Which recent news are u referrring to? Three is "new news" almost every day!
As for advice in selling a home, it all depends upon the recent comparable sales. As for whether u should make any repairs, again it all depends on the recent comprable sales. Keep in mind that repairs rarely net a 100% return, but do help to facilitate a sale. The average return on a rennovation or repair is approx 60%.
Francesca "Francesca" Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES
732.606.2931 (Direct Cell 24/7)
I'm in the Forked River office and live in Bayville. If you'd like me to take a look at the house and give you ideas, give me a call at 732-278-5377.