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Michael Dolan, Real Estate Pro in 08854
Michael Dolan answered:
Cost of removing a big tree and the roots of the tree
Why don't you just call a tree expert and ask for a price? Let me know if you need contact information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 07675
Paula Clark, Real Estate Pro in 07675
Paula Clark answered:
Is this home priced right?
Typically here is a great way to know if a home is priced correctly.
You can never price a home too low because the buyers will set the price and there will be many offers thus creati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Market Conditions in Old Tappan
Paul F.Marzo…, Real Estate Pro in Hackensack, NJ
Paul F.Marzolla (201) 957-6768 answered:
How significant is a credit score of 660 versus 700 or better when it comes to applying for a mortgage?
Donna,

With a 660 FICO the doors are open to just about every mortgage product out there; at least with the lenders I work with. While the score will not directly impact approval, it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Credit Score in 07675
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Can I list my home as "for sale by owner"? Is there a fee? If so, what is it and for how long?
As others have stated, not on Trulia but other sites will accommodate.

You are selling at the best time - so don't waste a lot of time trying on your own. If you do not succeed in s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Selling in 07675
Attilio Adamo, Real Estate Pro in 07624
Attilio Adamo answered:
what do I need to bring to court to fight my assesment?
Speak to your local market specialist and ask him / her to provide some comparable homes and their assessments. Then the study the comparable homes and be prepared to make a valid argu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 15, 2013 Market Conditions in 07675
Allannamery, Home Owner in Old Tappan, NJ
Allannamery answered:
Thinking about buying in Old Tappan, NJ. Is it down-to-earth? Does it have a community feeling?
I've lived here 18 years. I like the neighborhood I'm in. Most of us know each other and people walk a lot so you see each other. We have a gorgeous park that I helped design and create ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Quality of Life in Old Tappan
mohameena2006, Home Buyer in Villa Park, IL
mohameena2006 answered:
I might buy a house in a flood zone. What can I do to ensure it is low risk? FEMA is hard to reach-who else can I contact? Is this a bad investment??
city want to raise home up to 6 feet i dont have money to built home.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 Home Buying in 07675
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
A family court judge appointed a lawyer as power of attorney on sisters listing of home,I am power of atty. on the mortgage account,who gets to act ?
As far as the foreclosure. It depends how far along the bank is in the process. You may be able to slow down the foreclosure process if you have it listed for sale and get an offer. Is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
I was not told the house was in a flood zone. Now I find out I can't get lending because if the flood zone issues. Can I get my earnest money?
You may well be protected by theo mortgage contingency in your contract. Read it over carefully, talk to you agent, and better yet, your attorney if one is involved in the transaction. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Keith Lawren…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Keith Lawrence answered:
Can I get my earnest money back on a home offer I made?
Based on the information you stated, you can get your earnest money back once the contract is voided. The listing stated that it was not if the FEMA Flood and through the closing proce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
What can I do about a seriously flawed appraisal? Came in 50k less than proposed purchase price, but there are many factual errors in it.
Drdrowsy - regarding your comment:

"claiming he did the best he could. I would think that a desire to have pride in ones work would compel someone to make corrections, but that ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 19, 2011 Home Buying in Old Tappan
Manny Cabani…, Real Estate Pro in Bergen County, NJ
Manny Cabanilla answered:
Why are tax accessed values for properties in Old Tappan significantly lower than asking/sold prices?
Tax assessed values have nothing to do with market values. Tax values are only used for tax assessments. That is why Old Tappan like Alpine, Englewood Cliffs and Saddle River have rel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 10, 2010 Home Buying in Old Tappan
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