Patrick Southern's Blog Posts

Patrick Southern's Blog Posts

Inside The Battle For StreetEasys Soul
It is time you know about this serious issue we are having with the online websites for real estate. The sites are more concerned with selling ad space, but at who’s expense...

Your Ultimate 2017 Hudson County Bucket List
As the Hoboken/Jersey City area grows and expands, Hudson County is rapidly turning into a tourist attraction in itself. If you’re lucky enough to be around it on a regular basis...

Should You Worry About The Recent Rise In Mortgage Rates
Friends and clients —If you're concerned about the recent rise in mortgage rates, I want to reassure you — things are much better than they might seem.Yes, mortgage rates have ...

Upcoming Hoboken Condo Project Offers Buyers Unprecedented Customization
Upcoming Hoboken Condo Project Offers Buyers Unprecedented CustomizationBy Jersey Digs - January 11, 2017Sponsored By Pure Properties 118 Madison is a meticulously crafte...

Another Big Win For Jersey City
Jersey City Wins Curbed Cup 2016, Crowned ‘NYC Neighborhood of the Year’BY JERSEY DIGS - JANUARY 3, 2017Well, it’s official! Jersey City won the 2016 Curbed Cup, taking ...

Is Listing A Home In The Winter A Good Idea
Friends & clients,We thank you tremendously for your business, referrals, loyalty and friendship. May beautiful moments and happy memories surround you this holiday season and thro...

Stunning Townhome Just Listed
Just Listed: Stunning Gut Renovated Townhome at 609 Willow Avenue, HobokenBy Jersey Digs - December 5, 2016Pure Properties, in partnership with Dixon Leasing, has hit the ground ru...

Hudson County 3rd Quarter Market Report
  Emerging Markets Signal Potential Opportunity as Pure Properties Debut ‘South Hudson County Quarterly Report’ By Jersey Digs  ...

Were Thankful For You
Friends and Valued Clients,The holiday season has officially begun! We’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving. Over the years, we h...

Want To Live In The Nations Most Livable City
Friends and clients, In case you didn’t know, Jersey City has become quite the place to live. In fact, Jersey Digs recently published an article about a study by person...

Whats Happening In Hudson County
Friends and clients -It's now officially a new season and the weather is gorgeous, so it's the perfect time to be out and about and enjoy all Hudson County has to offer.  Here...

Wishing You A Happy Labor Day Weekend
Friends and Clients,Well it is that time of year again. The slower summer season is about to come to an end and the post Labor Day season is upon us.If you are looking to buy ...

Dixon Leasing Partners With Patrick Southern
Exclusive: Dixon Leasing Partners with Patrick Southern to Launch Pure PropertiesPure Properties Launches Today, Seeks to Do It AllDixon Lea...

Exciting Opportunity To Better Serve Our Clients
Friends and clients,As many of you are aware I have relocated my business to work for PURE PROPERTIES. It will prove to be the most powerful and best serving real estate compa...

Jersey City Is Not New Brooklyn
Friends and clients, I found an interesting and informative article about Jersey City that I thought you might like. As the article says, lately, Jersey City has often been compare...

You Probably Didnt Know This About Jersey City
Friends and clients,I found an interesting and informative article about Jersey City that I thought you might like. As the article says, with Manhattan becoming more densely popula...

We Have Some Exciting News Coming
Friends, Family and Colleagues, I am so thrilled to announce some extremely exciting news. We have a new opportunity to excel service and the overall real estate experien...

Why Professional Photography Is So Important
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportToday, I’m covering a simple topic: prof...

Should You Sell Or Rent Out Your Property
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportToday I’d like to talk to you about some...

No One Is Buying Land In Manhattan
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportEvery week, I try to find an interesting s...

Find The True Value Of Your Hudson County Home
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportToday, I wanted to talk to you about using...

What Drives Hudson County Real Estate
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportWe’re in the midst of financial bonus se...

We Can Help In A Probate Situation
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home SearchLooking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value ReportA major problem that we see in our industr...

Financial Bonus Season In Hudson County
Looking to Buy a Hudson County Home? Get a Full Home Search Looking to Sell Your Hudson County Home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today, we want to go over the financial bo...

Jersey City Penthouse Sells For 2 M In 21 Days
Patrick Southern used his real estate savvy and set a record market price per square foot with the recent sale of a waterfront penthouse condominium at Crystal Point, located ...

What To Expect In Hudson County This Year
Looking to buy a Hudson County home? Click here to get a full home searchLooking to sell your Hudson County home? Click here to get a free home value reportI've found a great artic...

Youre Invited To Join My NEW Video Real Estate Blog
Hello friends, family, and business contacts! I'm sending you this email because we've done business together or we have an existing relationship - and for that reason, I want to t...

