Best Luxury Real Estate Agent

Best Luxury Real Estate Agent

 

Luxury Home Realtor
Team sells the Luxury Market

Do you have a Luxury Home or Property and Need the best luxury real estate agent?  We have great news for you!  Our Team has sold, and for Top Dollar, Many Luxury Real Estate.

Firstly, our Luxury Division is set up for just one thing, selling the luxury market.  Whether you have a Mansion for sale in Hunterdon County or an Estate in Alpine NJ, we can handle it all.  Through our exclusive systems, we know and understand what it takes to get these types of properties sold.

Secondly, our team understands the complex nature of the Luxury Home for Realtor.  For this reason, we have engineered a unique marketing systems that sells the luxury market.  Our Luxury Home Realtor Team delivers on simply that, selling the luxury market.  Accordingly, selling luxury homes, mansions and estates in the market may take longer, but we get top dollar.  Although we service the entire market, our Luxury Home division caters to only the High End Properties.

In fact, we utilize all resources, exposure, and innovative programs that we have to offer.  We go above and beyond to implement specific and specialized marketing and sales techniques for our luxury clients.  As a matter of fact, we cater to each individual property differently.

Finally, our over-sized clean and sharp looking luxury sale signs and high gloss brochures are set to target the main luxury sites.  We also target specific publications, demographics and our Luxury Home Realtor simply does it all.

Contact Us for Immediate Concierge Service:

RE/MAX 365

Office: 908-923-4538      REMAX365NJ@Gmail.com

Regency at Readington Carriages Toll Brothers

Regency at Readington Carriages Toll Brothers

Regency at Readington Carriages
Regency at Readington Carriages New Construction Toll Brothers

First, the Regency at Readington Carriages Toll Brothers is a Luxury Carriage-Style Community, built by Toll Brothers.

This Active Adult Community features resort-style amenities with a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Equally important, they deliver the homes to Specifications through Spring 2020.  The Carriages Collection features townhome-style carriage home designs.  Moreover, these designs are perfect for active adults.   Owners can easily stroll over to the resort-style community clubhouse.  Additionally, the community clubhouse has over 4,300 Square Feet of indoor recreation.  The outdoor amenities abound with on-site amenities, such as putting green, boccee court, walking trails, gated lot, and outdoor swimming pool.

The Regency at Readington is close to major shopping plaza’s, unlike other 55+ communities.  A buyer can expect low-maintenance living with all snow removal provided and lawn care taken care of efficiently and effortlessly.

Call us Today or Visit or Site Here:  It is important to remember, that the sales greeters do not work for you.  Hire us for Free in order to get the lot, home and specs you want at the price and terms you want.

Our New Construction Division handles all New Construction situations.  If your agent is not prepared for the contract process, you may be in for a rude awakening. We help clients with the tools to test materials, color options, and planning of your unit.

908-923-4538

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New Jersey Short Sale Specialists

New Jersey Short Sale Specialists

Firstly, at RE/MAX 365, our New Jersey Short Sale Specialists is the Leading Short Sale Negotiation Company.  We are the Top Short Sale Company on the East Coast.

If you or someone you know needs help, We are here for you.  We are your one-stop shop for the most superior Short Sale Negotiation Services.

In addition, we offer a true, all-inclusive Short Sale Negotiation suite of services.  Also, we represent and help attorneys, homeowners and other real estate professionals.

Equally important we have perfected our negotiation process so thoroughly that we are confident in our ability to get the Short Sale Contract approved and Fast!

Home Owners

Do you owe more than your home is worth and need to sell now?  Well, if you are not sure what to do, we have the answer for New JeNew Jersey Short Sale SpecialistsShort Sale Specialists.

In addition, you have probably heard horror stories about foreclosures, the banks and Short Sales.  It is not all bad and YOU have Options!

In light of, you can ultimately sell your home, avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure.  This will save your credit and you could possibly walk away with no debt or tax consequences.  Furthermore, you can do all of this by means of a short sale.

