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High-Rankings Schools Can Boost Sales Prices of Homes in New Jersey

When people start considering which NJ neighborhoods to live in, they often consider things like how highly ranked the area schools are, how easy it is to access public transportation, and how long it will take to commute to New York City. Of course, another major factor in home-buying decisions is the cost of purchasing……
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New Jersey Home Prices on the Rise, But Still Below National Growth Rates

New Jersey home prices are on the rise, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index. The report, which measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major US metropolitan areas, found that real estate prices across the United States are up five percent over last year. Interestingly, the rise in the cost……
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US Real Estate Market Struggles: Homes Sales on the Decline

The most recent statistics on home sales in the United States indicate that fewer and fewer people are buying houses, which is a complete reversal of the sharp rise in home sales earlier this year. The National Association of Realtors (NAR), a major North American trade group for individuals who work in the real estate……
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Tax Obligations and Debt Problems May Be Greater for Married Couples

It used to be assumed that getting married would help to alleviate debt concerns because doing so would have a positive effect on a person’s tax bill, among other things. However, that may not actually be the case, especially if both spouses have high annual incomes. Beyond that, getting married can potentially reduce a person’s……
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Most Americans Can’t Afford to Make Transition from Renting a Home to Buying a Home

The vast majority of Americans who rent do not have the necessary income or credit score to actually purchase a home. That news comes courtesy of a recent study by Zillow, an online real estate database company that helps to connect potential homebuyers with home sellers. The study found that approximately 86 percent of renters……
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