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Bank-Owned Properties (REOs) are sometimes called a "buyer's dream" ... but are they always a Great Deal? The short answer is "not always."  One thing I've noticed is the better the condition, location, etc of the house, the lower the list price.  Whaaat?  Shouldn't a house in good condition and ...
11/06/2009
Is NOW The Time to Buy a Home in the Westfield NJ Area? July 17th, 2009 So, you've found the home you want to buy ... and you're waiting for the price to come down.  But is that really a smart strategy?  Consider that if you wait ·         Interest rates may rise, reducing your buying power ·    ...
07/17/2009
Is NOW The Time to Buy a Home in the Westfield NJ Area? July 17th, 2009 So, you've found the home you want to buy ... and you're waiting for the price to come down.  But is that really a smart strategy?  Consider that if you wait ·         Interest rates may rise, reducing your buying power ·    ...
07/17/2009
Watched "Staging Tips and Myths" on HGTV tonght ... best show I've seen in awhile.  While it's still fresh, here are SOME OF THE SURPRISES -- If you want the full scoop, let me know and I'll email notes on this Use toothpaste & sponge to remove crayon marks from painted wall To cover a dark-paint...
05/17/2009
For me, at least, it is hard to tell a prospective client "I think we should hire a stager" before we list your home.  I mean, the message that sends could be a real turn-off --like I don't like how they've decorated, or something.  Hence, even when I thought staging would be a good idea, I hesit...
04/03/2009
I have a client who wants to sell the townhome I sold him 5 years ago.  If he sells now, he'll recoup his purchase price, but not the cost of the extensive improvements he made to the property -- about $50k worth.  I initially suggested he rent it out, but that's not his thing, and he DOES want t...
04/03/2009
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