Resources

RESOURCES

If you want to buy or sell property in New Jersey, you’re in for some challenges! Learn how to beat these challenges and make the best of your real estate challenges with our valuable resources!

Our Resource Guides

To help you choose the best location and sell your property most effectively, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite resources. These resource guides will get you started on financing information, relocation considerations, and resources throughout New Jersey. If you have any questions or can’t find a resource, let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Financing Tips

Stay Organized

Your finances must be in order—yes, this does mean organization! Collect your financial statements, bank records, investment information, credit card statements, tax returns, pay stubs, and outstanding loan information to speed up your real estate process.

Protect Your Credit

Your interest rate is directly tied to your credit rate. With credit ratings ranging from 400-800, most raters consider scores above 620 to be “good” and scores above 680 to be “premium.” Below, find the three primary credit reporting agencies that help manage your credit.

Equifax http://www.equifax.com (800) 685-1111
Experian http://www.experian.com (800) 392-1122
Trans Union http://www.transunion.com (800) 888-4213

Save Up

A fully-stocked savings account can contribute to your down payment, cover closing costs, and account for any unexpected expenditures. Save now for better credit and pricing later!

Seek Stability

Your lender doesn’t want to see big changes—changes bring uncertainty! Hold onto your job, stick with your loyal bank, and don’t make any big purchases if you want the best loan rates.

Relocation Information

ThatBritishAgent focuses on Bergen County, but helps people buy and sell homes all through New Jersey. The suburban locations near the New York City metro area are beautiful, calm, and peaceful, but close enough to visit all the action!

Transportation

Most properties that we buy and sell are conveniently located near JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports closer to the city. Plenty of shuttles and taxis run in and out of the city on a regular basis to take you where you need to go!

Education

New Jersey Public Schools are better than 48 states in the nation—in fact, only New York beats us! The public schools are known for a high 4-year graduation rate, and the districts in the area also offer charter schools for students with special interests and abilities.

View the listings of schools in Bergen County at
https://www.k12academics.com/national-directories/school-district/New%20Jersey/Bergen

Area Resources