15 Aug 2009

Interested in Real Estate Sales Comparison Statistics for July, 2009?Whether you are searching for a home in Middlesex County, considering selling one or are just curious about home values, obtaining reliable information is important. The information provided is obtained from the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System and is year to date through July, 2009 with comparisons to last year...

02 Aug 2009

Interested in Viewing Middlesex County Real Estate StatisticsWhether you are searching for a home in Middlesex County, considering selling one or are just curious about home values, obtaining reliable information is important. The information provided is obtained from the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System and is year to date through June, 2009 with comparisons to last year.Real es...

21 Jun 2009

Wondering What Home Prices Are in Your Town in Middlesex County?Whether you are searching for a home in Middlesex County, considering selling one or are just curious about home values, obtaining reliable information is important. The information provided is obtained from the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System and is year to date through May, 2009 with comparisons to last year.Real ...

24 May 2009

Conditions in the Contract OfferA contract to purchase real estate includes a sale price, mortgage to be obtained (more often than not) and a closing date. However, there is more to a contract to purchase than these details, and that includes the content language in the contract document. The form of the real estate contract prepared by a REALTOR® or real estate licensee can be different...

04 May 2009

Terms of the Contract Offer  What is the required amount of a binder deposit? There is no law as to a required amount, but local real estate practices may determine what is acceptable. Common sense should prevail in determining the amount of the Binder deposit however. Writing a check for $100.00 shows good faith, but what kind of statement is that making to the owner when the contract o...

03 May 2009

The Contract Offer: What Price to Start With When a decision is made to make an offer to purchase a home, be sure to go back and take a second look. It is so much easier changing your mind about a home before a contract offer is made than after a contract offer is accepted and signed by the seller. This second appointment would be a perfect time to bring along others who may have an impa...

30 Apr 2009

$8,000 IRS Tax CreditThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes a tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. Unlike the First Time Buyer Tax Credit passed in 2008, this First Time Buyer Tax Credit does not have to be repaid. A tax credit is not an income tax d...

22 Apr 2009

Some Preliminary Information   Be it the real estate market in 2009 or any other real estate market for that matter, the structure of a real estate purchase contract offer can be the difference in it being accepted or rejected. No, the offering price is not the only factor in negotiating a contract to purchase a home.   Regardless of the number of pages in the sales contract, a contract ...

21 Apr 2009

Closed Real Estate Sales DataObtaining reliable current information is a very important aspect of searching for, or selling a home, in Iselin, New Jersey or any part of the County or State. I am providing Sales Data from the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System for one family homes and condos/townhouses comparing closed sales in 2009 to 2008.This type of information can help you see ...

02 Apr 2009

April 1, 2009Home News & TribuneBy Jarrod C. Grasso, RCEThe writer is the executive vice president of the New Jersey Association of Realtors.Pundits and partisans alike are fiercely debating the benefits of the recently enacted federal stimulus bill, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. There is one thing they can all agree upon: the stimulus bill pro...