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Update on Home Buyer's Tax Credit: Take Advantage of the Incentives!


With the help of the $8,000 and $6,500 tax credits, we can get the real estate market moving again. The government has made it easy to qualify for the credits, but getting the facts out can be challenging.

If you, a family member or friend have been thinking about buying (or selling to move up, down-size or get the home of your dreams), the time has never been better. I can help make it happen. To find out more, click on this link:

Here's a link the the IRS overview:,,id=204671,00.html
I am prepared to help you find your ideal home, and I dont want you or someone you care about to miss out on this opportunity.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me or send me an e-mail.

Helping People find a WAY OUT of a Distressed Property Situation


In these troubled times many people are faced with a financial situation that no longer allows them to afford their home.  Since they do not know what to do or where to turn for help, they end up losing the home to foreclosure which not only effects their living situation, but also their long term credit and financial situation. 

Today's market consists of between 7-10% of distressed home owners.  This translates into a domino effect on market prices and real estate values.  Anywhere from 50-80% of a given market's closed sales can be a distressed property (short sales and foreclosures).  By definition, a short sale is a situation where the home owner owes more money on the home than it's current market value and can no longer stay current with their mortgage payments.  A foreclosure property is one that has already been re-possessed by the primary lien holder (in most cases being the mortgage lender).  

Since this is such a crisis in today's market, I've made the committment to help those people in this situation.  I have recently earned a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation meaning that I've completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.  There is a HUGE difference in selling your home as a short sale and losing your home to foreclosure.  There are also other options that may allow a distressed home owner STAY in the home.  If you or someone you know is in this situation don't hesitate to contact me to schedule a meeting to go through your particular situation and options. 


Free Home Buyer's Seminar


So you've been hearing all of the talk about what a great time it is to buy a home, but you're just not sure if you're ready or what's involved.  Or, you've heard about the opportunities available due to the increasing amount of foreclosures, and you want to know what it takes to purchase a distressed home.  Here is your chance to attend a complimentary home buying seminar that will give you all the tools you need to buy a home in today's market. 

Buying a home is an intricate process involving multiple parties and is probably the biggest purchase that you'll ever make.  Make sure you are well equipped and informed. 

  • Learn step by step what purchasing a home entails and determine if you're ready to buy
  • Get a clear picture of the current real estate market in your area
  • Learn about "short sales" and foreclosures
  • Find out the advantages of buying in Today's Market

The seminar will be held Saturday April 25, 2009 from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM and a catered breakfast will be served.  The location will be 195 Rt.9 South, Suite 105, Manalapan, NJ 07726.  Again, the seminar is FREE and is open to all.

Please RSVP by April 17, 2009 by sending an e-mail to or by submitting this on-line form:  RSVP FORM .

If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a home, now is a GREAT time.  Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this great opportunity.  We'll see you at the seminar!

Attention First Time Home Buyer's!

What role do you play in turning this nation's economy around? 

The simple answer is a "BIG one".  With the current economic situation bringing doubt and creating fear in American's across the board, you can help turn things around by personally stimulating the economy! 

Your home purchase will not only provide you with a sound long-term investment, it will also start a chain of events that will help countless others.  From the title company and inspector that you will use to ensure that you are making a wise purchase, to the painter and movers that help you get settled in, you will be generating buisiness for others and putting money back into the economy.  Because the government knows this, they are now offering an incredible incentive to help you fulfill the American Dream of owning your own home.  This isn't to mention that it's now a buyer's market with historically low interest rates and a favorable inventory of homes to choose from. 

If you would like to learn more about how the stimulus package will effect the housing market please see this link:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

In short, all first time buyers who purchase in the calendar year of 2009 will receive a tax credit of $8,000.  This is even better than the previous program which offered a $7,500 tax credit which eventually had to be paid back.

Don't miss the boat on this one!  There may not be another opportunity like this for a long time.  If you would like more information on what the market has to offer you, please feel free to contact me. 

Helping Other's in Tough Times

Hello Everyone!

This will be my first official post on my RE/MAX of NJ website and I'm very excited to have the opportunity to share a little bit of my life and thoughts with you all.  As you all know, times are not the greatest in our country right now.  However, if we can look past our current situation, it's still quite easy to see how blessed we are to be living here in America and to have all our necessities taken care of.  With that in mind, there are others in greater need out there, even in our own neighborhoods. 

During the months of November and December, we at RE/MAX Champions are volunteering to raise money and collect non-perishable food for "The Kitchen at St. Marks" and "St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry".  This soup kitchen and food pantry, providing hunger assistance for residents of the Bayshore Area, are in desperate need of food and funding.  If you are interested in participating in this effort, please contact me ASAP via e-mail or phone and I will be sure to provide you with the details!

Remember that the Holiday's are a time for reflection and celebration.  Without a doubt, we all have a lot to reflect upon from this past year.  And, although it's tough to celebrate with so many worries on our minds, let's be thankful for all that we have and look to help others through these tough times.  I hope that you can look forward to a brighter future and that you and your family will be at peace this Holiday season.  Thanks for reading and God Bless!

-Jeffrey Lee

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