How to Sell Your House to an Investor in New Jersey

Home ownership just isn’t what it was in the 1950’s. In the past, people would buy a home and live there for the rest of their lives, often passing it on to their family. Things have changed. Many first-time homebuyers are going into it with the attitude that they’ll sell when it’s time for a change. If … Continued

Help, I’m behind in my mortgage payments in New Jersey!

When you fall behind in your mortgage payments on your home, it can feel like you’re drowning in debt. Even if you’re able to make your monthly payment, catching up on a past due balance can be an overwhelming challenge. There’s a few options that can help you to avoid foreclosure in and maybe even keep … Continued

How to Avoid Foreclosure in New Jersey

While the housing market is rebounding, many people in New Jersey are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. If you’re underwater on your home, or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you could be fearful that your mortgage provider is going to foreclose. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can … Continued

Short Sale vs Foreclosure – What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re a buyer or a borrower / seller, a short sale and foreclosure each present different advantages and difficulties. What Is A Foreclosure In New Jersey? In simple terms… “A foreclosed home is one in which the owner is unable to make his mortgage loan payments and the bank repossessed the home” (source).  If … Continued

How to stay in my home after foreclosure in New Jersey

A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose … Continued

Understanding the Foreclosure Process in New Jersey

Understanding the foreclosure process in New Jersey is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun.  But just know that it’s not … Continued

Can I sell my New Jersey house in foreclosure?

Do you have a New Jersey house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the New Jersey foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you … Continued

New Jersey Foreclosure Report 1st Edition

I have been in the foreclosure business since 2008 and I had a gut feeling back then that foreclosures in New Jersey and New York was going to increase. So when I read the article stating “New Jersey now has the Nation’s Top Foreclosure Rate” I knew that there are going to be increasing number … Continued

New Jersey now has the Nation’s Top Foreclosure Rate

New foreclosures may be back to nearly normal, but the mess from the epic housing disaster in the last decade is far from gone. Bank repossessions, the final stage of the foreclosure process, jumped 66 percent year over year in the third quarter of this year, according to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. … Continued