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Good News-Interest Rates Drop Down Some Just Before Holiday!

Average weekly rate data as provided by the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® 05/23/24 Trending Average Rate One Week

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Brand New Beautiful Custom Home in Linwood NJ—Available now!

NEW CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY, READY NOW! This Hampshire plan is a stunning new, open concept home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths

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NJ First Time home buyers program may be good for some of you. – See more from Gary Simmens

Today’s rates are 6.625% with 0 points on NJ First time homebuyer with DPA For Atlantic County it would be

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Seven Types of Tax Deductible Home Improvements

With Tax Day approaching, make sure your clients are taking all the home deductions for which they may qualify. If

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270 Acre Scenic Estate in Hammonton, NJ. One of a kind!

Fabulous in Hammonton, NJ Experience unparalleled serenity in this unique, custom-built haven, nestled within a breathtaking 270-acre nature sanctuary in

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Have a nice upcoming Easter with your family. Check out the Circa Video from Gary

I hope you and your family have a nice up coming Easter Holiday! I hope it is filled with a

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Fed Meeting 03/20/24 Leaves Rates Unchanged for the 5th time

US Fed Meet Highlights: The US Federal Reserve announced its interest rate decision today after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee

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To My Peeps! Whether You Are Irish Decent or Pretend To Be This Weekend!-From Gary

How are you? Loving this warm weather! 72 degrees the other day in March!  Got to love – love –

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New Listing We Got in Linwood Near Bikepath 5 Bedroom 2.5 bath with Basement!

All recently renovated!  Won`t last very long at $549,900! 5 Bedrooms 2.5 new baths—new deluxe kitchen and more! Gorgeous two-story

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Stunning Beachfront in Longport NJ–8 Bedrooms 5.5 baths!

This exclusive beachfront property is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that rarely presents itself. Even better, you’ve got options? Option 1:

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Ventnor -Brand New 7 Bedroom Luxury Home with Elevator close to beach and pier!

VENTNOR! This newly built custom residence in the prestigious St. Leonard’s Tract offers an unparalleled luxury oceanfront living experience. With

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Big luxury home in Linwood with 3 car garage on a cul de sac!

Nestled behind a striking stone front and adorned with a covered porch, this exquisite executive house welcomes you with a

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Reduced in Smithville area–Galloway Township NJ 08205

REDUCED  ***SMITHVILLE NEW LISTING ALERT***4 Bedrooms 2 FULL BATHS***FENCED REAR YARD***1 CAR GARAGE***1,867 SQ FT***TAXES $6,350*** ~Great home with lots

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New to Market–Nice 4 BR in Egg Harbor Twp on 6.5 quiet acres

The home on Asbury Rd in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, offers a serene and private retreat nestled on 6.5 acres

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Forced Savings Account–Buy or Rent?

To Purchase or Rent? Is there a way to turn your monthly expenses into a growing investment?  With the ever-so-strong

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Housing Market Is Still a Strong & Meaningful Investment-Local Market Needs Inventory

Housing is a Meaningful Investment  The Case Shiller Home Price Index, which is known as one of the best or

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Positive Appreciation Outlook For Atlantic City NJ Real Estate

Lynda Cohen|March 1, 2024 Atlantic City is second when it comes to the most attractive cities to buy real estate

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Mays Landing NJ- Brand New Home with Basement Soon To Be Done!

The Hadley is a stunning new construction home plan featuring 2, 628 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3

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Ventnor–Beach Block Luxury 5 Bedroom 4.5 bath townhouse with views of Ocean and Bay!

Welcome to your coastal oasis! This stunning, newer construction luxury townhouse offers the ultimate beachside living experience. With 5 bedrooms

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New Construction Home in Linwood NJ–Started already!

Being built by DR Horton. This Hampshire Home comes complete with 3,230+ square feet of open living space, 4 bedrooms,

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Somers Point—Nice rancher buy- with paid solar!

Great Somers Point home, new kitchen tile (2023), solar panels (paid off), generator, new front patio (2022), new electric garage

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The South Jersey Real Estate Market Remains Hot!

Housing Remains Hot Zillow released its monthly housing report for the month of January and announced that the market is

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Atlantic County NJ Yearly Statistics Help You Realize the Real Estate Competitive Market.

Atlantic County NJ Yearly Statistics Help You Realize the Real Estate Competitive Market. Comparisons are from year 2022 to last

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Large home in Upper Township–Mamora, NJ –Worth a look!

Spacious, four bedroom, 2.5 bath home being 3450 square feet with large basement and inground pool. Large home meticulously kept

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New listing in Linwood today on market–Affordable 2 Bedroom near school

Fantastic Linwood location!! Close to desirable bike path and Linwood schools. Perfect opportunity to own in Linwood whether your just

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New to market–Renovated rancher near Bike Path in Northfield NJ

Must see this charming 3 bedroom 2 new bathroom home has been tastefully renovated and boasts a spacious living room,

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Ocean CIty-Located just one home from the beach with great Ocean Views!

Absolutely Stunning Single Family Home. Located just one home from the beach with great Ocean Views! This home has been

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Beautiful Absecon NJ Renovated Home with Nice Waterview!

