Sorry that hear that "it wasn't your contact", but when it's meant to be it...it will be. The inventory in the county has been growing slightly over the last 2 months (1075 homes versus a low of 922), so the choices are growing slightly. This bodes well for you finding the next "amazing deal". My suggestion to you considering everything you mentioned about interest rates, taxes and conservatism, would be to move forward and have your home listed if you need to close on your current home in order to close on your next. This decision takes advantage of the rates and taxes (if you were referring to your current home) for the purchaser of your current home and starts you down the path which can address ones conservative mindset. It also makes you a stronger buyer when you discover that deal versus making an offer and not having your home even listed. The strongest position of course is a buyer who does not need to sell (not too many fit that discription) followed closely by a buyer who has their home under contract. These strengths for you as a buyer can equate to negotiating strengths when you do make that offer. There are amazing deals relative to those of 6 months ago as sellers gain a better appreciation for the market. The current market environment is a strong buyers market and as the Spring activity starts there are more buyers hence the strength diminishes slightly. I hope this helps. If you have any questions please feel free to call upon me. Although my office is in PA I focus the overwhelming % my activity in Hunterdon/Somerset. I wish you well and be confident...when it's meant to be it will be.
I have been selling new homes in the Flemington area for almost 20 years. I know the ins-and-outs of construction and almost every local builder. If it was built in 2006, and it's not completed nor ever been lived in... there may be more reasons than just price why this home has not sold.
Also in terms of the homes "true value" - how has that been determined? A Buyers Representative can provide you with the local comparables, pricing trends and negotiate on your behalf. The bank, the builder or the listing agent are not the ones that determine it's "value".
As for utilities, if it's well and septic.. they are free :-) except for maintenance now and then. As for Natural Gas vs. Propane. They are the same product, only one is piped and one is trucked - thus because of the transport cost propane is higher. It will be determined by the construction materials used (insulation, type of windows, efficacy of the furnace, how many units, how many zones) and the BIG factor is what temperature you set your thermostats at and if you are home all day or at work and only there at night? There are variables.
If you need additional help contact me through my website: http://www.NewHomesInHunterdon.com
Patricia "Patty" Mortara | Hunterdon Real Estate Group
RE/MAX Results Realty | Flemington, New Jersey
Office: 908.237.0055 ext 20 | Direct: 908.448.1699
The prior answers are all very valid and can provide you with a projection. My wife and I life in Hunterdon County and have propane for both heating, hot water and cooking. The useage varies family life style to family life style. We have found that the best deals on propane are: IF you enter into a contract prior versus payment on a per delivery basis AND if you actually own the propane tank versus having it owned by the supplier. By owning it you are not locked into a specific supplier and can do more shopping around. So I strongly recomend that, as part of the sale, you somehow try and work into it the purchase of the tank if you plan on staying there for any length of time. If you have any questions on this reach out to me and I'll try and guide you along the best I can.
Kenneth "Ken" Verbeyst CRS GRI ABR SRES GREEN
Prudential NJ Properties
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