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Homebuyer Optimism Rising as Millennials Leave Parents’ Homes

More and more millennials are starting to move out of their parents’ homes and secure their own places of residence in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere in the U.S. Homebuyer optimism, as measured by Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), is on the rise as prospective buyers of houses sense that the cost……
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NJ Home Buyers Need to Be Aware of the “Hidden” Costs of Their Real Estate Purchase

Buying a home should be an exciting time in a person’s life, whether it’s their first home purchase or they’ve already owned several houses. However, purchasing a home can also be a stressful experience, particularly when the potential home buyer is trying to figure out all the potential costs that will be associated with the……
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NJ Governor Chris Christie Pushes to Do “Even Better” on Property Taxes

Although the average property tax bill for New Jersey residents rose considerably in 2015, NJ Governor Chris Christie said that the state “could do even better.” After several years of trending downward, property taxes began to go in the opposite direction two years ago. The average NJ property tax bill was 1.6 percent in 2012,……
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Property Taxes in New Jersey on the Rise

NJ property taxes are going up, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. This could have significant consequences for anyone looking to buy a home in New Jersey in the months ahead. Last year, the average property tax bill in NJ increased by nearly $200, going from $8,161 in 2014 to……
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Super Bowl Ad on Mortgage Service Sparks Controversy

A recent Super Bowl ad for a mortgage lending service is causing a great deal of controversy, even several days after the football game. Rocket Mortgage paid millions of dollars to air the controversial advertisement during the Super Bowl game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The controversy has arisen because Rocket Mortgage……
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