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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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What to inspect when you’re inspecting… 1024 902 Matthew Cooney

What to inspect when you’re inspecting…

It is said, the weight of a house rests on its foundation.  Although this is true, there are many other things to pay attention to when buying a house.  A…

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What are absorption rates and why are they important when selling your house? 1024 795 Matthew Cooney

What are absorption rates and why are they important when selling your house?

As the number of buyers who are actively looking for a new house increases and the number of houses available for sale decreases, then the prices of the houses that are…

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The 12 steps to home ownership – a practical guide for first-time home buyers 1024 926 Matthew Cooney

The 12 steps to home ownership – a practical guide for first-time home buyers

Click here to listen to a podcast of this blog If you have never purchased a home before, the process may seem daunting.  For many people, a home purchase will…

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What is a meeting of the minds? 1024 1016 Matthew Cooney

What is a meeting of the minds?

What does the expression, “meeting of the minds” mean in the world of real estate?  This simply means that the parties involved in a real estate transaction are in agreement…

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The 10 questions every home buyer should ask themselves 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

The 10 questions every home buyer should ask themselves

When it comes time to buy a house whether you are a first-time home buyer or have purchased homes before, there are a number of questions that you should give…

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