How to Sell Your Home Faster

How to Sell Your Home Faster

How to Sell Your Home Faster
Sell your home faster, with the McLain Realty Team

 

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:

1. Make Buyers Feel at Home

Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 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 buyers arrive, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers. Put out a scented candle or some cookies fresh from the oven. Buyers will remember the smell of your home.

3. Price It Right

More inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. A key to selling your house is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI)This means you’ll be driving more traffic to your property, and ultimately creating more interest in your home.

4. 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.

Bottom Line

If you want to sell your home 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. Let’s connect today to determine what you need to do to sell your home as quickly as possible.

Sell your home This Winter

Sell Your Home This Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCM

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition.

So, why sell your home this Winter? Less competition.

Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors.The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCMAs you can see, the ‘sweet spot’ to list your house for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months (November – January).

Temperatures aren’t the only thing that heats up in the spring – so do listings!The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCMIn 2018, listings increased from December to May. Don’t wait for these listings and the competition that comes with them to come to the market before you decide to list your house.

Added Bonus: Serious Buyers Are Out in the Winter 

At this time of year, purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers.’ The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

Bottom Line

Finally, If you’ve been debating whether or not to sell your house and are curious about market conditions in your area, let’s get together to determine the best time to list your house.

Ask for more Information in regards to Listing your Home for Sale This Winter with #REMAX365 #McLainRealtyTeam

 

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Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall | MyKCM

Here are Reasons to Buy a Home this Fall

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Next Year

The Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac indicates that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have recently hovered just above 3.5%. This is great news for buyers in the market right now, because low interest rates increase your purchasing power – but don’t wait! Most experts predict rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact your monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is needed to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage 

There are some renters who haven’t purchased a home yet because they’re uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you’re living rent-free with your parents, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or that of your landlord.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing costs to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears both are on the rise.

But, what if they weren’t? Threfore, Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you’re buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over custom renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

Bottom Line

Finally, Buying a home sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings. Let’s get together to determine if homeownership is the right choice for you and your family this fall.

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

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