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Soaring Natural Gas Prices

By Brian Carisone of Carisone Plumbing & Heating  With today’s natural gas prices soaring at a tremendous rate, there is now a better way to heat apartments and eliminate the landlord from the equation. Direct Metering is the answer. Using a very small compact high efficient “Combi Boiler” which will make enough hydronic heat and […]

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New Jersey Construction & Mechanic’s Lien Law

By Gary Strong Esq. of Tesser & Cohen New Jersey has historically provided, by Statute, protection for certain construction contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and design professionals through the right to file a lien against privately owned property. Until April of 1994, these protections were provided through the New Jersey Mechanic's Lien Law, which is described later […]

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“Is Real Estate Still a Good Investment”

Some people think with the unstable, or declining, real estate market in many areas of the United States that real estate investing should be put on hold for the time being.  However, we have many clients who think otherwise. Our clients invest in real estate, and other non-traditional assets (mortgages, loans, private placements and hedge […]

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Knowing Where the Lead Paint Isn’t:DCA’s Lead Safe Maintenance Regulation

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) Lead Safe Maintenance in multifamily dwellings may be more painful than chelation injections1  for property owners and managers in New Jersey.  The regulation applies to three or more unit dwellings.  If you don’t fall into this category, consider yourself lucky.  Property owners and managers are now required […]

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Seasonal Pests

By Scott Linde of PestPlus  Is there such thing as a seasonal pest anymore?   To answer the above question, we 1st first ask ourselves, whatever happened to our conventional season where we had a spring and a summer and we knew what type of bug to expect at what month? While pest control companies expected […]

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Are We Defrauding Our Lenders?

News & ViewsStephen Cea, Esq. In December 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics issued an Opinion (#710) addressing the ethical problem faced by attorneys dealing with real estate transactions that include a “seller’s concession” on the purchase price.  In the Opinion, the Committee addressed a common scenario involving a contract […]

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Redefining Risk Models

New & ViewsBy Michael Toner, On-site.com Traditionally, Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) was the data provider for credit models used throughout the residential real estate industry. But after years of significant errors and inconsistent scores, two new models were developed, i.e., Vantage, which uses data compiled and shared by the three major credit bureaus, and Next […]

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Tips On Being Able To Afford More Properties

News & ViewsBy Rosalind Miller Choice, Licensed Real Estate Broker INVESTORS BENEFIT FROM UNDERSTANDING AND USING SELLER FINANCING Seller financing is an often used technique that remains a mystery to many real estate buyers and sellers. As a property owner understanding this type of financing can save you a great deal of money. Often times […]

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