The relocation company is not the owner. They don't have much. All they have is info from the listing agent and some verbal info from the owner.
There is no law that states that a survey be given. If a seller has a survey, it is up to the seller to share it.
I always recommend my clients make a trip to the town municiple office and check the taxes, permits etc. You can contact the town and see if they have one on file for the property and also get a tax map of the property. Do this in person.
Hope this helps.
Lee Ann Melancon, Broker/Sales Associate
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If one of my clients had this question, I would suggest you call in a home inspector who is also a structural engineer. That person should be able to give you some credible insights. I recently sold a listing like this, it was hydrostatic pressure that caused a bowing in the walls. We looked at several options to correct the issue. Their cracks were deemed not to be interfering with the structural integrity of the foundation, therefore, the corrected action taken was to regrade and control the flow of water, seal and paint the cracks and move on. Had there been structural issues there are a number of ways to correct the issue. In the case of my listing, it probably cost $6K to make the repairs. Structural issues would have been $15K-25K. Hope this answer helps you.... more
Raritan and Bridgewater are just a bit too far for any of our buyer agents to cover. We do service Matawan, Hazlet, Aberdeen, Cliffwood, Keyport which are too far from the towns you mentioned. Many NYC commuters live in the towns I mentioned. If you have any consideration of looking south in lieu of west, we would be glad to provide information.
Perhaps an agent from Raritan or Bridgewater will chime in and be able to respond about those areas.
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
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Hi Shana: I assume you mean Raritan in NJ? Would that be Raritan Boro (near Bridgewater) or Raritan Township (near Flemington)? There are not many 4 bedroom townhomes around......they are generally price in the $400,000-$600,000 range, depending on their condition and location. If you would like to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I would be happy to send you the current listings. Have a great day!... more
Generally speaking, many buyers will prefer a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home. And if you need/want 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in your life, then it makes sense for you. If you would like an opinion specific to your area and situation, you should ask the opinion of a local realtor. They could also tell you which finishes would be most desirable for resale value vs. cost.... more
Ask your agent to do a comparative market analysis, or do one yourself by investigating properties just like the one you're interested in.
If the listing agent was smart and the sellers serious, it would be priced right.... more