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Michael Dolan, Real Estate Pro in 08854
Michael Dolan answered:
I commute to NYC daily (M-F) how is the commuter parking in summit? Is it hard to get a spot around 8 or 8:30am? Is there a wait list for a permit?
The train will most likely have a wait list for permit. There isn't a lot of parking there. You will probably need to look for a metered spot if you can find one at that hour. You ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Traffic & Public Transportation in Summit
Michael Dolan, Real Estate Pro in 08854
Michael Dolan answered:
New to the US with no credit history, how can I secure a mortgage and are there specialist brokers I can deal with?
Most banks want you to show residency. I can put you in touch with some of my lenders if you'd like. We can run your situation past them and see what they can do. I've seen some of m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Buying in Summit
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
How is the property tax on the Affordability section calculated ? Is it accurate ?
Hi Chris,

You cant go by what these site post as property taxes as most time there are using estimations and old tax records. It is best to talk with a Lender get qualified first the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Summit
Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
Need a recommendation for a yard fence contractor.
My sister just had a fence installed recently. She has a dog and he kept running off so it was the best solution for them. I wish you the best of luck and hope you find service that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Summit
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
Tax Question for a Rehab
Towns do not follow the same guidlines but usually they look at the permit and may come back out to your home for inspections after the work is complete.

Technically they should be l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 07901
Harriet Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lee, NJ
Harriet Lewis answered:
Summit vs Manhasset vs lower Westchester vs demerest
Demarest and Cresskill are both excellent towns, though it depends whether or not you wish to commute by bus or train, as they have bus lines only.These are townsin which I routinely wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Home Buying in Summit
Barbara Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 07901
Barbara Lewis answered:
Can I find a good deal house in summit area?3 bedroom,2 bath, less than $600k. great location/condition
Sara,
You should take a look at Berkeley Heights of Long Hill.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Buying in 07901
Edith Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Summit, NJ
Edith Miller Angelo answered:
Is there any way to speed up the process of a short sale in New Jersey?
It may be that the seller was hoping to get enough for the home so as not to HAVE to go into a short sale, and when he accepted your offer, and he divied up the expenses he didn't have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Buying in 07901
Edith Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Summit, NJ
Edith Miller Angelo answered:
Looking to buy a townhome in a gated community in a good school district in NJ. Any advice is most appreciated. Thanks!
Gated communities tend to be VERY expensive or in areas that require a 'gate'. There are lots of wonderful town home opportunities in New Jersey. (my son just moved TO Jersey City from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Buying in 07901
Edith Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Summit, NJ
Edith Miller Angelo answered:
What was the median sale price of home in summit, nj in 1986?
Summit is not a town of 'medians'. There are homes from $250,000 up to five or more million so giving you the median price that far back is impossible unless you can give me the particu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Buying in 07901
Bev Meaux of…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Bev Meaux of Bev and Bob Homes answered:
What are the best areas in Summit, NJ?
That's such a relative and subjective question that only you can answer. Check out the town's site http://www.summitdowntown.org/ about what's happening and go to some of the activities ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Summit
Ronald Sheedy, Real Estate Pro in 07066
Ronald Sheedy answered:
What is the maximum house size in square feet for a .15 acre lot?
Jacqueline,

I would contact the Zoning Department for the township to get this information. The zoning will dictate the percentage of lot coverage allowed. In addition they will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 07901
Gerri Levent…, Real Estate Pro in Upper Montclair, NJ
Gerri Leventhal answered:
Bought a house in July, and now I want out!
Northern New Jersey has beautiful, charming homes, most of our communities, like summit were built in the early 1900's. So it is wonderful to get a charming older home but the reality i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in Summit
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
RELOCATION HELP!
Sarah - since you asked this back in October....and if you're still here reading this - where did you wind up?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Buying in Summit
Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Donald Mituzas answered:
How can I change the photos on my listing? The one's pulled from the MLS look terrible.
I disagree with Andrew. It seems the MLS system for this listing uses a compression software that does not work properly when feeding to other sites and changing the pictures on MLS wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Using Trulia in Summit
Diane Glander, Real Estate Pro in Spring Lake, NJ
Diane Glander answered:
Is it possible to have your children attend a different elemantary school than what your zoned for in Summit?
Sometimes, you can pay a tuition at the public school you are interested in. Call them to find out.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in Summit
Martha McDon…, Real Estate Pro in Summit, NJ
Martha McDonnell answered:
If our Father's house is going to be sold to a developer to be torn down and a new house built on the property, do we need a Certificate of
The City of Summit will allow you to close with a TCO: temporary certificate of occupancy, however there are two items they will require: proof that there is no asbestos anywhere and ce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 2, 2012 Home Selling in 07901
Laquita Baez, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Laquita Baez answered:
Can a non resident alien on work visa buy a house in the US? What are the downpayment requirements?
Its possible. I work with many foreign and out of state buyers with purchasing homes here.
Downpayment depends on the type of loan you are securing.
Consult with a mortgage lender to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Home Buying in Summit
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
NJ School System Rankings
My favorite links:

NJ Monthly High School Rankings 2010: http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolrankings/top-high-schools-2010.html

NJ Dept of Ed Report Cards: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Home Buying in 07901
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