February 2014 Real Estate Newsletter presented by Jeana Cowie

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Limited

February 2014 Real Estate Newsletter presented by Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX Real Estate Ltd


Call Jeana Cowie, your Bergen County REALTOR© C# 201-982-2200
Jeana Cowie, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
February 2014
Over 600+ Homes SOLD. Paramus Real Estate Agent Specialist. Selling Bergen County Real Estate for 20+ years.
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Curb Appeal is a Must!
  If your home has curb appeal, you'll be able to sell it quickly and for top dollar. That's why REALTORS® rate exterior home remodeling projects as the most valuable homeowners can make.
      Many homeowners are confused about which projects will provide the most return on investment as they prepare their homes for the market.
      The 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, co-sponsored by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine, outlines the costs and resale returns on the most popular home improvement projects.
Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of January 30, 2014:

30 yr. fixed:   4.32%
15 yr. fixed:   3.40%
1 yr. adj:        2.55%

View current rates

      Realtors know which home features are important to buyers in their area. Projects such as a new entry door, siding and window replacements can recoup homeowners more than 78 percent of

Wondering What Your Bergen County Home Is Worth in Today's Market?

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Moving With Young Children
     Are you happy and excited about selling your home? Or are you dreading the sorting, packing and other chores?
      Your attitude is contagious to little children. If you look at moving as an exciting adventure full of fun, new possibilities, then you're halfway to getting your children on board for the ride.
      Most children don't like the changes associated with moving, so it's your job to get them looking forward to it. The younger the child, the less able they are to "see into the future" as you do. They tend to focus on missing friends and family.
      You can make childish fears and doubt grow into a sense of wonder and curiosity.
      Acknowledge and empathize with the loss they feel and show them how to balance their feelings with what they have to gain.
      1. Communicate with your child patiently and frequently. Let your children know, step by step, what is happening and what is likely to happen next. Tell them what the move means to the family -- how important it is that Mommy got a big promotion or that Daddy is opening a new office for his company and putting people to work.
     2. List all the advantages there are for

Who Is Responsible When
Your Tree Falls?

     A year ago, few of us ever heard of a "Derecho"; now, faced with fallen trees, damaged property and even a few deaths, Derecho - meaning super-strong windstorm - is a household word. One we really never want to hear -or see - again.
      Who is responsible if your neightor’s tree falls on your property? The general rule is that unless the neighbor knew - or should have known - that his tree was unsafe - even if it caused damage to person or your property, he is not responsible. Our courts follow the old common law: it’s your property, so take care of it, unless you can prove your neighbor was negligent.
      The legal answer to this is quite simple; however, the interpretation and implementation of the law is rather complex.
      How do you prove that your neighbor’s tree was unsafe and that your neighbor was negligent in not assuring that the tree would not fall? What constitutes negligence?
      The answer depends on all of the facts. Did your neighbor have any knowledge that the tree was a potential hazard? Should the tree owner have been on notice of a problem because the tree was not showing leaves but only bare limbs?
      Did you complain about the safety of the tree, and yet he took no action?
      Here we have to look to specific cases. Take the leading case in the District of Columbia (Dudley v Meadowbrook, 1961). The Defendant’s

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The Gift of Credit Repair
Is Peace of Mind!

     The holiday season has now come to an end and it's time for you to give yourself the gift of credit repair. The holiday season is all about sharing and spreading love, it is a time of giving and a time for reflection. You probably were very busy buying the perfect gifts for your family regardless of your overwhelming credit issues. If so, then how about you get rid of your credit issues and problems this year once and for all and give yourself a peace of mind?
      The Importance of Credit Repair For Yourself and Your Family
      How do you start off 2014 with a greater financial strength and a peace of mind? Credit repair is the perfect solution for all your financial worries.

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Jeana Cowie, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate/REALTOR©
E-mail: jmcowie@optonline.net
Web: http://www.jeanacowie.net
201-982-2200 (cell)
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited
201-599-1100 x 348
297 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649

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