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Thank you friends and clients for another good year despite setbacks!-from Gary Simmens

Thanks to friends, clients for letting me have a decent year in real estate. 2020 has been a crazy year with Covid 19 and shut down setbacks, but we are getting it done right and on time, with the

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Long term interest rates DROP AGAIN to all time lows during first week of 2021.

 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021.The year opens against the continuing backdrop of damage from the

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Ideas For A Better New Years

5 New Year's resolutions you might actually want to keep:Enjoy more time with familyBuild more experiencesFind a new hobbySpend more time in natureTry something new every month     

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Holiday season--Great time to buy or sell or refi a property- Check out the low rates!---by Gary Simmens

Weekly Mortgage Market Reportfor the week ending on December 10, 2020Average weekly rate data as provided by the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey®12/10/20(most recent

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I am grateful for you! By Gary Simmens

It’s Thanksgiving week, and this year for many families including my own, it looks a little different than it has in the past.But here’s the thing: Just because it’s different&

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A Heartfelt Veterans Day---THANK YOU! from Gary Simmens

A heartfelt Veterans Day salute of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while protecting the freedoms of our great nation. Honoring your bravery is the lease we

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Interest Rates Drop for 12th time-- Update Today 11-06-2020 Fabulous low rates! by Gary Simmens

Average weekly rate data as provided by the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey®11/05/20(most recent)TrendingAverageRatePoints& FeesMargin 30-Year Fixed Rateā–¼ down2.78%0.7N/A

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FALL BACK coming up This Weekend....

   This Sunday! Don`t Forget---Enjoy your week! Gary Simmens KWIf we could boycott that would be great! Studies have been done to see if it is really necessary at all. But they are still

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October 2020 - Pandemic Real Estate Market Update --By Gary Simmens

  October 2020 - Pandemic Real Estate Market Update --By Gary

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Rent vs. Buying in South New Jersey: What Is Right thing for You? By Gary Simmens

Rent vs. Buying in South New Jersey: What Is Right thing for You?Deciding to rent versus buy in South New Jersey is a real big decision. If you’re not prepared for the costs of owning a home,

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Improving real estate sold statistics in Atlantic County, NJ ---By Gary Simmens

LOOK at these improving Atlantic County NJ housing latest stats for year to date and last months sold: Pretty impressive despite the costly Covid 19 set backs. 22% median sales price gain too!:

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LOOK! :) FABULOUS MONEY SAVING LOW INTEREST RATES! from Gary Simmens

      LOOK! :) FABULOUS MONEY SAVING LOW INTEREST RATES! See the homes for saleat helpful website: www.GarySimmens.com   See the lower rates below!Weekly Mortgage Market

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Fed Funds Rate Remains at 0-0.25% By Gary Simmens KW

 Fed Funds Rate Remains at 0-0.25% Fabuous time to invest in real estateor refinance your existing property. With Covid 19 hitting us hard in 2020 manyhomeowners realize that their existing

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Low interest rate update--from Gary Simmens

RATES DOWN EVEN LOWER!08/27/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints& FeesMargin 30-Year Fixed Rate2.91%0.8N/A 15-Year Fixed Rate2.47%0.7N/A 5/1-Year ARM2.91%0.22.7508/20/20(previous week

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Check out these all time low interest rates!

Weekly Mortgage Market ReportAugust 13, 2020FABULOUS LOW INTEREST RATES! Call Gary Simmens KW Direct at 609-338-1339 to get your home soon08/13/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints& FeesMargin

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We are breaking records at our KW---Despite Covid 19 Setbacks!

We are breaking records in our hard working KW office with 153 settlements done and closed for July 2020,---Despite Covid 19 setbacks, our Atlantic Shore Office usually sees a drop off in July

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Housing recovery growing stronger each week! By Gary Simmens

For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a

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The market is moving for sellers, even custom homes are selling fast. from Gary Simmens

All time low interest rates are bringing the buyers out now, despite the Covid concerns.BAM! Went Quickly! LIST PRICE $469,000 Nice custom home in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ on 10 acres, I placed this

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30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3 percent for the first ever!

  The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3 percent for the first time Freddie Mac began tracking weekly rates in 1971. The average 30

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Interest Rate Update Today 07-09-2020 Fabulous low rates!

  07/09/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints& FeesMargin 30-Year Fixed Rate3.03%0.8N/A 15-Year Fixed Rate2.51%0.8N/A 5/1-Year ARM3.02%0.32.7507/02/20(previous week

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$1.5 million transient marina on the city's bayfront is officially open today in Somers Point, NJ

  SOMERS POINT, NJ — After several years in the planning stages, a $1.5 million transient marina on the city's bayfront is officially open.City Council members Janice Johnston and

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Happy 4th of July! Year 2020 full of Change for Sure!

