18 Jan 2015

RealtyMatters Home Owner Newsletter Real Estate Newsletter, January, 2015 Homeowner Tips and News * How Much Value Does Regular Home Maintenance Add?      * 11 Ways to Create Welcoming Front Entrance * Top 10 Common Repair Costs                                                    * 2014 Middlesex County Sale Statistics                 * Matching Room Color and Lighting          ...

27 May 2013

By Diana Olick Strong demand and still limited supply mean homes are now selling nearly three times as fast as they normally would. The average number of days a listing stayed on the market in April was 46, down from 62 in March and down from the normal pace of 90-120 days, according to the National Association of Realtors. "I have a seller, his house came on, he got a full-price o...

17 Apr 2012

Middlesex County New Jersey Real Estate Statistics
Wondering what the Middlesex County Real Estate Statistics  for 2012 look like as compared to 2011 for the First Quarter? 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! Homeo...

09 Apr 2012

Looking at Real Estate Sales in Middlesex County  for the First Quarter of 2012 Has there been more real estate sales transactions created in Middlesex County, New Jersey for the First Quarter of 2012 as compared to  the First Quarter of 2011? Analyzing real estate sales and contracts signed is a great analysis tool for obtaining current information and data relating to home buyer activi...

01 Mar 2012

February 27, 2012 HUD No. 12-037 WASHINGTON – "As part of ongoing efforts to encourage the return of private capital in the residential mortgage market and strengthen the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, Acting FHA Commissioner Carol Galante today announced a new premium structure for FHA-insured single family mortgage loans.  FHA will increase its a...

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...

27 Sep 2011

David Fialk
David Fialk, New Jersey REALTOR and Broker Owner of Choice Realty Co., 1144 Green St., Iselin, New Jersey, is now celebrating 40 years in real estate. Talk about the changes in real estate and in the real estate industry in the last 40 years! Talk with David! Obtaining his real estate license in 1971, David  has witnessed, experienced and adjusted to all types of changes in the real es...

24 Jul 2011

Take Action Now
Qualified Residential Mortgage Are you aware that there is a move in Washington which could require a minimum down payment of 20% on the purchase of a home?  It's called the Qualified Residential Mortgage, commonly referred to as the QRM Rule. The rule as proposed could have the effect of requiring borrowers to have a 20% down payment on the purchase of a home in order to qualify for the...

23 Jul 2011

Is it Possible That Real Estate News Articles Tell Only Half the Story? On Thursday, July 21,  2011 on the front page of the Business Section of the Star Ledger, the following real estate news related article was labeled: “Of Interest: Closing costs increase as housing slump continues” Here is the link to this article on NJ.com. The first sentence of the article quoted a Bankrate survey...

15 Apr 2011

What happens to real estate values when short sales are placed on the market for sale in the neighborhood you live in? What happens when the short sale sells, and sells at a price much below the market value range of surrounding homes in the neighborhood? Whether your home is in Iselin, New Jersey, in Colonia, in Edison, in Middlesex County or any other County or State, distressed proper...