Archive for August, 2011

According to Realtor.org: 10 Best States for Kids to Live!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

10 Best States for ChildrenDaily Real Estate News | Monday, August 22, 2011 Which states rank the highest as best places for children to live? The 2011 Kids Count Data Book by The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently ranked 50 U.S. states based on social, health, and economic factors affecting children. Each state was given […]

Refinance Your Mortgage Without “Starting Over” At 30 Years

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Refinance Your Mortgage Without “Starting Over” At 30 Years I found this great blog post from Dan Waterstone and feel anyone looking to buy a home should be aware of its implications. So, here we go: Welcome to my (Dan Waterstone’s) blog. I’m glad you’re here. Get notified by email when I write something new […]

Which Home Renovations are Considered the Best when planning to sell your home?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Which Home Renovations are Considered the Best when planning to sell your home?By Mark Slade The most challenging dilemma you may be facing when you begin to think about the possibility of selling your home is the thought of having to put more money into it, especially in a time when the national housing market […]

Buying a home can be a proven and safe investment, over time!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The above graph shows us the US National Housing Trend since 1997 as posted by Zillow this morning. This chart was created to show us that June Marks Lowest Rate of Home Value Depreciation Since Start of Housing Recession Posted: 08 Aug 2011 09:00 PM PDT Home values in June fell 0.08% relative to May […]

Jersey Tomatoes and their Jersey Gardens!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Jersey Homegrown The United Way of Northern New Jersey is asking any families with vegetable gardens to donate extra fresh vegetables to local food pantries and soup kitchens By Michael De France Email the author 5:00am A new community garden is scheduled to open this year behind Gordon Hall in Dexter.Add your photos & videosTell […]

Not sure what your options are if you are behind on your mortgage or unable to pay?

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Summer/Fall 2011 : The Complete HARP / Making Home Affordable Eligibility Requirements The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) has been extended through June 30, 2012. If you’re underwater on your conforming, conventional mortgage, you MAY be eligible to refinance your home without paying down principal or having to pay mortgage insurance. More people are eligible […]

FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE MAPLEWOOD POOL 8/7/2011 3-6pm

Friday, August 5th, 2011

FAMILY FUN DAYAT THE MAPLEWOOD POOL SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH3 PM TO 6 PMENJOY A FUN DAY AT THE MAPLEWOOD POOLWITH GAMES, MUSIC AND AN AFTERNOON BBQ GAMES ARE 3:00 – 4:00PMBABY POOL – 3 & 4 YEAR OLDSTRAINING POOL – 5-8 YEAR OLDSMAIN POOL – 9-12 YEAR OLDSSPLASH CONTEST in DIVING TANKWATER BALLOON TOSS AS […]

Alchemy Hour Boutique is Ready to Rock Friday Opening

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Alchemy Hour is Ready to Rock Friday Opening Hippies AND hipsters rejoice: ‘coastal cool’ hits town! Photos (3)Alchemy Hour 101 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ (973) 761-0900Tell Your Neighbors About Patch True to its word, Alchemy Hour will be opening its doors and welcoming Maplewood to its stylish take on women’s fashion with global style and […]

17 Basis point drop in Mortgage Rates: here is what it means to you!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

An example is using the current drop in interest rates to buy more home for the same monthly payment: – Today an FHA 30 year loan, 3.5% down payment, 740 FICO and 60 day Rate Lock is 4.25% – 2 months ago it was 4.75% – Home Value Comparison: o Payment of $2,254.93 @ 4.75% […]