17 Jan 2012

  Wondering what the Middlesex County Real Estate Statistics  for 2011 look like as compared to 2010? Reading and listening to news media reports about the current real estate market can be very confusing! National reports and statistics cover the entire country, including new construction, one family homes and condominiums and townhouses. Real estate is local! Homeowners and pote...

21 Jan 2011

During 2010, two new reporting requirements have been added to the duties of property owners and owners of small businesses(including self employed individuals and independent contractors). Both provisions are permanet. Previously only real estate professionals engaged in property management type businesses have been required to  file Form 1099. Congress has extended the Form 1099 requi...

19 Jan 2011

As discussed in a previous post, How the Closing Date Affects Closing Costs for Home Buyers(pro-rated interest adjustments), there are other considerations in addition to the costs associated with the closing date of a real estate purchase when planning the closing date. Yes, convenience is important! Working around a work schedule or vacation time is important. Coordinating a current l...

14 Jan 2011

 Understanding How the Actual Closing Date on a Home Purchase Can Affect a Buyer's Closing Costs! Yes, there is an often overlooked cost related to the mortgage in closing on a home purchase! And that is the interest rate adjustment from the day of the closing to the last day of the month. Let me clarify first. There is a difference in paying rent to a landlord as compared to paying the ...

23 Nov 2010

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 to View!...