Why a 95 yo made me cry in a parking lot by Maria Claps

Local Business Shout-Out: Nourish and Flourish with Maria I love Maria Claps.  She is intelligent, insightful and fun to talk to.  Whether you are looking to get healthy, lose some weight, sleep better, or just feel better about yourself, as a functional diagnostic nutrition practioner she has ideas and suggestions and facts and opinions on […]

New Mortgage Rules

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that its new mortgage rules will now go into effect on Saturday, Oct. 3, and not on Aug. 1 as originally planned. The Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, also called the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule (TRID), requires easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the […]

52 percent of survey respondents said they believe now is a good time to sell

According to Fannie Mae’s most recent monthly National Housing Survey, consumers are increasingly more positive about the housing market. In fact, when asked if they felt it was a good time to sell a home, 52 percent of survey respondents said they believe now is a good time to sell. This represents the first time […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

Some recent positive signs for homebuyers and sellers: • The National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index rose more than expected and climbed to the highest level in nine years in April. • Sales of newly built homes rose nearly 7 percent in April, and were 26 percent higher than the number of sales reported in […]

Good Stuff about Basking Ridge Schools

Liberty Corner School has been recognized as a National School of Character. Previously, Liberty Corner School had been honored four times as a New Jersey School of Character, and this year their application was forwarded to the national level for further evaluation. A site visitation was conducted in April followed by a press release in Washington, D.C. announcing […]