PS .here are some other electrical items you should check if you've not done any electrical updating, and the home was built in '65......
1. does your home have aluminum wiring?
that is something that will alarm most buyers - check that out as there are "fixes" for it.... and......
2. also check to see if your electric box is by "Federal Pacific" (just look on the outside or inside cover and you will see the label).......if it is Federal Pacific, I'd plan on replacing, it as the buyers will definitely ask for that.
You can google "Federal Pacific" and read up on why they are considered dangerous and no longer used in homes (there was a class action suit because they were believed to cause fires).....they stopped being used many years ago.... more
There have only been 5 single family home sales in Rahway in the $300-$325K range, from Oct 2013 to March 2014. The average DOM from list to close is 180, the average sale-to-list price ratio is 95.3%.
The city of Rahway would normally allow a temporary c/o to buyers (you will sign an affidavit stating you will fix the c/o issues within 6 months - $25 fee to the city and it needs to be notarized). A clear c/o will be issued for the bank so long as there are smoke detectors on each level, a carbon monoxide detector near the bedrooms and an ABC rated fire extinguisher mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen.
(I would have your contractor in to see how much it will cost to make these repairs before going much further, you don't want to get a great deal on a home just to turn around and put tons into it).
Try http://www.gsmls.com/ this is the link to the Garden State MLS which has a public search option, if they don't allow for details like multiple car garage you'll need to contact an agent to add these advanced search criteria.
If you need help feel free to call on me any time, I'm very familiar with rahway and the surrounding areas, I had plenty of family that grew up there and some still living there.... more