Archive for December, 2013

Your Real Estate Glossary

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Nothing makes me as happy as seeing my clients find, purchase and move in to their new homes! Before you get there, however, there are a lot of terms that you either need to learn or review so as to be best prepared to take this journey for yourself. The best source I have found […]

Maplewood Jitney and Parking Update for 2014

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Now that my son is living with me and commuting to NYC, I am immediately aware of any changes and renewals for both Parking and Jitney permits for 2014. Both permits will be available for purchase starting at 9 a.m. today. The permits are for Maplewood residents only. The 2014 Parking Permit will cost $210, […]

Moving to South Orange and Maplewood: Here is your EZ GUIDE for your school districting

Friday, December 13th, 2013

South Orange Maplewood School District As a recent “gift” from one of my clients, we now have a color coded map that show how Maplewood and South Orange homes are “districted” as they say.  These are subject to possible change and you also have the option to try to apply to place your child in […]

How to Best Search for Your New Home

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

So, you are looking for a home, right? Well, like virtually every soon-to-be buyer, you go online and you plug in search parameters, nowadays assisted with drop downs or sliding buttons, with the most important being price range, correct? Well, the irony is that when you do get your Pre-Approval from your lender, their numbers […]

How much will Title Insurance Cost?

Monday, December 9th, 2013

When buying a home, the focus is usually 100% on purchase price. While this is the most important element of what will become your new budget, one shouldn’t forget about those all too important closing costs–title insurance, escrow and attorney fees being the most significant components–and how they will impact you financially. The great thing […]