Pamela Namowitz's Blog Posts

Unexpected Costs In Purchasing A Home

When First Time Buyers are preparing to purchase a home they usually only focused on the downpayment, and are surprised to find out there are other funds required to purchase a

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Whats Ahead For 2014 Housing

Look for prices to rise more slowly in 2014 then they did in 2013, but with rising interest rates and home prices rising, buyers are getting less of a home the longer they waitSTORY HIGHLIGHTSHome

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Slowdown In Housing Recovery And Home Prices To Rise By 4 Percent Next Year

U.S. home prices are on track to end 2013 up an impressive 11 percent, economists say, but that’s probably going to be the fastest rate of home price appreciation for years to come. Home price

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Will New Rules Make It Harder To Get A Mortgage In 2014

Planning on buying a home this year? Be warned: A mortgage may be harder to get, at least in the early months of the year, so the sooner you move forward the better. “You’ve heard all

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HOMEBUYING DURING THE HOLIDAYS HAS ITS BENEFITS

The year-end holiday season is a good time for gift-exchanging, entertaining and general merriment. But what about buying a house? Should you try to do that in November or December, too?If you're

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Where Should We Buy In 2014

As a Real Estate Agent one of the most important questions my clients ask themselves is “Where should we buy?”  Buying a home is most likely the biggest purchase any of us will make in

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NJ Kids Big And Small On The Go

The fall is a great time to do outdoor activities, and visit some great new places. There are many FESTIVALS to check out and craft shows if you are into that.You can make a day trip and 

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CHECK OUT CENTRAL JERSEYS HOWELL TOWNSHIP

Since growing up in Howell, I can now look back at how fantastic a township it is! So much to offer and great prices too. The schools are rated highly, and after viewing the ratings website

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Time To Sell My Home

START WITH A PLANDeciding to sell your home is a major life decision. Every step you take is critical to help you get the highest return.Thatís why you need a Plan. No two individuals are alike and

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Homebuying Facts In NJ For September 2013

Affordability Rates are SoaringData released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) supports the attainability of homeownership as the affordability index figures are highest than ever. The

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A PREAPPROVAL IS YOUR FIRST STEP

1. A pre-approval letter is more reliable than a pre-qualification letter. Getting a pre-qualification letter is easy. You just call a mortgage broker or lender, provide some basic financial

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11 MUST DOS FOR THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER

HighlightsFind out what your total monthly housing cost would be, including taxes and insurance.Consider whether you're ready for the expense and effort of homeownership.Get preapproved by a

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MULTI FAMILY BECOMING A BIG DEMAND NOW

A 219-unit apartment complex in Newark recently went on the market and it could sell for as much $27 million.The Mount Prospect Towers in the well-tended Forest Hill section of the city is 97

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12 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Fast

Selling your home can be a very stressful time. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these days, savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market.

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5 Reasons You Should Use A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Here are five important reasons to use a real estate professional:1. Pricing Is DifficultJust a few years ago, you didn’t have to worry about overpricing your home. If it was too high, all you

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Now

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Now:If you have been thinking about buying a home, now is a good time. With affordable property values and low interest rates, the outlook for homebuyers is.

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5 ABSOLUTE DO NOTS WHEN BUYING A HOME

Most folks are quick to give you advice on what to do when buying a home, but many neglect to tell you what NOT to do!The 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House below are so important

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HOW TO BUY A HOME

Many buyers don't know how to get started when they think they are ready to buy a home.With interest rates near the record low, you will be amazed how low your mortgage payment will be. Most times'

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NJ FAMILIES NEED SPRING FUN

Looking for events and activities to break the Cabin Fever you have? There are so many places to go and things to do, many at no cost! Checking the Fun Calendar of Events in NJ  you will

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MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW

1. You need to find a professional to help you, a Realtor that is experienced and is looking out for your "got to have" list, and truly cares about your happiness. 2. Finding a Realtor you are

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FAMILY EVENTS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

There are many things to do to keep the kids active and happy, and keep your sanity too. Why not try one of the many events happening thoughout the state? Spring is just around the corner, but until

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TEN QUESTIONS FOR YOUR HOME INSPECTOR

1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a

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BUYERS SAVE MONEY WITH SELLERS CONCESSIONS

Do YOU know what a Seller's concession is?? Seller concessions, popular in both a buyer's and a seller's market, help the real estate buyer more easily make a purchase and the seller complete a

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Great Reasons to Consider an FHA Mortgage

First time homebuyers can generally come in with less of a downpayment. Truthfully, conforming or conventional loans generally want 5% down. FHA loans only need 3.5% down. How cool is that?

