June 2014 Real Estate Newsletter

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Limited

June 2014 Real Estate Newsletter proudly presented by Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX Real Estate Limited

 

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The Importance of Seller Disclosures
  State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn't obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can't see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on truthful information from the seller about the operations, appliances and systems of the home.
      When you sell your home, your real estate agent will present you with a federal and/or state-mandated disclosure form called a Real Estate Disclosure Statement, Property Condition
Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of May 29, 2014:

30 yr. fixed:   4.33%
15 yr. fixed:   3.39%
1 yr. adj:        2.44%



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Disclosure, or Condition Report. You're required to disclose the presence of lead paint, radon, asbestos and other toxic products if you know your home has

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Set The Stage For A
Super Home Sale

     If you're getting ready to sell your home, there are a few things you should do first. At the top of the list are repairs, decluttering, and staging your home for a super sale. With the help of your agent and/or homestager, you can create the perfectly staged home that's eye-catching at first glance.
      In today's market that's vital; buyers typically begin their search online. That means they're going to view photos and videos of homes before they decide if they want to actually go to see the home in person.
      Start with rooms that tend to be the biggest attractions: the kitchen, master bedroom, and bathrooms. Declutter first. Gather up large trash bags and boxes, then sort through the clutter by either packing up things that will move with you or throwing out trash and unusable items. Use another bag for items that you'll sell or give to charity.
      Don't go on to another room until you have cleared away the clutter and the personal belongings in the first room. This process can become highly unsuccessful if you bounce between rooms, moving clutter from one room to the next. The idea is to get organized by having three categories: moving boxes, charity bags, and trash.


The Critical First Two Weeks of Marketing Your Home For Sale
     Brokers share their listings with other brokers in the multiple listing service (MLS) under certain rules of cooperation and compensation. One of the rules of cooperation is that each broker and agent make a new listings available to other MLS members within 24 or 48 hours of signing the listing agreement with the seller.
      This is to give you, the seller, the greatest chance of selling your home during the first two weeks of marketing. This critical two-week period is your best opportunity to sell your home.
      Several key events happen quickly:
Your home will be entered into the MLS showing system with your showing instructions, so that other agents can bring their buyers to see your home. While your listing is being prepared for marketing, your agent will contact his or her buyers and inform colleagues of the new listing.
Other data such as mapping, satellite image, neighborhood information, tax roll data, school information and other data will be added to your listing so that buyers can get the full picture of what it's like to live in your home.
Your agent will either take photos, or schedule a videographer to help market your home with photos and video. This enables buyers to walk through your home and property virtually, so they can choose or eliminate your home when deciding which home to buy.
Your agent may create virtual or printed "feature" sheets that showcase your home's features to advantage, so

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Five Things You Should Know About Home Inspections

     If you're hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you're a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing before you put your home on the market, here are five things you need to know:
      1. You can choose your home inspector.
      Your real estate professional can recommend an inspector, or you can find one on your own. Members of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI), must complete an approved home inspector training program, demonstrate experience and competence as a home inspector, complete a written exam, and adhere to the NAHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
      2. Home inspections are intended to point out adverse conditions, not cosmetic flaws.



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Jeana Cowie, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate/REALTOR©
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Web: http://www.jeanacowie.net
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RE/MAX Real Estate Limited
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Oradell, NJ 07649


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