REAL ESTATE VIEWS & NEWS

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 31, 2012

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to get your house in order for the hotter months. Here are tips to put your furnace to bed, store your space heaters, prep your cooling system, repair window screens and more.When the weather turns warm, follow th...

Move Up Or Stay Put
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 31, 2012

Between price reductions and record low interest rates, many homeowners are asking themselves if now is a good time to move up. Buying under today's conditions can mean getting more home for less buck. You'll pay a smaller amount of interest over ...

Tips For Avoiding Mosquitoes
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 31, 2012

Getting bitten by mosquitoes can quickly spoil your outdoor summer fun. Getting outside to enjoy a barbecue, tackle a summer project or simply take it easy is one of the great joys of this season. But, mosquitoes are looking forward to your presence ...

A Buyers Wish List
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 29, 2012

It's always good to have a map when you're traveling unfamiliar roads. It's easy to get lost or to make a wrong turn. Having a good map is doubly important when you are traversing the roads of real estate. Having a real estate wish list ready befo...

First-Time Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 15, 2012

You've finally decided that now is the time for you to jump into the housing market! Perhaps you've done the math and want to take advantage of historically low interest rates and high levels of affordability. Maybe you have a new family that is quic...

Understanding Appraisals
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

It's a term homeowners and sellers hear all the time. What does "appraisal" really mean and how will it affect your ability to make a deal? As the market dips and continues to struggle across the nation, many sellers are finding themselves in an u...

The Benefits of Owning a Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

We all know the social benefits of owning a home. Homeownership gives family stability, creates lower high school dropout rates, and of course gives the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting relationships. In addition to these great pluses,...

Five Musts Before You List Your Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

Deciding to list your home for sale is a momentous time. It means you will be moving on to a new stage of life, no matter if you’re moving up or sizing down. Take a moment to look over these tips for what every seller should do before they put their ...

Five Most Overlooked Home Related Tax Deductions
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

1. Home improvements In the eyes of Uncle Sam, "home improvements" are generally defined as expenditures that increase the value of the home or extend its life. However, home improvements are not deductible in the year you make them. Instead, they m...

5 Easy Exterior Fixes
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

Pump up your home’s curb appeal and welcome a new season with these easy, low-cost projects. Following are five ways to stage your home’s exterior for spring. 1. Start at the door Your front door is the main focal point for curb appeal, so make s...

First Impressions Speak Loudly
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

Entryway Impressions Homeowners who have decided to stay put as well as sellers looking for ways to impress should pay close attention to the look and feel of their entryways. We all know the power first impressions has over our society. We make ...

Should I Accept This Offer
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill Being a seller in today's market can present its share of challenges. How do you know when to accept an offer and when to hold out for something better? Is the current offer a low ball offer or are you simply hesitating...

The Inspection Before the Inspection
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill The Pre-Inspection Inspection Every good buyer knows that once you are truly interested in a home you need to a have a thorough inspection done. This important step can keep you from making a big mistake or on the opposite...

New Jersey and U R Home Realty
By Lisa Payne on Mar 02, 2012

Joe's says, Help and Hope is on it's way, Bad news is fading, So they say! NEW JERSEY, Joe says, is HERE TO STAY! There's just a lot of Hope going Today! Joe has been working overtime with U R Home Realty! His latest opinion based o...

How Much Can You Afford
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 29, 2012

If you're like many first-time homebuyers, chances are you've been spending your weekends driving around visiting open houses and new model homes. This is a great way to get a feel for what you want. The problem is that what you want isn't always wha...

The Closing Process
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 29, 2012

Closing consists of all the necessary final steps involved in sealing the deal on a home purchase. It includes: The offer to purchase There's no foolproof way to make an offer that's guaranteed to be accepted by the seller. But once you find yo...

Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

This is the best time for people who are planning to buy a home or invest in a property because the interest rates are at the lowest. When buying or selling a home, there are certain factors that must be taken into consideration. Have a look: For ...

Top Danger Zones - Safety at Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

Keep your family safe by fixing and eliminating hidden and visible dangers lurking in your home Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Before winter arrives, take time to secure your home i...

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

Selling Your Home Involves a Lot More Than Finding the Right Buyer For home sellers, home inspections can be like a scene from a reality television show. Strangers arrive at your front door and dive into every nook and cranny of your personal s...

Weekend Projects for February
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 14, 2012

Get your home in tip top shape for the season... It is February and right about now, the wind is howling - right through doors and windows! From steam boiler checks to clearing ice dams, here's how to protect your home from the elements this Februar...