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Performance Property is a real estate services company based in Jersey City, NJ. Our Founder, Gerald Lucas is an internationally recognized real estate expert with almost 20 years of real estate experience, who has written several books including “Short Sale Specifics”, the Amazon #1 best-seller, "Dare To Succeed" co-authored with Jack Canfield, creator of The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and "Real Estate Investing Secrets". Gerald holds business degrees from Howard University and MIT.

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We help people gain financial freedom and independence through real estate. Rather than offering a generic solution, we let our clients define financial freedom and then we help them achieve it. Some of our clients achieve financial freedom with our help by learning how to analyze and purchase wealth-building rental property. We help other clients achieve financial independence by negotiating with their lender when they are behind on mortgage payments.

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Real Estate Insight

Real Estate Insights

Final Rule to Raise Threshold From $250,000 to $400,000

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve have issued a final rule to raise the threshold from $250,000 to $400,000 for residential real estate transactions that would require an appraisal.

Real Estate Tip

Real Estate Tip Of The Week

Gerald’s Real Estate Tip of the – Week of 12/3/19

Close on your mortgage refi before year end and claim points you paid—the IRS allows taxpayers to deduct points for any payments made in the tax year.

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How To Know If A Property Has An Oil Tank

Q: What’s the best way to find out if a property has an oil tank before you buy it? Randy, Hackensack, NJ A: Sometimes you can actually see an oil tank if it’s above ground like in a property’s basement. You can also contact the town where the property is located or the department of environmental protection to find out if there are any records of oil tanks being removed. Oil tanks are often underground, so the safest way to proceed is to hire a specialist to do a tank scan of the property–normally using a metal detector to locate underground tanks. If they find a tank, you’ll need someone to test the ground for contamination and worst case scenario […]