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Pat Linde Ne…, Real Estate Pro in Howell, NJ
Pat Linde Neidermeyer answered:
Looking at buying a home in Howell that had the basement finished without permits and has a gas "Franklin Stove" type of heater in the living room.
Really two separate issues-
the basement without a permit may depend on how accessible the utilities such as the electrical wiring are-if they are able to be looked at it's possible t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Home Buying in Howell
sue, Home Owner in Howell, NJ
sue answered:
Howell, NJ neighborhood safety?
I've lived in Howell for about 20 yrs. We live in the Candlewood section which a few mins drive outside of the Windmill club. (opposite entrance than Locust St) Honestly love it here. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in Howell
Alex Montelo…, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Alex Montelongo-Broker answered:
If I had an inspection contigency that deemed the contract null and void if an inspection failed (septic) can I still negotiate after the inspection?
I think that I understand your position. Regardless if there are other offers on this property... I am sure that they (the other offers) are unaware of the problems that your inspection ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 07731
Robert Seaman, Real Estate Pro in 07731
Robert Seaman answered:
is the area a good place to raise a family is the area close to any shopping mall?
Thomas,

Howell is located on the Route 9 corridor. From Route 9 you have access to many stores. The closest shopping mall is The Freehold Raceway Mall which is just north of Howell. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in Howell
dbruh43010, Home Seller in Monroe, NJ
dbruh43010 answered:
What fees are involved for, 11 ruffian way, Howell NJ ?
Patricia I have a home for sale in Monroe. How much are you looking to spend. Perhaps we could negotiate.
Tks,
Deanna
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in Howell
Randy Cohen, Real Estate Pro in Marlboro, NJ
Randy Cohen answered:
Can a potential buyer of a Town home/ Condo negotiate what future increases would be to HOA fees at time of purchases?
absolutely not. Those fees are fixed by the association and everybody pays.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 3, 2013 Home Buying in 07731
Joan Congilo…, Real Estate Pro in Manalapan, NJ
Joan Congilose CRS,CDPE,GRI answered:
looking to purchase a home in Howell, NJ. Approx 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a basement a "fixer upper". Budget's around $200k any suggestions?
There are fixer uppers available in your price range, but keep in mind that you may be limited to the type of lending available to you if the house is in disrepair. Make sure you do a h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Howell
drcho2112, Home Buyer in Belmont, CA
drcho2112 asked:
After signing the contractor draw request form on my 203k loan, do I have any recourse? If I find out on the back-end that some off the work described in the HUD scope of work was never done and/or was done poorly and some of it not to code. If both I and the HUD consultant…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Howell
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
What recourse do we have after learning of a mistake our lawyer and realtor made on a mortgage contract?
Sounds like your attorney or Realtor were trying to protect you. what would you have done if they did not write them in the contract and you did not get these items from the builder. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Howell
Marion, Home Owner in Vancouver, WA
Marion answered:
whats the average cost for a roof replacement in Howell?there seems to be alot of roof and water damage from last years hurricane
Its hard to say what it will cost in your area. Material can be estimated by the installation is different from place to place. Heres a link for average cost estimates - http://tiny.cc/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Linda Lorenzo…, Real Estate Pro in 75070
Linda Lorenzo - (214) 578-3131 answered:
how can you find out who listed the price of a short sale?is there any way of moving it along for a decision?
Most agents are chuckling at your words "moving it along" . The banks have been notoriously slow in dealing with short sales and most agents I know (including me) avoid them like the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Howell
Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Monmouth County, NJ
Francesca Patrizio answered:
Do the banks hire maintenance companies to take care of properties of short sales and foreclosures?
To my knowledge, short sale . .. no. Foreclosure, depends on the bank and most often not. When in REO status banks most often rely on the realtor (an extra expense to the realtor in ti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
John Dubbs, Real Estate Pro in Howell, NJ
John Dubbs answered:
are there any negotiations with the house with a short sales for repairs on the home?
If you need a home inspector give me a call my name is John dubbs my company's name is Attic to Basement Inspection Services. My number is732-901-1055.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Howell
Thesilverfox3, Both Buyer and Seller in Howell, NJ
Thesilverfox3 answered:
I am interesting to move to Howell. I work in downtown Brooklyn. How would i commute.?
Just take the bus from the port auhority.139 route gate 325 or 321. Or call me at 732-439-1040.i be happy to pick you up.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in Howell
Diane, Real Estate Pro in Rumson, NJ
Diane answered:
also if you are waiting on a short sale..which is taking a lengthy time ...can you call the bank yourself to see where you stand.?
Hi

Unfortunately you may not contact the bank involved....With new regulations the banks have the upper hand and all the financials regarding the sellers are kept private......This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Monmouth County, NJ
Francesca Patrizio answered:
MLS 21016313 Back up bid on short sale? Who is the lender? How much is owed on the house?
PS: the listing does NOT say that the bank accepted the offer and again, having dealt with many short sales that have imploded, I feel u still have a chance if this property is still in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Gina Chirico, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, NJ
Gina Chirico answered:
Average monthly utility cost (gas/electric/water) in central New Jersey?
Congratulations Mike!

As stated below I recommend contacting the utility company and they should be able to provide you with an estimate of what your monthly bill will be. That nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 27, 2011 Home Buying in 07731
John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
We have been with buying sh.sale home for nearly 7 mths.appriasal was less than asking price, so it was resubmitted to chase,now they asked us for new
Hi Laurie,

The 7 month thing is pretty tough.. sounds to me like the people handling this are not on their game.
The answer is that yes, the bank will need continued updated materi ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Home Buying in Howell
Joan Congilo…, Real Estate Pro in Manalapan, NJ
Joan Congilose CRS,CDPE,GRI answered:
does howell require a certificate of occupancy for house sale?
Hi Kbcm
If you are buying the house " AS IS " and your contract states that you are responsible for getting all the necessary approvals, permits and inspections to close then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 7, 2011 Home Buying in Howell
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