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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
is it legal for a landlord to charge last months rent on a new lease?
Just to emphasize the incorrect answer below, so that you (and anyone else from NJ reading this) are very clear as to what is and isn't legal in NJ.:

"But the sky's the limit on how ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Rental Basics in 08757
Sandrao.riley, Home Buyer in Southaven, MS
Sandrao.riley answered:
If I place a bid on a house and someone else places a bid is my agent allowed/suppose to tell me how much the other bid is ??
I was told to give my best an final offer for a home I really wanted. Multiple bidders. I was told I won the bid. They sold to another non bidder. I initial my contract and rushed back ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in Jackson
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
is it legal for a landlord to charge last months rent on a new lease?
You should have a copy of the "Truth in Renting Guide" - here is a link, keep it handy for this an future rentals.
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_lti/t_i_ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in 08757
Call now 951…, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Call now 951-212-7479 answered:
How can I find the nearest fire hydrant to a home?
Take your dog for a walk. ;-)

Looks like some good answers have already been posted. You didn't mention why it is important to you???
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in 08527
Mary Alice S…, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Mary Alice Schanck asked:
How do I re-post an expired ad?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 For Rent in Toms River
thiagodaluz7, Other/Just Looking in Orem, UT
thiagodaluz7 answered:
Any regulations on auto repair business working out of home in residential area in Barnegat, NJ?
We just had a new local shop open up. It's just outside our neighborhood, but the noise really doesn't reach us. It might just be a matter of location, which means that the HOA may not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 In My Neighborhood in Barnegat
Fjordan91, Home Buyer in Lakewood, NJ
Fjordan91 asked:
Anyone know of landlords whom accept special response in the Ocean Co. area? I am currently renting with up to date payments but looking to move. Speical response voucher from Social Services..Pays a whole years rent and extended...Need ASAP 2 bedroom ...I am currently renting from a slam landlord who just won't fix anything…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Rentals in Lakewood
Ron Shaffery, Real Estate Pro in 08753
Ron Shaffery answered:
My co worker said that many houses in your area are in a flood zone and if i purchase a property I have to raise the house in order to get a loan?
There are a lot of misconceptions abouit the post-sandy real estate market in Seaside Park. As a local, fulltine Realtor, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss flood zones and home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Buying in Seaside Park
Ron Shaffery, Real Estate Pro in 08753
Ron Shaffery answered:
What happens when the seller's attorney decides he isn't getting paid enough during a short sale and you are already past attorney review?
Hi Lena, Unfortunately I have heard this happen in our area as well, When it happened to us, the other Realtor and I covered the request. After that I started to only work with attornie ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in Ocean County
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
Home Value keeps declining when will it end?
In the greater Nashville area, values are increasing, so the home you bought in 2009 is certainly worth more today here. But let me ask you about your home. Have you maintained it fai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in 08050
Ron Shaffery, Real Estate Pro in 08753
Ron Shaffery answered:
150 St. nicholas Ave Lakewood Is it on the market or sold?
The house is not listed for sale in the Monmouth/Ocean MLS or the Jersey Shore MLS.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in 08701
wilywank6030, Home Buyer in Brigantine, NJ
wilywank6030 asked:
Why are the taxes so high in BHW? My wife and I are considering buying there as my brother has had a vacation home there for 30 years. Having a hard time pulling the trigger due to the high taxes which eat up so much of…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in Beach Haven West
Sue Paerels, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Sue Paerels answered:
My credit is currently a 523, horrible I know. I've just satisfied a pretty decent chuck of my debt in full. how can I buy a home?
Hi Janine,

Thank you for your question. There are usually 3 credit (FICO) scores and as a lender we look at the mid FICO score.

I'm a local lender and I'd be happy to discuss fur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in 08731
Sue Paerels, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Sue Paerels answered:
Hi, I took out a car loan for $26,000 2 years ago. I have been making all payment on time. Will having this loan negatively impact home loan?? Thanks
Hi Sue!

Thanks for your question. It will depend on your income vs. expense and housing ratios.

Please call or email me if you would like to discuss further

Thank you!

Su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in Forked River
Ron Shaffery, Real Estate Pro in 08753
Ron Shaffery answered:
My Husband and I just moved to South Jersey with our 4 month old and are looking to buy near the coast, he works at Fort Dix
You will find a lot of homes in the price range you mention. Schools in Toms River and Pt. Pleasant rate a lot higher than schools in Brick. (see link below).
Toms River has lower taxe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in Point Pleasant Boro
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