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Allison Clark, Home Owner in South Orange, NJ
Allison Clark answered:
Renovate/rehab or sell? Guestimate the cost to renovate based on the description below.
Hi David, I'm looking for a property just like yours! Could you email me some specifics? We aren't flippers but are looking for a value in the neighborhood that we can fix up ourselve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 07040
Myfriendzac, Home Buyer in New York
Myfriendzac answered:
How are appraisals in Maplewood at the moment, given how tight the market is?
Low interest rates are enabling people to bid up the value of limited housing stock. It's limited stock because 15-20% of total housing stock is still underwater w mortgages worth more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2015 Home Buying in Maplewood
thinz, Real Estate Pro in Allenhurst, NJ
thinz answered:
I found a gorgeous apartment for rent, but it's a bit over my budget. It has come down $300 from it's original asking monthly price a few
You could possibly negotiate a longer rental term beyond 1 year that adjusts the rent higher after year1. So the first year, see if you can pay the rent you can afford, and offer to ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2015 Rental Basics in Maplewood
NellyB., Home Buyer in Maplewood, NJ
NellyB. asked:
Is there new housing stock or are families just leaving? Why is there such turnover in MW / SO versus some of the other Essex County towns? We will be relocating to NJ in the next 12 months from Queens to Maplewood or South Orange. My partner works in the Bronx so we are also considering Bergen County as well. Heard so much…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Home Buying in Maplewood
Robert North…, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Robert Northfield answered:
looking for a solid realtor in north jersey, who is familiar with commuter friendly towns. Any suggestions?
Jill Sockwell is a great buyers agent
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2015 Home Buying in Maplewood
Amy Paternite, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Amy Paternite answered:
What is the best time of year to buy a home in the Maplewood/South Orange area?
Although most folks always think springtime, in the past few years more homes have gone under contract in June & July in Maplewood/South Orange than any other month!
Check out all hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 3, 2015 Home Buying in Maplewood
Rosejean137, Renter in Maplewood, NJ
Rosejean137 asked:
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Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in clifton, NJ
Andrew Tisellano answered:
what does the U mean in mls listing?

which listing are you talking about?
let me know and I will be glad to help you
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in 07040
Samantha Yak…, Real Estate Pro in Short Hills, NJ
Samantha Yakobchuk answered:
Why is there a difference between monthly property taxes in Affordability and property taxes in the pane below that?
The one in the affordability part is just an estimate, or perhaps a national average. Regardless, it would do you well to ignore it unless you can change it in the calculator (it's been ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in Maplewood
Robert North…, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Robert Northfield answered:
looking to relocate from nyc. how long is nyc commute and are elementary schools good?
Here is a short video that will answer your questions and provide you with more info on the community
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Assessment value and house price.
I am going to disagree a bit with my peers - while I caution buyers and sellers that there is no direct straight line relationship between market value and township assessed, I would no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Mark Slade, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Mark Slade answered:
Do buyers in Maplewood commonly use true buyer's agents (i.e. with duties to the buyer)?
It is highly recommended that Buyers use the services of a buyer's agent, in fact it doesn't cost the buyer any money to have an expert adviser to help with understanding the value of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Ken Krasner, Real Estate Pro in South Orange, NJ
Ken Krasner answered:
Property tax appeal?
You can appeal with a lawyer or on your own. If you choose a lawyer i can recommend one who is very successful with tax appeals. if you choose to do it yourself, i'd be happy to provi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Allison Zief…, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Allison Ziefert answered:
Houses on Meeker street, along train track
I am finding that would have considered a significant locational issue at one time has turned into a huge selling point in my market place. Buyers are looking for proximity to the train ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Joycelewis412, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA
Joycelewis412 answered:
FHA mortgage after short sale - what does eligible mean to lenders?
There is a site that will help you determine if you can qualify for a refinance after short sale, foreclosure, or filing bankruptcy. Check out
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 17, 2013 Financing in Maplewood
Peter Lindsay, Real Estate Pro in Englewood, NJ
Peter Lindsay answered:
The property is under Attorney Review. This means that a written contract has been submitted and is currently being reviewed by both the sellers and buyers attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Buying in 07040
Marc Paolella, Real Estate Pro in Succasunna, NJ
Marc Paolella answered:
Do you know of any owner financing on homes up to 600K in SO / Mplwd? Recent short sale has damaged my credit. Great income/ stable employment.
Forget owner financing. Owners are not going to want to accept your poor credit scores any more than conventional lenders. Just rent for now, rebuild your credit, and re-enter the marke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Michael Grace, Real Estate Pro in New Providence, NJ
Michael Grace answered:
Can I get 203k certified contractors in morris count NJ if so who do you reccomend thanks Steve T.?
I am the HUD consultant mentioned in the derogatory posting and just seeing this today. Along with the contractor, I will make some clarifications and for the respect unlike the homeown ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Agent2Agent in Maplewood
David Reilley, Real Estate Pro in voorhees, NJ
David Reilley answered:
Recently purchased a home and set to close. In the contract, it says we will close "on or before" xx date. Can Sellers push the date w/o our consent?
No they cant move the date without you signing an extension. You can close sooner ,on or before xx/xx/xxx. Addendums have to be signed by both parties changing anything in the contract, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
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