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How to Build Home Equity

by Ashley Franchini Team

We all know that your home is likely your largest investment -  but what are the best ways to make that investment grow?  Zillow gives us 6 tips to watch that home equity go up, up, up!  Not sure which shore home is the right financial choice for you?  Give me a call, I work with a team of lenders and loan officers to help you find the best deal for you and your family.  609-233-6116.

Build Home Equity

5 Real Estate Agent Myths

by Ashley Franchini Team

This week's blog comes to us from Zillow.  Here are 5 myths you may have heard about Real Estate Agents.  Still need proof?  Give me a call!  609-233-6116.

 

5 Real Estate Agent Myths

 

Congratulations! Award winner

by Ashley Franchini Team

Congratulations to Ashley Franchini for achieving the prestigious 2010 GOLD NJAR Circle of Excellence Award. Thank you to our buyers and sellers!

Cash is King in Margate area too!

by Ashley Franchini

Click on this Wall Street Journal article. Cash buyers are snapping up deals!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704570104576124502975117950.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Ashley Franchini

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they have already. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until you see it in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have gone up in the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little further but interest rates up, it could cost you even more to service a mortgage on an identical home!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates and low home prices, rather than to hope for a further break in prices in the future.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Ashley Franchini
Soleil Sotheby's International Realty
8502 Ventnor Ave
Margate NJ 08402
Cell: 609-233-6116
Fax: 609-487-8001

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