Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Take action: find your New Jersey home today

This is one of my favorite posts - SALES. We are happy to report the www.njhomesource.net team has been actively matching buyers and sellers and we want to share the news with you. Check out just some of our sales that have taken place this month:
Isn't it good to know there are buyers and sellers that are not afraid to take action? Let me help you take action too. Email me Joseph Giancarli and let's get started today!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sign of the times?

A friend sent me this picture over the weekend and together we pondered, is this a sign of the times? Or is it just a gimmick to draw your attention to the real estate market?

I doubt that a day goes by that the real estate and mortgage industries do not have some sort of mention on the front page of your newspaper. Those reports can scare us from taking action. This guy standing on the corner might scare you from taking action as well, but I really think he was trying to be funny. As clumsy as it appears, I believe he was trying to make a point that if we don't get back to business as usual, you could see us all "hawking our wares" on the street corner.

I've never been one for gimmicks. I believe in working hard to earn your trust and then perhaps you will allow me the honor of your business. Let me show you the difference that hard work makes. Visit my website: http://www.njhomesource.net/ or better yet, give me a call at 609-658-2612 so I can show you first hand what I do that is different.

Real estate is not about gimmicks. It is personal and long-term. Please don't settle for anything less than a Realtor who is in it for the long-term with you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New construction in Lawrenceville reduced for you

Community. Schools. Opportunity. Home. These are all qualities that you look for when you look to relocate. Of course at the end of the day, you want all of these qualities at the best price that you can afford.

You are in luck! We have just reduced the price on new construction homes in Lawrenceville - 892 Lawrenceville Road 1 & 2. Take a look at these wonderfully appointed four-bedroom/2.5-bath homes and imagine your family making it all your own from the pictures that you will hang on the walls all the way to your first stay-at-home pizza and movie night in the not-too-distant future. I can see it. Can you?

Now I'd like you to learn just a little bit more about Lawrenceville, NJ. Take a quick tour with me to Lawrenceville Main Street. Click on the virtual tour and see how charming it can be to live in a small community, but yet be only a short drive away from major cities and amenities. Main Street offers restaurants, shops and entertainment and if you have the bug to start up your own business they will help with that as well!

Lawrenceville is home to the educational center for Bristol Myers Squibb, world headquarters for Educational Testing Services and the Lenox (ceramics) division of Department 56. The Lawrenceville School is an economic force in the community. Additionally, there are four elementary schools and seven middle and high schools serving both public and private learners. Rider University can be found just south of Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville, Lawrence Township offers education, opportunity and community. All that is needed is for you to make it your New Jersey home. What are you waiting for? The prices have been reduced to $399,900 at 892 Lawrence Road 1 & 2. Call me today for a personal tour at (609) 658-2612.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Play at home on 37 Collins Road, Hamilton, NJ

Pool, pirate ship, play! You can stretch your first time home buyer dollars even more when you choose a home that provides both security and fun. This cape in Hamilton, NJ does all that and more.

Imagine yourself on 37 Collins Road enjoying the beauty of hardwood floors, the luxury of 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and wonderfully utilized space for a family room, work room and storage. Then take a peek at the play areas! A pool and a pirate ship playroom will add to your family's enjoyment of this New Jersey home.

Don't you want to take a closer look? Email me or call me today at (609) 587-9300 x 403 or (609) 658-2612 and I'll help you find out about first time home buyer incentives. Then I will show you how to make this fun play place your place to call home.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Condo for rent in Hamilton, NJ

Sometimes, renting is the way to go. Perhaps you are in a transitional time of your life: graduating from college, career transition, change in marital status, empty-nesters. Maybe you no longer want the maintenance that goes along with home ownership. Whatever the reason, I want you to know that renting is okay! That's why I have made this great remodeled home in Granville Arms available to you.

Take a look! This second-floor condo at 713 Silver Court, Hamilton, NJ has large rooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a private balcony with a great view. It is conveniently located across from Veterans Park and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Don't you want to know more? Find out at http://www.njhomesource.net/ or call me at 609-587-9300 ext. 403 or 609-658-2612. I can't wait to hear from you.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

NJhomesource.net advises what you can do to avoid being over-assessed

Are you paying too much in taxes? I'm sure everyone answered yes to that question, but the truth is if you live in Ocean County, Atlantic County or Sussex County, there is a very real chance that your property has been over-assessed.

New Jersey allows a fifteen percent margin of error, but reports have shown Ocean County properties are over-assessed by as much as 45%. According to a researcher for Easytaxfix.com, possibly 29% of all New Jersey homes are over-assessed. To keep this from happening, all the average homeowner need do is compare the assessed value to the current market value and file an appeal if needed.

