REAL ESTATE VIEWS & NEWS

Understanding Appraisals
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

It's a term homeowners and sellers hear all the time. What does "appraisal" really mean and how will it affect your ability to make a deal? As the market dips and continues to struggle across the nation, many sellers are finding themselves in an u...

The Benefits of Owning a Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

We all know the social benefits of owning a home. Homeownership gives family stability, creates lower high school dropout rates, and of course gives the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting relationships. In addition to these great pluses,...

Five Musts Before You List Your Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on May 14, 2012

Deciding to list your home for sale is a momentous time. It means you will be moving on to a new stage of life, no matter if you’re moving up or sizing down. Take a moment to look over these tips for what every seller should do before they put their ...

Five Most Overlooked Home Related Tax Deductions
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

1. Home improvements In the eyes of Uncle Sam, "home improvements" are generally defined as expenditures that increase the value of the home or extend its life. However, home improvements are not deductible in the year you make them. Instead, they m...

5 Easy Exterior Fixes
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

Pump up your home’s curb appeal and welcome a new season with these easy, low-cost projects. Following are five ways to stage your home’s exterior for spring. 1. Start at the door Your front door is the main focal point for curb appeal, so make s...

First Impressions Speak Loudly
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 21, 2012

Entryway Impressions Homeowners who have decided to stay put as well as sellers looking for ways to impress should pay close attention to the look and feel of their entryways. We all know the power first impressions has over our society. We make ...

Should I Accept This Offer
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill Being a seller in today's market can present its share of challenges. How do you know when to accept an offer and when to hold out for something better? Is the current offer a low ball offer or are you simply hesitating...

The Inspection Before the Inspection
By DeLena Ciamacco on Mar 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill The Pre-Inspection Inspection Every good buyer knows that once you are truly interested in a home you need to a have a thorough inspection done. This important step can keep you from making a big mistake or on the opposite...

New Jersey and U R Home Realty
By Lisa Payne on Mar 02, 2012

Joe's says, Help and Hope is on it's way, Bad news is fading, So they say! NEW JERSEY, Joe says, is HERE TO STAY! There's just a lot of Hope going Today! Joe has been working overtime with U R Home Realty! His latest opinion based o...

How Much Can You Afford
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 29, 2012

If you're like many first-time homebuyers, chances are you've been spending your weekends driving around visiting open houses and new model homes. This is a great way to get a feel for what you want. The problem is that what you want isn't always wha...

The Closing Process
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 29, 2012

Closing consists of all the necessary final steps involved in sealing the deal on a home purchase. It includes: The offer to purchase There's no foolproof way to make an offer that's guaranteed to be accepted by the seller. But once you find yo...

Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

This is the best time for people who are planning to buy a home or invest in a property because the interest rates are at the lowest. When buying or selling a home, there are certain factors that must be taken into consideration. Have a look: For ...

Top Danger Zones - Safety at Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

Keep your family safe by fixing and eliminating hidden and visible dangers lurking in your home Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Before winter arrives, take time to secure your home i...

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 28, 2012

Selling Your Home Involves a Lot More Than Finding the Right Buyer For home sellers, home inspections can be like a scene from a reality television show. Strangers arrive at your front door and dive into every nook and cranny of your personal s...

Weekend Projects for February
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 14, 2012

Get your home in tip top shape for the season... It is February and right about now, the wind is howling - right through doors and windows! From steam boiler checks to clearing ice dams, here's how to protect your home from the elements this Februar...

Home Decor Ideas
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 12, 2012

Thinking about surprising your sweetheart with a room makeover for Valentine’s Day ,or any day for that matter? When it comes to décor, men are not from Mars, but they may be from Home Depot, while women are from Lowe’s. Here are tips to make sure ...

Credit Clean Up in 2012
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill Clean up Your Credit More than ever having a healthy credit score is important, especially if you do not have a SIGNIFICANT down payment to make on a potential purchase. It may mean the difference between securing a home l...

Closet Space in High Demand
By DeLena Ciamacco on Feb 06, 2012

Written by Carla Hill The Selling Power of Closets I previously posted an article about Closet Organization and thought this info would also be rather appealing for future home sellers, and buyer even. At first glance your closets may seem l...

Property Photos Are Vital To A Successful Sale
By DeLena Ciamacco on Jan 17, 2012

Listing your home for sale is the start of a journey that can go smoothly, if you take some necessary steps to make your home appealing to the right audience. Of course, it can also be a lesson in frustration. These days most of the shopping for h...

Keep Your Energy Bill Low While Selling Your Home
By DeLena Ciamacco on Jan 17, 2012

Keep Your Energy Bill Low While Selling Your Home Whether you are moving into a new home, getting ready to sell yours or a vacant home, keeping energy costs down is desirable to both buyers and sellers. Even though there are many energy-efficien...