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Government Short Sale Program HAFA Sunsets December 31st 2016

December 11th, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

HAFA This program which offered distressed homeowners an opportunity to liquidate their home via a short sale (sell home for less than the mortgage owed) or deed in lieu (volunteer foreclosure). Participating lenders and servicers could offer distressed homeowners up to $10,000 for relocation at closing. TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAFA […]

Making Home Affordable Government Loan Modification Program will Sunset December 31st 2016

December 4th, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Government modification programs will come to an end in a few weeks.  HAMP which stands for Home Affordable Modification Program assisted over 2 million distressed home owners between 2010 to now. HAMP This program which offered distressed homeowners loan modification based on 31% of income with a variable rate starting as low as 2% for […]

What to Do When You Spot Bears In Your Neighborhood

July 3rd, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

All 21 counties of NJ have had some sightings of them over the past few years.  They are bathing in homeowners pools, climbing up trees, eating out of garbage cans and sometimes feeding on bird feeders. Here’s what you should plan to do if these situations occur and to deter them: If a bear enters […]

Today’s Housing Market Providing Homeowners a Fresh Start

January 10th, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

  It’s hard to believe how far the U.S. housing market has come since the 2009 crash. In just a few short years, the market has made a complete U-turn. Home prices have skyrocketed, returning to near peak-levels, and as prices continue increase, more and more homeowners are regaining equity in their homes.  Homeowners that […]

Waiting Too Late to Avoid Foreclosure

October 18th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

I felt compelled to write this blog because a homeowner who reached out to me via a colleague a few weeks ago lost his home to a buyer at a sheriff sale last week.  It was sad because the homeowner was told by his attorney that he was working with his lender to get an […]

New Mortgage Rules in Effect October 3rd: Tips For First Time Home Buyers

September 24th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

New mortgage rules will kick in for mortgage lenders to comply with home buyers.   Here are some tips to reassure your chance of getting a mortgage is not diminished: Be careful making any big purchases on credit before you close on your home.  Even financing a new refrigerator could present a problem It takes […]

Homeowners Who Walk Away from Their Homes After Bankruptcy Are Not Always Out of the Woods

August 16th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Zombie foreclosures are called Zombies because these are properties that are in foreclosure and have been vacant for some time.   Several of these homes are vacant because the homeowner filed bankruptcy and is facing foreclosure.  The good news is with the discharged bankruptcy, they are no longer responsible for the mortgage debt, however the […]

What You Need To Know If You Live In A Foreclosed Home

July 29th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Lenders are foreclosing on homes all across New Jersey with both tenants and owners still living in them.  As they continue to reside in these homes, lenders are listing them for sale at auctions in hopes that buyer’s will purchase tenant occupied homes site unseen.  The buyer’s are also responsible for scheduling the court evictions […]

Home Office Deduction Requirements

June 26th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Home Office Deduction: Two Conditions and Two Methods First, with very few exceptions, the part of your home you use for your business must exclusively and regularly be used for the business, not personal activities. As an example, if you worked 40 hours a week in the home office but allowed your children to play […]

Senator Menendez Proposes a Bill to Help NJ Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

June 20th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

With numerous “zombie foreclosures” in process and foreclosure filings on the rise, Senator Menendez has proposed “The Preserving American Homeownership Act” for struggling homeowners.   A recent Realtytrac report found New Jersey has the highest “zombie” foreclosure rate in the country, with one out of every 201 housing units vacated before a completed foreclosure. These […]

About Marsha Bowen Washington

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Marsha Bowen Washington

Realtor/Sales Associate

marshabwashington@yahoo.com

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

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5ChristinaPamplin

Marsha was highly professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. She made me feel very confident that I was in good hands. When I began to feel nervous and stressed, she stepped in and assisted with following up with my lender and attorney to... (more)

5Yetta Armstrong

Marsha Bowen Washington is the real deal! She's knowledgeable, friendly, patient, committed, and caring. My real estate venture was very challenging and Marsha stuck with me throughout the whole process even though I extended my search outside of her... (more)

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if Marsha had anyother skills besides real estate, my husband and I would use her in those areas as well. She has such calmness that the worst clamity, seems nothing when she is dealing with things. It was the most effortless journey and a pleasure working... (more)

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