Beautiful split level home —all renovated and ready for a nice family with nice water views!. Presenting charming, fully renovated,

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Think Summer in Feb!–Nice Home in Egg Harbor Township NJ Available Now By the Golf Course

EHT NEW LISTING ALERT***5 BEDROOMS and  3.5 BATHS***FULL POURED-WALL BASEMENT***SAUNA***VAULTED CEILINGS***2 STORY FOYER***IN-GROUND, HEATED SALT-WATER POOL***BUILT-IN FIRE PIT***ATTACHED 3 CAR

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Happy Presidents Day Everyone

February 19th 2024. Today we are honoring the leaders of our country.  Male and female, even the corrupt and especially

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One of my favorite Brigantine locations—Great home just went up for sale. Very close to beach.

Premiere A-Zone Location – Only One Property off the Beach! Exquisite, 3-story, beach block, 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home, with

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Circle of Excellence Sales Award®Heartfelt Thank You-from Gary Simmens.

2023 NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Heartfelt Thank You–from Gary Simmens. I did it!! I’m truly grateful and

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TIGHT REAL ESTATE INVENTORY STILL, NFL CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS AND WINTER WEATHER BARGAIN BUYS!

TIGHT REAL ESTATE INVENTORY STILL, NFL CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS AND WINTER WEATHER BARGAIN BUYS! Hello on a rainy and windy Sunday!

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December 31st-Day of Reflection, Goals, and Possibly Corrections That Really Make A Difference

For a lot of us, December 31st and New Years Day, has always been a day of anticipation, reflection, joy,

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Interest Rate Update 12/26/2023-Lower Rates!

Please see the chart. below. Rates are lower than they’ve been since May. Inflation on personal consumption fell from 3%

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Positive Housing Report Shows Real Estate Market Is Picking Up.

Good News Reported During The Holidays 2023 The National Association of Realtors released its Existing Home Sales report for the

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Merry Christmas 2023—And Hug Your Love Ones!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Just wanted to say have a great and safe holiday season this end of 2023.  The last

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Rates are going down even lower- Happy Holidays!

Rates are hopefully going down even lower- Happy Holidays! The Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates alone at its final

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Thank you Veterans.

Thank You Veterans I would like to take a moment to extend our heartfelt appreciation and deepest gratitude to all

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Good News! After a multi week climb-Interest rates level off

After a Multi-week Climb, Mortgage Rates Level Off “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage paused its multi-week climb but continues to hover

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Mindset and preparation is the helpful key for top results.

By Gary Simmens Broker /Associate/ Manager of Home Smart First Advantage Realty Northfield, NJ Mindset is critical in most things

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October 1st 2023, MLB Playoffs, Football and Fall Season Local Real Estate Stats

Time flys by! It`s October now and the Phillies are in the playoffs again, trying to get to the World

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The Summer Flew By! Why It Feels Time Goes Faster As You Age.

The summer flew by! The reason why it feels like time goes faster as you age. Summer holidays felt like

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How to Decide on Indoor Paint Colors

How To Decide on Indoor Paint Colors   Can paint give your home a personality or make a room more

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Atlantic City Airshow 2023 this Wednesday August 08/16/23

It`s that time of the year again. The popular Atlantic City Air Show.  A 20 year tradition is coming soon

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Interest Rates are NOT Bad Now– Despite The Fed Raised Up A Small .25% Percent Adjustment :)

Mortgage Rates Inch Up “Mortgage rates inched up slightly after a significant decline last week. Higher interest rates continue to

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New Linwood NJ Renovated Home

Hard to find under $500,000 in highly desirable Linwood NJ 08221. Just down the street close to the award winning

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Approvals for 14 New Homes in Brigantine, NJ

BRIGANTINE, NJ 08203 — An amendment to the Atlantic County Water Management Plan will allow the construction of 14 single-family

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Buy Now? Or Wait for Rates to Come Down Some? Will It Cost You?

Part 2 (See earlier blog post “Misconception” for Part 1): As a real estate professional with over 45+ years experience,

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The Current Misconception of the South Jersey Real Estate Market Now

As a real estate professional with 45+ years of experience, I’d like to briefly discuss a misconception and share some

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Tired Of Walking Up & Down Steps! Not Ready for a 55 Plus Home? Here Are Some Options!

Getting tired of walking up and down steps, or perhaps a new health scare make it physically challenging to go

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Home Builders and Sellers in South Jersey Still Seeing an Opportunity

Home Builders and Sellers in South Jersey Still Seeing an Opportunity The National Association of Realtors released its Pending Home

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Despite Rain Forecast-Shoobies Invading Shore For The 4th!

Yes, some things never change, no matter if rain is forecasted for most of the 4th of July weekend or

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HAPPY FATHER`S DAY!

Happy Father`s Day – June 18th, 2023, which is a special day for most South Jersey families near the shore

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Mortgage Rate Update for June 8th 2023- Rates Down Some :)

The south Jersey Shore area is seeing still strong buyer activity with below market inventory for sale of homes and

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Check out this affordable waterfront renovated condo in AC! Just $299,900-Open House 06/10/23 11AM-1PM

Just $299,900!  This just tastefully renovated condo has a low condo fee and use of a covered boatslip too! Two

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Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering and serving those who served us! Thank you all who served. The shore visitors are coming down in droves

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Helpful Video By Gary–Multiple Offers-Proven Ideas To Get Your Offer Accepted!

Does it ever feel like you’d need to win the lottery to afford a home?

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Home Buyers-Ideas On Helpful Downpayment Solutions

are the hottest trend in wedding gifts! But before you create a down payment registry, here are some things to

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First-home funds

are the hottest trend in wedding gifts! But before you create a down payment registry, here are some things to

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Happy Mothers Day!

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown “A mother’s arms are more comforting

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