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Real Estate News, Statistics and Insight on Atlantic City and and Atlantic County New Jersey. Written by Matthew Haviland, The Haviland Group At Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore.
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Here is a great graph from Zillow showing the negative equity of owners who purchased a home in a given year from 2000 to 2008.  It also shows their down payment as well. As you can see owners who purchased in 2004 to 2008 have a good chance of having negative equity in their home.  Current home ...
09/06/2008
Here is another map I found on Zillow that is great at showing an overall picture of home value changes.  If you think that your home's value has changed and want to know for sure please call me at 609-916-7342 ext 704 and I will provide a complementary market analysis for you. Looking on the map...
09/06/2008
While Zillow does not always do a great job of coming up with values for individual homes, they have done a good job in visually displaying what is going on in the market today in a broad sense. This map displays which areas have the most negative equity.  While this map may look bleak it is not ...
09/05/2008
First of all I have to say that Zillow does not always provide accurate individual home value information and please contact me at 609-916-7342 to get a value of your home.  However they do have some valuable tools to look at the big picture of what is going on in the market.  Here is a graph fro...
09/05/2008
Your First Home, Buying By The Book Workshop First Time Home Buyer Workshop Will Help You Take Advantage Of The Opportunities In This Buyers Market. If you or someone you know is thinking about buying their first home please watch this first time home buyer workshop. This workshop is based on the...
09/03/2008
Fox Chase is a very nice condo community in Smithville, Galloway Township, NJ. These are all one bedroom one bath homes. Here is a chart that shows how the prices have changed since 2005. As you can see prices increased in 2006 then have steadily declined since then. Also, the number of condos th...
08/25/2008
Hi Just had a client ask me the following question: If we put around $6,000 into our kitchen. Which would include re-facing cabinets, new counter tops and re-tile. Would we get that back or more if/when we sell. Or is the rule adding square footage is the only way to add value? Answer: There is a...
08/20/2008
First of all, thank you to the Arc of Atlantic County and Debbie Davies for allowing us to come and present our your first home workshop.  The Arc of Atlantic County is a private non-profit organization that has been making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and t...
08/19/2008
The Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA) has a program to help home buyers with down payment and closing costs.  To Qualify you must: Have resided in Atlantic County for the last 12 months or are employed in Atlantic County Have not owned a home in the last three years. Have acceptable cr...
08/08/2008
  Your First Home, Buying By The Book Workshop First Time Home Buyer Workshop Will Help You Take Advantage Of The Opportunities In This Buyers Market. Monday August 18th From 5 PM to 6 PM To Register, Call 1-800-882-9032 ext. 2012 If you or someone you know is thinking about buying their first h...
08/08/2008
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