Be UnEmotional When Buying A Home In Order To Get The Best Value
Want to break your heart and bank account at the same time? Then buy a new home based on the fact you've fallen in love with it!  Needless to say, you should never do this! In...

Shopping Around Can Save You Money When Buying A Home
Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase of your life. So, a mortgage is really important and you want to make certain that you pick the correct one. The interest rate itself...

Unbiased Advice The Advantages And Disadvantages Of FSBO
Many homeowners think about selling their own home (For Sale By Owner) but relatively few attempt it. Why? Because it's an extremely time-consuming and often exhausting process, es...

Why Exactly Should I Use The Services Of A Real Estate Agent
To be honest, I've often wondered why people ask this question.  After all, no one expects an auto technician to be a surgeon or a surgeon to be a technician!  Each has h...

Short Sales 101 What Are They And How Do They Work For Me
A short sale is nothing more than negotiating with your lender to pay less than the balance owed. We're hearing more about 'short sales' as an alternative to foreclosure, especiall...

DOM Your Way To A Better Value When Buying A Home
How many days has your dream house been sitting around waiting for a happy owner? Did you know that 'days on market' plays a key role in getting the best value for the residence of...

Are You Shortchanging Yourself When Pricing Your Home
With the advent of technology and Internet resources, there is no shortage of information available online and when it comes to determining the value of your home, there is no exce...

Why You Should Put More Money Down On Your House
Believe me when I tell you that your down payment on a new home affects nearly everything you can think of during the buying process; the loan programs you can qualify for, your el...

What Determines The Value Of Your Home
Like most homeowners, you've probably taken great care of your home and now, after many improvements, it's gorgeous!  In fact, the house is likely worth more than many of the ...

Are BiWeekly Mortgage Payments Worth The Time And Effort
There’s no doubt about it, bi-weekly mortgage payments definitely have advantages. You save money and pay the loan off faster. However, before you rush into this form of payment,...

With Quality Communication Skills Your Real Estate Investments Will Soar
Everybody knows that having good "people skills" is essential for success in various areas of life, but we can't stress enough how important these skills are in real estate investi...

What Are FHA Loans And How Do They Benefit Me As A Consumer
The term “FHA” abbreviates Federal Housing Administration.  It’s a division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and was established to insure lender...

How To Be A Wise House Shopper In A Great Buyers Market
There’s no doubt about it – there are fantastic bargains in our local real estate market right now. However, don’t get dazzled by all the opportunities and make an expensive,...

5 Steps To Raise Your Credit Score And Get A Great Interest Rate
Right now we're seeing interest rates as low as they've been since the 1960's! Personally, some clients have seen rates as low as 4.5% - that's incredible! However, you only get th...

How Are Foreclosures Affecting Our Market
Have you been wondering how the foreclosure crisis has affected our local area? If you plan to sell your home within the next few years, you need to know this information....

Flipping To Fix Foreclosures 2012s Forecast Trend
Market opportunities are fewer for some but for other, serious investors wanting to cash in on the foreclosure fiasco faced by much of the nation, flipping homes is a trend we will...

Top Seller Questions About Selling Successfully
As Realtors, we deal with a lot of things and one of them is fielding questions about selling a home successfully. Most frequently asked is “what can I do to prepare my home for ...

Stage Your House And Make Buyers Sign The Dotted Line Today
The LAST thing you want is to put up your house for sale, only to lose those precious potential buyers before they even make it to the second room. With just a little planning, you...

5 Reasons To Hire Us To Find Your Dream Home
So many people these days are delving into the wide world of real estate; some brand new buyers who are getting into their first home ever, others who want to seize the market oppo...

How To Tell If You Should Rent Or Sell
As the state of our real estate market continues to be on unstable ground, many homeowners are unsure of whether to put up their home for sale or rent when moving out. The truth is...

4 Reasons To Sell Now
In this uncertain real estate market, who KNOWS if it’s a good decision to buy, sell or just stay put these days? But if you examine the trends, chances are you’ll find an answ...

20 Great Ways To Sell Your Home Faster
Anyone who has put a home on the market to sell would ideally like it to sell quickly. But in a market like the one we are dealing with currently, how does one get an edge over oth...

8 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Home
e know how exciting it is planning for a new home. Everything should be perfect and there is no room for anything to go wrong. To enjoy a rich and successful experience as you work...

Getting An Appraisal Before Selling Makes Sense
Despite the slow real estate market, many transactions are still taking place.  For sales transactions, it’s best to be as prepared as possible since this is very much a buy...

How Do You Know Youve Picked The Right Real Estate Agent
There are plenty of choices out there when it comes time to choosing a real estate agent and there is no way to be absolutely certain of the end result. But you CAN take several st...

Time For Your Real Estate CheckUp
So many homeowners or buyers embark upon their exciting journey in real estate without really knowing where they stand today or fully realizing their goals. To understand where you...

