In this video I do an overview of the fabulous Hawthorne Estates new construction community in Medford NJ built by DR Horton. There are brand new homes with four models to choose from. I’ll tell you about the area, included features and pricing. For more information on the community or to schedule an in person tour call me at 609-338-3773. I also have more information on the community and video tours at https://sjhouses.com/hawthorne-estates
It’s a great time to sell your home. If you’re thinking about selling or just want to know what your home is worth right now please contact us.
This week I was interviewed by Ron Flozak. We talked about several topics including whether or not now would be a good time to start a career in real estate. Please watch the interview and contact me if you’re thinking about a career in real estate. I’d be happy to give you the straight talk and help you discover if a career in real estate is right for you.
Brigantine NJ is not the most well knows shore town in NJ. That’s part of the charm of Brigantine. Here are 5 Reasons to love Brigantine NJ.
Number 1: The Beaches
Brigantine Beaches are beautiful, not packed, and easy to get in and out of. Brigantine also has one of the few beaches in NJ that allow 4 x 4 access to sections of the beach. Personally I spent a lot of time there one summer playing beach volleyball with the Brigantine Beach Volleyball Association.
Number 2: Location
Brigantine is located just North of Atlantic City. It’s easy to access Brigantine from Route 30 and the Atlantic City Expressway and garden state parkway. Once in Brigantine there it is a peaceful and fun retreat.
Number 3: Boating
Brigantine offers many amenities for boating lovers. Many of the homes are on the bay or cove that allows boat slips. This gives you easy access to the bay and ocean. Enjoy fishing, crabbing or relaxing on the water. Jet skiing is also popular in Brigantine. Or enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding.
Number 4: Affordability
Brigantine home prices are typically lower than some of the other shore towns. You can purchase a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the $300,000 price range. Waterfront homes start in the $400,000 range.
Number 5: Golf
The Links at Brigantine Beach is a fantastic 18 hole golf course open year round. Enjoy ocean breezes on this Scottish Links style golf course.
Brigantine Beach has much to offer for a year round residence, vacation home or investment. We have an office located in Brigantine to help with any real estate needs there. Contact us and we’d be glad to help. Call 609-484-0890 ext. 132.
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RED Day 2019 is a day to Renew Energize and Donate back to the community. This year we were able to help a fantastic organization called Operation Safe Haven. This organization provides free tiny houses to veterans and also provides support services and a community food pantry for veterans in the community. Right now they have 3 homes up and they are expecting more coming later this year.
We had many projects going on for red day and about 150 volunteers from Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore and Washington Township offices. We were also joined by many community members who volunteered their time and expertise. Some of our projects included renovating a pump house, putting a new roof on a bath house, cleaning up debris from a demolished building, cutting trees, chipping wood, raking leaves, splitting wood and more. If you would like to learn more about this organization or sponsor a Veteran please visit https://opsafehaven.com/.
Sometimes growing up is hard to do and sometimes there’s the thrill of it all, the firsts you’ll experience. There are few things in life as thrilling as becoming a first-time homeowner. Buying your first property, getting the keys and walking through the threshold of a house which will become the first home of your dreams is an exhilarating experience. But where do you start? First-time homebuyers often have many questions about how to search for the features they desire in a house, how to get the best financing assistance and how to find a Realtor® they can trust. There are some great first time home buyers programs right now. Let’s look at how to qualify.
Take Advantage of First Time Homebuyer Programs Around Atlantic City
You’ll want to begin by saving for your down payment but how much do you have to put down to buy a house? Typically, conventional loans require 20% down, but as a first-time homebuyer you may be able to get help covering your down payment. It’s possible to lower or eliminate the amount you need to have up front for a down payment through federal, state and local government programs.
Your lender and buyer’s agent will be trusted sources in directing you to the best options which may be available to you. Some of the most common federal government mortgage options such as FHA and USDA loans are well-known and may offer solutions for low or no-down payments for those who qualify.
Most state and local governments offer some assistance as well. We dug a little deeper to find out.
first-time homebuyer government programs are available in the area.
The Atlantic County Improvement Authority offers a down payment assistance program to individuals who have resided in Atlantic County for at least 12 months and who have not owned a home in two years or more. At a state level, The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency offers several different programs for first-time homebuyers including down payment assistance and mortgage programs explained in a step-by-step guide to help you decide which options are best for you.
All of this information can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out some great tips for first-time homebuyers from Nerd Wallet. They offer an easy-to-follow but detailed list with some general information to help you get started.
Now that you’re ready to set sail, the importance of having a trusted buyer’s agent is key in making the home-buying process go smoothly. You’ll want to find someone who’s ready to work for you, who’s also experienced in serving first time homebuyers and who knows the area real estate market. Matt Haviland with The Haviland Group and Keller Williams Realty offer free consultations for first-time homebuyer programs. Contact Matt today at 609-338-3773 or via e-mail to get started on the path to the door of your first home.
We are pleased to welcome a new partner agent to The Haviland Group. Jim Schroeder has been a long time friend of the Haviland family and personal legal advisor to our family and many of our past clients. Jim is a licensed real estate agent and attorney. This allows him to use his incredible legal knowledge to help our clients in their real estate needs.
Jim is the owner of the Schroeder Law Group, a law firm with offices in Hammonton and Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. Jim devotes a significant portion of his practice to real estate issues, especially counseling those in distressed situations and helping real estate investors get started. He serves as attorney for the Land Use Boards in Hammonton, Galloway and Estell Manor. Most importantly Jim is an all-around great guy, and a man who values family and faith. Jim is involved in many local charities and organizations helping them improve our communities. We welcome Jim to our real estate team at the Haviland Group.