There is nothing wrong with checking out your home assessment right now. Go to Easytaxfix.com and plug in your address and zip code. If you find out you have been over-assessed, you can choose to file your petition on your own, or for a fee, the website will help you get it started.

Homebuyers can usually avoid the sticker shock of a giant tax bill by using a professional real estate associate. It is one of the many disclosures that I make to my clients as I work to meet their needs.

However, if you have been in your home for a while, the market has been up and down. It is worth your time to see how your home stacks up in market value to assessed value today. Who knows? It might be time for a move! If you want to consider the possibilities, please give me a call at 609-587-9300 ext. 403 or 609-658-2612. I can't wait to talk with you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

NJhomesource.net is your competitive advantage

When you are selling your home, you want to know that it is being advertised and promoted in the most favorable way.

When you are buying a home, you want to know that you have access to everything that is available in your price range and location.

What you need in both of these situations is a competitive advantage. I am pleased to let you know that RE/MAX Associates have the greatest competitive advantage in every market and we gain our edge from our online presence and search capabilities. Remax.com is one of the most visited websites of any real estate marketing brand and their proprietary lead generation system, LeadStreet®, converts those website visitors into authentic leads for their associates.

According to the company, LeadStreet® surpassed 6 million leads to their associates in January. These leads were sent via email and mobile devices to associates throughout the United States. It's easy to imagine how buyers and sellers can benefit from an agent that is connected to that much potential.

As a professional RE/MAX associate it is my responsibility to help you realize the benefits of our national online connectivity. I also go three steps further by offering three additional websites to help you in your quest:
Let me be your competitive advantage. Email or call me today at 609-587-9300 ext 403 or 609-658-2612 to get your New Jersey home purchase underway.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Sold. What is it about that little word? When you are at an auction, you get to experience both excitement and urgency as the gavel is dropped and the auctioneer booms out the phrase, "Sold!"

When you are purchasing a big ticket item like a car or furniture for your home, the process is much more drawn out as you look at options for what will really fit your lifestyle and your budget. Unfortunately, when you finally reach your decision, no one gives you that extra lift by boldly stating, "Sold!"

Real estate is a big ticket item that is different. The process is long and the decision is great, so we want to reward your success with the praise that only a declaration of "Sold!" can give. My real estate associates and I love to see the word in print for it means we have brought joy and closure into the lives of both a buyer and a seller. When the sale is complete, everyone gets to move on to the next phase of their life. As your Realtor, not only will I say the word, I will go right over to your new home or former home, whichever the case may be, and place a sign for everyone to see that that the property is "Sold!". What a rush!

Click on the links 1655 Chestnut, Trenton, NJ or Villages at Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ to enjoy the experience of selling or buying a New Jersey home with me. Then give me a call so we can offer you a first person experience in the dynamics of "Sold!". Office: 609-587-9300 ext 403 or Cell: 609-658-2612.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How to spend your $8,000 tax credit

First time homebuyers should be really excited about the government's efforts to keep our economy moving. The US Congress is placing supreme importance on home ownership through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. So today, I have a suggestion for how a first time homebuyer might spend their tax credit wisely: 109 Central Avenue, Ewing, NJ.

This 4-bedroom cape is located on a quiet street in West Trenton, NJ. It is a well-kept home that will allow you as a first time homebuyer to add your personal touches, finish the basement if you like, and start your road to responsible investing through home ownership. At $229,900, I think most would agree that it makes a great start.

Email me or call me today at 609-587-9300 ext 403 or 609-658-2612 so that we can arrange a tour or discuss the $8,000 tax credit. If you want to know more, I've got the answers. I hope to hear from you soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

First time homebuyers in Hamilton, NJ receive $8,000 tax credit

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been modified making it even more attractive for first time homebuyers to make that important decision to invest in a new home. What could be better than a $7,500 credit? How about $8,000? And what is more, unlike its predecessor this is a free tax credit; there are no repayment requirements.

President Obama signed the bill into law that makes the tax credit possible on February 17, 2009. To qualify for this tax credit, the home must be purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. There are additional requirements to using this tax credit. Be sure to consult a tax professional for your specific credit amounts.
A Realtor is especially knowledgeable in helping you find the right home to fit your budget as a first time homebuyer. Please let me be the Realtor to show you the options that await you in Mercer County New Jersey and the surrounding communities in Burlington, Monmouth, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Ocean. Call me today at 609-587-9300 ext 403 or 609-658-2612.