Who Are You?

Who are you?

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), if you bought and/or sold a house in Ocean County, NJ, in 2012, you were most likely: Married Earning between $80,000 and $100,000 combined Not a “first timer” Not a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) Working with a real estate agent Only contacted ONE real estate agent [...]

Want to See a Neat Trick?

A friend, and colleague of ours, Dan Desmond, posted this video on Facebook last week.  Spoiler Alert; there is NO magic here but if you’re truly wondering if it’s “time to buy” a home in Ocean County, watch it. When Should I Buy in Ocean County?  Real Estate Magic Trick Great!  You are still here! [...]

"We know it will cost more in a year or two."

Mortgage Rates

My girlfriend works for Ryan Homes, a reputable builder of new homes in Ocean County. Yesterday, she was working at their Adult Community site in Lakewood, The Legacy at Woodlake Greens. She told me about a couple that put a deposit down on one of their new homes; they had a house to sell but [...]

What Would You Do If Oprah Said It Was Time To Buy?

Oh no, say it isn't sO!

In the last few months, some of the greatest financial minds have come out and said, “it is time to buy a home”.  Why then hasn’t the Ocean County real estate market, or almost any other market, seen a dramatic increase in home purchases? Oh sure, the National Association of Realtors reported that “Pending Home [...]

Are You a "Modern" Homebuyer?

Mobile Real Estate Apps

Are you in the market to buy a home in Toms River, Manchester or northern Ocean County? When was the last time you bought a home or is this your first time? Which tools are you using to assist you with your home search?  Are you using mobile apps on your Ipad and/or Iphone?  Do [...]

People are Buying Homes and Getting Mortgages!

by The KCM Crew on January 11, 2012 Many believe that very few houses are selling and that almost no one can get a mortgage. We want to let everyone know that neither of these assumptions is true. Recently, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Homes Sales Report. According to the report [...]

When the Prophet Says Buy-Buy!

by The KCM Crew on January 9, 2012 John R. Talbott, previously a Goldman Sachs investment banker, is a bestselling author and economic consultant. When it comes to the housing market he is also a prophet. When housing prices started to skyrocket in 2003, he published The Coming Crash in the Housing Market correctly warning [...]

Is It Time for Young Families to Buy a Home?

by The KCM Crew on February 1, 2012 We have reported that almost six million adults between the ages of 25 to 34 are currently living with their parents. That number reflects an almost 50% increase since 2003. These young adults are now being advised to jump into homeownership. Who are the people selling them [...]

What Does Warren Buffet Think About Buying A Home?

by The KCM Crew on January 30, 2012 Warren Buffet is seen by many as the greatest investor of our time. When he speaks, people listen. Like anyone else in his position of influence, he is criticized by some for using his bullhorn to promote his own business agendas at times. That makes it very [...]

Monday's Monthly Market Report-January 2012

How’s the real estate market in Ocean County, NJ?  Is it time to buy?  Is it time to sell? The Ocean County Real Estate Market in Under 4 Minutes: Let’s review: The “Median” Sales Price of a Single Family Home, in Ocean County, FELL from $350,000 to $310,000 in the last year! Mortgage Interest Rates, [...]