31
Dec 18

Just Listed in Arbor Hills in Belleville NJ

Arbor HillsThis unit located in Arbor Hills in  Belleville NJ Is For Sale! This unit is approx 800 Square Feet located on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool,  This unit is great for NYC Commuters it is currently listed for $188,900.00 Contact Matthew De Fede at 862-228-0554 for more information. You can own this unit for 10% down!!! Arbor Hills is close to all NYC transportation, Major Roards and 12 Miles out from NYC.

This Unit Features:

  • Wood Floors
  • Updated Counters
  • Hight Hat Lighting
  • Deck with a view
  • Gated Community
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Close to NYC

This would be  a great home for a NYC commuter, or someone looking to purchase their first home with low maintenance, live the convenient life style in New Jersey and we can help you get a down payment for this home.


31
Dec 18

Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT For Sale By Owner | Simplifying The Market

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers.

Here are the top five reasons:

1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers

According to NAR’s 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 95% of buyers searched online for a home last year. That is in comparison to only 13% of buyers looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an Internet strategy to promote the sale of your home, do you?

2. Results Come from the Internet

Where did buyers find the homes they actually purchased?

  • 50% on the Internet
  • 28% from a real estate agent
  • 7% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by putting out a lawn sign or putting an ad in the paper are long gone. Having a strong Internet strategy is crucial.

3. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale by Owner:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interests of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

4. FSBOing Has Become More And More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 7% over the last 20+ years.

5. You Net More Money When Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they can save on the real estate commission by selling on their own, but they don’t realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe that they can save on the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

study by Collateral Analytics revealed that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent. One of the main reasons for the price difference at the time of sale is that,

“Properties listed with a broker that is a member of the local MLS will be listed online with all other participating broker websites, marketing the home to a much larger buyer population. And those MLS properties generally offer compensation to agents who represent buyers, incentivizing them to show and sell the property and again potentially enlarging the buyer pool.”

If more buyers see a home, the greater the chances are that there could be a bidding war for the property. The study showed that the difference in price between comparable homes of size and location is currently at an average of 6% this year.

Why would you choose to list on your own and manage the entire transaction when you can hire an agent and not have to pay anything more?

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss your needs.

Powered by WPeMatico


31
Dec 18

9 Celebs Share The Books You Should Add To Your 2019 Reading List

For many, a new year means a new reading list that you’re determined to get through in 365 days. To help you with your 2019 goals, some of our favorite celebrities shared what they read this past year—giving you an inside look as to what you should stack on your nightstand next.

Regardless of whether they like eBooks or the real deal, almost all the well-known personalities we’ve spoken with are burying themselves in a good read. From actress Olivia Wilde to interior designer Jonathan Adler and everyone in between, we’ve rounded up current books that they’ve dived into. You’re next!

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


31
Dec 18

13 of the Most Vibrant, Colorful Homes of the Year

Full of boldly colored walls, fun furniture, and vibrant accessories, these 13 homes are bursting with vivid hues in bold ways. They just might inspire you to do some painting in the new year.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


31
Dec 18

Inside a 160 Square-Foot, Off-the-Grid Cabin With A Minimalist Vibe

For getaway seekers eyeing remote accommodations of the more sophisticated variety, Virginia design studio GreenSpur has come through marvelously with the Lost Whiskey Cabin.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


31
Dec 18

5 Great Places in the U.S. to Live in a Tiny House

Yes, home is where the heart is and all that good stuff. But, if you’re a prospective tiny home owner, it also helps to have zoning regulations on your side and a place to hook up and plug into the grid.

Take it from Chase Bowler, who lived in a tiny home for two years in both Ottawa, Ontario and Burlington, Vermont. Originally, he wanted to buy his own plot of land, but quickly realized many lots didn’t have electricity hook ups—and putting one in would be a huge expense.

If you’ve got your sights set on a particular location, it’s important to review the county and city zoning laws, says Emily Gerde, who lives in a tiny home near Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her family and is the author of “Minimalist Living for a Maximum Lifestyle.” To get started, look for minimum square footage requirements and what kind of Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU) requirements exist. (ADU is a tiny house on the same property of a larger existing home, often in the backyard). Gerde points out that many tiny home dwellers have had the best success in unincorporated or agricultural zoning areas.

With that explainer out of the way, here are five places in the United States that are especially noteworthy when it comes to being tiny home-friendly. (And if you’re getting serious about scouting out a spot for your next tiny home that doesn’t appear on this list, check out the American Tiny House Association, which keeps tabs on zoning regulations across the United States and helps potential tiny home owners navigate zoning nuances.)

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


31
Dec 18

How to Say "Cheers" in 10 Different Languages

New Year’s Eve means a lot of different things to different people across the globe, but one thing stays true for just about everyone: It’s a time to celebrate and reflect. And while stateside we like to ring in the New Year with champagne and a congenial “cheers,” different cultures around the world have their own distinct celebratory toasts.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


30
Dec 18

These Tiny House Beach Rentals Start at $30/Night—and Are All Under $100!

Now that winter break is over, you’re probably planning your next vacation—and it’s most likely to some place warm. If your idea of paradise is staying in a sweet tiny house on the beach, then we’ve got you covered. Here, the best micro real estate to rent for an affordable coastal getaway:

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


30
Dec 18

The Smartest Studio Apartment Layouts We Saw in 2018

Our homes have to host many different functions for our lives, from sleeping to cooking to lounging to working, and even sometimes entertaining. It’s hard enough living in a small home, but when that home is literally only one room? It can be tough to relax when you can see every inch of your home from your bed. But some of the most popular studio apartment tours this year showed you don’t have to let the lack of walls dampen your home or living style.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


30
Dec 18

Dog Owners Take More Pictures of Their Pet Than Their Significant Other

If you were to hand someone your phone right now, what would the camera roll look like? A few snaps from recent date nights, a couple pictures of your loved ones, and roughly 500 photos of your pet, right? You just can’t help yourself, they fell asleep in the cutest position and you had to snap a couple (50) pictures of them!

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico