If you have to rub up against it, you'll have fewer lookers and then probably a commensurate drop in price. By what percentage, I couldn't say. Tinton Falls is shaped like NJ. The landfill is in the southern most section of town. I, myself, live on Hope Road between W. Park and Industrial Way, the southern end of town, and I'm not aware of the landfill unless I come home late at night and drive directly outside the facility, and smell that burning plastic smell. Probably being 1/2 mile to a mile away by the way the crow flies, there is NO day to day evidence of the existence of the facility.
On the other hand, I know a Colts Neck broker who dismissed Tinton Falls out-of-hand because of the existence of this facility within its boundaries (and backing the Naval facility).
Also. There are Wayside, Ocean Twp (I"m Wayside, Tinton Falls) residents who are actually in much closer proximity to the facility than I.
I don't know if you're coming or going, but I hope this helps.
Keith Radhuber, Broker Associate
Gloria Nilson Realtors
(848) 667-6622... more
If you go with a private bank that will hold your note at a "portfolio loan" it shouldn't take very long at all to obtain the financing for your next home. There are a good amount of factors that go into your personal ability to have the loan that loan officers can help with. As far as mortgaging your first home to buy a second, people do that all the time if you have the right factors (ie...credit, income, debt-to-income ratio) that make it favorable to the lenders. Good luck and I love Florida this time of year.... more
There should be instructions stated in the contract as to how to cancel. Most of the time you can just call the Realtor and/or Brokerage to ask, and that gets it done once the cancellation is signed. Be cautious of cancellation and/or retainer fees that may be charged to you... they do appear in some contracts and are due at cancellation of the agreement by the seller.... more
Jim, Tinton Falls is not my market so take my advice with that in mind, but frankly, nobody can predict what is going to happen in 5 years.
Right now, I think one of the most important things to consider is how long you have been in your home. Have you been in your home only 2 years? Then that could be a problem for you, even 5 years down the line.
If you've been in your home 10 years or more, then you may come out on top, but perhaps still not what you were hoping.
I realize that I probably didn't help you one bit and for that I apologize. There are simply too many variables that can change in 5 years to predict accurately how this is going to turn out.
I would suggest starting to look at your home with a critical eye and investing wisely in any improvements that might increase value for future sale. You might consider approaching an experienced agent for a comparative market analysis or touring comparable open houses to see how they compare to you and to get ideas for cost-effective improvements. You do have the gift of time on your side.... more
You do not have to work with anyone you do not want to work with... Unless of course, you have a pending offer with that Realtor, then it gets sticky.
Although this has not happend to me, I have had clients come to me with the same situation and stating they just did not like their Realtor. It happens.
You can contat another Realtor and work with somone else. You should call or email your current Realtor and tell them that you are not comfortable with the service that they have provided and you are going to find another Realtor.
End of Story.
Broker / Manger
Orange Key Realty
How far are you in the financing process? Have you already been preapproved from another lender? I just recently did an FHA loan with Wells Fargo & it took them less than 30 days to get everything completed (which is normal time it takes in today's market). You will need to get the property appraised & have a home/termite inspection - the property also needs to meet FHA requirements. During this homebuying process, I learned that it's better to deal with a direct lender (since they charge less fees) and that you shouldn't have anyone rush you (not the seller or agents - including your own) to close. You need to make sure that everything is done correctly and in a timely manner (accuracy is always important...when people rush that's where the most mistakes are made and it can be very costly - look at today's market). Talk to Tania Lopez of Wells Fargo & she will be able to help & answer any questions that you may have. Here is her contact info:
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Home Mortgage Consultant
That does sound peculiar. Care to share a few MLS #'s or addresses with me and I will check it out on my end? It doesn't seem reasonable that 15 homes haven't sold AND haven't lowered their prices!
Please keep in mind that a home being on the market for a year and not lowering the asking price doesn't signify that prices aren't dropping. What it shows is a seller who has his head in the sand!... more
You need to call zoning at 732-542-3400 Ext. 240. Land use is not determined simple by lot size and a general location. You need the lot and block information and call the number or drill down on the tinton falls web site. http://www.tintonfalls.com/content/115/669/409/1757.aspx
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Thomas - FHA appraisal fees might be different from state to state, but my buyer's who were financed for an FHA loan in Humboldt County CA were usually charged around $350 to $500 for the appraisal. My advice is to contact your local lender and find out what they are charging. Each lender charges a different amount. But the above is usually the fee I've found my buyers being charged.... more
The average time on the market based on data of single family homes active, under contract and sold is 99 DOM beginning January 1, 2008 to present. If you wish more precise data regarding type of property, style of home, specific area, provide me with additional information. I would be happy to provide you with more information in regards to properties in Tinton Falls.
Best of Luck to you.
Ocean Twp., NJ
I think the lighting is a good investment. It probably does not return all of its cost, but it makes the house easier to live in and easier to clean. Then when it's time to sell, it makes the house much easier to show and it makes all the rooms look bigger. The cost could vary widely. If you have a nice accessible attic space over the rooms in question, labor charges should be much less than if you have to start breaking lots of sheetrock or plaster. Same for the ceiling fans. Get ones with lights so that they serve 2 functions. I like these 2 improvements because they improve your life while you live there and improve your marketability when it's time to sell.
Glad I don't live in NJ any more ( I was born and raised in Philly and spent a bunch of summers in Sea Isle City) I was curious about your question, so I did a quick search. Looks like it's true! Here's the best link I found: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=16010 I think the tax applies equally though regardless if you stay in NJ or move out.... more