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Sun Nov 13, 2016
Rwhovland asked:
Sun May 1, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What is your question exactly? If you signed a contract with the seller, then you have a legally binding document. Are you not working with a Realtor? I wouldn't necessarily worry about the status on this website. These sites are notoriously inaccurate. Also, it's possible they meant it to be "active/backup" (basically under contract but accepting backup offers)? If you're concerned, and you're not working with an agent, maybe you need to reach out to the seller and ask about the status change. ... more
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
thinz answered:
What is the question? Please clarify why you did not have the closing or why it was not communicated to the buyer. Tom Hinz
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Mon Jan 11, 2016
Erin Fester answered:
Most school districts ask you for your primary address - and require proof of residence with a tax bill and utility bill - to confirm you are living there as a primary residence. Policies vary so you should plan to call the school district and verify their policy. At the same time, you could inquire into their policy for enrolling students through the School of Choice program. If they have open enrollment spots they may accept your children despite your non-resident status. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Oct 23, 2015
Vc4 asked:
Need to know if bus or train is better and which one
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
Jspad84 answered:
If you are going during commuting hours it will take 40-60 mins, but if you leave in that sweet spot a half hour before traffic, or after, you can get there in 35. Commuted for 3 years from the East side of the lake to CSE. Accident on 80, take 10, and cut through Dover to 15. ... more
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
thinz answered:
Clutter is a killer for generating purchase offers...and if you do get them, expect the offer to be very low. Clutter shows you don't care in the eyes of the buyer, so they don't care how their low their offer looks. If you are in a town where any buyer will just gut and renovate regardless of what you, I would keep things to a bear minimum so they can see the space and potential, because that is all that will matter. In certain areas, staging is a waste of time and money. Tom Hinz ... more
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Sat Jun 13, 2015
Christine Tremain answered:
Hello Merrileed,
If your home is in the Byram section of Lake Mohawk, as a local Realtor, personally I would stick with the comps in Byram. There are many reasons for this and I would be happy to further explain why.

Christine Tremain
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Wed May 13, 2015
Rick Ambrose answered:
Snow-plowing in the Lake Mohawk Reservation is included as common area maintenance annual dues. They are excellent at keeping the roads clear.
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Lauren Wright answered:
I had the same problem... drove to the address listed and the red house is definitely NOT the house at 121.
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
Definitely speak with 2-3 contractors, and if possible, use someone recommended by a friend. If you're unfamiliar with the area, or don't have any one who comes recommended I know a few people have had success with ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
As stated, all offers must be presented to the seller, even after others are accepted. I'm not familiar with a solid way to prove this is being done - which is why trust is a key component of hiring the right agent. If there's any doubt in your mind that the agent you're considering might not present an offer it's time to interview another agent. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
Like others have said - legality is a question for lawyers, but for brokers and agents it would certainly be deemed unethical. I second contacting their managing broker, and if you feel it's needed, the real estate commission at either of these numbers:

Phone: 609-292-7272 or 1-800-446-7467
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
There are two nearby, and one Super Walmart (with Grocery store) a little further. I've added the locations below in case anyone wants to GPS them.

The normal Walmarts are in Newton, NJ (26 Hampton House Road, Newton, NJ 07860) and Franklin, NJ. (230 State Hwy, Franklin, NJ 07416)

The Super Walmart is located in Rockaway (220 Enterprise Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866).
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Wed Nov 5, 2014
Rollin Gosney answered:
The current buyer has a accepted contract with the seller. While in contract a higher offer cannot take precedence over the current contract even if the new offer is higher. You can ask to be a back up offer. ... more
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Lynn Garafola answered:
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Lisa Fischer answered:
Cannot opt out, it is mandatory. Initial fee / application fee is $3000- and dues just under $1000- .
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