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Spring backward to sell that house! - 04/21/08 06:49 PM
On April 13th I had a quote in the Bergen County Record in an article about how to increase your chances of selling your home with some quick fixes. Take a look! Everything is fresh and new in the spring - except for stale home listings. Homes that have been on the market for a long time - six months or more - need special help to appear fresh to buyers for the spring selling season. The first and the most important "freshening up" is the price. "If a house came on the market in the fall and went through the whole winter without offers, it (1 comments)
Bergen County Realtor Featured in the Paper - 04/21/08 06:42 PM
Last month I was featured in the Bergen Record. This is a great article on open houses and why there are so many of them in the area. Check it out and let me know what you think! Everywhere you look, there's an open house Sunday, March 16, 2008 Last updated: Sunday March 16, 2008, EDT 9:06 AM BY MARY AMOROSO SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The 30-something couple had just walked through the door of the open house in Allendale when real estate agent Carol Gates cried out, "You've been here before." "We came through a couple of months ago," said the man. "We came (1 comments)
Rick Warren gets to meet Sal Poliandro - 04/12/08 11:33 PM
Washington, D.C. - Rick Warren, renowned author of "The Purpose Driven Life" had the pleasure of meeting Bergen County Realtor Sal Poliandro. I was able to explain to Rick the great reasons why he should move his mega church to Bergen County. To the casual observer it may look like he is autographing a copy of his best seller, that is why I am mentioning it on this blog. Don't worry if you can't get to California, I have been trying to get Rick involved in Bergen County and the New York City area. Something should be in the works really soon. (2 comments)
84 Marinus Street, Rochelle Park, NJ Real Estate Rental - 04/11/08 07:22 PM
Here is one of my new listings in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. It is a rental for $1,975/month. Newly painted and well maintained. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, dining room, family room, eat-in kitchen. Two floors of living space, plus basement with playroom, office and powder room. Washer/dryer, long driveway. Near transportation to NYC and close to major highways and shopping. As you can tell from the pictures - this is a beautiful home waiting for the perfect renter. Come check it out! (2 comments)
Short Sale Information: Why would a buyer purchase a Short Sale? - 04/11/08 03:30 PM
Why would a buyer purchase a Short Sale? Buyers are free to make low offers and have them be entertained. There are no homeowners to be upset by the amount of the offer. You are letting the bank make a rational decision about how much they are willing to accept. For a buyer the Short Sale process is much better than purchasing a foreclosure property. Typically there are no chances to inspect foreclosure properties. Also, you have to do the title work (at an expense to you). When you purchase a Short Sale property, the bank will have to deliver a (6 comments)
Short Sale Information: Why would the mortgagee take less than they are owed in a Short Sale? - 04/11/08 03:15 PM
Why would the mortgagee take less than they are owed in a Short Sale? They have to look at their costs. If this person stops paying their mortgage and they have to foreclose there are more costs than just the outstanding mortgage costs involved. Additional legal fees, fixing up the home to get it ready to sell, back taxes, realtors commission, etc. Some have placed the pricetag for a bank to foreclose as high as $100,000. A Short Sale provides the bank with a buyer today at a price they are willing to pay. The bank can then lend the money (1 comments)
Short Sale Information - Why would a homeowner participate in a Short Sale? - 04/11/08 03:00 PM
Why would a homeowner participate in a Short Sale? The homeowner needs to sell their home and what they owe is more than the home is worth. They don't have extra cash to write a check for the difference. A successfully negotiated Short Sale will help them avoid foreclosure. Once a person has a foreclosure on their record, it becomes nearly impossible for them to purchase a home in the future for a reasonable interest rate. There is also the stigma of being locked out of your home, the announcement that your home is up for Sheriff's sale and last but (0 comments)
Short Sale Information - Why are short sales happening? - 04/11/08 02:55 PM
Why are Short Sales happening? The Real Estate market is certainly down from the highs of just a few years ago. In many towns and also here in Bergen County there were excessive appraisals done. Meaning that there really was no solid basis for the value of a home except for the fact that someone was willing to purchase it. You had a willing homebuyer and a willing mortgage company to make the loan. The criteria for underwriting the loans was considerably more liberal. Some folks took the teaser rates some as low as 1% for a fixed period of time. (2 comments)
Open House This Sunday, 4/13 - 1520 Riveredge Drive, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey - New Listing - 04/03/08 08:10 PM
There will be an open house this Sunday, 4/13 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm showcasing this beautiful Pompton Lakes, NJ home. Come out and check us out! We look forward to seeing you then! Pompton Lakes Gem1520 Riveredge Drive, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 View Map Completely renovated, all new! Just move in. Good Condo alternative. Nice neighborhood and close to all essential services. This is not a drive-by, come in and see. Large, level and fenced yard. DetailsAsking Price:279000MLS:2812026Bedrooms:3Bathrooms:1 Contact InfoSal PoliandroBergen County Realtors, ePRO, SRES, Short Sale Specialist Dir 201-259-2187Email | Website (1 comments)
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