PROPERTY OWNERS

Are you one of the THOUSANDS of Homeowners who need to sell, but owes more on your home than it is worth? If you are wondering or ever have wondered what your options are in dealing with your lender, we have great news for you.

Through a process called a short sale, we can help you:

  • Avoid foreclosure and bankruptcy
  • Help Save your credit
  • Sell your home for less than what you owe your lender
  • Possibly walk away from with no debt or tax consequences

If you owe more money than your home is worth, and you Must Sell, our Short Sale New Jersey Team can Help you!  We will sell your home quickly, easily and for the most amount of money.  But, most importantly, you will not foreclosure or declare bankruptcy.

Not to mention, you will pay absolutely nothing in agent commissions.  You may also possibly owe nothing to your lender.   Foreclosure and bankruptcy will stain you credit for 7 years. Instead of having to wait 7 years to buy another home, you may be able to buy again within 24 months, even less in some instances.

Unfortunately, most real estate agents, and mortgage brokers are not experienced in short sales.  They do not have the necessary experience to move along the short sale transact with speed and efficiency.   Moreover, short sales are time intensive transactions and require detail-oriented processing in order to get the job done correctly.  If your agent slacks off, drops the ball, makes a mistake in the short sale process, you could very well wind up in a horrible situation with respect to you lender.

Time is of the Essence

Whether you are thinking about selling your home and participating in a short sale, time is of the essence. The sooner you start the process, the more options you will have. Procrastinating is the worst mistake you can make.  Additionally, all it takes is a phone call to get started. Because each situation is unique,  it is best to contact us for a FREE one-on-one consultation in order to understand your options!

Finally, at RE/MAX 365, our team is comprised of expert negotiators, attorneys, and real estate professionals with our goal to educate and assist homeowners.  This way you can make the right selling decision for whatever your personal financial situation may be.  Most believe that short sales are a real estate issue.  This is not true.  Short sales are a mortgage lending issues and we have the experience and knowledge to be successful.

Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Housing is at an All Time High

Firstly, Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.

Great News! The index reached its highest level since Fannie Mae began their survey. Breaking it down, the report revealed:

  • The share of Americans who say it is a good time to buy a home increased from the same time last year.
  • The share of those who say it is a good time to sell a home increased from the same time last year.
  • The share of Americans who say they are not concerned about losing their job over the next 12 months increased dramatically (16 percentage points) from the same time last year.
  • The share of Americans who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months increased dramatically (24 percentage points) from the same time last year.

In addition, the day after the index was released, Freddie Mac also announced the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate fell to its lowest level in three years.

Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae explained the uptick in the index:

“Consumer job confidence and favorable mortgage rate expectations lifted the HPSI to a new survey high in July, despite ongoing housing supply and affordability challenges. Consumers appear to have shaken off a winter slump in sentiment amid strong income gains. Therefore, sentiment is positioned to take advantage of any supply that comes to market, particularly in the affordable category.”

Bottom Line

Finally, Consumers are feeling good about the real estate market. Since Americans are not worried about their jobs, see mortgage rates near an all-time low, and believe it is a good time to buy, the housing market will remain strong for the rest of the year.

 

For More Information, Contact RE/MAX 365

NJ Award Winning Real Estate Team

Office: 908-923-4538

remax365nj@gmail.com

 

When Will the Next Recession Happen?

When Will the Next Recession Happen ?

When Will the Next Recession Happen
When Will the Next Recession Happen

We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur?

Pulsenomics just released a special report revealing that nearly 6 out of 10 of the 90 economists, investment strategists, and market analysts surveyed believe the next recession will occur by the end of next year. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 9% believe a recession will occur this year
  • 50% believe it will occur in 2020
  • 35% believe it will occur in 2021
  • 6% believe it will occur after 2021

When asked what would trigger the next recession, the three most common responses by those surveyed were:

  1. Trade Policy
  2. Stock Market Correction
  3. Geopolitical Crisis

How might the recession impact real estate and When will the Next Recession Happen?

