The Bergen-Lafayette area in Jersey City is an area of the city that is slowly improving, it still has a way to go but has a lot of promise. I am a life long resident of Jersey City and a local realtor, I have seen improvements in that area.... more
It makes great sense. They give you a downpayment "loan" that you don't need to make payments on. After each of the first four years you stay in the house ( as a primary residence) they waive 25% of the loan. After four years, you owe nothing. I believe anyone could benefit from this loan.... more
Alison Borelli was our lawyer for a recent condo purchase. She was always very timely with responses and was very knowledgeable throughout the entire process. She definitely adds a lot of value for buyers in real estate transactions. She provided excellent follow-up after the closing, as well as during the buying process. We were very happy with the work she did and she was a pleasure to work with! Highly recommend her!
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You should be able to install screens very easily in your windows. It gets so hot in Jersey in the summer, and there's no way you could survive without opening up your windows. I hate it when bugs get in my house, and screens are the best way to keep them out. http://www.allnallconstruction.com/services.html... more
Jersey City - Permits and CO's??I was about to go into contract on a JC multi-family but have learned the gut renovation was done without permits. As JC ordinance a CO is not required to transfer title. I hear this non-permit
Souvik, there are many things you should do before you look: 1. get a good mortgage lender and work on the approvals process. 2. find yourself a seasoned and tech savvy Realtor in your local market. 3. prepare a must have and a would like list. Priorities the list in the order of importance and then the rest will be easy. While you are waiting for Pre-approval go to open houses and get a feel how the market is moving in your area. Based on a few weeks to a month you will have a good idea, what the good values are in your area.
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No more FHA? where did you hear that? guidelines have tightened up for FHA, as they have for any loan program, but FHA is still alive and well.
I have included my website where you can access all my information, and learn more about my Bank. We are a Federally Chartered, Direct Lender and I have worked with many First Time Home Buyers in my career.
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As others have commented, much depends on showing arrangements. The agent can't control the situation entirely - and heaven knows recent weather is adding to the challenge of showing homes and occupied homes being vacated for showings. I'd suggest having a discussion with your agent directly to flush out what the cause is for the delays. If out of his control then you will likely not have a different experience. If a matter of his own availability then you'll have access to that information and consider it.
Getting in promptly to properties of interest is key because inventory is scarce and homes/condos that are priced appropriately are moving fast.
Good luck to you,
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