Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate Blog

Preventing Buyers Remorse!

April 18, 2019

Without a crystal ball, it’s impossible to guarantee that that you won’t have any regrets when you buy a home, but there are 4 things you can do to young buyers not happy with homeimprove your odds.

For Millennials, 20 Percent Down Is a Tall Order

March 18, 2019

Between college debt, rent and stagnant wages, budgeting for a home is a lofty task. young couple trying to save for home

Americans Weigh in on Their Ideal Retirement

March 11, 2019

What’s your idea of a dream retirement? A sunny beach shack in the south? Or maybe a mountainside mobile home is more your speed? older retired couple riding bikes

Negotiating Your Purchase

June 21, 2018

When you and your agent prepare the offer, it’s important to understand what aspects are flexible so that you can compose a financial offer and a timeline that is best for you. Negotiating for a home

Using Gifts to Fund Down Payments

April 13, 2018

Coming up with a down payment to buy a home may not be easy, especially for a first-time buyer. money gift

Finding Your Lender

April 6, 2018

How do you find the right mortgage lender, not just to prequalify you, but to support you throughout the purchase process, helping get you across the finish line with no unpleasant mortgage on a housesurprises?

Saving for a down payment

March 16, 2018

Your down payment is one of the most important factors when buying a home. saving money piggy bank

Home Buying Guide for the Millennial

February 15, 2018

Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. Millennials buying house for first time

Types of Homes in New Jersey

October 18, 2017

New Jersey is home to history and modern innovation. Here are some of the most common types of homes you'll see in the Garden State. brick house in New Jersey

Tips For Moving With Kids in NJ

October 11, 2017

Moving with kids brings its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to help make moving day run smoother. children playing outside in New Jersey

Getting Your Kids Ready for a New School

October 4, 2017

A new school in a new area can be intimidating. Here's how you can help your kids adapt to a new school after moving to a new neighborhood.New Jersey school bus

Tips for Moving With Pets

August 30, 2017

Everyone loves their pets, but moving with them can be a challenge. Learn how to keep your pets safe and comfortable while moving in this week's blog post!cats in New Jersey home

Factors that Affect Home Financing Approval

August 9, 2017

Getting your new home financed can be scary if you're just starting out. Learn the specific factors that affect home financing, such as bad credit and income.
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15 Resources for People Moving to New jersey

July 14, 2017

Moving to a new state can be stressful. Check out our list of 15 resources to make your move to New Jersey a little easier. man searching through online resources for his move to New Jersey

Things to Consider When Moving

May 22, 2017

Moving can be stressful if not planned out right. Here is a list of tips and things to consider when moving to a new home in New Jersey.
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Preparing Financially to Buy a Home

November 16, 2016

Buying a home will be one of your biggest financial expenses. Before buying, make sure your in good financial shape with these tips. 
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Fair Haven Nestled on the Navesink

November 7, 2016

Sunset on the Navesink RIverThe appeal of Fair Haven is its charm, it is an upscale town within commuting distance to New York City. It is on the river, near the ocean and close to Red Bank nightlife. There are boutiques, an old fashioned hardware store and restaurants ranging from coffee shops and delis to fine dining. It is a very quaint community, the kind of place kids ride their bikes along wide streets with big trees.

7 Things First Time Homebuyers Need to Know

October 19, 2016

New Home BuyersBuying  a home or property for the first time can be daunting, but there are ways to prepare and equip yourself that will make it easier. Here are some helpful tips to smooth the way and help you make the right choice.

What You Need to Know About Buyer Due Diligence

October 19, 2016

Everybody wants the perfect home. Be sure your home has everything you need and nothing you don't through buyer diligence. Find out more here.
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Tips When Touring a Home with Your Realtor

October 12, 2016

Touring a home can make or break your decision to purchase. Here's a list of tips to keep in mind while touring with your realtor.
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Financing Options When Purchasing a Home

October 3, 2016

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Learn about the different types of home loans available in New Jersey.
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Preparing for Your Move to New Jersey

September 28, 2016

Moving to a different state can be life-changing. Here are the steps you need to take to prepare to move to New Jersey. cityscape of city in NJ

Essential Services to Set Up After Moving

September 7, 2016

After you've moved into your new home in New Jersey, you'll need to set up the necessities. Here’s a comprehensive list of what to tackle first.
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Should I Buy a New or Pre-Owned Home?

August 8, 2016

Buying a New Jersey home is a big decision with a ton of options. Here's our list of everything to take into consideration during your decision process.
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How to Avoid a Bidding War When Buying a New Jersey Home

August 3, 2016

The real estate market is hot in New Jersey right now. Here's how you can avoid getting stuck in a bidding war with other buyers.
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Technology's Effect on the Home Buying Process

August 1, 2016

Technology has been a driving force in changing the world, so much in fact that it has changed the real estate market as well. Find out how here.
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Facts About Online Home Shopping

July 27, 2016

Over the last few years, online home shopping has become increasingly popular. As you browse online home listings, here are some things to keep in mind. shopping online for a home

Tax Benefits of Buying vs Renting a Home

July 20, 2016

Planning on renting or buying a home in New Jersey? Learn how your housing situation can affect your taxes and what kind of tax breaks are available.real estate tax benefits

Background Checks You Should Do Before Buying a Home

June 29, 2016

While a home may seem great both inside and out, there's always the possibility of issues that are hidden from the naked eye. 
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Outside Factors that Affect Home Prices in NJ

June 16, 2016

There are multiple outside factors that can affect home pricing, including macroeconomics, government actions, and interest rates. Find out outside home pricing factorsmore here. 

Why So Much Paperwork When Buying a House

February 4, 2016

The mountain of paperwork you encounter when buying a home can be overwhelming. Learn what it all means and why it's necessary. 
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5 Overlooked Aspects of Location

January 19, 2016

When searching for a new home, location is the most important aspect. Be sure to take these 5 important aspects of location into consideration.studying location on a map

Getting Approved For a Mortgage

January 4, 2016

Purchasing a home the next step toward stability.If you are thinking about begin the process to buying a home, there are a few financial factors you will want to get in order before you apply.

Recieve An Approved Mortgage

What Is a Home Appraisal?

December 28, 2015

A home appraisal is looking to find the value of the home during your home buying process. 

Home Appraisals

5 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

November 25, 2015

New Jersey house

Purchasing a home is not something that should be taken lightly. Here are 5 common mistakes that should should be avoided.


How Much Space Do I Need?

November 24, 2015

living spaceThe amount of space you need depends on your lifestyle and budget. The average person needs anywhere from 100-400 square feet of living space to feel comfortable. 

4 Signs You Need a Bigger House

November 20, 2015

cluttered home

There are perks to a bigger home that small homes cannot touch. If you are thinking it’s time to increase the size of your New Jersey home, here are four signs that you may be right:

Actual Cost of Buying a House

November 17, 2015

calculating cost of a home

The price quoted by the seller is not the true price you will pay at the end of day. If you are planning on buying a home, these are some of the additional costs you might be facing.