Challenges in the housing and mortgage markets were major triggers of the last recession. However, a housing slowdown ranked #9 on the list of potential triggers for the next recession, behind such possibilities as fiscal policy and political gridlock.

As far as the impact the recession may have on home values, the experts surveyed indicated home prices would continue to appreciate over the next few years. They called for a 4.1% appreciation rate this year, 2.8% in 2020, and 2.5% in 2021.

Bottom Line

On the same day, in the same survey, the same experts who forecasted a recession happening within the next 18 months also claimed housing will not be the trigger, and home values will still continue to appreciate.  One thing is certain, at RE/MAX 365.  We believe the next recession will occur in the next two years.  To hedge yourself against this, it is wise to invest in real estate, Gold and Silver.

Finally, For More Information on Investing contact:  John McLain – Owner RE/MAX 365.  908-878-9356

Great Time to Sell Your Home

Now is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Now is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on.  Now is the Perfect time to sell your home.

In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your house and moving up into the home of your dreams. Here’s why:

Inventory is on the rise, but there’s still an overall shortage of houses for sale (less than a 6-month supply found in a more normal market), so homes are going under contract quickly. In fact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Realtors® Confidence Index Survey reports that right now homes are only staying on the market for an average of 27 days. That’s less than one month, an even more accelerated pace from the 36-day trend we saw last spring.

Average Days on Market
Average Days on Market

The same report also indicates there are more interested buyers than active sellers today, which is one of the big factors driving home prices higher.

Buyer Traffic to SelL
Home Buyers Traffic
Seller Traffic
Seller Traffic or Competition

This power combination provides an ideal environment for sellers aiming to close a quick sale and earn a big return as we wrap up the summer season.

Bottom Line

There’s still time to make a move before the school year starts and the fall weather sets in. Maybe it’s time to make a change. Let’s get together to determine if selling now is the right decision for your family.

Heath Village New Construction

Heath Village New Construction

Heath Village West
Heath Village Retirement Community

Hackettstown New Jersey’s Heath Village West is a Multi-Denominational Christian community.  Heath Village is a Non-Profit Corporation formed in 1962. Consequently, their purpose was planning, building and operating a community for retirees.  Additionally, fostering personal and spiritual well-being.  Therefore this community believes it is important to have a fulfilling life.  Security, fellowship and dignity are all within an environment and easily accessible.

Firstly, it is extremely important to work with a Real Estate Agent that is versed in New Construction.  New Construction can be tricky.  What no one will tell you is, the sales greeters at these developments do not work for you.  Therefore, you must have the aide of a knowledgable real estate agency.  Thus one would not represent themselves in court, would you?  For these reasons you should give us a call.  Again, we are well versed in not only New Construction, but also Heath Village’s 100+ Acre Campus.

Heath Village focuses on their retiree’s.  For that reason, they are a non-profit focusing on the well-being of their residents.  The minimum age is 55. The facilities and residences are close to shopping, the Poconos and easy access to New York City.

Heath Village New Construction

Heath Village West New Construction
Heath Village West offers New Construction

Call today for more information, including open lots, floor plans, and site visits.

RE/MAX 365

908-923-4538

John McLain – Owner /Broker of Record  Direct-908-878-9356  Call/Text 24/7

Source: www.HeathVillage.com

Buying Versus Renting a Home

Buying VERSUS Renting a Home

Firstly, If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize.  Renting Versus Buying a Home may not be right for you.

According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan on buying within the next 5 years, and 38% are planning to buy within the next 2 years.

When those same renters were asked why they disliked renting, 52% said rising rental costs were their top reason. The results of the survey can be seen here:

Renting vs buying
Renting vs buying a home

In addition, It’s no wonder rising rental costs came in as the top answer. The median asking rent price has risen steadily over the last 30 years.  Stated below is the median rent.