 Everyone have a healthy, happy and sane 4th of July! 2020 has been an interesting year already---seems like 3 years wrapped up in onealready and we are only half way done so far in 2020! 

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Interest Rate Update--All time lows now!

LOW MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES AS OF THURSDAY 06/25/202006/25/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints& FeesMargin 30-Year Fixed Rate3.13%0.8N/A 15-Year Fixed Rate2.59%0.8N/A 5/1-Year ARM3%

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Pandemic Real Estate Update by Gary Simmens

  Pandemic Real Estate Market Update -;

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:) Good Easy Pandemic Home Cooked Meals That Taste Great! :) from Gary Simmens

I hope everyone is safe and well during this pandemic, I would not be surprised if you may like a few of the 20 recipes below.  Its a rainy Friday here today in South Jersey.  Be well

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Weekly Interest Rate Report by Realtor Gary Simmens

Weekly Interest Rate Report by Gary Simmens Realtor with KW - CONVENTIONAL INTEREST RATES ONLY this is for buyers with a 720 FICO scoreon average. Lower FICO may be higher some. Higher FICO may

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Mortgage Rate Update From Gary Simmens on 04-17-2020

30 year payout rate is down some.  You can see the 15 year slightly went up.Probably due to high demand on refinancing.  Stay Safe!  Gary.04/16/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints&

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Enjoy your Easter! Be Well.

  Enjoy this Easter and count your blessings, enjoy as much aspossible whether close up with a few special people or by Zoom!God Bless, Be Strong, Be Safe  #CoronaV Sucks! #Keep the

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Interest Rate Update During The Coronavirus Pandemic --Rates Down Some - By Gary Simmens

04/02/20(most recent)AverageRatePoints& FeesMargin 30-Year Fixed Rate3.33%0.7N/A 15-Year Fixed Rate2.82%0.6N/A 5/1-Year ARM3.40%0.32.7503/26/20(previous week)AverageRatePoints;

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Real Estate Market Look at Somers Point, NJ By Realtor Gary Simmens 03-24-2020

Somers Point, NJ--Known for its annual popular Bayfest in the spring season,(which is cancelled this year because of public safety concerns of the corona virus pandemic), 

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GOOD NEWS--During and After COVID-19 Pandemic--Less Stress for Millions--Safety Net- For Mortgage Owners

This info out today may help millions have less stress!. Check it out. IMPORTANT SAFETY NET: . Also mentions late payments, credit forebearance, etc Up to 12 months of forbearance.Waiving of

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New Listing Nice Custom Executive Rancher Buy in Egg Harbor Township, NJ with Basement

Custom executive ranch cathedral ceilings, nice beautiful tile, h/w floors, center island kitchen w/ grill, backsplash, some S/S appliances withrefrigerator and dishwasher. Gas stove and countertop

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WOW-- March 15th 2020 Sunday --Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates to Zero Today ! Great news for HomeBuyers! By Gary Simmens

The Federal Reserve made an emergency announcement Sunday afternoon by announcing that it would be cutting interest rates to zero for the first time since the financial crisis. This is to align

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Stockton University Announces Millions More invested soon with Phase 11 at Atlantic City Campus

ATLANTIC CITY — A groundbreaking for the second phase of Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus, a 400-bed residential building, is planned for March 27.A flyer posted on Facebook by

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LOOK-Nice Buy! Custom Rancher foreclosure bargain in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ-from Gary Simmens

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234--Atlantic County, NJ.Super custom rancher on over an acre with some privacy!  Finished basement too!Ranch home with over 2720 square footage of living space. Set

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Real Estate Update-- A Look At Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 By Gary D. Simmens

 Real Estate Update-- A Look At Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 By Realtor Gary D. SimmensEgg Harbor Township, NJ is  located right in the middle of Atlantic County, NJ is home to

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Judge rules today that Seaview Harbor area of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ cannot join Longport, NJ tax roles

 A years-long legal effort by a group of Seaview Harbor residents to have their neighborhood leave Egg Harbor Township and join Longport was denied Tuesday by Atlantic County Superior Court

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Pulse Of The Market in Atlantic County, NJ As Of February 10th 2020 And The Benefit Of A Well Planned Open House By Gary Simmens

Pulse Of The Market in Atlantic County, NJ As Of February 10th 2020 And The Benefit Of A Well Planned Open House By Gary SimmensThe Spring market is starting early this year. The median sales price

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Atlantic County, NJ- The Past Year -2019 Sold Statistics Comparisons to year 2018 By Gary Simmens

Real Estate Update--By GARY SIMMENS-Atlantic County, NJ- The Past Year Sold Statistics ComparisonOverall, homes are moving much faster now, this February 2020, you will see many homes listed in the

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FEDERAL RESERVE Leaves Interest Rates The Same. Economy Moving. By Gary Simmens

Interest rates for homebuyers and investors are fabulous, and the interest rates are staying the same today. As things continue to improve, watch for possible rate hikes. The U.S. economy keeps

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Casino employment market is self correcting now with 30,000 jobs in AC---best numbers in 4 years.

