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On the surface, the difference between commercial and residential real estate is fairly simple. Commercial real estate is where people work and shop, and residential real estate is where they live.  But for the real estate buyer or investor, there are some more subtle differences that set the two...
08/24/2020
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on the economy as a whole, the real estate market continues to be strong thanks to record-low mortgage interest rates, pending home sales were more than 6% higher in June than a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. Exi...
08/17/2020
Real estate apps have become an increasingly popular method for homebuyers to begin their search. According to the National Association of Realtors, 44% of homebuyers in 2018 looked online for properties as the initial step in the process. And 76% of all buyers found their home on a mobile device...
07/27/2020
Owning a home is a classic element of the American dream, but with an average median home price of $241,300 in 2019, such a purchase may feel out of reach. However, leveraging auto-saving methods can help you build up your savings before you know it, giving you the down payment you’ll need to buy...
07/27/2020
Being quarantined at home during the coronavirus outbreak can mean having more time for DIY home improvement projects, and after receiving stimulus checks under the government’s CARES Act, some homeowners may have extra cash on hand to execute their ideas. But anyone planning to take on renovatio...
05/26/2020
Like much of the economy, new home construction has slowed significantly as the U.S. battles the coronavirus pandemic.  New home sales fell more than 15% in March from the month before, and were down nearly 10% from the same month the year prior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New home star...
05/21/2020
Spring may be upon us, but with many Americans still cooped up in their homes due to coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders, it can feel like an exceptionally long and brutal winter. And for some retirees, it may just give them the push they need to make next year the year they officially become...
04/28/2020
2020 was supposed to be the year of low, stable mortgage rates, increasing new home construction and the tail end of the refinance boom. Oh, how quickly things change.  America’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak have brought the U.S. economy to a screeching halt, throwing mi...
04/21/2020
Spring typically means an uptick in the housing market, but the coronavirus pandemic that is continuing to spread across the United States has thrown the industry a curveball. According to data from National Association of Realtors® (NAR), almost a third of members saw a decline in the number of ...
04/10/2020
Selling a home and moving out of state is already a stressful time. The logistics of packing, finding a job, enrolling children in school and starting a new life can be overwhelming.But for people selling a home in New Jersey, there’s an added wrinkle: a tax law sometimes known as the “exit tax.”...
04/10/2020
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