A Cranford resident for more then 30 years, I work out of Coldwell Banker Westfield East the top C.B. office in Nation. Cranford is a very stable community with highly rated schools, easy access to all forms of transportation. Parks and a GREAT downtown. Yes, Cranford along with many other communities was hit with Irene but the Town, County and State have worked together to make the improvements necessary. You cannot count on any community to NEVER be hit with unexpected storms.Re: disclosure, it is best to always tell the truth. If your mortgage requires flood insurance then you MUST revel that. If you are not in a federal Flood area then it is best you revel you had flooding during Irene.
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The buyers were aware of the flooding and property flood designation. They weighed the pros and cons and chose to buy these homes and take advantage of all that Cranford offers.
Most of our buyers at this time are coming from Jersey City, Hoboken, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Our schools, conveniences for the daily commuter, endless recreation opportunities and robust downtown are the primary reasons for our town's appeal.
I recently listed a home in Cranford that is in the flood zone. The Realtor who lists your home must be honest to the buyers that ask questions about the flooding. I usually will disclose in the listing that flood insurance is required so that the buyer's agent knows that up front. The seller also fills out a "Sellers Disclosure" where they answer questions to the best of their knowledge- here is where you would disclose if your home is in a flood zone, and you can also list the repairs you have made from the damage. Honesty is the best policy. I did sell the home I listed in the flood zone and it is closing shortly. I am also working on listing another home in the flood zone in the beginning of October. It is wise to use a local Realtor as they would be most familiar with the town, concerns of flooding, and they will also be able to point out all the wonderful positives on living in Cranford. My office is located in Short Hills- however I currently live in Cranford and have done quite a bit of business here. Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions or if I can be of any help! Best of luck to you.
The mayors and army corp of engineers have been consulted on how to prevent this type of flooding from happening again. How does anyone stop a storm? Would you not live in a beach because a hurricane may occur? Then maybe a beach house is not for you. I believe it is wise to use a local realtor whom you trust.
I think it makes sense to hire a local agent - be sure that she/he has a command for online marketing - that's where the buyers are today.
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