summit nj fsbo: Summit NJ Home Staging Tips for Sellers With Children - 01/15/08 12:37 PM
Selling your home in the Summit NJ real estate market can be a daunting task for anyone, but put small children into the mix and your task just became harder, though not impossible.   
Anyone with small children knows that keeping toys put away can be an ongoing challenge.  Most children (I know mine included) have far more toys than they actually play with.  You may find it helpful to box up all but the favorite toys and put them into a garage, attic or even separate storage facility.  Less toys means less temptation to pull out toys that are going to … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Full Disclosure and Your Summit NJ Real Estate Property - 01/09/08 01:48 AM
If you're ready to sell your Summit NJ real estate property, you may have heard the term "full disclosure" bantered about. It's an important one for nearly any seller. Essentially, full disclosure is your responsibility to let the buyer know about anything that might affect the price of the home in the future. While state laws vary, virtually every state requires some disclosure. It's important to note that some states require disclosures to be made in writing and others only require you to let the buyer know verbally about any problems that may change the future price of the home. Federal … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Selling in A Summit NJ Real Estate Buyer’s Market - 01/02/08 10:48 PM
It's been all over the news, so the chances are good that you've heard about it. It's a buyer's market these days when it comes to real estate, but if you want to sell your home, the term alone can be intimidating. The simple truth, though, is that you can successfully sell your home in a buyer's market, and you can even get the price you want. These tips should help.
Summit NJ real estate is some of the most competitive in the country because of the location. As a result, look carefully at the homes on the market around you. Price … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Summit NJ Real Estate Proving to Be A Buyer’s Market - 12/26/07 05:01 AM
If you're shopping for Summit NJ real estate, there's great news. With more inventory than ever in the Summit NJ market, buyers are getting breaks like never before. There was a time that sellers could put a home on the market, and it would be gone within days. Because of mortgage market issues, though, sellers simply aren't having their desires fulfilled, which means amazing prices for buyers in the Summit NJ real estate market.
In an ABC News story last year, real estate analyst Ivy Zelman said, ""People are going to have to come to the reality that if they want … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Summit NJ Real Estate Market Update 11/2007 - 11/20/07 10:24 PM
Thinking of becoming a homeowner in Summit, NJ?  Now is a great time to buy Summit NJ Real Estate.  With 122 properties currently on the market in Summit, NJ there are a variety of choices available to buyers.  With interest rates still hovering at around 6.25 for a conventional 30 year loan, many buyers may find the dream of owning Summit NJ Real Estate within reach.
While the average price for homes sold in Summit, NJ within the last 6 months is $1,238,998, there is a variety of available inventory from 1 bedroom condominiums to 8 bedroom stately colonials.  The price range … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: The Summit NJ Real Estate Shopping Process - 11/03/07 03:00 PM
When you've found the perfect area of Summit for your new home, the most important step is to investigate the properties that may meet your needs in that area. Contacting Kristin Balsley for help is a great way to get started, but there are a few other things that  you can do to help Kristin match you with the right Summit NJ real estate.
First, try starting your search online. Most realtor sites have the option of narrowing properties within a city like Summit by neighborhoods and possible search criteria like number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and such. Many sites will even let … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Summit NJ Real Estate Buying Tips - 10/30/07 05:18 AM
Planning to buy a new piece of Summit NJ real estate soon? While a great first step would be chatting with Kristin Balsley, the premiere Summit NJ Realtor, there are several other steps you might want to take as well.
Find a mortgage lender you can trust. There are thousands of lenders out there just waiting to hand you the cash for a home, but many of them come with horrible rates and fees that no one should have to pay just to become a homeowner. Investigate loan programs carefully, and get any offers from potential mortgage lenders in writing.Talk with each … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Getting the Summit NJ Real Estate Sales Advantage - 10/25/07 07:59 AM
Want to give your house an advantage over the one down the street? Hiring Kristin Balsley as your Summit NJ Realtor is a great first step, but there are a number of other things you can do to help too.
First, think about the outside of your home. "Curb appeal" is a term realtors use a lot for how a home strikes potential buyers literally from the "curb." If the outside of your home looks amazing, buyers are far more likely to want to look inside. Be sure to keep your lawn mowed. Keep the edges trimmed, and do a bit … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: How Did Your Last Summit NJ Real Estate Open House Go? - 10/19/07 10:15 PM
Selling Summit NJ real estate certainly isn’t an easy business, but one of the key tools realtors like Kristin Balsley use to help move your home off the market faster is the open house. In most cases, you’ll be asked to leave for four or five hours during your own open house. Potential buyers tend to feel a little odd if the homeowner is still around as they wander through a property they are trying to visualize as their own. When you get back, though, you’re probably dying to find out how things went. These questions might help you communicate with … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Mortgage 101 for Summit NJ Real Estate Buyers - 10/14/07 11:54 AM
If you're in the market for Summit NJ real estate, your best bet is to first understand the mortgage market. After all, few of us enough pocket change laying around to cover the entire sticker price of a house, so a consultation with a banker or loan officer will be necessary on some level.
Step 1: Research
The best thing you can do for yourself before you ever start looking at Summit NJ real estate is to investigate the types of mortgages available. A mortgage is simply a loan to pay for a property. Most banks require a twenty percent down payment for … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Want To Know Why You Should Choose to Enlist The Help of A Summit NJ Real Estate Professional to Sell Your Home? - 09/23/07 12:56 AM
If you're thinking of sticking an FSBO sign in your yard, you may be wondering if you're making the right decision. After all, thousands of people choose real estate professionals each year to help with the sale of their homes. Should you? There are lots of reasons why you may want to choose a Summit NJ real estate agent to help sell your home, but here are the top five.
Only a Summit NJ real estate agent can keep you abreast of current market conditions. The real estate market seems to be in a constant state of flux these days, and if … (0 comments)

summit nj fsbo: Using A Brick and Mortar Summit NJ Real Estate Office - 09/17/07 07:24 AM
There's quite a bit of talk these days about using an online entity to sell your home instead of enlisting the help of the traditional Summit NJ real estate office. In most cases, though, that brick and mortar agent will do a far better job of selling your home than any online realtor might.
Only A Summit NJ real estate agent knows the area better than anyone else. Sure, it's possible to google Summit NJ and come up with a few responses here and there as to what the area is like and the buyer statistics in the area, but in … (0 comments)


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