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Posted on 11/29/2020
Key Considerations About Millennial Homebuyers
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Millennials enter 2020 as the second-largest home-buying demographic and are expected to hold sway over the residential real estate market. Although Millennials trail Baby Boomers in total population — 71 million to 74.1 million — they have aged into the prime starter and second home years. Millennials are largely considered to be...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Jumbo Loans: How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
131 Franklinville Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 is now new to the market!
Attention Home Builders! Minor sub-division already approved for 3 building lots with driveway entrances on Monroeville Rd. Soil has been perked tested and is ready for private septic. Purchase all three lots or just one for...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Residence
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Luxury Details For Your Backyard
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should You Choose an HOA Community?
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of a community. Whether a home belongs to a HOA is a major consideration for home buyers. Some see it as a benefit, others a deal breaker. Here's what to consider before going with or without a HOA. Privacy If privacy is...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Tips to Keep Your Home Secure During an Open House
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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Posted on 10/24/2020
140 Pitman Downer Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 now has a new price of $450,000!
Rare find! Custom built log cabin home on .75 acres in Washington Twp. This 3 bedroom, 3 and ~ bath home with a loft is gorgeous. Open floor plan with plenty of natural light on the main floor. Kitchen features hardwood cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, gas range, and double stainless sink. The kitchen is open to the living room with access to the wrap around deck with wooded views. The main floor also has a large bedroom, private bath with a soaking tub, linen closet & a walk-in closet. Hardwood floors on the main and second floors. Mud room with tile floor and an attached 2 car...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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