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Karina Abad, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Karina Abad answered:
Can I get a decent mortgage rate with 639 score in Hudson county, NJ?
Mortgage rates are at record lows and if you cnt score conventional financing you could qualify for FHA which also has great rates.
Speak to a mortgage professional and get a prequal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Weehawken
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10954
Allan Erps answered:
where is the next up and coming area in NY/NJ?
Tough question to answer. Of course your budget comes into play as well. Value for the dollar is a great reason we sell homes in this community. We are about 25-30 miles from Manhattan. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 1, 2012 Home Buying in Weehawken
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Laura Giannotta answered:
For Short Sale in NJ, after buyer paid $1000 deposit, Does buyer pay 10% deposit after attorney review or after Bank/Lender approval? Thanks!
If it's a short sale it depends on what the buyer's contract states, or the bank requires after accepting the offer.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 24, 2011 Home Buying in Weehawken
Karina Abad, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Karina Abad answered:
what is the tax rate on weehawken real estate properties?
Hello Hoboken Resident. If you're referring to property tax it varies, like Hoboken, there is no set property tax rate of which you can calculate. There is a taxable ratio which re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 9, 2010 Home Buying in 07086
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
If I purchase a single family home in Weehawken can I rent individual rooms out?? if not can a group of people rent it out???
If you purchase the property you can do anything you want with it.

However, if you plan to do this make sure your mortage company knows it is an investment property and make sure you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 5, 2010 Home Buying in Weehawken
Barbara Tulko…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Barbara Tulko - Local Expert answered:
I am looking for a very smart and experienced (10 years or more) buying agent who specializes in Weehawken and knows that market very well.
Hi...

As per your posting, I have been a Real Estate Broker for 25 years and have always specialized in Weehawken because that is also where I live and I adore Weehawken. I have sol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 25, 2010 Home Buying in 07086
Karina Abad, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Karina Abad answered:
If I buy a vacant home in weehwken to rent may I charge market value or am I subject to the previous owners rents
Hello Jab! You'll need to contact they city's rent control/rent registry department and register yourself as a new owner and reset the rents that were established by the previ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in Weehawken
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Can anyone explain at what point should the lawyer get involved? Any referals?
Hi Kenny, the attorney generally gets involved after both buyer and seller have signed the offer, signaling agreement on terms. Once that is done, docs should go immediately to both bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in Weehawken
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Does anybody know what are the comps for Condos in Weehawken?
Any agent can help you--why not contact any local realty office(s) and ask for comps--if you don't have an agent it's in your best interest to choose one you like best.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in Weehawken
Karina Abad, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Karina Abad answered:
What is the best way to search for FHA approved buildings in the Hudson County Area. Preferably new construction with a parking garage
Hello Avery. That is an excellent question. There are two ways you can get FHA financing on condo's.
1 - buy a condo in an already approved FHA building (this is what would be ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 19, 2009 Home Buying in Weehawken
Walter Burns, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Walter Burns answered:
What is a Co-op worth in weehawken? The apartment has views from all windows, top appliances, and upgrades in the entire space. approx. 700 sq ft.
Savvy,

It depends on the co-op building it is in. Location is everything and with co-ops, the value of the co-op building is many times tied into how well the building is managed and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 30, 2009 Home Buying in Weehawken
Walter Burns, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Walter Burns answered:
Can anyone recommend a reputable, licensed condo inspector that services Hudson County?
I recommend several home inspectors. Here are a few. You may want to ask your Realtor or real estate attorney for a few more recommendations.

Roz Stith
American Home Consultants
1- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 29, 2010 Home Buying in 07086
Walter Burns, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Walter Burns answered:
Buying aristocrat condos, 48th street weehawken, is this a good buy?
Sr,

It may or many not be a good buy depending on the price you buy it for. You are making an investment wherever you buy and with any investment there is always risk involved. Nothi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Home Buying in Weehawken
Bob McClure-…, Real Estate Pro in Walled Lake, MI
Bob McClure- Real Estate Investing answered:
Can you still get a 0 down payment if you have great credit history and 2 solid incomes?
good afternoon richard.......the answer to your question is yes, probably...not enough info, however..the pmi cost of zero down is high.and would cost more than going fha with 3.5% down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2009 Home Buying in Weehawken
Manhattanite, Other/Just Looking in New York
Manhattanite answered:
Hi, we are uder contract to buy a co-op apartment in weehaken. this unit is a combined aparment '' meaning
Would your attorney not be able to assist you with this? Just wondering.... good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in 07086
Steveandjoan, Home Buyer in St.Peterrsburg, FL
Steveandjoan answered:
What is difference between buying a condo from one owner or a group of investors? I'm looking at two condos,
By now you can be sure half the investors can'f stand the other. If you can wade through the flotsom you can usually get a good deal with investor owned condos.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2008 Home Buying in Weehawken, NJ
Zachary Epps, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Zachary Epps answered:
New homes at Henley on CIrcle appear to have substantially higher price than any at resale. Are the prices?
New home construction builders will frequently be negotiable on price in areas that are long on inventory and short of new buyers.
A local expert in the Henley on Circle area will be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 29, 2010 Home Buying in 07086
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Deborah Madey answered:
I'm looking to buy a 2 bdrm condo in the UC/Weehawken area? What's the best credit score to have before I buy?
In days gone by I would have agreed w/ the statment that 680 or above would be nearly equal. Lender guidelines have tightened, and 720 may be more like the old 680.

If you purchase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2008 Home Buying in Weehawken, NJ
Marc Paolella…, Real Estate Pro in Succasunna, NJ
Marc Paolella, Relo Director answered:
How can I find sales information for comparable new construction properties in Weehawken/West New York?
I would not trust price per square foot as a reliable indicator in that market. Values change so dramatically as you move from block to block, especially near the river, and accurate sq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2007 Home Buying in Weehawken, NJ
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