09 Apr 2011

Important Information to Rental Property and Investment Property Owners During 2010, new reporting requirements were added to the duties of investment property owners which would have required all investment property owners who paid over $600 to service providers to issue Form 1099 in 2011. Previously only real estate professionals engaged in property management type businesses had been ...

16 Feb 2011

FHA Loans Will Cost More After April 18, 2011 The FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) will increase 25 Basis Points Just the other day, FHA Commissioner David H Stevens announced changes for FHA Mortgage Loans. These changes are for any FHA loans that are assigned case numbers on or after April 18, 2011. Instead of paying the current rate of .9 % of the loan amount, and then dividing t...

11 Feb 2011

Let's Talk About Mortgage Interest Rates Again! Mortgage Interest Rates Well, interest rates increased to over 5% in December, 2010. Then they retreated to a little under 5% in January, 2011. Now, they are moving back up above 5% again. Refresh your memory with a review from my January 10th post. First of all, mortgage rates at 5% are near historic lows. And yes, they may retreat again ...

27 Jan 2011

Wondering what has happened in real estate in 2010? Did real estate sales transactions increase in 2010? Did real estate values increase, drop or level off in 2010? The answer is yes and no to both questions. Whether you are looking to buy, are interested in selling or are just curious about the real estate market, real estate is local! Real estate sales activity and real estate values ...

19 Dec 2010

[caption id="attachment_939" align="aligncenter" width="345" caption="Middlesex County Sales Statistics YTD November, 2010"][/caption] Whether you are interested in buying a home or thinking of selling a home, knowing what it is happening in the real estate market should be important. Whether you are looking in Iselin or Colonia, in Edison or Metuchen or any other town in Middlesex Coun...

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!...

16 Oct 2010

                   Are there more closed sale transactions in Middlesex County through September, 2010 as compared to last year? Have average sale prices increased in Middlesex County through September, 2010 as compared to last year? Whether you live in or are interested in purchasing or selling a home in Iselin, New Jersey or Colonia, or any other town in Middlesex County, you can view ...