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Matthew Simo…, Real Estate Pro in Clark, NJ
Matthew Simone answered:
Can someone please recommend a good buyers agent for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford area? Lower price range/Pre-approved.
Matthew simone
All towne realty
732.320.6299

Call anytime ill answer
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Tressa
Tressa "TERI" Malone answered:
How often are property taxes reevaluated? -- do they go up a certain percentage every year with inflation or jump up periodically?
Very insightful questions. First, property taxes are not changed when a house is sold. Reassessment is generally done if/when the county demands it. The primary factors affecting the a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Tressa
Tressa "TERI" Malone answered:
Why are the houses in scotch plains that are close to Watchung reservation much Cheaper?
Scotch Plains is a great community with good schools and many community-based activities. My previous buyers rave about the Y's activities as well as those sponsored by the JCC.

Pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in 07076
Mike Criscit…, Real Estate Pro in Scotch Plains, NJ
Mike Criscitiello answered:
Does Scotch Plains has a Indian (Asia) population?
As an agent and long time resident of scotch plains myself the answer to your question is yes. Actually scotch plains has a pretty decent size asian population. The demographics of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 26, 2012 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
What do you do when "best and final offer" is asked for?
If you really want the property you should give your best offer because when the bank asks for the best and final offer they are about to make a decision on who's offer they are go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Real Estate Agent Protocol Breach?
You should tell her; she hesitated, she lost.
Buyer's Agreements are not that common;
You seem to be honest and loyal; that is what we ask.
Good luck in your search.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 19, 2012 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Andrea Alumm…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Andrea Alummootil answered:
Looking to rent a house for May 2012 move in. When should we start the search?
Hi Katb,

Most tenants will start 4/1 but if you like to do things in advance, you can start mid March. Most of the listings now are for Jan to end of Feb move ins.

Hope this help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 21, 2012 General Area in Scotch Plains
Lyle Wolf, Real Estate Pro in Rockaway, NJ
Lyle Wolf answered:
is it legal to rent out a room in my scotch plains home if i live there as well?
To get the answer to a "legal" question you need to ask a local attorney.Your homeowner's insurance might also be affected so you need to check with your insurance person ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 15, 2011 Rentals in 07076
Tara L. Dier…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tara L. Dieringer answered:
When my credit was pulled for a pre qual letter only 2 credit bureaus showed up...Exquifax and TransUnion. I subscribe to a site called mycreditkeeper
If you only have two bureaus reporting a score, then any mortgage lender will use the lower of the two scores as your mid-score. Some mortgage loan programs and/or mortgage lenders req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Credit Score in Scotch Plains
Jennifer Bla…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
how can i get from 320 country club lane scotch plains nj to nyc?
Take the train from Westfield or the bus - NJ Transit has service through Scotch Plains -- from Mountain Avenue to Port Authority Bus Terminal.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 16, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Scotch Plains
Hal Benz, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
Hal Benz answered:
Selling a house in Scotch Plains. It is an "x" property. House is not in a flood zone but there is a creek on the border of this 1/2 acre
HI PJ,

I'm not sure what you're referring to by an "x" property. That said, how much is the surveyor charging? The truth about flood zones is that they can be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 23, 2010 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
How does the process work for purchasing a bank owned property. My husband and I saw a house and are interested.
Retain a Buyer's Agent. The Buyer's Agent protects your interests, yet the Seller (in this case a bank) pays the commission. So, you have all of the important assistance you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Home Buying in 07076
Marilyn Hold…, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:
Buses from Scotch Plains to NYC
NJ Transit has bus service through Scotch Plains -- Bus #114
goes along Mountain Avenue to Port Authority Bus Terminal.

I'd be happy to assist you in finding a home in Scotch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Scotch Plains
Melissa Jenk…, Real Estate Pro in Hillsborough, NJ
Melissa Jenkins answered:
I am just coming out of a divorce, which has affected my credit history. I am looking for a rent to own in fanwood or scotch plains, nj
Hi Veronica,

I just did a search in the system and have found quite a few rentals in the Fanwood/Scotch Plains area. l can e-mail them to you if you would like. I can narrow the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 4, 2010 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
IVONNE NADAL, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
IVONNE NADAL answered:
Are there any Rent To Own homes in Scotch Plains?
Hi Richard,
Since there are many homes on the market for sale, some of these homes are also listed for rent. Although not many are advertised with a rent/buy option, this is still some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 07076
Erik Farber, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
Erik Farber answered:
What's the best way to find an agent in Westfield/SP/F area and why?
Hello there,

I would suggest speaking with several agents to see who is the most responsive, the most knowledgeable and....bottom-line....who you feel most comfortable with. Some ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2009 Home Selling in Scotch Plains
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Burcham Drive, Scotch Plains , NJ
Hi Siva, Scotch Plains is a desirable community for commuters - you've got the Fanwood and Westfield Train Stations near by, and the very desirable Westfield downtown as well for dining ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2009 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
Gina Suriano…, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
Gina Suriano Barber answered:
I have seen a house in Scotch Plains NJ which I liked, but there are couple things I noticed:
Raj, Is the home a Bilevel? This particular style of home does not have a basement. If this is the case, I don't think it will affect resale value. However, if the home is a different s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2009 Home Buying in Scotch Plains, NJ
Carolyn, Other/Just Looking in 07023
Carolyn answered:
Does anyone know if there is a wait list at the Fanwood, NJ Train Station?
Not sure about the buses, but the parking situation at Fanwood isn't bad.
They re-sell parking passes every year, starting around October 1 or November 1 (not sure) for Fanwood residen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Traffic & Public Transportation in Scotch Plains
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Deborah Madey answered:
Can you call up or go to a city department and ask for/see the recent sales?
County offices record the names of the buyer/seller, the sales price, lot and block, address, taxes, and mortgage/lien info.

You can get this online, but it takes time for the onlin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Buying in Scotch Plains
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