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Joe, Home Buyer in New Jersey

I would like to spend between 1 and 1.5 MM for a house in Lavalette,mantoloking,etc Looking for a great deal. Which agent would like to work with me

Asked by Joe, New Jersey Fri Feb 11, 2011

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I am not sure if you are asking this again or if this is an old post. You need to be very careful right now. Many of the houses in those areas are going to be subject to elevation which is extremely costly.

If you are looking for a house in the barrier islands get really good advice from different people such as realtors, town hall, lawyers, builders and good reference to fema etc.. Talk to your insurance company as well.

There will be really good deals coming up. People who just want out. This makes opportunity for those with the capital and the risk tolerance. There is good risk and bad risk. Just make sure you proceed with all the knowledge that you can gather.

If you are seeking help you can contact me anytime.
908 334 8252

Best regards,
Valentina Gabela
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2013
Hi Joe,

Feel free to get in touch with me regarding any questions you may have and I would be happy to assist! I am a full-time realtor in Lavallette with years of experience.
Diane Rosetto
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2013
I"m sure most every realtor would be happy to work with you!
Certainly choose the one realtor who best knows the area and has the experience and professionalism to deliver the best service that you are deserving of.

I personally have been a realtor/broker for over 30 years and pride myself in always remaining professional and honest with my clients.

Please let me know if I can help you and/or answer any other questions you may have.

Terri B
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 8, 2012

At that price point, most agents would like to work with you, including myself. I suggest you interview 3 of us and determine which you are comfortable working with on a long term basis.

Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate
732.606.2931 (24/7)
Web Reference: http://www.PatrizioRE.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 31, 2011
If you don't find what you're looking for there, consider the towns in Southern Monmouth County.
As you will see, great deals along the coast are few and far between. A local, full time, experienced agent knows them, has lots of buyers just like you waiting to jump on them, so they go very quickly.
If you go to my website, you can see how prices are very stable at the shore and some towns had a better year in 2010 than 2009.
I'd be happy to work with you, too!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 12, 2011
Sorry Joe the listings did not attach I will try one more time .

Click Here to go view all listings at once.

21032980 - Details: 184 PARK AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $925,000
21013395 - Details: 22 PERSHING BLVD, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $945,900
21038552 - Details: 1500 BAY AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $949,000
21031548 - Details: 229 MAIN AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $949,000
21102979 - Details: 231 PARK AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $960,000
21046515 - Details: 226 OSBORN AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $987,900
21021707 - Details: 237 OSBORNE AVE, #241, BAY HEAD, NJ - $989,900
21036204 - Details: 1112 OCEAN AVE, MANTOLOKING, NJ - $995,000
21030469 - Details: 290 OSBORNE AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,049,000
21032701 - Details: 14 DICKMAN DR, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,125,000
21020656 - Details: 4 BAYBERRY LN, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,190,000
21039064 - Details: 534 W LAKE AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,195,000
21044310 - Details: 9 BOND AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,199,000
21038079 - Details: 16 BRYN MAWR AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,200,000
21045023 - Details: 21 PRINCETON AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,249,000
21043991 - Details: 941 OCEAN AVE, MANTOLOKING, NJ - $1,249,000
21041449 - Details: 15 TRENTON AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,269,000
21027465 - Details: 506 W LAKE AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,295,000
21103885 - Details: 24 MAGEE AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,299,000
21030088 - Details: 841 MAIN AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,299,000
21025362 - Details: 1329 BAY AVE, MANTOLOKING, NJ - $1,300,000
21045327 - Details: 24 TRENTON AVE, LAVALLETTE, NJ - $1,429,900
21103072 - Details: 28 KARGE ST, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,450,000
20934455 - Details: 232 BRIDGE AVE, BAY HEAD, NJ - $1,495,000

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 12, 2011
Hi Joe
You have picked one of the best times in history to buy in those prestigious shore towns. I just did a quick search for lavalette, mantoloking and bay head and came up with the following. There are some really good deals here and to narrow it down I need more information about your taste and needs. For eg. The house on Karge st in Bay Head is offered below assessed value and is in prime location across from the beach in Bay head. The exterior from the picture may not be for everyone but it is true Bay Head architectural design. You are one house from the ocean capturing the views and the breezes. It is the quintessential Bay Head beach house and it has an open floor plan all made for beach living. But if you prefer a newer house this is not for you.
Here is the list. If you cannot open this please email me and I will send to you directly

Like I mentioned earlier this may be the last time to pick up your dream beach house at a good price. The offering price in many of these properties reflect the decrease. The stock market is roaring, interest rates will inevitably go up, inflation is on the rise so all of these add to a more expensive real estate market in the near future. Albeit, some are still offered too high but you can easily point those out and I can help with that as well.

Hope that helps
val gabela
908 334 8252
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 12, 2011
Hi Joe,

I am happy to see that you are getting lots of agents replies, and I see that many want to assist you and I would be happy to be one of them as well, I just have one question, are you pre-certified ready to buy? A seller
wants to see proof of funds, especially in this market before letting you in their home. I am not trying to insult you in any way, just doing my job for my sellers. Good Luck with whomever you choose!
Web Reference: http://www.Helencocuzza.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011

The question is more like which agent do you want to work with? Not every agent is created equal. I'm from North Jersey but I'm sure there's plenty of good agents in South Jersey too. I can give you a recommendation should you want one, but I see a handful of agents in that area have already responded to your question. Do your due diligence in choosing an agent.

Good luck with your purchase.

Wishing you the best,

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty
973-715-1158 cell
973-575-6353 ext 17 office
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
Hello Joe,
You really put it out there, plain and simple. I;m sure there are 1000's of Real Estate Agents that will jump through hoops to get the chance to work with you. Allow me to be one of those agents. I was born in Point Pleasant and raised in Seaside, I have access like all agents to every listing available, but besides that
I have over 28 years experience as a building contractor, I have built many homes between Seaside Park and Point Pleasant. Experience like that has proven to my previous customers to be very helpful. Before you commit to anyone, please allow me the opportunity to discuss your wants and needs. I will spend as much time as it takes to find you exactly what you want.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
Hi Joe , I would love a chance to interview for the position of being your agent . I am A.B.R. ( Accredited Buyers Representative) I am a full time agent and lifelong shore resident .
You can contact me through Trulia. Or if you prefer You can call me direct on my cell- 609-384-4553
Web Reference: http://RobertSuarez.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
Hi Joe: most agents will want to work with you, but you have to feel comfortable with them. Call a few and interview them. If you wish to discuss your plans further I would be happy to do so.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
Call Mark Donaldson, the manger in our Lavalette office. He will help you. 732-830-3500
IF you want to come a little further south, Lanoka Harbor or Forked River. I would help you.
The questions you need to ask an agent are many. One would be when is the last time you helped close a transaction over a million dollars?
I worked with our relocation department and helped close on in Darien CT. Last fall. I spent the day in CT working with the buyer and asking all the right questions. That was after doing my homework on line for a month before.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011

Do you want just and agent or do you want a Buyers Broker I am a specialist with 20 years of experience asa Buyers Broker if you would like to know who is working for you all the time then you want a Full Time Buyers Only Broker

TIm Robbins
Better Homes Realty

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
wheeeewwww .. that is a lot of money for a house
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