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Buying or Selling a Selling Home

3 Ways to Stay Organized While Packing

Whether you’re moving into a new home, swapping offices or boxing up a chunk of your belongings to put in storage, packing can seem like an overwhelming task. Aside from finding time in your busy schedule to actually get to it, you might also be worried about forgetting something, damaging an item or scrambling to find boxes in the first place. What’s a person to do? Keep these guidelines in mind to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Start earlyIf you have a move-in day locked down, take advantage of it by starting your packing early. Even if your move-in day is months ahead, these things have a way of sneaking up on you. There are so many details involved when it comes to moving, and you’ll have enough to coordinate...

How to Childproof Your House

Children are often oblivious to the many dangers around them. Accidents in the home are a leading cause of injury and death among children. Here are a few ways to childproof your home and keep your little one safe.

Potential Hazards
Look at your home from a baby’s or toddler’s perspective. Ask yourself: What would catch my eye if I were low to the ground? Look for those things that your child would reach for, pull down, play with or put in their mouth.

When babies are learning to walk, they grab furniture and bookcases for support. Many injuries and deaths occur each year when young children pull on furniture or televisions and the objects fall on top of them. Secure heavy objects to the walls to prevent this. Keep dressers and filing cabinets closed when you’re not using...

Market Trends: Burlington County, August 2018

Foreclosure sales were down 17% on a year over year basis and were 12% of all August sales. Non-foreclosure sales were up 10% from last August. The median sold price was up 3.3% from last August. New Bank Owned listings were 38% lower than last August.

Inventory decreased by 39 listings during August, and is 16% below last year's inventory. The Months Supply of Inventory increased to 4.1 months, but is down from 5.1 months a year ago. The number of new listings was up 14 listings from last August, with new Bank Owned listings down 38% (62 listings) from last August.

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Market Trends: Camden County, August 2018

In August, Camden County home sales were up 3.0% compared to August 2017 and the median sold price was up 2.9%. The 133 foreclosure sales were down 19% from August 2017 but still were 17% of all sales.

The number of homes available for sale in Camden County dropped 4.2% in August and is now 16.7% lower than a year ago. The Months Supply of Inventory has dropped from 5.1 months a year ago to 4.2 months due to the lower inventory.

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Market Trends: Gloucester County, August 2018

Sales were up 5.5% compared to August 2017 and are up 8.7% year-to-date. Prices were down 3.2% compared to last August and are now the same year-to-date. Foreclosure sales were 20% of August's sales, up from 19% in August 2017.

The number of homes for sale during August decreased by 2.2% and is 16.0% below the 2017 level compared to a 20% shortfall throughout the region. The Months Supply of Inventory is at 4.8 months, down from 6.0 months a year ago.

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Market Trends: Mercer County, August 2018

Sales were down 4.6% compared to last August while the median sold price was down 1.9%. There were 67 foreclosure sales in Mercer this month, down from 72 in August 2017. Foreclosure sales were 14% of all sales in August.

Inventory decreased by 4.6% this month, and is just 10.1% lower than a year ago. The Months Supply of Inventory increased to 4.2 months compared to 4.6 months in August 2017.

Sales in August were...

Pros and Cons of Smart Appliances

Smart appliances can make life easier and more convenient. Since the technology is relatively new, many manufacturers are still working out problems and resolving glitches. Before you purchase a smart appliance, it’s important to understand what they have to offer and to be aware of potential pitfalls.

Popular Smart Appliances
A smart refrigerator can make grocery shopping easier. A camera allows you to peek inside the fridge even if you aren’t home, and you can keep a running list of what you need. You can also control the temperature and humidity to keep your food fresh as long as possible.

Smart refrigerators are much more expensive than traditional ones, and they are more expensive to repair. There is also the risk of viruses. If you have linked your email and social media...

Market Trends: Burlington County, July 2018

Foreclosure sales were down 20% on a year over year basis and were 14% of all July sales. Non-foreclosure sales were up 11% from last July. The median sold price was up 2.4% from last July. For the fourth straight month, new Bank Owned listings were considerably lower. In July there were 96, down 9% from last July.

Inventory decreased by 101 listings during July, and is 21.5% below last year's inventory. The Months Supply of Inventory decreased to 4.0 months, and is down from 5.3 months a year ago. The number of new listings was down 75 listings from last July, with new Bank Owned listings down 9% from last July.

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Market Trends: Camden County, July 2018

In July, Camden County home sales were up 5.2% compared to July 2017 and the median sold price was up 6.1%. The 132 foreclosure sales were down 10% from July 2017 and constituted 18% of all sales.

The number of homes available for sale in Camden County dropped 2.2% in July and is now 16.7% lower than a year ago. The Months Supply of Inventory has dropped from 5.2 months a year ago to 4.3 months due to the lower inventory.

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Market Trends: Gloucester County, July 2018

Sales were up 10.7% compared to July 2017 and are up 9.1% year-to-date. Prices were down 7.1% compared to last July but are up 0.1% year-to-date. Foreclosure sales were 20% of July's sales, up from 13% in July 2017.

The number of homes for sale during July decreased by 2.4% and is 17.4% below the 2017 level compared to a 19% shortfall throughout the region. The Months Supply of Inventory is at 4.8 months, down from 6.1 months a year ago.

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