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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Thu Mar 24, 2016
thinz answered:
The area appears very stable... Good luck in your search.
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Fri May 29, 2015
Aida Pinto answered:
I believe that Mr. John Wortz is a troll (please correct me if I'm wrong). This question was asked just to see what kind of responses are posted but I’m going to answer it anyway just because I can…lol!. If someone wanted to hire me by the hour for advice, I would accept. Depending what goals are, my fee would be negotiable. I can do this because I am a broker and no matter whether I am hired by the hour or by commission--I still have to do my fiduciary duty. Also keep in mind that buying or selling home is not something that can be quantified by the hour because there are so many factors involved and every transactions is different. ... more
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Fri May 15, 2015
thinz answered:
This is an old post but interesting to answer since I hear this question from clients today...
For short sales as we are involved in, the client must use an MLS agent as required by the lender.
As far as earning a ton of money, possibly in the good ole days of a strong market (where everyone under the sun wanted to list homes so they could get a piece of the pie) this would be 'somewhat' true...but no more. Today, if an agent is earning a perceived "ton of money" it is well deserved because of the service they provide. Either thy make a transaction happen or they don't...and if they can't make it happen, they usually drop off. The stats will vary depending on the agency agreements with the agent...gross numbers can look high, but as stated by others here, once you look at the net number, the numbers deflate rapidly. Stats can be found at:
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Thu May 14, 2015
thinz answered:
In order for a seller to do a short sale, the house must be listed in the MLS and the listing agreement provided to the lender as part of the short sale package... In rare cases, pocket listings are permitted with certain investors, but generally, the MLS must be used. As far as "certified specialist", this is a term the realtors came up with from their training for marketing purposes...does not mean they are more effective at closing a short sale than an outside third party...just that they have had training on the constantly evolving short sale topic...something they should all be trained in given the state of pre-foreclosures in NJ in 2015. If you have specific questions, let me know. Tom Hinz ... more
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Tue May 27, 2014
Kevin Homer answered:
A good mortgage company will guide you the process and pre qualify you before you look at properties, his way you will know what and how much you can afford. Often times when a credit score is low, you can pay off debt and if you are trying to raise your score, don't apply for credit till your mortgage is approved.

Hope this helps

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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
Best for you to contact a reputable mortgage broker/rep in your area. They will be able to offer you the
best advice on how to proceed. Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Mary O'Malley-Joyce answered:

There is an application process but below is a link to a brief overview if you want to own a low income home. This is the link to the applications. There are income guidelines based on family size. If you would like to call me we can move forward with additional research to get you started. My cell number is (908) 247-4233. ... more
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Robert Goodman answered:
I live in Long Branch. Were you inquiring about a property here in town?

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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
You might want to try calling the local post office for the correct address or the tax office in that town
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Bernadette Lemke answered:
I would love to show you the listing in question.
I would like to send you addition co-op listings, To give you more option.
And also i can get a feel for your criteria. Call or sent me an e-mail and i will
work with you to get what you are looking for..
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
There is certainly a demand for college kids, to rent condo's in the area, during their school session. You are also able to rent out a condo for the summer months, if you so desire.
I would be happy to help you. I have lived in the West End area for over 11 years.
Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC

Cell. 201.281.6369
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
I am a Real Estate Broker, and I have lived in the West End Section of Long Branch, for 11 1/2 years. It is a wonderful, family friendly, and funky, charming town. There are concerts every weekend in the summer. The restaurants are superb.
I would love to help you find a home that you will love, as much as I love mine.
Please call me: 201.281.6369

Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
If you believe in "efficient market" theory, they should be equal.

Interest rates are being held down to stimulate home buyer and investing. Rents have gone up as demand exceeds supply.

Historically, home owners have fared better financially than renters.

However, life is short - and there's no sense in tying yourself to a property if you want to live a footloose, fancy free lifestyle.

All the best,
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Keith Radhuber answered:
"Steering" is the terminology for realtors guiding buyers to specific neighborhoods based on social factors. This is a violation of our licensed duties. As my colleagues points out, web research and communication with civic and business organizations may help answer some of your questions.

Regarding physical or fiscal characteristics of the possible properties you would consider, a local realtor will help you evaluate those parameters. Those, indeed, we can and should help you with.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
John Skronski answered:
WG - Yes there are income limits. I can send you the breakdown, let me know. Thanks - John

John Skronski
Remax Elite - LONG BRANCH, NJ
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Bruce Parker answered:
Here is a new way to look at finding short sales. Simply look at all homes purchased in 2004-2007 with an FHA or Va loan. FHA required as low as 3.5% down and Va loans as low as 0% down. The market has had such a sharp drop since then that all of these loans are probably upside down. For Middlesex and Monmouth Counties I can generate that list.
There are also list around of homeowners that have missed 3 payments. These owners are also probaly upside down. Lastly, each town holds a tax lien sale every year. The homeowners on this list are also most probably upside down. Call me for these lists, or better yet attend one of my classes.

You can also get more information at
My phone number is 908-202-5738
or Email me at
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Diane Vanvliet answered:

Thank you for your question....for you to make an appropriate evaluation of properties in the past in Long Branch, more info must be given..A proper evaluation should only be given with regard to the last six months, as the market has undergone major changes..Not only in Long Branch but throughout the country. I am sure you realize this fact. Please let me know your specifics, to much info needs to be given in this e mail...... if you want specific info regarding major statistics in Long Branch, please contact me.

Thank you, Diane. Realtor associate. 732 859 2376
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