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Tom Hinz, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Tom Hinz answered:
Regarding buyer's agency in the Bernards/ Basking Ridge area:
Not common but certainly negotiable.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 2, 2015 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
I came across two listings with Basking Ridge addresses (in the area of Washington Valley Road) that have the high school of Bridgewater-Raritan?
Yes, there are a number of listed properties in which that is the case - the reason is because they have a Basking Ridge mailing address - but they are in Bridgewater and they feed into ... more
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Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Moving to Summit for a two year rotation, should I buy or rent? Relo company pays all costs associated with either. thanks.
Kevin, I notice now that you have posted this in "home buying in Basking Ridge" - if you are considering this community I know it very well. I assisted a relocating client (with Deloit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Shalu Thaman, Real Estate Pro in West Windsor, NJ
Shalu Thaman answered:
I was looking at a home listed approximately $400,000 over assessed value. Is there any way that a listing price of that nature is realistic?
The computations are based on different factors & for different purposes, thus assessed value is not an accurate measure of market value.

A way to understand how this works is to loo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in 07920
Jonathan Fac…, Real Estate Pro in 08807
Jonathan Faccone answered:
Who is a good REA in BR, NJ? Someone who is not pushy to make sale even after several round of showing. Feedback from past buyers, not agents....
My agent is great. I only will work with competent motivated individuals that put other's needs first. Let me know if would like their information.

Best,

Jon
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Jonathan Fac…, Real Estate Pro in 08807
Jonathan Faccone answered:
Is buyer agent required?
No it is not required. It doesn't cost you anything as the buyer to work with a buyer's agent so many good qualified buyers do. Because demand is there for your desired area, I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Sandra Scran…, Real Estate Pro in Roxbury Township, NJ
Sandra Scranton answered:
What is the cost penalty for a house on a main road. If two similar houses exist, one on a main road, and another on an interior quieter road, what
As someone who bought and sold a home on a busy road I can tell you from experience that if the price is right, it won't make a difference to some buyers.

When we purchased our ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Lyle Wolf, Real Estate Pro in Rockaway, NJ
Lyle Wolf answered:
Are there currently any good short sale/foreclosure deals in the Basking Ridge area?
Beth

Most people interested in short sales/foreclosures are really just looking for a "good deal". There are actually 4 different types of short sale/foreclosure opportunities in Ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 9, 2013 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Mary Petti-A…, Real Estate Pro in 08820
Mary Petti-ABR,SFR, Relocation answered:
I am planning to buy investment property in Basking Ridge. If I have investment property in this area, will my kid get admission in ridge high school?
You must be a resident of the township (primary residence) to send your child to the schools.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Jennifer Bla…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
Does anyone know if 22 Sentry Ct in Basking Ridge has sold? I noticed it has been removed from the active listings. Just wondering. Thanks
Eric, Are you interested in seeing this home? Have you seen it already?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Louis Larosa, Real Estate Pro in 07920
Louis Larosa answered:
Market values versus Assessed values in Basking Ridge - Home Buying
Many buyers have questions about the difference between assessed values, list prices and sale prices. Some facts to keep in mind:

- Assessed values are as of October 1 of the year p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Home Buying in 07920
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Laura Giannotta answered:
looking at a 1968 home, needs renovations for doors, baths and kitchen. should i test for lead hazard( have young kids)! thx.
If you are doing substantial renovation, even if the lead paint is covered now, you'll be disturbing it with the renovation. Testing is recommended.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Not able to decide between Bridgewater and Basking Ridge - 600k price range
HI Prashanth, this is my market - yes, both towns are attractive, and your assessment is on the mark. In your price range you will have many more choices and get much more house in Br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 10, 2011 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
What percent of homes that will be put up for sale in 2011 were listed by now (3/27 - end of March)?
Regina is right - the Spring market has been delayed this year due to the rough winter weather. Usually, we would be further along. But it is underway now, and if you are interested i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2011 Home Buying in 07920
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
what are some adv and disadvantages to live in a townhouse in florham park ? and which complex is better?
Hi Poona, you are right in Debbie Rose's area of expertise if your search is shifting to Florham Park. You may want to post your question specifically to that area, it has been po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
where consider better value of money in basking ridge, NJ, spring ridge, the ridge or others? Also, how to justify maintainance fee difference?
Hello Poona,
Both Jeanne and Jennifer have provided some good answers to your question of where is a better value
in Basking Ridge, with regard to the Condo and Town home developmen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
another 10-20% down within a year in basking ridge? this is not a question for realtors (their answer isn't hard to predict), but for anyone
Nice!
You get the "Pontification" award!
You can add it to your plastic and wooden plaques...LOL!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 21, 2011 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Marie K. You…, Real Estate Pro in 07920
Marie K. Young answered:
Difference between Basking Ridge and Bernardsville
I actually have a detailed breakdown by neighborhood. Please visit www.baskingridgeneighborhoods.com. The main differences are that in Bernardsville, while you have a few "subdiv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
Albert Baron…, Real Estate Pro in 07940
Albert Baron III answered:
Are buyers misinterpreting the current market conditions?
Wayne:
The housing market located along the NYC train line in Northern NJ is holding up pretty well. The old saying goes: location, location, location. Depending on your area of inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Buying in Basking Ridge
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