Mary Ann Jones' Blog

Posted on 12/27/2020
Quick Tips for Paying off Your Mortgage
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
SWEDESBORO, NJ Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view SWEDESBORO, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Tips for Adding Hardscaping to Your Outdoor Spaces
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Residence?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Sources of Funding for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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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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