IGlen Ridge

Your Plan of Attack
Strengthen your Credit
Do your “Home’work"
Types of Homes
The Home Inspection
The Closing
Closing Costs

Marketing your Home
Pricing your Home
Telling the World
Protect your Privacy & Security
Creating Curb Appeal
Home Improvements
School and municipality info listed by county & town.



Real Estate Information for Buyers:
Your Plan of Attack

A home may represent the largest single investment you will make in your lifetime. It is one of life’s most exciting experiences and one of the most challenging. As a result, there are many things you need to know before signing on the dotted line. Whether you're already a homeowner or a first-time buyer, preparation is the key. A detailed plan will help ensure you complete all the necessary steps in the complex process of buying a home. Plus, the more prepared you are at the outset, less time will be spent on stress, panic and uncertainty, and more on securing your piece of the American Dream of Homeownership.

This is your "wish list." Once your wish list is complete, you and your agent should begin prioritizing the items. Which are most important and which are less necessary? Which features are absolutely essential to you, which are nice "extras" and which are completely undesirable? Some items most buyers consider when making up your wish list:

  • Convenience for all family members.
  • Quality of schools
  • Crime rate of neighborhood.
  • Types of homes in neighborhood and property values.
  • Familial needs like large floor plans, play room for children, etc.
  • Future construction.
  • Proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, cultural activities, highways, airports, the Shore, parks, stadiums, attractions, etc.

With this information readily available, your Hudson County MLS Agent will recommend properties and neighborhoods that meet your wish list criteria.