The Resourceful Realtor: Thomas McCormack, Resources Real Estate

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An honest and informative view of the real estate market and life in eastern Monmouth County.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I was invited by one of our local newspapers, The Two River Times, to contribute to a story about selling your home in a buyer's market.  If you didn't get a chance to see it... here's my contribution.... SELLING YOUR HOME IN A BUYER'S MARKET: ADVICE FROM THE PROS Price it right!  Yes, you've hea...
04/23/2009
Q:  I recently sold my house in Toms River and am looking in Middletown, NJ, for a 3 Bed, 2 Bath under $420,000 single family home. I drove around this past Sunday to Open Houses and found myself in some not so desirable areas around Route 36. How do I weed out good from bad when searching in Mid...
03/30/2009
Came across this blog and thought it was worth re-posting.  Though I've been thru these before, they always bear repeating! Top 5 Things Buyers Don't Like About Your Houseby Pam SimpsonDesoto-Tate County Real Estate I came across a discussion on city-data forum the other day on what people disli...
03/11/2009
County to change the world...one light bulb at a timeEnergy Star contest kicks off FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders kicked off a "Change the World" Energy Star Campaign today by inviting residents to reduce energy consumption, save money and help the county win 1,000 fre...
03/09/2009
Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few buyers out in today's real estate marketplace. Unfortunately, most seem to be under the impression that there's a "Clearance Sale" underway based on the numbers they throw around regarding home values. Granted, our market, like most others, is dow...
03/06/2009
Just curious to what the general feeling is to this scenario: I received a written contract from an agent on Monday for a property I have listed. I am told by the agent at this time that the buyer wants to return for another look at the house the following day to view the home again. It's a good ...
03/04/2009
As a local REALTOR, I am often called on by a client to help guide them with a property assessment appeal.  This process can be a hurdle as towns do not want to erode their tax base.  Some tips to consider offered by our state association of REALTORS: For most municipalities, the last date to fil...
02/25/2009
While the real estate picture on a national scale remains a less than pretty sight, looking at this past year's activity relative to the previous year, we get a much less dire view:  Monmouth County 2007 vs 2008   Sales Volume: about 21% fewer homes sold in 2008 than 2007 (5036/3966) Available In...
02/12/2009
Question:  "Well, having found our feet in Monmouth Country and a much better idea of where we want to live (and more importantly, where we don't want to live), we've really narrowed down our geographic search. But, my question to you is, "Are sellers being reasonable?"  I know that not all selle...
12/15/2008
12/13/2008 Breakfast with Santa ClausHighlands Recreation Department12/13/2008 through 12/13/2008    The Borough of Highlands Recreation Dept. will be hosting its' annual Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 13th from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. at the Community Center. Breakfast will inc...
12/10/2008
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Monmouth County NJ with a special focus on the Two River area.