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2017 

Buying a Home in Barnegat - Low Interest Rates Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.92%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history!The...
11/30/2017
Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI If you're thinking about sinking some money into home improvement projects this year, keep a few things in mind. What you'll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house, the value of houses in your immediate neighborhood, the housing marke...
11/29/2017
There are more homes in Barnegat priced over 400K and a lack of inventory for quality homes below $300,000. If you're thinking of "Moving Up" to a bigger, better home, now is the time!Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a Barnegat homeowner who feels like your only op...
11/28/2017
Barnegat area fishing has a long history and significant impact on our local economy. The Mid-Atlantic have a long and storied history of fishing, beginning with the Native American tribes who celebrated annual fish runs, and continuing with the colonial settlers, the whalers, and the modern fish...
11/27/2017
Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? That's a resounding "No!"There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has...
11/25/2017
Manahawkin Home Sellers: Your House Must Be Sold TWICEIn today’s Manahawkin housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major cha...
11/24/2017
Don’t want to face the crowds of Manhattan, but still want to enjoy some ‘city holiday cheer?’ Try Franklin Square in Philadelphia.Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square all season long for its all-ages (and free!) holiday festival and light show.Dates:...
11/22/2017
 Bamboo flooring is affordable, versatile, durable and sustainable.Ocean County homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind ...
11/20/2017
A VA-guaranteed loan is a loan made by private lenders (such as banks, savings & loans, or mortgage companies) to eligible veterans.Ocean County VA Loan Limits*Although VA guaranteed loans do not have a maximum dollar amount, lenders who sell their VA loans in the secondary market must limit the ...
11/15/2017
Barnegat Thanksgiving Farmers Market Nov 19th.Barnegat Township Recreation is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Farm Market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 in Fred Watts Park, located at the corner of Route 9 and E. Bay Avenue.Farmers attending include Brookville, Krowicki’s and Stillwell.Food vendors inclu...
11/11/2017
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