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Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

  Check out the top 4 home renovatons that will give you the greatest return on investment (ROI).     Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).   While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete kitchen remodel are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.  ...

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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What Was the Impact of the Fed Decision this Week?

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What Was the Impact of the Fed Decision this Week?

For the Week Ending August 2, 2019   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The Fed meeting ended on Wednesday with a 0.25% cut to its policy rate for the first time since 2008. Mortgage rates were stable on the news. Stocks declined after the Fed announcement as many traders were expecting a drop of 0.50%. Falling stock prices can be good for mortgage rates. Comments from the Fed Chairman make future rate cuts...

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Why are my FICO Scores different for the 3 Credit Bureaus?

Why are my FICO Scores different for the 3 Credit Bureaus?

Did you know that in the U.S. there are three national credit bureaus that compete to capture, update and store credit histories? These three credit bureaus are: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.   Are there differences between the 3 Credit Bureaus?   It’s important to understand that while most information collected by these three is similar, there are differences. For instance, one credit bureau may have unique information captured on a consumer that is not being captured by the other two, or the same data element may be stored or displayed differently by the credit bureaus.   For example: The FICO scoring system design is similar across...

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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I How does foreign real estate investment look these days?

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I How does foreign real estate investment look these days?

For the Week Ending July 19, 2019   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.     Retail sales increased in June, pointing to strong consumer spending. This could offset the slowdown from the business sector. Lower import prices in June are evidence of declining inflation. Low inflation helps prevent rising rates. Jobless claims last week were up slightly. However, the overall labor market remains strong....

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THE MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

THE MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Monmouth County, NJ First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to low income families to purchase an affordable home  in the form of a deferred payment second mortgage loan in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for down payment and closing costs (only).   PROGRAM DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY MUST BE a resident of Monmouth County for 1 YEAR before applying for a grant. ALL applicants must complete a pre-purchase housing counseling course and provide a certificate of completion with the First-Time Homebuyer application. MUST BE an individual(s) that never owned a home (except if an applicant...

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