What not to store in the basement
Finished and unfinished basement storage can be tricky. Follow a few rules to make sure you keep the right things in your home's lower level. Read here...
Perfect your home office
According to data released from the U.S. Census, approximately 8 million Americans are trading in the traditional office life to working from home. This spike in remote jobs results in the need for home office space. Where you get your work done can and should be customized to your best working conditions because after all, it is your home. Here are some tips for making your home office your inspiration sanctuary. Read here...
Gov. Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Assist with Foreclosure Dilemma
On Monday, April 29, Gov. Murphy signed a legislative package to assist with New Jersey's foreclosure dilemma. Currently, New Jersey has the highest rate of foreclosures in the nation and the new laws aim to create a long-standing program to help homeowners receive the best possible outcome. The governor signed nine laws which can be found here.
NJ HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO PROPERTY TAXES
A comprehensive, yet simplified look at property taxes in the state of New Jersey.
Perfect for the first time-time and repeat buyer alike. Download/Open PDF report file
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Not just for curb appeal, the Front Yard is gaining clout
Homeowners are showing more love for their front yards, carving out a spot to mingle with neighbors and relax. A new article at realtor.com® says front yards and porches are among the hottest outdoor trends of the season - a trend that is stretching way beyond just Southern states. Read here...
Mistaking Re-finance Appraisals for the Market Value
Unfortunately, a re-finance appraisal may have stated at an untruthfully high price. Often, lenders estimate the value of your property to be higher than it actually is in order to encourage re-financing. The market value of your home could actually be lower. Your best bet is to ask your realtor for the most recent information regarding Property sales in your community. This will give you an up-to-date and factually accurate estimate of your property value.
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||Urban Target Areas (UTAs)
|Urban Target Areas (UTAs) are designated by the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The benefits of buying a home in a Urban Target Area are as following:
- Higher income limits are permitted in qualifying for a loan
- Higher housing purchase prices are permitted
- There is no first-time homebuyer requirement
To see what areas in New Jersey are designated as Urban Target Areas, use the Site Evaluator Tool.