homebuying: The Psychology of the Low-Ball Offer in 2015 - 10/19/15 06:30 AM
This post offers some great advice on what not to do when you make an offer. Great tips for home buyers. 
Low-ball offers are nothing new in real estate.  Buyers and sellers have probably done this dance since the dawn of time. 
As a buyer in 2015, you need to be aware of some things that you are communicating to the seller with your low-ball offer:
1.  I'm a first time buyer and I don't know what I'm doing.
2.  I wanted to buy a house in 2009 but I didn't have any money then.  I'm hoping that you are … (2 comments)

homebuying: 5 Ways Home Buying and Dating Are Eerily Similar - 08/25/15 11:04 AM
Do you think dating and real estate are similar? Why or why not?
Home Buying can be an extraordinarily daunting task, especially if it’s your first time. But, wait you say. Dating isn’t as complicated as home buying.
You have dated someone before, haven’t you? It’s the epitome of confusing. Your first date resembles something out of a detective novel, as you turn into Sherlock Holmes in your superhuman efforts to figure out this… person. You have a checklist of likes and dislikes, good qualities and bad qualities, and things you consider overall deal breakers. You snoop, pry, evaluate, and gossip … (2 comments)

homebuying: Tips For First Time Homebuyers - 08/24/15 04:46 AM
Great tips for first time homebuyers.

Thinking of buying your first home? Is the timing right? A home is usually the largest single investment an individual makes in his or her lifetime. The pros and cons of such a decision should be thought out and weighed wisely. If you have decided that NOW is the time for you to take the leap there are certain things you should take into account:
Chose someone who knows the area you are interested in. Meet with him or her and discuss your … (7 comments)

homebuying: When Were Your Bylaws Written? - 08/20/15 06:27 AM
When Were Your Bylaws Written?

Living in a condominium is different in many ways from living in a single residence. Even if you have lived in communities that have homeowners associations, once you move into a condominium in some area such as Hoboken or Jersey City, you will discover that the rules are different. The reason is that the shared ownership of a complex like that has to have ways to deal with numerous situations that single residency doesn’t encounter.
This is the reason you should check the Bylaws of your condominium complex. When were they written? If your … (0 comments)

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