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TOP TEN WAYS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

Now that the Holidays are over and gone, many people become less active and begin to hibernate.  Here are the Top Ten Ways to be happy and healthy through the remainder of winter here in New

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SIX GOOD REASONS TO BUY A HOUSE

1. PRICES HAVE NEARLY HIT BOTTOM Think they could possibly go lower? DON'T THINK SO.....  2. HOUSES ARE AFFORDABLE AGAIN After the crazy housing boom, the prices HAD to adjust. Now they are

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Housing Market Shows To Be In Recovery

Santa Ana, Calif.-based Veros Real Estate Solutions is kicking off 2013 with good news: The company reports that its quarterly housing forecast shows "compelling evidence that the national

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SO WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVENT

Some people drive the neighborhoods to look at all the crazy neighbors that have lit up their homes like they've got stock in the Electric Company! You can actually go on Youtube and find some homes

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THE YEAR OF THE DEAL

This New Year’s, you may want to make a resolution to go house hunting. 2013 may be..... the YEAR OF THE DEAL! Home prices are finally starting to recover, but they’re still low enough

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A DECEMBER SHOW FOR FREE

Try a day trip to New Hope, PA with festivities beginning at Noon, Saturday December 8th.  A free event, you can see a great show and the kids will just love it.  If you haven't been there

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DECEMBERS OUTINGS TO REMEMBER

Beat the Winter Blues by getting out to visit some of these Winter Wonderlands. Some events are free, so it's a win-win getaway! In Millburn, NJ it's the Papermill Playhouse for a great night out.

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TOP HOLIDAY GIFTS THIS YEAR

The time of year has come, to remember loved ones and friends, co-workers, bosses, anyone that should be counted in on the "list".  Doing a search of this years top Holiday Gifts came up with

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HURRICANE SANDYS BOOST

In Ocean County, now there are NO rentals available and the waiting list grows. Anywhere inland rentals were scooped up, sight unseen.  In Monmouth and Middlesex it's getting to be the same

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Are these shoes ME or WHAT

Don't let ANYONE tell you that you have too many shoes, unless of course you have more than ME! Again, this weekend while browsing around the Collingwood Auction and Flea Market in Farmingdale,

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THRILLS AND CHILLS MONTH HERE IN NJ

Located in Berlin, NJ, Sahara Sam's Oasis and Indoor Water Park is close enough to go for the day and make it back home without breaking the bank! If you check into their WEBSITE you will find all

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Thanksgiving Treats in NJ

This Thanksgiving, try something new.... Celebrate A 1836 ThanksgivingTypically held the Sunday Before Thanksgiving (Sunday November 18, 2012)Allaire Village 4265 Atlantic Ave Farmingdale, NJ(732)

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FALL FUN FOR EVERYONE

Now that Fall is officially here and the temps are chilly at night, it's time to plan events for yourself, family and friends before the winter duldroms set in! Checking out the Fall Harvest

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Labor Day Events in NJ

If you, like most people, will be staying around this Labor Day, then here are some Events in NJ you might want to check out.  There are celebrations and events all through NJ from up

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Tackle Those Labor Day Feelings

With Labor Day approaching, the fall season is just around the corner. Don't feel sad the summer is over, take on the fall with a new feeling of accomplishment! Maybe its time to start the projects

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Bang it up in Pt Pleasant Beach

Thursday nights are full of fun and Fireworks in Pt Pleasant Beach. Make it a 3 day weekend, heading south after work on Thursday, beating that weekend traffic.  If you possibly can, take a

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JERSEY SHORE PUBS

Don't hide your head in the sand...from the most northern town of Atlantic Highlands all the way down to Cape May, there are hundreds of patio bars, pubs, bistros and restaurants on the water to

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Jersey Shore Fun Filled Fourth Of July

So, you're looking for something to do for the 4th of July,,,, How about a ride to the Jersey Shore? With gasoline prices coming down and plenty of beautiful weather in store, get out and away for

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Schools NEVER Out When Buying or Selling

Searching for your new home, or selling where you've loved to live can be exhausting. Looking through the dozens of properties that have ALOT to be desired can be very frustrating.....but I promise

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