Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

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Oops! But, I Did Make an Appointment!

February 10th, 2009 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, Just Because..., NJ First Time Home Buyers | Leave A Comment

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Rob Hahn, one of the smartest marketers and social media experts I know, wrote a piece on Blog Your War Stories: After a recent Lucky Strike Social Media Club dinner €” the very first one, as a matter of fact, in which the club was formed €” I had the pleasure of riding in a car with two realestistas.  Sarah Bandy (@sarahbandy) and Perri Feldman (@perrifeldman) are two NJ-based realtors who are just a joy to be around. As we were rolling down the...Continue Reading!

New Jersey Mortgage Rates Plunge

November 29th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, NJ First Time Home Buyers, NJ Mortgage Update | Leave A Comment

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Finally, some good news for New Jersey home buyers near the Midtown Direct Train line. In a move to increase credit availability, the Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Banks announced that they would purchase up to $600 billion in Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), exciting news that sent interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages plummeting below 6.00% and near the lows for the year! If you have been on the fence about buying or refinancing a home in a New Jersey community along...Continue Reading!

How NOT to Mess Up Your NJ Mortgage

November 17th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, NJ First Time Home Buyers, NJ Mortgage Update | Leave A Comment

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Those last few days before closing on a new home in New Jersey can be nerve wracking.   I asked Tom Wragg (First Choice Bank) to put together this list for my first time home buyers in New Jersey: From Contract to Close: How NOT to Mess Up Your NJ Mortgage In this environment, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines in New Jersey in order for your mortgage company to maintain your mortgage until closing:  Keep in Touch with your Mortgage Banker Make them aware...Continue Reading!

The House Burned Down 24 Hours B4 Closing!!!

November 14th, 2008 | Filed Under: Just Because..., NJ First Time Home Buyers | 2 Comments »

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Everything was in place. We were soooo close... The house had been on the market for only two weeks. It was in disrepair and a wonderful investment opportunity for my buyer clients.  The home was moments away from foreclosure in a transitioning neighborhood with growth potential. The buyers were able to pay cash for the property. No need to worry about current mortgage concerns. The offer was accepted. And then it hit the fan...or so I thought. There were two sets of owners. Each with their...Continue Reading!

How to Set Up a Simple Home Network in Your New Jersey Home

November 12th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, Getting Your NJ Home In Order, NJ First Time Home Buyers | 1 Comment »

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

One of the first questions I am asked after homeowners close on their new home along the Midtown Direct Train line is "How do we set up our home network?" and "Who do you know that can help us out?" Here are five tips to consider when setting up a simple home network: Here are five tips to consider when setting up a simple home network: 1) Get wired-wireless networks are convenient, reasonably priced, and fairly easy to set up for basic operation. But they never...Continue Reading!

Will NJ Home Buyers Benefit From New Loan Limits?

March 8th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, NJ First Time Home Buyers, NJ Mortgage Update | Leave A Comment

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

New Jersey Home Buyers should benefit from the new FHA and Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac conforming loan limits released by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development on March 6, 2008.  The new loan limits for FHA and Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac are now calculated at 125% of the HUD published median prices, with a floor of $271,050 and $417,000, respectively, not to exceed $729,750. Use this link to find out the new limits in your area. This will take you to the "mortgage limits"...Continue Reading!

Essex County New Jersey Home Sales January 2008

February 15th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, NJ First Time Home Buyers, Recent New Jersey Home Sales | 2 Comments »

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

As expected, average sales prices continue to rise in Millburn/Short Hills and Montclair with sustaining prices in the remainder of Essex County. All indications are that entry level homes ($400,000-$600,000) in these communities will benefit from falling interest rates...thus stimulating growth as we enter the key spring selling season.  To find homes for sale in Essex County search Midtown Direct Homes or call Perri @ 973.650.4727.Continue Reading!

Facts About New Jersey

February 7th, 2008 | Filed Under: Buying a Home in NJ, NJ First Time Home Buyers | 5 Comments »

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Every  couple of months I get this email about New Jersey "truisms" that this Jersey Girl can appreciate...so I thought I would share it with you.   This latest email came from Debbi out of Blaine, Minnesota from my Millburn High School graduating class (way back when.) Facts about NJ If you've ever lived in Jersey...you'll appreciate this!!! New Jersey is a peninsula. Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida. New Jersey is the only state where all...Continue Reading!

Retreat for New Moms in Chatham NJ

January 15th, 2008 | Filed Under: Chatham Living, NJ First Time Home Buyers | Leave A Comment

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

The Parrot Mill Inn located in CHATHAM, N.J. plays host to the "Mommy Nest," a retreat for new moms in New Jersey.The NY Times wrote an article on the Mommy Nest yesterday. I wish this was available seventeen years ago!!!What a wonderful idea to help new mothers adjust to breast-feeding, sleep deprivation and the joys of motherhood. At $500 a night, moms can get help from lactation consultants and the rest and relaxation they crave. Getaways to Coddle New Moms If you need to...Continue Reading!

December 2007 New Jersey Home Sales

January 2nd, 2008 | Filed Under: NJ First Time Home Buyers, Recent New Jersey Home Sales | 2 Comments »

Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, New Jersey and Midtown Direct Real Estate, Home Buying and Selling, Top Realtor, Perri K. Feldman

Homes continued to sell in New Jersey during December 2007. Prices were down about 11% from the previous month. Average Days on Market (DOM) were only two months in December versus three months in November. Why?  Sellers realized that well priced homes will sell and Buyers took advantage of year end "specials." Below are the December (12/1/2007€“12/31/2007) closed sales of single family homes provided by the Garden State MLS.    December 2007 HOME SALES               Continue Reading!

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"Perri was very reactive AND proactive. Clearly, she has an excellent grasp of the towns and counties she covers and went the extra mile to educate us on an area we were not entirely familiar with." Steve & Laura Lee

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