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Jennifer, Renter in Westfield, NJ
Jennifer asked:
Moving to Metchen this Summer (2015) Hi, My Husband and I are planning to move to Metchen this Summer. We plan on renting for the first year to save a down payment. Are you aware of any rent to own properties? What are your…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 26, 2014 Home Buying in Metuchen
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
The seller didn't disclose that major renovations were made without permits, what can I do?
Marianne,

You are correct to respond to these "red flags." Our recommendation is to begin with the city/county that would have been responsible for issuing these permits to find out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 30, 2014 Home Buying in Metuchen
Diane Glander, Real Estate Pro in Spring Lake, NJ
Diane Glander answered:
sale of property with tenants
You do not have to evict them. NJ landlord/tenant law states that without a lease all you have to do is give 30 days notice. Then, if they don't leave, you will have to evict them.
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in 08840
The Moretti…, Real Estate Pro in South Plainfield, NJ
The Moretti Team answered:
Buying a single-house or a townhouse in Metuchen
Dear Firuz,
The Moretti Team is very familar with both the Metuchen area as well as the surrounding towns. We are happy to help you find the property that suits your needs. Plea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Home Buying in Metuchen
The Moretti…, Real Estate Pro in South Plainfield, NJ
The Moretti Team answered:
Renting out your own home in Metuchen
Dear Ark,
Your ROI will depend on many factors (ie., downpayment, interest rate, carrying costs, etc.). The Moretti Team will be happy to assist you as Metuchen is one of our pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Buying in Metuchen
Mary Petti-A…, Real Estate Pro in 08820
Mary Petti-ABR,SFR, Relocation answered:
How come this house is priced so low??
Sorry for the typo should say warehouse LOL
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Patric Santo…, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Patric Santo Pietro answered:
Next year I will be having a kid and become single mother. I am thinking to buy a condo in Metuchen. Is this neighborhood kid friendly?
Hi Ying,

As someone who grew up in town myself, I can tell you that Metuchen is definitely kid friendly. The schools are highly rated and the various recreational programs are all we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Nelson, Home Buyer in Metuchen, NJ
Nelson answered:
Are home prices in Metuchen rising or it is still falling or remaining stagnant?
The prices are going up because Fox and Foxx developers are buying up everything that is reasonably priced and tearing it down to build $600 - $700K houses. I moved to Metuchen for all ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Deb, Home Buyer in New York County, NY
Deb answered:
The seller put on the disclosure no additions were built, after coming out of attorney review he got a permit for the room.
I personally believe most first time home buyers are especially wary of the permits, etc. In reality homeowners make quite a few adjustments and for many there's really no need for a pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Sanjaygami, Home Buyer in Metuchen, NJ
Sanjaygami answered:
Because of it's central location and palatable commute to NYC, I'm thinking of looking for a place in Metuchen. Is there anything in?
There are houses in this price range in Metuchen. Please give me a call at your convenience to discuss your needs in detail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sanjay
Century 21
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0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Susan Lauric…, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Susan Lauricella answered:
Why does it say Metuchen when it's really Menlo Park Terrace?
That section of Woodbridge has a Metuchen mailing address, so it can be confusing. You definitely go to Woodbridge schools and pay taxes to Woodbridge. Your mail is delivered through th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Lorraine Col…, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Lorraine Colavito answered:
I am looking at a house a bit south of amboy ave in metuchen. Does that area go to MOSS elementary school? how is the area and school?
In Metuchen the proximity to the schools does not dictate where the students attend. All students attend, Moss - Kindergarten,Campbell - Elementary, Edgar- Middle School, then Metuchen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in 08840
Lorraine Col…, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Lorraine Colavito answered:
My husband and I are considering moving to Metuchen. Is it possible to find a 3br for 350k, not in Menlo Park, and not on a double yellow street?
Presently there are three available on the market that match your criteria. I will be happy to send you information on these. The property in Metuchen goes very quickly...our inventory ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Lorraine Col…, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Lorraine Colavito answered:
Is this property even on market? Agent is not responding not sure whats the deal.Aylin St and Bell Ave, Metuchen NJ 08840
Yes the property is listed with Keller Williams, I am the listing agent. We are having an open house tomorrow, Sunday 8/11 from 1-3PM.
Sincerely, Lorraine Colavito, Broker~Associate
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Jason Winhold, Real Estate Pro in Metuchen, NJ
Jason Winhold answered:
any good home inspector recommendations in metuchen?
I have never had an issue with JBK Inspection, Inc. Here's their link:

http://www.jbkinspection.com/

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Edukatd, Real Estate Pro in 08840
Edukatd answered:
Why is 22 Park Square now listed as a new listing at $312000 when it has been in the market forever at $297,000 with no movement?
Lipstick on a pig! - paint, floor and appliances may make a unit more desirable AT THE RIGHT PRICE. Buyers bought at $280,000 in 2009 and the market has gone DOWN since then. It didn't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Buying in Metuchen
Edukatd, Real Estate Pro in 08840
Edukatd answered:
GRAMERCY SQUARE...Does anyone have info on construction and tax liens filed against Amboy Holdings (owner of Gramercy Square)?
You ARE wrong...

TWO questions are not "many"!

"Loans" are NOT "liens".

Liens are put on a property when loan payments are not timely repaid and are in default.

You have op ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in Metuchen
Rafi Footerm…, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Rafi Footerman answered:
Does anyone have experience with hidden mold in basements of Village Gate condo units?
Thanks Mary! I would like to point out one thing. It is not recommended to use bleach on indoor mold, just outdoors. Simple, non toxic cleaners are often effective on most indoor mol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Metuchen
Edukatd, Real Estate Pro in 08840
Edukatd created a review:
Grammercy Square - Buyer Experiences with delivery dates, association fees, property taxes? Builder "promises" delivery of units in 6-8 weeks - the few owners that have closed report two to four MONTH delays in delivery. Several current Buyers are living…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying
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