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2017 

Renting or Buying in Barnegat…Either Way, You're Paying Someone's MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a...
10/30/2017
Barnegat home owners may have more equity than they know.A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here's why some homeowners still can't sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sal...
10/29/2017
You can buy a home in Manahawkin with little or no money down. And you don’t need perfect credit to do it! Don't be scared!Ocean County First Time Buyer ProgramsA USDA home loan is a zero down payment mortgage for eligible rural and suburban homebuyers (i.e. from Lanoka Harbor to Manahawkin). USD...
10/28/2017
Buying a Home in Southern Ocean County with low or no downpaymentA report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less than...
10/27/2017
Want to carve a great pumpkin this year and have it stand out from the crowd? Follow these simple tips to get going and stay safe at the same time.Getting StartedFind a pumpkin that has a stem and that has the right shape for the design you want to create. Odd shapes can make for great canvases d...
10/24/2017
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling Your Barnegat Home!Whether you are buying or selling a Barnegat home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this wo...
10/23/2017
The New Jersey Lighthouses and select museums happily announce that they are again hosting The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on October 21st & 22nd, 2017. Visitors can enjoy an opportunity to tour the state and visit each lighthouse over the weekend, and help raise needed funds for t...
10/20/2017
If your house no longer fits your needs or you’re thinking of a “Beach House” in Ocean County and you are planning on buying a luxury or vacation home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyer...
10/20/2017
Don't let myths stop you from owning your dream home in Ocean CountyClick here to set up your own Open House Alerts in the areas in which you’re interested. No more searching for Open Houses, you’ll get notified immediately! (use the filter button and tick the box “Just Open Houses” and then save...
10/18/2017
In Manahawkin, and throughout Ocean County, it would be cheaper to buy a home than to rent one.In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United ...
10/18/2017
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