Is It Crazy To Invest In Real Estate Today
Did you know that recent news reports have actually exactly exaggerated the woes of real estate investments? In fact, this may be the best time in history to make an investment in ...

How To Gain Leverage Over The Other Buyers In Todays Competitive Buying Market
For a long time now, buyers have enjoyed that special status that comes with being in a buyer-centric marketplace. But things have certainly changed recently and they have changed ...

Determining An Accurate Selling Price Of Your Home
One of the hardest things for sellers to do is to price their home according to the market. It may have been easier prior to 2007 but we all know what happened afterward and ever s...

Is It Really Almost Over
Hey everyone, I don’t know about you, but Labor Day is always bittersweet for me; it’s a great time to enjoy family, friends and some great food, but then we have to face that ...

How Are Interest Rates Affecting You
Hey, everyone! We’ve all heard about the rising interest rates, lately. While the increase caused some market activity to slow, it has also helped our market. Find out how the in...

Will You Capitalize On The Increasing Housing Inventory
Fall is upon us. The bottom part of the market has given us a large amount inventory and the transaction volume is low, which means now is the best time to take advantage of the su...

Is Now The Best Time For You To Enter The Market
With the temperatures cooling, the market is heating up! Autumn brings us one of the hottest times for real estate, the “fall press.” What does this mean for buyers and sellers...

3 Reasons Why You Should Sell During The Holidays
It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost here and sellers always ask me if it’s a good time to enter the market. Well, I have three great reasons why now is a perfect time ...

Should You Buy Your Next Home During The Holidays
With the holidays rapidly approaching, you may be contemplating buying your next home but unsure if now is the time to do so. I can asure you that now is a phenomenal time to enter...

Have You Considered Filing A Tax Appeal
With the New Year and tax season right around the corner, have you thought about filing a tax appeal? This could allow you save more for 2014 and the time for submitting paperwork ...

What Can You Expect In 2014
What a great year 2013 was! As we finish the year strong, you can expect to see the similar growth in 2014. If you plan on obtaining large scale financing, the lending is readily a...

Preparing Your Home To Sell This Spring
As we approach the spring market, you may be considering selling your home. What can you do to get the most money for your home? Well, making sure your home looks perfect right whe...

Prepare Your Home So You Can List This Spring
If you’re planning on purchasing in the upcoming spring market, how educated and prepared are you? Being a knowledgeable buyer can give you the upper hand against your competitio...

Hudson County Market The Market Has Remained Resilient Despite Bad Weather
As we inch closer to spring, the Hudson Market has stayed strong in the face of nasty weather. If you are thinking about entering the market as buyer, you must be well-informed and...

Accurately And Attractively Pricing Your Home To Sell For Top Dollar
A lot of people fail to realize that a home's price is the most important marketing tool. In my latest blog, I will be covering the importance of pricing in order to attract buyers...

Prepare Your Home For A Busy Spring Market In Jersey City
Today I just wanted to give you a short reminder about preparing your home for sale this spring. I'll be giving you tips to prepare you for a fast-paced spring market in Jersey. Fo...

The Advantages Of Working With A Real Estate Professional
Using the internet to find a home can be a useful and innovative tool for research. When it comes to buying a home, though, nothing beats the attention to detail and expertise that...

Renting Versus Selling A Homeowners Dilemma
So, you can't get the price you want for your home. In this scenario, many homeowners wonder whether they should rent in order to make up the difference. There are many things you ...

Should You Rent If You Cant Get Your Desired Price
So, you can't get the price you want for your home. In this scenario, many homeowners wonder whether they should rent in order to make up the difference. There are many things you ...

Why Should You Hire A Real Estate Professional
We're experiencing a historically hot market here in Hudson County. That's why it's as important as ever that you work with a real estate professional to help take advantage of the...

This Real Estate Myth May Be Costing You A Fortune
One of the most common real estate myths is that the holidays are a bad time to sell a home. In today's blog, we obliterate this myth by giving 12 reasons why the winter months are...

What Do Recent Market Trends Mean For You
This was a fantastic year for real estate in Hoboken, especially if you were a seller. Inventory has been under two months for most of the year, which means there has been a high d...

What Can You Expect From Hudson County Real Estate In 2015
Another year is on the books, which means it's time to take a look ahead at what the new year will bring. In today's video, we discuss new construction in Hudson County and what it...

How Can You Make Your Hudson County Home Stand Out In A Crowded Market
Every homeowner wants to maximize their home sale, but not every homeowner does what's necessary to get the best results. The question is, what can you do to get the most mone...

Check Out Our New Site
We are using a slightly different system, we hope you all like it- this should make finding your next home with us even easier!  Let us know what you think, don't hesitat...


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