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Mercer County to conduct American flag decommissioning ceremony

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services invite citizens, civic groups and local Scout organizations to participate in an official flag decommissioning ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton Township. In case of rain, the ceremony will be Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m....Read More

Metro Home-Price Growth Heats Up 6.9 Percent in First Quarter

The strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. Metro home prices have now accelerated for three consecutive quarters....Read More

5 Tips for Buyers in a Tight Housing Market

When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. To help buyers successfully get through the buying process in a tight inventory market with as little stress and difficulty as possible, the National Association of Realtors® has these five suggestions and an infographic: More

June 5 Deadline to File for SBA Working Capital Loans

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding local small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations in New Jersey that June 5 is the filing deadline for federal Small Business Administration (SBA) economic injury disaster loans as a result of freeze, excessive heat and drought between April 1 and Sept. 19, 2016....Read More

Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March

Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in sales activity in March....Read More