Carol D. CalamariERA Justin RealtyHomebuying FAQNJRutherford January 5, 2015

ERA Justin Realty Tips: Narrowing Your Home Buying Search in 2015

Carol D. Calamari’s business background compliments her abilities in service with buyers and sellers. In addition she has received community and service awards for her work. Her buyers and sellers have said, “Carol was excellent! She went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with my purchase. It was greatly appreciated. I will definitely recommend her.” Brendon Perkins – Buyer.  And, “Carol is very professional, it was a pleasure to work with her.” Bert & Maria Apprich – Sellers
                                                                    ERA Justin Realty Tips: 
                                                   Narrowing Your Home Buying Search in 2015

Looking back with ERA Justin Realty having generated multi-thousands of home purchases and sales since 1950 and today new generations are entering the market wanting to buy their first home.  ERA Justin Realty, a leading realty firm serving the many communities of Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex Counties has sold multi-thousands of homes to first time homebuyers since their opening in 1950.  Seeing shifts in the industry from sellers markets to buyers markets as well as varied shifts in mortgage interest rates, historically their buyers have enjoyed both the benefits of home ownership as well as value appreciation over the years.  Since their early beginnings, the firm has since served referrals of the children and grandchildren of their original purchasers.
ERA Justin Realtor salesperson, Carol Calamari stated, “It is now 2015 and if you are contemplating the purchase of your first home, congratulations! As you probably know, buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments you can make. It is also a process filled with excitement, and a touch of anxiety. To help keep you sleeping soundly, here are answers to three big questions that may concern potential first-time home buyers.
Question #1: How do you decide what to look for in a home?  It’s easier than you think. List what’s important to you in a home. The purchase of every home involves making tradeoffs, so be sure to prioritize your list.  One element is architectural style. Do you prefer a Colonial, a Cape Cod, a Ranch style or a modern look? An important factor to consider is living space. How much room do you need right now and to meet anticipated needs?  Make a list of features that must be a part of your home. Perhaps that Olympic-size pool and tennis court can be put off for another day, but you may absolutely need an eat-in kitchen now.  It’s all a matter of your taste and personal style.
Question #2: Where should you begin your search?  That old real estate adage about location, location, location aside, choosing where to live is usually determined by your personal circumstances and desires.  Do you have a particular community or even a particular block, in mind?  What is it about the location of your new home that is most important to you?  Do you prefer a city, suburban or rural setting? Consider proximity to work, schools, shopping, entertainment and houses of worship. Once you’ve narrowed your list of potential candidates, the Internet is an excellent tool for learning what a particular community has to offer. Our ERA Justin Realty two winning search websites with a click or two and you will see our Featured Homes and 1,000’s of Multiple Listing offerings at and
Question #3: How can you find financing that makes sense for you? Many homes are affordable with many motivated sellers for our qualified buyers. Interest rates are lower than we’ve seen in decades. Innovative financing plans are available to fit a broad range of needs.
Still, the last thing you want to do is start out in your first home saddled with an uncomfortable level of debt. Seeking the advice of one of or Realtor salesperson professionals can give you the financing options that match your qualifications and a big step in the right direction. We can also provide several mortgage lenders who can assist in providing a no cost mortgage preapproval for you. We want you to always have an intelligent direction with your purchase.
Once you’ve narrowed your search, talk to one of our ERA Justin Realty salespersons who serves the community you’d like to call home. ERA Justin Realty salespersons are trained to guide you through your purchase every step of the way. Our listings details are current, moment by moment bringing up-to-date listings directly to you, and we will suggest mortgage lenders who will offer loan programs expressly designed to meet the needs of qualified first-time homebuyers.
The path to finding your first home can be easy with our assistance. Once you have the answers to the your questions, the search can be fulfilling, and even fun!”
Jennifer Darby Metzger ERA Justin Realty Broker Co-owner concluded, “ERA Justin Realty has previously received  prestigious ERA world-wide ‘Commitment to Excellence Awards’, as well asJ.D. Power & Associates’ awards through a 30 year membership with ERA Real Estate.  Only outstanding business entities are honored and receive them. ERA Real Estate was the recipient of ‘Highest Satisfaction for First Time Home Buyers Among Full Service Real Estate Firms’ , ‘Highest Satisfaction for First Time Home Sellers.’  For these reasons ERA Justin Realty should be your buying and selling Realtor of choice.”
The ERA Justin Realty full service Realtor salespersons can be reached at either of their two Rutherford offices at 118 Jackson Avenue and 57 Park Avenue.  By office phone (201) 939-7500, (201) 438-0588 or (201) 438-SOLD.