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By Catherine (Cathy) Chaudemanche Team | Edison Realtor, ALC + | Agent in Edison, NJ

5 Tips When Looking for Middlesex County Homes for Sale in New Jersey

There are a lot of Middlesex County homes for sale in New Jersey now which makes it a great time to buy (over 7400 current listings on the Middlesex county Multi Listing System). Not only can you find a wide variety of beautiful homes at lower than before prices but thanks to the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, if you're a first-time home buyer, you can get a generous bonus at tax time.
Here are some tips for taking full advantage of the stimulus and to make shopping for a new home more pleasurable.

1.  Don't Settle for the First Place You See

It isn't a race and you don't get extra points for being fast. Take your time to find just the right one for you.

2.  Weigh the Pros and Con

Just about any home will need a few improvements.  Even newly constructed homes usually need improvements like landscaping. Home sellers are savvier now about how to make enhancements to catch a buyer's eye, but look carefully. There will still be things you want to change. Weigh the difference between the cost of those repairs and the sale price. If you really want a home even though it's going to take a lot of work, place your bid accordingly.

3.  Start Looking Now

The new stimulus plan allows for more homeowners to remain in their homes where only a short time ago they needed to sell. The housing market will begin to stabilize and prices will get stronger. If you are thinking about buying a new home, now is the time to do it.

4.  Get Help

The sea of homes available can be mind-boggling. Find a professional real estate agent to wade through Middlesex County homes for sale and find homes that meet your family and financial needs.

5.  Get Your Financing in Order

The new stimulus plan makes banks and mortgage companies stronger and loans  once again are available. Make sure you have all your information ready. Having financing done in advance makes your job of buying Middlesex County homes for sale much easier.
If you’re looking for a professional real estate agent to help you find your perfect home, find out how I can help and contact me.

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Cathy Chaudemanche

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