Renting versus buying a home
Renting vs buying a home

Above all, there is a long-standing rule that a household should not spend more than 28% of its income on housing expenses. Nearly half of renters (48%) surveyed already spending more than that. Rents are likely to rise again and it’s never a bad idea to reconsider your family’s plan.  You should ask yourself if renting is your best angle going forward. When asked why they haven’t purchased a home yet, not having enough saved for a down payment.   (44%) Came in as the top response. The report went on to reveal that nearly half of all respondents believe that “a 20% down payment is required to buy a home.”

Finally, the reality is, the need to produce a 20% down payment is one of the biggest misconceptions of homeownership, especially for first-time buyers. That means a large number of renters may be able to buy now, and they don’t even know it.

Bottom Line

If you’re one of the many renters who are tired of rising rents but may be confused about what is required to buy in today’s market, let’s get together to determine your path to home ownership.  Finally contact us for more information.  RE/MAX 365 at 908-923-4538 or Visit www.SearchAllNJhomes.com

Tips to Selling Your Home Fastest

Tips to Selling Your Home Fastest

Tips to selling your home fastes
Tips to Selling Your Home Fastest

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year.

If you are one of those sellers, you may find these 4 tips helpful in getting your home sold more quickly.

1. Make buyers feel at home

Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in this house! According to the Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors,

“83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”

Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that,

“One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”

2. Keep it organized

Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized! Before the buyers show up, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. It is also a good idea to put out some cookies fresh from the oven or a scented candle. Buyers will remember the smell of your home! According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers.

3. Give buyers full access

One of the top four elements when selling your home is access! If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.

4. Price it right

Threfore, as we mentioned at the beginning, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market!

Bottom Line

Tips to Sell your Home Fastest.  Finally, if you want to sell your house in the least amount of time at the best price with as little hassle as possible, a local real estate professional is a useful guide. Call them today to find out what you need to do to sell your home more quickly.

Reasons to Own instead of Renting

Is it Better to Own or Renting

 

Is it Better to Own or Rent in 2019
Better to Own or Rent

Reasons to Own Instead of Renting.

Owning a home has great financial benefits.  There are several reasons why it is better to Own or Rent in 2019.  In a recent research paper,
Owning a home has great financial benefits.  There are several reasons to Own instead of Renting. Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained.

“Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in ‘default’ savings with mortgage amortization and nominally fixed payments, and the potential to lower home maintenance costs through sweat equity.”

Let’s Breakdown 5 Major Financial Benefits of Homeownership:
1. Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available
Homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. A 20% down payment results in a leverage factor of five, meaning every percentage point rise in the value of your home is a 5% return on your equity. If you put down 10%, your leverage factor is 10.
Example: Let’s assume you purchased a $300,000 home and put down $60,000 (20%). If the house appreciates by $30,000, that is only a 10% increase in value but a 50% increase in equity.
2. You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent
Some argue that renting eliminates the cost of property taxes and home repairs. Every potential renter must realize that all the expenses the landlord incurs (property taxes, repairs, insurance, etc.) are baked into the rent payment already – along with a profit margin!!
3. Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”
Studies have shown that homeowners have a net worth that is 44X greater than that of a renter. As a matter of fact, it was recently estimated that a family buying an average priced home this past January could build more than $42,000 in family wealth over the next five years.
4. Owning is a hedge against inflation
House values and rents tend to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation. When you own, your home’s value will protect you from that inflation.
5. There are still substantial tax benefits to owning
We know that the new tax reform bill puts limits on some deductions on certain homes. However, in the research paper referenced above, the authors explain:

“…the mortgage interest deduction is not the main source of these gains; even if it were removed, homeowners would continue to benefit from a lack of taxation of imputed rent and capital gains.”

Bottom Line

From a financial standpoint, owning a home has always been and will always be better than renting.  Find out More from RE/MAX 365, NJ Award Winning Real Estate Team of the Several reasons to Own Instead of Renting.