Buyer’s Blogs

Born at the Wrong Time: Why the American Dream of Homeownership has Eluded the Millenials 1024 682 Matthew Cooney

Born at the Wrong Time: Why the American Dream of Homeownership has Eluded the Millenials

According to the Pew Research Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, the oldest Millennials were born between 1981 and 1982. By the time they spoke their first words, the economic…

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Owning versus renting? What makes the most sense? 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

Owning versus renting? What makes the most sense?

Written by Matthew Cooney It is said that homeownership is part of the American dream. While that may be true, every person has unique circumstances in life so there is definitely…

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Will 5% Mortgage Rates Mean the End of a Seller’s Market in Real Estate? 1024 768 Matthew Cooney

Will 5% Mortgage Rates Mean the End of a Seller’s Market in Real Estate?

We are currently in a seller’s market for residential real estate. The national housing supply is at 4.3 months which is below the 6 months of inventory typically considered a…

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The Coming Housing Wave… What’s a Boomer to Do? 1024 682 Matthew Cooney

The Coming Housing Wave… What’s a Boomer to Do?

Beginning in 1946, the country experienced a major spike in birth rates due to soldiers returning home from World War II.  This population burst lasted until 1964 and became known…

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Short Sales, REOs and Foreclosures 1024 695 Matthew Cooney

Short Sales, REOs and Foreclosures

In the search for a good real estate deal, some buyers will consider buying homes that are short sales, REOs (Real Estate Owned) properties or foreclosures.  These can be financially…

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Mortgage interest deduction and the tax advantages of owning a home 1024 678 Matthew Cooney

Mortgage interest deduction and the tax advantages of owning a home

There are many great reasons to be a home owner in the United States.  These include: stability, wealth creation and the satisfaction of owning your own home.  From a tax…

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6 steps to successfully bidding on the house of your dreams 1024 671 Matthew Cooney

6 steps to successfully bidding on the house of your dreams

1. How much can you afford? Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is one of the first steps you need to complete when looking to purchase a home. By fully understanding what…

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Discover Morristown, New Jersey: “The Military Capital of the American Revolution” 1024 768 Matthew Cooney

Discover Morristown, New Jersey: “The Military Capital of the American Revolution”

As a resident and Realtor© in the Morristown, New Jersey area and father of three school age children, I recommend spending the day in what has been called the ‘Military…

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Feng Shui and the Art of Residential Real Estate 1024 686 Matthew Cooney

Feng Shui and the Art of Residential Real Estate

Feng Shui which literally translates to “wind and water” is an ancient art that is said to date back over 3000 years.  According to tradition, it was discovered by Chinese…

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What is an easement and why is it important when buying a house? 1024 681 Matthew Cooney

What is an easement and why is it important when buying a house?

Imagine this scenario: you are about to purchase a beautiful property right along the ocean, but you discover that in order to get to the beach you need to cross…

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