Category Archives: Consumers

Free Freddie Mac Webinar

Free Freddie Mac Webinar Hear from Freddie Mac’s Anthony D. Hutchinson, Director, Government & Industry Relations about several programs the organization offers, including downpayment solutions, condo guidelines and a new REO platform.   REGISTER HERE.

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Flood Zone Determination Webinar – Flexible Dates Available

Information provided by Western Technologies Group.    Can you rely on public flood information when determining flood zones for your clients?   The answer is no.  When you adopt this practice, you leave yourself open to liability.  All public sources will have disclaimers in varying degrees which say the information should not be used for flood […]

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NJ Realtors Supports Path to Homeownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Rosen arosen@njrealtor.com | 609-341-7130   New Jersey Realtors Supports Advancement of Bill Providing People a New Path to Homeownership   Trenton, N.J. (February 27, 2017) – Today, the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced S2804 to create a program to provide people greater resources and opportunities to […]

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NJ Realtors Releases Report on National Flood Insurance Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Rosen Director of Communications, NJ Realtors arosen@njrealtor.com | 609-341-7130   NJ Realtors Releases Report on National Flood Insurance Program   Trenton, N.J. (January 4, 2017) – The New Jersey Realtors Governmental Research Foundation released a report today showing the impact of the National Flood Insurance Program on the state. While focused […]

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2017 Leadership Team Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allison Rosen, Director of Communications arosen@njrealtor.com | 609-341-7130 New Jersey Realtors Names Cliffside Park Resident, Robert Oppenheimer, 2017 President   Atlantic City, N.J. (December 21, 2016) — New Jersey Realtors, the trade association serving more than 48,000 members, named Robert Oppenheimer, of Cliffside Park, its 2017 president during their Centennial Gala […]

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Help Your Seller See the Light on a Realistic List Price

“But in 2003, we upgraded the bathroom, built a jungle gym and put in a new dishwasher.”   What Realtor® hasn’t felt challenged during pricing discussions with homeowners in a similar situation? And why wouldn’t an average homeowner expect to earn a return on home improvements?   Thankfully, there is a common ground when it […]

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NJ Realtors® Warn of Email Scam Hitting Consumers

Consumers and Realtors® beware: There’s a new hacking/phishing email scam that’s hitting the real estate market, according to information issued recently by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors®.   This isn’t your average run-of-the-mill email scam. This is a sophisticated scheme where hackers break into the email accounts of brokers, agents, […]

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Super Storm Sandy Relief Loan Program

In March, SBA approved $13,089,800 in long-term, low-interest disaster loans for Super Storm Sandy relief. These loans are available to homeowners, renters, and businesses that are still struggling, either economically or with repairs, to complete their recovery. In addition, these loans can be used those people in your community that own rental properties along the shore that may still […]

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8 Tips for Finding Your New Home

By: G. M. Filisko House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price. These eight tips will guide you through a smart homebuying process. 1.  Know thyself. Understand the type of home that […]

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Your Credit Score: What You Don’t Know Could Be Hurting You

Your credit score comes from several pieces of information about you, including whether you make payments on time and how much you spend.   Nowadays just about everyone, from landlords to lenders, judges you based on your credit score. In part because credit companies, like banks, have been so inundated during the past few years, […]

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