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Richard Brody, Real Estate Pro in 11050
Richard Brody answered:
Live in NJ, work in NYC
You should ask yourself a few questions first. How far, time wise, are you willing to commute? How much of a downpayment can you put down? How is your credit?

There are several love ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Short Hills
Sharon Avram…, Real Estate Pro in 07009
Sharon Avram & Karen Abramson answered:
Is livingston in a flood zone? Also, what does the town have to offer?
Livingston is a great town. Some homes require flood insurance but most don't. It has a great downtown with lots of stores, restaurants, little boutiques and an easy commute to NYC ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in 07039
Dianne Andre…, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Dianne Andrews answered:
My parents are gifting us $100K for the down payment of our house; would they be charged a gift tax for doing this?
You should really ask your tax advisor, as agents are not really allowed to give what may be considered tax advice.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Home Buying in 07044
The Bolcar T…, Real Estate Pro in 07006
The Bolcar Team answered:
i would love to start the process of buying a house. My credit score is 595. I only came to NJ a year ago and i dont have any credit history.
Generally you need a credit score of over 640 and at least 3 trade lines to get a mortgage. There are some FHA programs available with lower scores that have some restrictions but your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomfield
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Can anyone recommend a good home inspector in Essex county?
I have a good one I work with, he travels all over, just had him in Monroe and he just did the VP of M&M. Send me a message if you want his details.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in 07044
Nancy Gould, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Nancy Gould answered:
I'm looking for suggestions on where to move in NY or NJ that is 1 hour or less by train to NYC. I need a place with good schools &
You don't say your total budget, but with those taxes in mind I would look in Summit, Madison or Chatham New Jersey. These towns are walkable and have lower taxes than the towns in Ess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 07079
George Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
George Walsh answered:
I'm looking for suggestions on where to move in NY or NJ that is 1 hour or less by train to NYC. I need a place with good schools &
there are several towns along the midtown direct train line that offer good schools, walkability, family friendly and with good restaurants. Maplewood, Millburn, Summit and Chat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in 07079
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Who normally pays for the closing costs, seller or buyer?
Well typically closing costs are the buyer's responsibility. Though the seller has their own closing expenses they're responsible for, buyers are also responsible for their ow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in 07044
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
What is the "conforming" loan limit in Essex county? Also, what would be the difference in interest rate between a "conforming"
Essex County is what's known as a "high loan balance" county, and the conforming limit there is $625,500.

As far as the rate differences, there is no rule, but in general you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 Home Buying in 07044
Paulo Quinte…, Real Estate Pro in Newark, NJ
Paulo Quintela answered:
I'm looking for a experienced and professional Real estate agent in the area of the Ironbound in Newark NJ 07105.. I'm first time buyer
Hello Danguerr

My office is in the Ironbound NEWARK

Call me to help you

Paulo Quintela
EXIT Realty Lucky Associates
290 Ferry St - Newark NJ 07105
Cell 908-962-8047 Offic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Newark
Brian Diehl, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Brian Diehl answered:
Does 233 little falls road in Fairfield need flood insurance?
Hello Petra,
The property at 233 Little Falls Road in Fairfield requires flood insurance (if you buy the house with a mortgage). It is not currently on the market.

If you are not cu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Fairfield
Jennifer Bla…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
How can I investigate average utility costs for the last year for a home in South Orange?
Good morning! Your best bet is to ask your agent to get that information from the current owner. Keep in mind that utility costs vary based on usage. How many people currently live i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 16, 2013 Home Buying in South Orange
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Do people normally do lead paint test when they buy houses in Livingston?
In 26 years I have never heard of anyone I know that did a lead test. I have sold a lot of pre 1978 homes and the buyers have always just ignored the test. No doubt there is lead paint, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in 07039
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
who is buying in lower clinton hill, new jersey?
Well, I assume people who want to live in Clinton Hill are buying there!

Fair Housing Laws prohibit any discussion of "who" is buying anywhere.....as they should.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 16, 2013 Home Buying in Lower Clinton Hill
The Bolcar T…, Real Estate Pro in 07006
The Bolcar Team answered:
does the town of west caldwell, nj allow you to just see land?
If there is land available, but please explain your question and I can certainly help you more efficiently. I'll be glad to help.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 28, 2013 Home Buying in West Caldwell
Jeffrey Boge…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Jeffrey Bogert answered:
Haven't seen much change in listings above $1M in 2 months--when does the "season" really begin, or is there just not much turnover in this area?
You have had 5 go under contract and some of that had been sitting around a while. Things are starting to move. If you are looking at new inventory I know several properties that are be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Home Buying in Montclair
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
My fiancé put a cash offer on a house that was a short sale but taken off the market because it was starting to turn into a foreclosure..
The light at the end of a short sale tunnel is dim at best - keep looking.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in South Broad Street
Jill Stewart, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, NJ
Jill Stewart answered:
Does Brook St. in Fairfield flood?
Hi Jamie,

Yes, Brook Street is in a flood zone.

Are you looking for a home in the Fairfield area? I will be happy to help you find something!

Jill Stewart, Sales Associate
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Buying in Fairfield
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
i m interested on this property is forclusere , sherif sale 207 s. 10 th st newark please got back to me at ph#973-418-3979 one west bank
Hi Jorge

I'll call you later
I have other property available in this area
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Buying in 07107
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