Hi Paulie, I am a realtor that can answer some of your questions.
The schools in South Amboy are quite small regarding number of students in the public schools. They built a new middle and high school. Graduating class size of each year ranges from 85 to 100 children. That is relatively small compared to bigger towns. There are private Catholic Schools located in South Amboy for elementary, middle and high school.
South Amboy has its Waterfront properties worth over $1,000,000's
South Amboy has very good recreational programs for every sport. They have beautiful football, baseball and soccer fields located in their Waterfront Park. They have travel and CYO basketball leagues, travel baseball teams. South Amboy hosts many of these leagues.
South Amboy has been built up and caters to many commuters into NYC. Train that will take you to either Manhattan or the Jersey Shore. I have placed many new married coupes in South Amboy and they love the town.
If you would like to see the town or some homes that are available, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-236-5327
Hope this helps.
south amboy is a town your could look at, but for good school systems and a better place for families there are some other towns I would definitely recommend looking at. Feel free to ive me a call and I will e-mail you some areas.
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I agree, Sayreville is on the up & up! The Point is exactly what it needs.. Here are 2 sites that give some good info. The 2nd site has the names & #'s of leasing & development.
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Jay, You would contact the Planning & Zoning Dept. of the municipality of South Amboy, NJ. I believe that in NJ they are Townships. There may be a website as well where you might get information to lead you in the right direction.... more
Yes, it appears Lighthouse Bay has bottomed out as 6 houses have either sold/or gone under contract in the last 6 months. One of the beachfront homes is under contract for $1.295M; 2 on Spinnaker have sold and 3 on Blue Heron. Those five houses have ranged between $550K and $665K.
We currently have our house listed 16 Spinnaker for $650K. Four years ago we listed it for $929K. If you are interested, here is our listing. We have an open house this Sunday July 17th 1-4pm. Thanks!
Hard to answer with little info...BUT.. I am going to mae an assumption here.
IF the contract wasn't accepted by the bank yet, but they are making you sign additional addendum to present to the bank WITH your offer, then they are giving you the heads up that it can take 2-3 weeks to have bank approval of your offer, and then you have an additional 17 days to get the formal appraisal and loan commitment.
That means that you need to start on your mortgage application process (which will include the appraisal) as soon as you have your offer sent to the bank. Since a foreclosure usually doesn't allow for any repairs after home inspection, they are giving you in essence 4-5 weeks for the approval to be obtained which is very doable.
I have seen the banks grant a 7 day extension on this contingency and even the closing date (they usually give 45 days from acceptance of your offer to close).
I would make sure I was using an attorney and RE agent that are familiar with the process and have them be in close contact with the sellers agent, (and he/she in turn with the bank) to make sure you are protected along the way. Hope that helps.... more
Number of bedrooms would increase value but not by $100,000. In the same complex a variation of that amount based on unit size, location in the building and view is not unusual. In my market, it is common for a variation of 100,000 for a view of the ocean as compared to a parking lot view.... more
In CA or FL, a pool may be a selling point,
In NJ, it most likely isn't.
We have a short "swimming" season.....a pool may be a nice extra to some, but to others it is a detriment.
I have had a number of buyers refuse to even look at homes with pools.
I have never had a buyer refuse to look at a home with no pool!
If you and your family want a pool, then go for it. Hopefully, you will be living there for many years to come and the pool will become an integral part of you and your family's lifestyle. The enjoyment will be worth it.
If, however, you are looking at this from strictly an investment standpoint, then skip the pool.
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South Amboy has a history of flooding. I personally lost a house in Hurricane Sandy, and had flooding in the past. If you live in the newer construction by the waterfront, you should be ok, as that area was elevated before it was built upon, but your bank may require you to have flood insurance anyway as it is still in a flood zone ( People had boulders from the SA waterfront walkway tossed up, and in some cases through their homes.) South Amboy itself has a history of major flooding, which can be looked up in the Flood Insurance Study. Flood insurance is calculated to the scale of 1 flooding event in 100 years - the NFIP flood program started in 1968, so the calculation held true - we had a major flood event within the 100 year period ( acutall we have had several, but sandy is the worst and the most public). Flood insurance premiums are going up also, so that is something to consider.
I would not recommend moving to South Amboy. It is run by a do nothing group of "elected" officials (mostly the same families holding all the positions) and is completly self serving. The parades are great, and so is all the talk of "redevelopement", but the reality is that its a small town run by small town minds with small town goals and is very frustrating to get them to do anything but "manage" their agendas and praise the public workers. South Amboy is like a rehabbed home with a cheap veneer and a jacuzzi tub with the label "luxury living"
Perhaps in 5-10 years when the locals start dying out and retireing real change will come, until then, come for the parades, walks at the park and coffee, but don't - for your sake - move here.... more
Very likely that it is listed on two MLS systems - as an example, in my market, there are several communities that are wisely listed on both the Garden State and the Middlesex MLS';, two different systems and two separate MLS numbers. Usually though a broker/agent will specify one MLS as the primary feed to resources like Realtor.com. What I encounter as when clients find a listing on Realtor.com at times is a number that is not an MLS number at all, but rather what I think is likely a broker generated id number. In these cases, I advise my buyer to send along the link and I do the research on the MLS to find the listing.
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