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Michele Mess…, Real Estate Pro in Edgewater, NJ
Michele Messina answered:
House search in NY or NJ
Hello Elina,

Your questions are valid and there are websites that will easily answer all of your questions and address your concerns.

I can send you a list of websites for your re ... more
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Susan Bernier, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Susan Bernier 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.
Good Evening Marie:

There are several communities that fit your criteria. The first step would be to determine what exactly you and your husband need in your new home. Second, woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Donna  Bello…, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Donna Bello-Hansen 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?
Mike-

This is a notoriiously slow time of year for real estate in this area.More new listings will probably pop up in the Fall but in your price range they do sell quicky if fairly v ... more
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Jennifer Par…, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Jennifer Parsekian answered:
Why are taxes in the Orchard Schools area considerably less than other parts of town?
Taxes are something that home buyers and sellers struggle with because there are many factors that go into the assessment. Two homes that are fairly equal in terms of location, bedroo ... more
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Susan Bernier, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Susan Bernier answered:
What if your home appraisal is only $500 over the sale price? Is that good, bad or normal?
It's not a bad thing. Most appraisals today, are coming in for exactly what the contracted price is.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Maria FORSBE…, Real Estate Pro in Hackensack, NJ
Maria FORSBERG-VILLON answered:
How much should a "good faith" deposit be?
I usually recommend $1000
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in 07450
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick 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
Hi there Erica, suggest you speak to a local agent and ask to see the language they would recommend. But in my experience, this is a confusing arrangement that is generally more a " ... more
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Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Spirit Messingham answered:
What is a reasonable offer 4 a home that has been 4sale on & off for 3 yrs. It has been at the same price since last june?Nice house but tough
Are you working with a local agent or Realtor? Have you seen the recent sold comps for the subdivison or are? How about CMA? Look at the recent solds and hoenstly, at the end of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Home Buying in Ridgewood
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x answered:
Is it a good idea to buy a 2007 built townhouse in a development where most, if not all, of the home owners are now underwater ?
I would give you one piece of advice - make sure that you get a condo questionnaire filled in and provide it to a mortgage banker/broker for review prior to signing any contract. Poten ... more
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
We are looking for a house in ridgewood. Can we pick a school around the village or must attend the neighborhood school?
If you have these types of question contact the ISD who are the experts with all those questions

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Mi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Melinda Cronk, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Melinda Cronk answered:
CONTACTED HOME OWNER to let her know that I would like to purchase
Hello. While short sales can represent a great bargain for buyers who are willing to do the work, the downfall is that you have to be willing to wait through the approval process. Som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 Home Buying in 07450
Maria FORSBE…, Real Estate Pro in Hackensack, NJ
Maria FORSBERG-VILLON answered:
West Orange NJ short sale listing that expired _ HOW CAN WE PURCHASE THIS HOME??
It may not be a good idea to pursue the purchase the sellers maybe working on a loan modification, bancruptcy or want to live in the house until it becomes a forclosure, they may have n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 1, 2010 Home Buying in 07450
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler 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
Asid,

People that provide you with percentage information such as this are always looking for the easy way out.....if you have money you don't mind burning you can apply this fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in 07450
Hugo W Meza, Real Estate Pro in Clifton, NJ
Hugo W Meza answered:
Who do we deal with with pre-foreclosure homes listed in RealtyTrac tat appears in Trulia?
Foreclosures on realtytrac are not accurate. The best thing to do is to get in touch with a local realtor who has access to new listing or listings coming up.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 7, 2010 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Peter J Roge…, Real Estate Pro in Mahwah, NJ
Peter J Rogers answered:
Underground oil tank (emptied with paperwork from town). We'd like it removed before the purchase and the cost is nominal $1,500.
If the tank was properly remediated with the appropriate permit obtained and closed by the town then the seller is under no obligation to pay for the removal.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in 07450
Michael Shet…, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Michael Shetler answered:
Hello, I am looking for the selling price on 552 Laurel Rd in Ridgewood NJ. Looking to relocate to that area can not find this listing any longer?
552 Laurel in Ridgewood closed at $377,500 on Feb 25, 2010. It had been on and off the market over a long period of time, partly due to the fact that an underground oil tank had been fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Peter J Roge…, Real Estate Pro in Mahwah, NJ
Peter J Rogers answered:
How about the HOPPER RIDGE Townhouses in Ridgewood? I saw there are a few listings over there.
There are very few townhouses in Ridgewood and it is unlikely there will be many more. One of our agents lived in one and as far as I know they are fine. Taxes ain Ridgewood are high an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Peter J Roge…, Real Estate Pro in Mahwah, NJ
Peter J Rogers answered:
I am looking to buy my first home in Ridgewood, which is the best part of town to consider?
Well almost all of Ridgewood can be classified as "best part" with the possible exception of the small area east of Rte 17 which is a bit like an orphan cousin!
Some of the streets of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2009 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Laura Giannotta answered:
How much does a home inspection cost in NJ?
Budget anywhere from $300 to $500 for a home inspection. Interview several inspectors to detemine how comprehensive their inspections are. Most will include a termite inspection. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ridgewood
Marc Paolella, Real Estate Pro in Succasunna, NJ
Marc Paolella answered:
We are considering renovating our third floor attic into a 4th bedroom.
Make sure your plan complies with zoning requirements regarding a second means of egress in case of fire. You cannot have a bedroom on the 3rd floor with the only access being a common ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2009 Home Buying in 07450
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