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Government Announces Extension of HARP and HAMP until the end of 2016

May 15th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

The government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) will be extended until the end of 2016.    According to the head of FHFA, Mr Wyatt stated;  “Since HAMP and HARP were first launched in 2009, these programs have provided critically important relief for many borrowers by allowing them to lower […]


April 13th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

A Fresh Start Could Be Waiting for You Stories are powerful, especially when the stories help you to identify with someone who is in a similar situation. For people in danger of losing their home to foreclosure, it is so common to feel alone. That is why it is vital that others who have been […]

Housing Market Is In Full Bloom

March 8th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

As we roll into spring, the U.S. housing market continues to grow and improve. For homeowners, the continued growth housing market is fantastic news. In 2012, the housing market started to show the first signs of improvement. 2013 was a landmark year in which home prices skyrocketed, increasing by double-digit year-over-year percentages. A number of […]

It’s Back: The Return of the Housing Market and What it Means for You

January 6th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

It’s official: the housing market is finally back. There are many indicators experts look at to assess the health of the housing market, and over the last several years, all of these indicators have been improving. Home prices, for one, have skyrocketed over this time period, giving many homeowners back the equity they lost when […]

More Help on the Way for Distressed Homeowners in New Jersey

December 29th, 2014 by Marsha Bowen Washington

As New Jersey remains one of the Top 5 states with the highest foreclosures, legislators are seeking additional programs to stave off the number of foreclosures. A new bill (AB 955) has been proposed to assist homeowners with NJ HMFA mortgages with negative equity. If the bill is approved, a test pilot will begin hopefully […]

Tax Tips For First Time Homebuyers for 2014

December 17th, 2013 by Marsha Bowen Washington

It’s that time again where first time homebuyers can consult with their tax professional with a smile on their face.  Before you file your return this year, here are the documents you should have at your fingertips: Mortgage Interest Statement – IRS form 1098 – your lender will mail this to you Uniform Settlement Statement […]

Tougher Requirements for First Time Home Buyers in 2014

December 17th, 2013 by Marsha Bowen Washington

With the Creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau we will see some changes as to who can purchase a home.  This entity has set rules and guidelines that take effect in the New Year as part of the Dodd-Frank.  I am quite mixed on this as some of the rules will go beyond what […]

Homeowners and Realtors Beware: Tis the Season to Be Stealing

December 5th, 2013 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Its starting already, I received a disturbing phone call from a merchant recently.  The merchant wanted to verify the owner of the property and confirm if someone lived at the address for a credit card order.  After I informed the merchant that the name he had was not the seller, he stated his instinct were […]

Lower Anxieties/Improve Marketability

November 7th, 2013 by Marsha Bowen Washington

One of the anxiety high points during the sale of a home is waiting for the buyer’s home inspection report.  Most sellers willingly disclose what they know about their home to any potential buyers.  The concern stems from the inspector finding something that they’re totally unaware of and that it will either cost them a […]

Government Modification Program Helping Fannie Mae Borrowers

October 6th, 2013 by Marsha Bowen Washington

  As reported by Bill Cleary, VP of Credit Portfolio Strategies, July 1, 2013 marked the implementation date for mortgage lenders and servicers to begin offering a new program to help borrowers avoid foreclosure. Under the new Streamlined Modification program, borrowers who are at least 90 days delinquent can receive a trial modification offer that […]

About Marsha Bowen Washington

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Marsha Bowen Washington

Realtor/Sales Associate

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039



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)


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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