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Is there HOPE for Unemployed Home-Owners in Ocean County, NJ? - 03/22/11 06:01 PM
Posted on March 21, 2011 by Jim Flanagan Hope for NJ's Unemployed Home-Owners? I was reading Ask Tara @Trulia, again, when I discovered this potential gem in her post, 5 Mortgage & Foreclosure Myths: 5. Myth: If you’ve lost your job and can’t make your mortgage payment, you might as well mail your keys in. Until recently, this was essentially true – virtually every loan modification and refinancing opportunity required that your economic hardship be over before you could qualify. And documenting income has always been high on the requirements checklist. But there are some new funds available in the states (0 comments)
Move UP in a DOWN Market in Ocean County, NJ! - 03/19/11 04:04 PM
Posted on March 18, 2011 by Jim Flanagan In our last post, There May Be a Window of Opportunity OPEN for “Move Up” Home-Buyers in Ocean County, we wrote about the economic and financial conditions that may make the next 90 days the “perfect” time to MOVE UP to your next home in Ocean County, NJ. We are so confident about this “opportunity” for our local residents, that we decided to make a video to better illustrate the benefits of “Moving Up” soon: CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO! If you agree with us and believe that this just may be the (0 comments)
Window of Opportunity to Buy UP in Ocean County, NJ! - 03/14/11 07:19 PM
Posted on March 14, 2011 by Jim Flanagan Purchased from istockphoto.com Both the national and local real estate news is “abuzz” with activity concerning mortgages lately. If you read our last post, you are aware that applications for home mortgages jumped to their highest level in three months last week. But, there was also a lot of “buzz” that many of us, in Ocean County, outside of the mortgage and real estate industries, may not be aware of… A proposal to phase out the government subsidized entities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been drafted and is already affecting borrowers (0 comments)
Does the current administration want us to own or rent our homes? - 03/07/11 01:25 PM
Posted on March 7, 2011 by Jim Flanagan And while we believe that all Americans should have access to affordable, quality housing, our goal is not for every American to become a homeowner. Those are the exact words of Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, in his prepared testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services! Photo purchased from istockphoto.com What does this mean? In short, it means the current administration is shifting its “Housing Focus” from one of “Pro-Homeownership” to one of “Pro-Renter”. Mr. Geithner, and his peers, want to privatize the mortgage market, through the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie (1 comments)
How is the market in Ocean County, NJ? - 03/05/11 04:35 PM
Posted on March 5, 2011 by Jim Flanagan We are just over 2 months into 2011 and about to enter the traditional “Spring Real Estate Market” here in Ocean County, NJ. So, how is the market in Ocean County looking so far? Looking back at January and February of this year, Ocean County saw 199 and 194 Single Family Homes sell (respectively). The median sales price averaged $260,000 for both months and the sales to list price ratio averaged 93%. We currently have over 21 months of inventory available in Ocean County, which means; at the current pace of sales, if (0 comments)
Could 2011 be the End of the Housing Crash in Ocean County, NJ? - 03/01/11 12:46 PM
Posted on February 28, 2011 by Jim Flanagan A good friend of mine just called to tell me about an article he saw on YAHOO, concerning the real estate market, Why 2011 May Be the End of the Housing Crash. I don’t know which interested me more; the fact that the Wall Street Journal published something positive about real estate or the amazing amount of “comments” attempting to discredit the author, the Wall Street Journal and everyone and anyone who ever had anything to do with real estate? Now, I don’t know anything about them (the commenters) but I do know (0 comments)
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