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Sherrie Welsh, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Sherrie Welsh answered:
I'm looking to buy a property to rent it out and can not decide where to buy. Can someone offer some advices on area with strong rental market?
Morristown is a great rental area. Very much in demand because of location - train, downtown with shops, restaurants & activities. For rental, you can do single family or condo/townh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Morris Plains
Ron Shaffery, Real Estate Pro in 08753
Ron Shaffery answered:
My realtor frowns upon trulia and tells me not to use this site because the information is not accurate or up to date. Is this true?
Hello memphis,

There are certainly listings that are not up to date, depends on how current the source is that the listing was pulled from. For the most part you'd be better off at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in Boonton
Memphisprime, Home Buyer in Montclair, NJ
Memphisprime answered:
Is $430 a square foot too much to pay for a house in Boonton?
Thank you all for your answers. I realize that all square footage is not created equal and that it's not always a consistent or reliable means of determining value. Still, you can't ju ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 12, 2014 Home Buying in Boonton
Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
Looking at house in Morristown in the Culter Park section. Is it a good area?
Hi Courtney,

Are you taking about Morristown, NJ? If so, please contact me. I know a great agent who works there and he can better help you with this area.


Randy Tanne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Buying in Morristown
Angelo, Home Buyer in Warren, NJ
Angelo asked:
I am interested in taking the Rt78 Lakeland bus service from the Long Hill Twp area. What are my parking options at the available stops? I see the bus stops on the Lakeland website:

The stops that would be local to me would be:
Valley/ King George Rd
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in Gillette
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Arlington, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What towns in Morris County have the lowest tax rates. We don't care about the schools.
This link will give you tax rate by town. Some of the lower tax rates may surprise you. Chatham Township and Borough, Florham Park, Hanover and East Hanover all have fairly low tax rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Morris County
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Buying from Cartus?
Be prepared to sign lots of documents - and follow Cartus' procedures. In my experience the transaction may have more steps but will be orderly. The negotiation around inspection items ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in Morris Plains
Jayneknott, Home Buyer in Lincoln Park, NJ
Jayneknott answered:
How do I check if the house I am interested in is in a flood zone?
Go to www.flood-answers.com. They will create a flood map for the property of interest from the current and proposed FEMA flood maps.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in Lincoln Park
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Can you get a mortgage if you started a new job?
Typically if its a move in the same field you will be ok. Your loan officer will guide you accordingly.

0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in Dover
DONTBUY, Home Buyer in Riverdale, NJ
DONTBUY answered:
Anyone living in The Grande cono's in Riverdale, NJ? how do you like it? I was looking at them but wanted to talk to ask someone who lives
Warning! DO NOT BUY HERE! The most recent punishment the residents have endured is management removing the communal garbage can due to MISUSE! How do you misuse a garbage can!? We pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Home Buying in Riverdale
Michael, Other/Just Looking in 07866
Michael answered:
whats the property tax in area???
It is true that LV is typically double that what the average prop tax payer pays in NJ? I have been looking in LV and the taxes seem lower for the most part compared to town like Rocka ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Buying in Long Valley
anthony.vela…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, NJ
anthony.velasquez.law answered:
Use the attorney my Realtor recommended, or find an independent one?
In NJ, the attorney has a primary legal obligation to the client and not to the referring realtor. Additionally, it is illegal in NJ for a broker, sales agent or other real estate prof ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Butler
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
house 20 minute
Well, since this question was posted over 3 months ago, I hope by now you found your answer!

If not, please add more information so that you can receive a specific answer!!

Best w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain Lakes
Robert Singer, Real Estate Pro in Pompton Plains, NJ
Robert Singer answered:
What is the general cost per square foot for a second story addition in 07444?
I am not sure of the cost per square foot of the construction and that would not be the best question to ask realtors. I would recommend you call a builder who is familiar with the loca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in 07444
Brian Rutter, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Brian Rutter answered:
What is the most desirable neighborhood in Chatham? What is the most sought after Elementry school?

I have lived in Chatham for over 30 years, first in the borough and then in the township. The short answer to your question is that the most desirable neighborhood in Chatham ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Chatham
Sanjeev Ahuja, Real Estate Pro in Floral Park, NY
Sanjeev Ahuja answered:
Making a home fit me.
If you buy a house that requires extensive repairs then most likely the appraisal report will indicate repairs that must be completed before closing can take place. In such cases you sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in 07866
Samantha Yak…, Real Estate Pro in Summit, NJ
Samantha Yakobchuk answered:
I live in Morris County New Jersey. How can I save for my down payment, or there is any loan that I could take to get my down payment?
Hello Anyelina,

Helene mentioned some great resources. You also don't need to save 20% as a down payment -- with an FHA, you need just 3.5% of a down payment. I encourage you to do t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in 07801
Griselda Sco…, Real Estate Pro in Pompton Plains, NJ
Griselda Scott answered:
Why is it so hard to find a rental in pequannock. I have been looking for a four bedroom home for months now ! What is going on in this town?
Typically, your nicer neighborhoods do lack rentals, they are more populated with home owners. In fact, when looking for a good neighborhood, you should google the ratio between the nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 8, 2014 Home Buying in 07444
Teri Danahey, Real Estate Pro in 07974
Teri Danahey answered:
Good Independent Contractor in Randolph area
Still looking for a good contractor? I recommend Greg Kaltnecker who lives in Randolph and specializes in decks, basements and additions. He does not, however, paint nor do carpeting. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Randolph
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