Real Estate Update

Real Estate Update



Ringwood NJ Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Orly Steinberg
January 2012
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Real Estate Outlook: Existing-Home Sales Rise Again
The National Association of Realtors latest existing-home sales survey shows that sales are on the rise again. This is the third straight month of increases as well as rising above year ago levels. FULL STORY->


Super Bowl Host Indianapolis Stepping Up Its Game In The Housing Arena
The Indianapolis area housing market has been dropping back to punt every year since 2006, but short term statistics reveal it could be ready to score. Fortunately, when the New England Patriots and the New York Giants roll into Lucas Oil Stadium for Superbowl XLVI on Feb. 6, Super Sunday will give the town something to celebrate. FULL STORY->


Are Homeowners Glad They Own?
It might come as a surprise but a whopping 72 percent of surveyed homeowners nationwide are satisfied with owning a home. The other 28 percent, not so. They say they're dissatisfied and that's likely due to the devaluation of their homes. FULL STORY->


The Twelve Types of Sales Call Reluctance®
There are twelve types of Sales Call Reluctance®. Some are more challenging to correct than others. Dirk Zeller examines the twelve types. FULL STORY->


Mortgage Rates Reverse Course on Positive Housing Data
In Freddie Mac's results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® the average mortgage rates climbed as the housing market ended 2011 on a high note. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.98 percent reversing its previous three-week trend of setting all-time record lows. Despite the jump, this marks the eighth consecutive week the 30-year fixed has remained below 4.00 percent. FULL STORY->


Buying in an HOA
An HOA, or Homeowner's Association, can be very appealing to buyers. It can be the perfect way to have control over the appearance of your neighborhood as well as the look of your common areas. Many HOA's offer neighborhood activities (dances, mixers, etc), pools, gyms, walking trails, tennis courts, and of course beautiful landscaping. FULL STORY->




Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Create Your 2012 Success Blueprint
Many people who want to create success for the New Year don't realize that in order to do that, they need to have a blueprint for success. What does that mean specifically? It takes two things to create a blueprint for success. The first thing you have to have is a clear vision of what it is you want to create. The more powerful your vision and the more you can feel your vision, the stronger it is. FULL STORY->

Why Buy a Home?
You’ve probably heard it all over media outlets. "Affordability is at an all-time high." "Interest rates are at an all time low!" The question remains, however, why buy a home? What do these proclamations actually mean for you? FULL STORY->

Ask the HOA Expert
Our governing documents describe allowable signs as either for sale or for rent. Since no other types of signs are described, some interpret to mean no others are allowed. This seems overly restrictive. What about open house, garage sale and political signs? How about holiday decorations and flags? FULL STORY->

Accidental Property Managers May Pose Problems for Brokerages
The phenomenon of "accidental landlords" has been with us for a while. Last month’s Wall Street Journal article (Dec. 12, 2011) on the topic didn’t uncover anything new. Time Magazine had written about it as early as 2009. In both cases, "accidental landlord" referred primarily to homeowners who had become landlords as a result of (i) either a need to move or a need for cash flow, and (ii) an inability to sell in this continuing depressed real estate market. FULL STORY->

'Grown Up' Means The Right to Live at Risk
Dependency is not an inevitable outcome of aging, however, continued independence is no more guaranteed than keeping your waistline unless you make an effort. |PJ Wade explains that preserving independence and the right to live at risk is a lifelong commitment, not a last minute shot. FULL STORY->

Kitchens Sell a House
It's a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house. FULL STORY->

Real Estate Outlook: Housing at Forefront of Concerns
As the race for the 2012 Presidential Election gets rolling, a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows what is on voters' minds. Topping the list of concerns for voters is the importance of homeownership and the ease of obtaining it. FULL STORY->

Impact of Rural India on American Real Estate Values
As Americans, we need to continue to be extraordinarily creative and competitive in order to keep jobs onshore, rather than have them outsourced. If we do not, our unemployment rate will continue to rise. As our unemployment increases, even with increases in population, our housing need will stay flat and our need for commercial buildings will remain low. This will have a serious impact on future real estate investments in the United States, as it is employed Americans that pay rent for apartments and employees that fill office towers, industrial and retail buildings. FULL STORY->

30-year Fixed-rate Mortgage Averages 3.88 Percent
In Freddie Mac's results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® the average mortgage rates changing little amid mixed economic data. Regardless, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edged down slightly to 3.88 percent to a new all-time record low marking the seventh consecutive week below 4.00 percent. FULL STORY->

How Does My Home Compare to Others on the Market?
Real estate agents use comparable sales or "comps" (properties recently sold in the area) to see what the market bears for a listing price or value range marketing. But what makes a home a good comp? A few things must line up in order for the agent to utilize the comp to justify your listing price. FULL STORY->

Agents: Expanding Your Reach In Cyberspace

Driveways For Rent

Winter Home Maintenance

Feng Shui Your House

Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Stop Being so Hard on Yourself

Annual HOA Reserve Study Updates

No Clear-Cut Rules For Rental Occupancy Limits

Aging Boomers, Immigration To Boost Demand For Housing In Canada

Relying On An Agent

Real Estate Outlook: More Markets Show Measurable Improvement

Agents: Cultivating Your Community

Mortgage Rates Continue Trend of Record-Breaking Lows

Sell Your Home With The Right Images

Setting Yourself Up For Making Sales Calls

Sellers of Distressed Homes

15 Tips for Living Green

Homeownership Still The American Dream, Fuels Economy

Buyers: Making the Right Choice

A Way Up and Out For Sellers

Five Great Things about Homeownership

Sellers: Letting Go

Is a Smaller Home for You?

Time to Move up?


Interest Rate Watch
30 yr fixed: 3.98%
15 yr fixed: 3.24%
1 yr adj: 2.74%
(U.S. Daily Averages)

Buyers Advice

Sellers Advice

Homeowners Advice

Advice for New Homes

Advice For Borrowers

Rental Advice

Homeowner Association News

NAR News


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Orly Steinberg, CRS,GRI,SRES,CDPE
Office: 973-962-5410
Cell: 973-945-1070
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
130 Skyline Drive
Ringwood, NJ 07456

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