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
If you’re looking for a fantastic home with a bay view at a reasonable price you’ll love my listing in West Atlantic City. West Atlantic City is a section of Egg Harbor Township and it has a Pleasantville mailing address. It’s a tucked away spot with amazing views that is not as well known as some of our other shore areas. Take a look at my listing tour for 209 Seville Avenue, Pleasantville NJ and let me know what you think.
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.
Join us for a tour of this incredible building in my home town of Port Republic. In this video tour we see the entire church including the bell tower, steeple and the basement.
We just reduced the price on this fantastic home to $110,000. This 2 bedroom 1 bath condo is a first floor unit located in London Court in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Contact us for more details.
In light of the current crisis, we want to help people survive and thrive financially during this time. Our new live video show will go over things like what bills to pay when you are limited on income. We’ll also talk about how to make money and look at employers that are hiring now. And we will highlight local people and businesses making a difference.
Here is a replay of the show and join us for our next episode at https://www.facebook.com/havilandgroup/
First of all we want to extend our sympathy to those who have been personally affected by the COVID 19 virus. We also would like to express our support to those who have lost jobs at this difficult time.
As of today Governor Murphy announced that all non essential businesses should close and work from home. At Keller Williams Realty we are honoring this request and have already made preparations to work remotely. Our staff and leadership team will continue to work remotely from home. Our affiliated title company is also prepared to work from home and handle closings remotely.
We anticipate our scheduled closings to close on time and are communicating with our clients on any potential delays.
For new seller clients we have initiated a Virtual Home Selling Service. We will take new listings including video tours without having to come to our client’s home and without any buyers having to come in their house. We have also implemented a virtual live open house strategy to further promote our listings on social media.
For our home buyer and seller clients we have implemented video conferencing for all meetings. We also have a Virtual Home Buying Service to help our buyer clients navigate through potential homes and neighborhoods without having to leave the comfort and safety of their home.
Is now a good time to buy or sell real estate in South Jersey? The answer is it depends on your circumstances. We are offering phone or video consultations to help you determine if this is the right time for you.
We are committed to help our clients with their real estate needs and add value to their lives. We pray that everyone would stay safe and well.
Richard, Matthew, Linda Haviland
P.S. Is there anything we can support you with? If we can help we will. If we can’t we’ll let you know or do our best to connect you to someone that can help.
Every year we offer fresh baked pies to our clients and referral partners as a way of saying thank you. It’s a great day and this year was our best pie day yet. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help so many wonderful people buy sell and invest in real estate. Thanks to our clients for trusting us with their real estate needs and introducing us to the people you care about!
Good news! As of today the Atlantic County, NJ grant program is now funded with grants available of up to $10,000 for first time home buyers! All funds are forgiven after 5 years. This program is administered through the Atlantic County Improvement Authority. This program does not work for everyone so I’ve outlined the key requirements below. If you don’t think you’ll qualify for this program the state grant program is also giving $10,000 grants and it’s easier to qualify. Click here for details on the state grant. You will need to be pre-qualified by an a approved mortgage company. My preferred lenders are on stand by to help qualify potential first time home buyers asap and get them qualified to receive the grant money. Complete the form below and we’ll reach out to see if you qualify.
- Who have resided in Atlantic County for the last 12 months or are employed in Atlantic County.
- Who have not owned a home for the last three years.
- With acceptable credit history and the ability to obtain an approved mortgage.
- With incomes below 80% of Median income:
These income levels are (2019):
|# of Household Members
|80% of Median Income
If you or someone you know may be eligible to qualify for this grant please call me for more details at 609-338-3773. Time is limited and funds are usually gone in a few months so please call me now. Matt
Recently we shared a post explaining what Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is. We covered different reasons a home buyer may need to pay for this insurance and why. If you’re planning to buy your first home soon, there’s a good chance you’ll be required to pay for it as part of your monthly mortgage payment. But even as a first-time home buyer, there are scenarios where you won’t need to take on this extra bill to own a home.
Do I need PMI on a First-Time Home Buyer Mortgage?
To recap, PMI is insurance which protects a lender’s risk in loaning money to someone for purposes of buying a home. The more money a lender funds, the greater the risk they bear in loosing out on their investment, should a homeowner find they are no longer able to pay their monthly mortgage payment.
As many first-time home buyers tend to seek out a larger loan-to-down payment ratio, they tend to fit into the higher-risk-end of funding parameters. When a loan ratio is greater than 80% of the purchase price for a property, lenders will want PMI included. Saving $20,000 to buy a $100,000 house is a challenge for most anyone. Lending institutions understand this, and by hedging their bets with an insurance policy to protect their risk, there are loan options available for qualifying buyers with less than 20% to put down.
If you happen to have the funds needed to meet or exceed the 20% marker, even as a first-time home buyer you won’t need to cover the cost of PMI. If you start saving at a young age and seek out various ways to invest and grow your money, it’s possible to reach the magical and elusive 20% goal for a down payment. But there are other ways you can get to this figure.
As a first-time home buyer there are a variety of programs available, including grants to help fund your down payment. If you’re enrolled in a 401k or retirement plan through work, there’s a strong chance you can borrow some funds to put towards the purchase of a home, and with fewer to no tax penalties, depending on your plan. Some adventurous home buyers have even been able to get a great down payment through crowdsourcing platforms like Go Fund Me.
If you’re not able to get the minimum 20% saved but are otherwise ready to buy a home, don’t let the idea of PMI hold you back. While the insurance may not cover you from loss, it will help you achieve your dream of buying your first home if you need a viable solution to get you there. The cost of PMI is usually a small percentage of your mortgage payment, and once your home’s value appreciates to where you own less than 80% of your loan, you can look into refinancing without Private Mortgage Insurance.
Whether you need PMI or not, when it’s time to buy a home, work with a Realtor® who has a passion in helping their clients find solutions towards achieving their home dreams. Get the conversation started with Matt Haviland, give him a call today at 609-338-3773 or send him an e-mail. The Haviland Group and Keller Williams Realty are here to help you find the right home from start to finish.