Buying a Home

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You Dream It. We help make it a reality.

Buying a new house is an exciting event, whether it's your first house or your third. But it can also be a very stressful one.  With an investment this big demands the assistance of in-depth knowledge to help you navigate through the process and buy with confidence.

That's where we come in.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with more property data, including local market analysis and neighborhood information than other agents. And we'll not only provide you with all this information , but also sit down and walk though each and every item with you until you're certain that you're making the absolute best choice for you.

 

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Home Buyers Guide

Buying a home doesn't have to be confusing.

Buying a home is a huge step, and there's a lot to learn along the way. Our Free Home Buyers Guide may help you be prepared and excited about your new home. Here you'll find tips, tools and detailed information outlining what you need to know when buying a home. 

Homebuyers Guide Summer 2017
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Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

Closing Costs

According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.

Closing Costs are fees charged by people representing your purchase, including your lender, real estate agent, and other third parties involved in the transaction. Closing costs are typically between 2 and 5% of your purchase price.”

Tips and Advice

Tom Folino Joins the Green Team

Tom Folino Joins the Green Team The Green Team Home Selling System is pleased to announce that Tom Folino has joined our organization. Tom, a true Warwick native, was born and raised here. His father, the owner of Folino’s Shoe Repair, was a fixture in the Village of Warwick, and his mother remains active to this day, now involved in the senior citizens' retirement Continue Reading...

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now

Real Estate Market News: Learn Why Now Is The Time To List Your Home For Sale Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggests that a seller’s best deal may be available Continue Reading...

Nancy Sardo wins Third Quarter Sales Leader Award

Nancy Sardo wins Third Quarter Sales Leader Award WARWICK – (November 1) The Green Team Home Selling System is located at 7 Main Street in the Village of Warwick. Nancy Sardo is on a roll!  The Green Team Home Selling System in Warwick, NY has announced that Nancy recently won the Third Quarter Sales Leader Award, after having won the award for the Second Quarter.  When asked about her Continue Reading...

Barbara Tesa Wins Third Quarter Sales Leader Award - 2017

Barbara Tesa Wins Third Quarter Sales Leader Award - 2017  VERNON, NJ – (November 1) Green Team New Jersey Realty in Vernon, NJ is proud to announce that Barbara Tesa is the recipient of its Third Quarter Sales Leader Award. Though relatively new to Green Team NJ Realty, Barbara is no newcomer to the real estate industry. She brings to the Green Team over 20 years of professional Continue Reading...

Country farmhouse with so many possibilities.

Country farmhouse with so many possibilities.This one of a kind 1850's farmhouse is located in the beautiful black dirt region of Pine Island, a hamlet within the town of Warwick NY.  This home has been lovingly cared for by its owners for decades. While it is a legal 2-family home, it is an ideal Mother/Daughter as well.  The home sits on a beautiful lush acre of land that continues to be Continue Reading...

Terry Gavan's Bio & Testimonials

In 1996 Terry moved to Warwick with her husband, Roger, and son Sean. She worked for a well-established real estate firm for 10 years until she started her own company and served as co-owner and principal broker for 17 years. When the firm’s office and property were sold she joined the Green Team Home Selling System, a locally owned and Continue Reading...

To Work with a Buyer’s Agent or a Listing Agent, that is the Question

To Work with a Buyer’s Agent or a Listing Agent, that is the QuestionFor some people, it’s almost a moral dilemma.  They’ve been talking to an agent they like.  Then they see a house they like.   However, the house is listed by a different broker.  Consequently, they feel that it’s only ethical to contact the listing agent.     Or, they think they’ll be able to negotiate a better price by going Continue Reading...

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. In the starter and trade-up home categories, there were significantly more buyers than there were homes for sale, causing Continue Reading...

SOLD! Beautiful Condo in Crystal Springs

SOLD! Beautiful Condo in Crystal Springs SOLD Congratulations to Jay and Dana Majka, on the purchase of their beautiful second home in Crystal Springs! My dogged business traveler, Jay, braved the ice and snow for months as we searched for the perfect property. Sliding on roadways, viewing houses at night with flashlights, we traveled far and wide until it seemed that all hope was Continue Reading...

First Time Going to Warwick Applefest?

First Time Going to Warwick Applefest?Here are Some Tips from the Green Team to Make Planning your Day at Warwick Applefest as Easy as Pie! You’ve been hearing about Warwick Applefest for years,  wondering what attracts over 35,000 people to this annual event.  And now you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to experience it for yourself!  On Sunday, October 1 you Continue Reading...

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:   When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for Continue Reading...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!  Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The Continue Reading...

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline, “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate market has come a long way since 2011, which is great news Continue Reading...

For Sale By Owner - Do or Don't?

For Sale By Owner - Do or Don't?Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help even when hundreds of miles away

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help even when hundreds of miles awayTexas might be a far way from the Northeast, but you can still help the Lone Star State begin recovering from Hurricane Harvey. August 29, 2017 - Federal officials are already predicting Hurricane Harvey — now Tropical Storm Harvey — will drive 30,000 people into shelters and spur 450,000 victims to seek some sort of disaster Continue Reading...

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Alaska & Continue Reading...

How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.

How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.I am headed off for vacation next week with the Fam. Do you know why I will be turning my phone off? Here are three main reasons why I can and will turn my phone off while on vacation: First and foremost my brain needs the rest. Just like many of yours do. Taking 5-7 Free Days in a row usually allows your brain to have enough rest that it Continue Reading...

The Dynamic Duo has done it again!

The Dynamic Duo has done it again!Charles Nagy and Theodore Van Laar Win Second Quarter Sales Award VERNON - (August 9, 2017)  Green Team New Jersey Realty in Vernon, NJ is proud to announce that Charles Nagy and Theodore Van Laar recently won the Second Quarter Sales Leader Award.   Geoff Green puts it best… “The Dynamic Duo has done it again!  Actually, this is their Continue Reading...

Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award

Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award WARWICK - (August 8, 2017)  The Green Team Home Selling System in Warwick, NY is proud to announce that Nancy Sardo  recently won the Second Quarter Sales Leader Award.   Nancy has been listing and selling homes in Orange County, New York since 2005.  Dedicated to her profession, she has earned Continue Reading...

LACK OF LISTINGS SLOWING DOWN THE HOUSING MARKET

LACK OF LISTINGS SLOWING DOWN THE HOUSING MARKET    The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again. However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to Continue Reading...

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