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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
How much should I spend on remodeling my kitchen? We bought the house for $660k in 2008. It it true that I should spend 10% - 15% of the homes value
I don't know that I've ever heard a hard-and-fast rule for how much you should spend on a kitchen remodel. I think that really just depends on what you want to add or change in your kit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in 07450
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
There is a chance to buy my agent's house. He will represent both me and him. Is there anything that I need to be aware of in this case?
Yes. He would be a dual agent in this situation which means he has divided loyalty to himself and to you. You do not have a fiduciary relationship with him as you would if you had undiv ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in 07450
Vicky B, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Vicky B answered:
My wife and I have decided we would like to buy our first home in Ridgewood. Do you think more properties will be listed soon?
Hi Mike,
Have you found a home yet? I just listed my house few days ago at 303 Jeffer Street, Ridgewood,NJ 07450.
If you are still in the market looking for home in Ridgewood , I 'll ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Vicky B, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Vicky B answered:
Looking for a rental with an option to buy in Ridgewood/Glen Rock
HI Emanual,
I'm selling my " home by owner" in Ridgewood.
If you are still in the market please contact me. I am a real estate agent, I live in Ridgewood for 15 years and my offic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Jennifer C.…, Real Estate Pro in Hillsdale, NJ
Jennifer C. Chan answered:
How far is ridgewood from NYC?
Hi Lisa,

Ridgewood is about a 45 minute drive to the city, plus or minus 15 min depending on where you need to be in Manhattan and traffic for the day. There is also a 50 minute trai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Harriet Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Harriet Lewis answered:
how do i get to see the house in ridgewood nj? at 240 union street?
Hello: This home in Ridgewood is currently under contract but I would be happy to make a call on it if you want more information. As I am a very experienced real estate agent, and very ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in 07450
Lee Gallman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Lee Gallman answered:
Im looking to purchase a home, its an estate, it needs work, it has an oil tank under the driveway. please advise.
Call me to discuss buying with a renovation loan. You can upgrade the house and remove the oil tank with a HomeStyle or 203k.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Home Buying in 07450
archers2001, Home Buyer in Harwich, MA
archers2001 answered:
Underground oil tank (emptied with paperwork from town). We'd like it removed before the purchase and the cost is nominal $1,500.
Removal could cause minor or major costs. For example we removed the tank from one house in New Jersey thinking it was not a big deal. However the company, which was NJ DEP approved, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in 07450
Stephanie So…, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Stephanie Sotell Lesslauer answered:
How is parking at Ridgewood train station? Is a spot guaranteed if you pay monthly?
I've lived in Ridgewood for 26 years and have communted to NYC. You get a free pass if you live in town but its difficult to get a guaranteed spot after 7am. You can park a block or t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Peter J Roge…, Real Estate Pro in 07481
Peter J Rogers answered:
How much does a home inspection cost in NJ?
home inspectors are licensed by the state of New Jersey which should provide you with a measure of assurance. Cost between $400 and $500 They will include a termite inspection that your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Christine Th…, Real Estate Pro in Mahwah, NJ
Christine Thares answered:
Thinking to relocate to Ridgewood . We are looking for for the house located slose the public tennis courts ore community.
Mr. Shulkin,
There are several areas in Ridgewood where you can use a public tennis courts. There are certainly homes for sale along those streets. The inventory is selling very quickl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
My husband & I are looking to relocate from Lodi, NJ. WE would like to buy a condo or townhouse that is a 30 min commute to work in Ridgewood, NJ.
Well, Marie - let's hope that in the 10 months since you asked this question, you already found something and moved in!
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Michael R. P…, Real Estate Pro in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Michael R. Personette answered:
house search in Westchester NY/Bergen NJ
Hi,

My name is Michael R. Personette with Grouptwentysix real estate. I have many properties available in your price range. I can show you everything that is available and also exclu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Michael R. P…, Real Estate Pro in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Michael R. Personette answered:
House search in NY or NJ
Move to Bergen county. great towns/ schools. Extreamly accessable to ny and other states. Most buyers move out of ny to Bergen county because of the blue ribbon school districts.

If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Carolynn Mon…, Real Estate Pro in Haworth, NJ
Carolynn Monaco answered:
I want to put an offer in on a house and the agent sent me tons of forms. What forms are required and what are not? I don't have time to waste.
Here you go: Notice to buyer/seller before sigining contract AKA Opinion 86, 7 page Nj Asso of Realtors Standard contract detailed, Addendum regarding possible Short Sale,NJ Asso of Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in 07450
Fortunato Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Bergen County, NJ
Fortunato Campesi answered:
Why are taxes in the Orchard Schools area considerably less than other parts of town?
Taxes are based upon the assessed value of a home. Assessments are based upon lot size, a properties square footage, improvements, etc. Although it may seem that the taxes in the Orcha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in 07450
Fortunato Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Bergen County, NJ
Fortunato Campesi answered:
how much does it cost a builder per squre foot to build a house?
Depending on the materials you choose it could range anywhere from $90 to $150 per square foot. To find your next home in Ridgewood, go to: http://www.bergencountyhomesearcher.com/resu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Investment Properties in 07450
J, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
J answered:
Can someone tell me more about rent-to-own clause? We want to buy but don't want to commit until we're happy with the school (son has
Please reconsider this option/path to homeownership. I do agree with Don to a point and emphasize the "right situation" aspect of his response. The majority of these deals are not ben ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in 07450
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