selling a home in barnegat: Selling Your Barnegat Home? Make Sure the Price is Right! - 01/17/19 05:07 AM

Thinking of selling your Barnegat home? Are you wondering how to price it to get the highest amount and sell quickly?
If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price.
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In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory is coming to market and home values are projected to appreciate at lower rates, homeowners will not be able to … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Housing Is Still Affordable in Barnegat! - 11/09/18 04:48 AM

The median sold price for a home in Barnegat for the month of October was $250,000. Over 200 homes under $250,000 sold in Barnegat since the beginning of the year. There are currently over 70 homes under $250,000 for sale in the township.
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Also, if you’re thinking of selling your home in Barnegat but staying in the township, “move-up” opportunities abound as there are over 250 homes for sale over $250,000.
Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.”
If you are considering selling your current … (1 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Thinking of Selling Your Barnegat Home? - 10/30/18 04:20 PM

Thinking of selling your Barnegat home? Here’s why you need a pro in your corner.
With Barnegat home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional.
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Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.
Here is a list of just some of the people with whom … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Barnegat Home Sales Up Almost 39%! - 10/11/18 05:25 AM

Barnegat home sales are up 38.9% year to date in comparison to 2017. Nationally, new construction home sales are up 12.7%.
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According to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7% from last year! This marks the second consecutive month with double-digit year-over-year growth (12.8% in July).
The report also showed that builders have ramped up construction with an increase in new construction starts and completions. The summer months are often a busy time for builders as they capitalize on the warmer … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Buying or Selling a House in Barnegat? - 10/04/18 06:29 AM

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Barnegat? Here are 2 factors to watch in today’s Barnegat real estate market.
When it comes to buying or selling a home in Barnegat there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors to consider are what’s happening with interest rates & inventory.
Interest Rates
Mortgage interest rates have been on the rise and are now over three-quarters of … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Hire a Barnegat Professional When Buying or Selling! - 02/22/18 06:34 AM

Here are 5 reasons to hire a real estate professional when buying or selling a home in Barnegat.
Whether you are buying or selling a home in Barnegat, it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’
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The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Reasons to Love Hiring Real Estate Pro Karl Hess - 02/10/18 11:30 AM

With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes wonder; "Why should we hire a real estate agent to buy or sell a home in Barnegat." I understand the mindset, and some folks do alright, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 5 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional like Karl Hess
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Highlights:
Hiring a real estate professional, like Karl Hess, to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!
They are there for … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Thinking of Selling your Barnegat Home? Now is the Perfect Time - 01/15/18 04:24 PM

Thinking about selling your Barnegat Home, but you’re waiting until the Spring? Maybe you should reconsider.
It is common knowledge that a great number of Barnegat homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.
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The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any Barnegat seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Pace in 11 Years - 12/26/17 04:15 AM
Barnegat total year-to-date home sales are up 2.2% and sold prices are up 7.7%
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Existing Home Sales is an economic indicator of both the number and prices of existing single-family homes, condos and co-op sales over a one-month period. The existing home sales report is released monthly by the U.S. National Association of Realtors. It is a lagging indicator as it tends to react after a change in mortgage rates.
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Some Highlights:
Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.81 million, the highest pace since December 2006.
The inventory of existing homes for sale … (2 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Why Hire a Professional When Buying or Selling Your Barnegat Home - 10/23/17 09:16 AM

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 world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.
The 5 reasons you NEED a Barnegat real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market … (2 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Selling Your Ocean County Home? Use a Pro! - 08/25/17 09:00 AM
 
When a Ocean County homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the first step that “…44% of recent buyers took in the home buying process was … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: The Return of the Boomerang Buyer! - 08/22/17 10:42 AM

A Boomerang Buyer is a former homeowner who has gone thru a “short sale”…a “foreclosure”…or a “bankruptcy” in the past few years, and has been saving for the down payment and the expiration of the waiting period, in order to qualify once again for a mortgage.
We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.
Recently, HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear off their credit … (1 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Homes are Selling Fast in Ocean County and the Nation - 08/17/17 05:34 AM

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May, but down from 34 days reported a year ago.
In Ocean County the average time on Market Year to Date:
Point Pleasant Boro - 43 Days Brick Twp - 42 Days Toms River - 48 Days Berkeley Twp - 35 Days Lacey Twp - 50 Days Barnegat - 52 Days Stafford Twp - 26 Days  
 
54% of homes across the country were on the … (1 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: Median Days on Market Down to Less than 60 days in Ocean County - 07/08/17 06:50 AM

Ocean County Days on Market (DOM) for the month of June and Year to Date (YTD):
Point Pleasant – 28 days in June. YTD – 42 days Brick – 37 days in June. YTD – 42 days Toms River – 34 days in June. YTD – 41 days Berkeley – 38 days in June. YTD -  49 days Lacey – 49 days in June. YTD – 52 days Barnegat – 42 days in June. YTD – 57 days Stafford – 67 days in June. YTD - 26 days How Much is YOUR Ocean County Home Worth - FREE, Instant Valuation.
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selling a home in barnegat: 15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? - 04/05/17 08:21 AM

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. But YOUR home hasn't sold. Why not? Was it marketed appropriately? How did your home look, both inside and out? Was the home priced properly? It’s important we know the answer to those questions.
After all, 15,014 houses sold yesterday, 15,014 will sell today and 15,014 will sell tomorrow (Over 700 homes sold in Ocean County in the last 30 days... and we're not even close to peak selling season).
15,014!
That is the average … (0 comments)

selling a home in barnegat: How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Ocean County Home - 03/13/17 08:46 AM

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 
This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for their house (see chart below).Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they … (0 comments)

 
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