Buying a condo is not the same as buying a home

Stringent lending policies and the escalating costs of home ownership have led many prospective home buyers to consider condominiums instead of single-family homes. Condos are typically less expensive than single-family homes, which makes lenders and borrowers alike feel more comfortable. Lenders feel better because the loans aren’t as large, while borrowers are more comfortable because …

Unequal DUI laws

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: My nephew has been picked up for driving impaired at least four times. Very little in the way of punishment ever happens. And still he drives. In my part of the country, he would have lost his license years ago, and probably would have done time. He lives in Pennsylvania. …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Carlo Siracusa, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Joann Otteau of the Howell office was recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of November. Otteau led the region, which is comprised of locations throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties, for resales. She can be reached in Weichert’s Howell office located …

Weichert, Realtors’ Brick office donates toys to Head Start

Fran Graffeo, manager of Weichert, Realtors Brick office, announced that her office donated more than 80 toys to the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start Child Development Program as a part of the 37th Annual Weichert, Realtors Toy Drive. “My team and I are honored to provide support to the Head Start Program and bring joy to …