking doesn’t just have to be a Summer activity.

Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling your home at any time of the year is a daunting task, but some seasons may have benefits over others. Let’s take a look at some benefits of selling your home in the Fall. Less Competition Summer is usually the most popular time for buyers to look for a new home. Listing your home

The Best Farms for Pumpkin Picking in Monmouth County

Picking your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch is one of the best parts of Fall. Here in Monmouth County, we are lucky to have several awesome pumpkin farms where you can find your own Jack o’ Lantern candidate. Here are some of the best farms for pumpkin picking in Monmouth County. Remember to call

Open House Etiquette When Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a significant event. It can be overwhelming to pack up your belongings and open up your house to strangers who could be potential buyers. Specific unspoken rules are usually followed during the open house process. Let’s take a closer look at open house etiquette when selling your home. Don’t Be There

What You Should Know About Short Sales

A short sale in real estate refers to a property that sells for less than what the owner owes on the mortgage. The lender has agreed to take the “short” amount of what’s owed and take a loss. A homeowner might use a short sale if they can no longer make the monthly mortgage payments