The characteristics of homes being purchased have remained relatively predictable over the past few years.  According to the ‘2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers’ the main reasons for newly built homes being purchased is to both avoid renovations and to have the ability to customize the home.  As for home buyers purchasing previously owned homes, they are interested in a better price, value, and overall character that the home provides.

However, the actual process of purchasing new homes is something that has seen considerable change over the past few years, due to a number of key factors.  When people realize that it is time to start thinking about a new home, the first thing that they do is head for their computers.  In fact, 43% of home buyers look online as their first step of the home-buying process.  Even the people who don’t know how to begin searching for a home look online for help.  In fact, 12% of home buyers look on the Internet for information about the home buying process itself.

While there is no doubt that the Internet has made searching for a new home more convenient, there is so much information available that it is easy for home buyers to become overwhelmed.  This is why there are still real estate agents, like Marie Gentile, available for much needed guidance.  Instead of spending countless hours searching through hundreds of pages online, qualified real estate agents will serve as a search filter, providing the buyer with only useful information.  Real estate agents were viewed as a useful information source by 98 percent of buyers who used an agent while searching for a home. (2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers).

Marie Gentile can help you find that dream house you have been spending weeks and months searching for.  Take a look at the homes for sale in the area where you are looking for (  See something you think you could call home?  Contact Marie today at (732) 333-8273 to make your dream a reality…