Maybe Patty has not disappeared. And I'm exagerating about how ubiquitous the internet is. You make a good impression for the industry Debbie Rose. Keep up the good work.
I have posted before, soon there will be no need for people in transactions. Everything needed is in front of us. Except the signatures, right? Oops. I think you can do that too. Off to do another Open House. I love it.
The speakers will include a mortgage rep/loan officer, an attorney, and a Realtor (I spoke at the last seminar)........there will be a question and answer period following an overview of the process by the people I mentioned. There will be handouts and other information available...making it a good place to get started, and have your questions answered.!
Call Jon for more information - it wil be held at a very special ( and convenient) location!
Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30PM !
Hope to see you there.
Prudential NJ Properties
You may be interested in giving these a look to see if there are resourses or information you may be unaware of.
http://www.nj.gov/njhrc/ ....... http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=nj&topic=homeow
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm .... http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov
Good luck, Dunes
Schedule an appointment with us or an agent that you feel comfortable with and discuss your particular situation - have them do a "first time buyer" orientation... What we call a "Safe Harbor" meeting. Very much like discussing a procedure with your doctor. ..... NO SURPRISES!
Good luck with your search for that special home.. Wishing you a very Happy New!
Resolve, try talking to neighbors, friends, and family members who own homes; about home ownership and the process. via conversation and alot of tea consumption, the information gathered will have you on a google journey. DON'T SPEND MONEY TO LEARN. buying a home should be a fun process...you shouldn't lose hair and weight over it.
Special Note: one can not eat with a closed mouth. Talk Talk Talk, to everyone.
I know Bill and Tom of Eventsetgo, and Larry Montani of First Interstate Financial.
People like yourself from all parts of NJ have attended.
It's free, no selling whatsoever.
The atmosphere is relaxed.
The food is great.
You can hear from professionals and actual past clients about the "whole" process.
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I think we will always be needed....never underestimate the value of hand holding someone through the process or a reassuring smile when people are making one of the biggest decisions in their lives.........or running interference when there is an issue......of course we will be needed (I hope) :)
Good luck with your open house!
Many who post questions here aren't necessarily interactive in responding to the people who answer.
That's ok - they ask, and we respond. Hopefully, they get the answers they need, and find them useful.
Patty may very well be reading and deciding what her next option is.
I have gotten occasional email over the time I have been on Trulia - many people decide to reach out to a particular Realtor, and not just respond in the thread with another comment.
As an observation - most agents don't seem to need any response from anyone to keep these threads alive and active!!!!! We're like those Everready bunny commercials on tv - we just keep on going !! ha
I just saw a question that was posted back in JANUARY from someone who wanted to sell by February....there's still an agent , as of yesterday, responding away to the question, trying to get the listing (althought she says she isn't after the listing )!! It just makes me smile...
So.....good morning Patty if you're still reading this!! Have a great Sunday........
Prudential NJ Properties
PS........by the way Carl - you THINK the internet is the wave of the future????? ---uhmm....wel....the future is now as it has already changed the way we do business! You have a great day, too!
Just so happens Prudential New Jersey Properties is sponsoring a 1st time home buyers seminar in West Orange the 15th September. This will be our second go-round and I'd like to invite you to attend. Just get in touch with me through my website and I'll pass along all the particulars. My Pleasure...My Business!
Semminar or Class?
Semminar: done by a Profit organization?
Class: Done by a non profit?
http://www.oceaninc.org/programs.html#First Time Home
Do you live in Bloomfield? They usually mail information about seminars to residents. You may also find it on their website. The first I attended was given by HUD. You can check the HUD site for information.
A NACA workshop may also answer questions for you. http://www.naca.com
Plus, there is a lot of information one YouTube and on city-data.com. Go to the forum & scroll to the real estate professionals page & post your question. http://www.city-data.com/forum/
You're still going to have to sit with a realtor, but these places are a start.
I agree with Sloan if you want to take advantage of the tax credit, you can sit with an experienced realtor like myself who can give you all the information, then you can have a face-to-face meeting with a mortgage person to step through the process. I can set this meeting up for you.
If you don't want to take advantage of the credit, I can find a couple of seminars for you. I believe there's one coming up in Montclair in a couple of months.
Let me know,
If you are a first time home buyer and want to possibly get in on the $8000 tax credit being offered until November 30, 2009, you should skip looking for a seminar and choose a realtor who can give you all the information you need to know so you can get started with your search right away. This tax credit was created by the government to stimulate the housing market since the downturn in the economy and there are no plans to extend it at this time. Many first time buyers have been happy to take advantage of this gift.
I cover the Bloomfield area and surrounding towns. If you would like more information or my help, please call or email me.
Coldwell Banker, Schweppe Office
The most effective way to get a thorough education in everything you need to know is to find a buyers agent
who will work with you one-on-one for as long as it takes. I spend several hours with new clients covering all aspects of the buying process - but it's a relationship that develops over weeks and months sometimes even years!) and we discuss new topics every time we meet. Please review my profile on our website. You'll find me under Agents (the letter J) as Karin Joseph Carson on cbmoves.com.
Carl - 973 632-8593 cell. Office-973 746-1515.