Home Buying

Families and friends Bad Advice by James Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, REALTOR/Associate, Prudential NJ Properties. Just when I’d thought I’d seen every wrinkle of human foolishness, life in real estate proved me wrong. I just lost a deal yesterday, which, in this market, is not all that unusual but the way it went away is what astounds me.  We […]
Home Buying Buyer Beware by James Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, REALTOR/Associate, Prudential NJ Properties Does anyone remember the science fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” ?  By all accounts, this 1956 movie, shot in the ground-breaking CinemaScope was the grand-daddy of the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” franchises.  It also introduced the concept of “monsters from the id” (the subconscious), whereby destructive entities could be […]
Home Buying Uncertainty by Jim Stefanile,  ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, REALTOR/Associate, Prudential NJ Properties My parents bought their one and only home in 1951 with a 3% mortgage.  My mother was so concerned about defaulting on that loan that she made my father pay it off early.  The reason she was worried was because my father was an independent […]
Home Buying The Serious Buyer by James Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, Realtor/Associate, Prudential NJ Properties Buyers are controlling the current market, right?  It seems to be a prevalent attitude among buyers recently, here in early 2011.  Prices are under pressure, there’s lots of inventory and sellers have been brought to heel.  There’s never been a better time to buy.  […]
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