summit nj homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: If You’re Interested In Summit NJ Real Estate, Choosing The Right Style Is Essential! - 11/29/07 07:42 AM
Many people know how many bathrooms or bedrooms they're shopping for as they purchase Summit NJ real estate, but very few individuals understand the style of the home they're looking for. Unfortunately, this can lead to miscommunication and frustration between the Summit NJ realtor and client. If you can clearly communicate the home style you're searching for, your Summit NJ realtor is far more likely to show you only homes you are truly interested in. This guide should help.
Cape Cod: This Summit NJ home style tends to have a steep, sloped roof. It is usually one and one half stories, and … (0 comments)

summit nj homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: Getting the Right Summit NJ High End Real Estate Property During The Subprime Crisis - 09/30/07 01:46 PM
If you've been shopping for the right Summit NJ real estate property to fit your needs, you may be concerned about the collapse of the subprime lending industry. This can especially be a concern if you're shopping for real estate with a higher price tag. Should you really be concerned, though?
The subprime mortgage crisis initially came to light in July of 2007 as rising interest rates made adjustable rate mortgages wholly unaffordable to the many borrowers who had them. When that was combined with a sharp decrease in property values across the country, lots of homeowners simply couldn't measure up to … (0 comments)

summit nj homes for sale: 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)

summit nj homes for sale: Finding the Right Summit NJ Realtor to Help You Sell Your Home - 09/13/07 03:43 PM
Today’s unsure property market may make you a bit wary of selling your home. Finding the right Summit NJ realtor, though, can make the difference between waiting for months for a buyer to appear and having a successful sale as soon as possible. Here are a few things to avoid when you’re shopping for the right Summit NJ realtor.
      Jumping at the first realtor you speak with. The rule of thumb when choosing a Summit NJ realtor to help you sell your home is to interview two to three agents. Consider the pros and cons of each agent, then make your … (0 comments)

summit nj homes for sale: Finding the Right Summit NJ Realtor to Help You Buy Your Next Home - 09/12/07 04:01 PM
These days, few people search for the right realtor to help them buy a home, but if you’re looking for a great property in Summit NJ, the right realtor may be exactly what you need.
Why Choose a Summit NJ Realtor?
Choosing the right real estate agent can mean a number of things. It can mean the difference between finding a property in a neighborhood you’ll love versus finding a property in a neighborhood you’ll be ready to leave in six months. Furthermore, the right Summit NJ realtor means finding a home in an area with schools that fit your family needs and … (0 comments)


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