ATLANTIC CITY — The total number of people working in the city’s nine casino hotels declined slightly at the end of 2019 compared to the year before. The very good news is Atlantic City

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The Correct Mindset And Game Plan Is Critical When Buying Or Selling A Property By Gary Simmens

 Mindset is critical in most things in life and is certainly is very important in selling or buying a property. the process does not have to be stressful. If you approach the process properly,

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Margate, NJ 08402 --Group of taxpayers-Polling and questioning whether the future calls for building a boardwalk.

MARGATE, NJ 08402 – With or without the support of Margate’s governing body, a group of taxpayers are mounting an effort to ask voters if they approve the idea of building a citywide,-

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3 Nice Foreclosure Buys in Linwood, NJ 08221

Linwood, NJ 08221 home to some of South Jersey`s best schools and 12 minutesto the best beaches and boardwalks in NJ.See the 3 foreclosures here:https://www.garysimmens.com/index.php?quick=1&

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5 good valued cheap-- foreclosure buys in Ocean City, NJ 08226

5  valued cheap foreclosure buys in Ocean City, NJ 08226Call Gary direct at 609-338-1330 to help you get a good investment in OC.From a bayfront condo to a massive luxury gem. See the bargains

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Happy Holidays Everyone! With Sincere Gratitude from Gary Simmens

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!Santa is here with me now and he says "You better be nice!"With heartfelt gratitude I thank you all, for the past and your future real estate business and friendship.

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Equestrians, horse lovers in South NJ- this is a must see! from Realtor Gary D . Simmens

Equestrians, horse lovers in South Jersey and Atlantic County, you must see this fabulous property listed for sale at a realistic price in Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234On 7.92 beautiful landscaped

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Real Estate Update- A Look At Northfield, NJ 08225 By Gary D. Simmens

Real Estate Update-  A Look At Northfield, NJ 08225 By Gary Simmens of Keller Williams Atlantic ShoreThe City of Northfield is a suburban community located in

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A Look At Linwood, NJ---Real Estate Update By Gary D. Simmens

A Look At Linwood, NJ---Real Estate Update By Gary D. SimmensBy Gary D, SimmensBroker/Associate at Keller Williams Atlantic Shore RealtorsLinwood, NJ 08221, known for its wide street Gold Coast

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Real Estate Update--A Look At Longport, NJ 08403 By Gary D. Simmens

Real Estate Update--A Look At Longport, NJ 08403    By Gary D. SimmensLongport is located on the southwest corner of Absecon Island, and was once about 180 acres bigger in size, untila

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A Look At Mays Landing, (Hamilton Twp) NJ 08330 -Real Estate Updates By Gary Simmens

A Look At Mays Landing, (Hamilton Twp) NJ--Real Estate Updates    By Gary SimmensHave you ever notice how many people from central and north NJ often get Hamilton Township, NJ confused

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Investors, the timing is great now for grabbing foreclosures in our South Jersey area for profit. Happy Holidays!

Investors, the timing is perfect!  Really perfect. Investors, the timing is great now for grabbing foreclosures in our South Jersey area for profit.Flipping homes is very popular and

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Foreclosures in Atlantic County thinning out. Marketing time decreases in some segments By Gary Simmens

For five months in 2015 and the first six months of 2016, Atlantic County led the nation in foreclosure activity for metropolitan areas with more than 200,000 residents. One in every 230 homes in

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Investors, House Flippers, see the latest Foreclosures in our area in South NJ

https://www.garysimmens.com/index.php?quick=1&types[]=1&types[]=2&types[]=31&areas[]=county:Atlantic&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=100000000&options[]=foreclosures&

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Somers Point, NJ 08244 improving soon and getting wider on the their Bike

Somers Point, NJ 08244 Improving soon and getting wider on the their Bike path By Gary SimmensSOMERS POINT, NJ 08244 — The city of Somers Point will soon expand the width of its

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Ventnor Plaza, in Ventnor NJ 08406- On The Move!

Ventnor Plaza on the move for improvements soon.By Gary D. Simmens -  2019 Tags: Ventnor Plaza Improvements ComingVENTNOR, NJ 08406 – With one investor on the line and

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A look at Absecon, NJ 08201

Real Estate Update- A Look At Absecon, NJ 08201 By Gary D. SimmensGary D. Simmens of Keller Williams Atlantic Shore  - December  2019Real Estate Update A Look At Absecon, NJ

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