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George Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
George Walsh answered:
do you know of a good/reasonably priced real estate attorney to handle the purchase of my next home?
Where are you purchasing? The headline lists 07039. There are several attorneys in Livingston who are highly competent. I suggest you have an attorney experienced in the county in which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 07039
The Picardi…, Real Estate Pro in Verona, NJ
The Picardi Wolfson Team answered:
Do people normally do lead paint test when they buy houses in Livingston?
I have a full booklet on the subject that will answer many of your questions, that I will be happy to share with you.
What is your contact information?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in 07039
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Old cherry hill section of Livingston NJ
Hi Grace

Livingston has names for various sections. Often those names are simply the names of the closest elementary school - such as : Riker Hill, Harrison, Collins, Mt Pleasant and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Michael Barn…, Real Estate Pro in Short Hills, NJ
Michael Barnhard answered:
Are there any orthodox synagogues in Livingston?
Yes there are two Orthodox Temples Located In Livingston. One of them Suburban Torah is located on West Mt. Pleasant Ave in waling distance from The Livingston Town Center.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 1, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
for the towncenter townhomes, the monthly mortgage calculator at the bottom says property taxes 399/month. Is there a mistake?
That figure of $399 a month is incorrect.

The taxes on the currently listed units range from $12,500 - close to $15,000

The specific unit you asked about, 45 Carillon Circle, is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Marisa Beltr…, Real Estate Pro in Ship Bottom, NJ
Marisa Beltramini answered:
Is livingston in a flood zone? Also, what does the town have to offer?
Some parts of Livingston are designated as flood zones by FEMA. What has the town to offer? If you have school age children, one of the best school districts in NJ; it has a housing st ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in 07039
Dan Weinheim…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Dan Weinheimer answered:
For a house built in 1940 in Livingston, is it too old to buy?
No. Your personal preferences will determine which house is right for you, however, age alone should not be a litmus test. Of much more importance is the condition and functionality of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
The earliest built year that I found in Livingston is 1930.So for the houses with unknown built year, were they most likely built before 1930? Thanks!
All that said...generally undisclosed is a sign that the age may be old(er), so while I agree that you shouldn't make assumptions, your hunch is likely more right than wrong. Home age c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Marsha Bowen…, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Marsha Bowen-Washington answered:
How is the rental market in Livingston, NJ?
Homes in the mid price range of $400K to $600K in Livingston are selling quickly and so are the rentals. Now is a great time to purchase for either. I am working with renters and ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Livingston
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in Clifton, NJ
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
who will hold the earnest money?
Hi Kent

It really doesn't matter who holds the escrow because it can not be released until all parties agree to it. It is easier if the Buyers attorney holds it because they are the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in 07039
George Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
George Walsh answered:
I am trying to get a good deal in Livingston, is now a good time to buy or is it better to wait until later this year?
So Mark, here it is nearly the end of the year. I am curious. What have you done since getting such great answers to your question? Have taken the advice of these excellent real estate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in 07039
Armin Lusiny…, Real Estate Pro in Short Hills, NJ
Armin Lusinyants answered:
Is there any new construction in Livingston? I'm debating between buy or build in Livingston. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
Hi Aj,
Most of the new constructions tend to be rather large and expensive... In your price range I would suggest to look for a house with a "potential" and then expend and improve it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
George Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
George Walsh answered:
dont elementary adn middle school children of private schools need to take njask ? how do we compare public schools ?
Skippy the NJASK is administered in NJ public schools only, and is given grades 3-8. the results are available through:

http://www.greatschools.org/test/landing.page?state=NJ&tid=5
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
Tom Abella &…, Real Estate Pro in Short Hills, NJ
Tom Abella & Barbara Gruska answered:
Selling my home in Livingston...where do I move to now? Want a town home with 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths.
Diane,
How has your search gone? If you are still putting info together, let me add to it. Livingston has great options in this regard but you should not neglect surrounding areas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Buying in 07039
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Livingston home around 350k?
Considering Larry asked this question well over a year ago, there is no need to "urge" Larry to buy in any particular town, as I am sure he has already settled in somewhere.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
Judith Amorim…, Real Estate Pro in North Caldwell, NJ
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
Is it tough to find a good home for a reasonable price in NJ?
I urge you to please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
Judith Amorim…, Real Estate Pro in North Caldwell, NJ
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
AM LOOKING FOR A APARTMENT 3 OR 4 BEDROOMS WITH SOME INFO PLEASE. Moving with a family so looking for good school areas,
I urge you to please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
Robert Bruck…, Real Estate Pro in West Caldwell, NJ
Robert Bruckner answered:
I'm a South Indian (Tamil speaking ). My wife works in Summit and I work in mid town (New York).
There are many communities that would be fantastic. Some are in Essex, Morris and Union counties. It appears from your question that you are are looking for a nice home where there are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 29, 2012 Home Buying in 07039
Robert Bruck…, Real Estate Pro in West Caldwell, NJ
Robert Bruckner answered:
Which is a better investment, a condo townhome or a non-condo single family home?--same list prices
It really depends on the reason for your purchase in the first place. Any property can be a great investment. Purchasing at too high of a price can make selling it in the future more ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 15, 2012 Home Buying in Livingston
Sharon Avram…, Real Estate Pro in 07009
Sharon Avram & Karen Abramson answered:
Cedar Gate
Its called Farm View Estates.... Here is the link for their website www.highviewhomesllc.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 12, 2011 Home Buying in Livingston
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