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This icy February day has me laid up on the couch nursing a cold and wondering what to write about for my next Patch article.  Should I cover underground storage tanks?  It surprise me how many sellers still believe that if it's insured it's okay to leave it in the ground.  Should I write about h...
02/02/2011
Findings from a Weichert, Realtors survey of more than 1,200 homebuyers who bought a house between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2010, were recently featured on the Wall Street Journal "Developments" blog. The key takeaway from the survey is that affordability - low interest rates and lower home prices - w...
01/27/2011
Closed Sales Fourteen new happy homeowners in Basking Ridge this month (addresses in bold closed since the last Basking Ridge Real Estate update): 441 King Georoge Road: $639000/$62000020 Stacy Lane: $749000/$720000203 Alexandria Way: $224900/$21500015 Tamarisk Court: $1089000/$99900023 Hadley Co...
01/27/2011
  According to Remodeling magazine's 2010-2011 "Cost vs. Value Report," even despite the challenging economy, investing in your home still pays off at resale - and it doesn't have to cost a lot. The report also showed that home sellers consider first impressions to be a top priority, with  nine o...
01/20/2011
Sometimes you just never know... what's behind the buyers' or sellers' position?  What a great story this is - lucky that the parties got together sans realtors!I admit it...I had dug in my heels. The other agent had too. We were locked in fierce combat for our clients. My buyers were frustrated ...
01/18/2011
I was hanging out on Trulia Voices again this morning and came across a question posted by Nancy in Little Rock.  Nancy wanted to know "What is the first thing sellers should do prior to listing their home for sale"  Nancy recieved 27 answers to her question - - but I thought the BEST answer came...
01/18/2011
The following properties closed during the week of 1/9/2011: 217 Irving Place - Society Hill Condo - listed for $244,900, sold for $230,000 441 King George Road - New Construction - listed for $639,000, sold for $620,000 15 Tamarisk Court - off of Lake Road - listed for $1,089,000, sold for $999...
01/17/2011
Wow - it's January 7th already.  I'm sorry I've been gone so long.  The break was nice, then getting everyone settled back at school, celebrating a birthday (not mine), managing two home inpsections, negotiating a contract and meeting two new buyers has taken up the whole first week of January!! ...
01/07/2011
The following home sales closed this past week: 159 Jamestown Road, Spring Ridge, 2 beds, 2 baths, listed at $263,000, sold for $245,000 307 Penns Way, Society Hill, 3 beds, 2.1 baths, listed at $325,000, sold for $310,000 75 Aspen Drive, The Ridge, 3 beds, 3 baths, listed at $429,999, sold for $...
11/21/2010
I have been dealing with some interesting inspection issues… home inspectors are making me crazy! In one instance, a hot water heater had been called out as follows: ”An orphaned water heater is vented into an exterior masonry flue. Backdrafting was noted at the top of the water heater as eviden...
11/17/2010
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