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Sun Nov 9, 2014
John Westrich answered:
Hello, I have sold units in Paddington Square and never had a problem. This is one of the better developments in Mahwah.

Tiya, if you are still in the market for a unit. I have an extraordinary unit coming on the market around the end of the year / beginning of 2015. This unit is so private and the entrance and unit actually face the wooded area. Everything in the unit has been redone and is in outstanding shape.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Sincerely,

John Westrich
Terrie O'Connor Realtors
862-432-9555
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Sun Aug 24, 2014
Thomas Cowen answered:
If you are still looking for a rent to own property , I will consider the home is in Mahwah,NJ Email @ cowenr@verizon.net
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Danielle Russodivito answered:
Hello Jazmine,

Property taxes in NJ are much lower than they are in NY. The price all depends on the town, price of home and square footage. If you were interested in seeing a couple of properties and comparing taxes, please give me a call at 845-664-2144.


Thanks,

Danielle Russodivito
Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed in NY & NJ

845-664-2144
danielle.russodivito@randrealty.com
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Danielle Russodivito answered:
Hello Jazmine,

If you are referring to Trulia and Zillow, a lot of the "pre-foreclosures" you see are not exactly for sale. What happens is when a homeowner has missed 3 or more payments, a lis pendens gets sent to them. A Lis Pendens is a notice that you have missed 3 payments and that you will be in default. It takes about 3 or 4 Lis Pendens and 3-5 years for the bank to actually foreclosure on the home. In that meanwhile, the homeowner has a chance to catch up on payments if they can. If the owner is selling and its short of what they owe the bank, that is considered a short sale. With a short sale, the bank is the third party approval since they will be taking a loss. I can view foreclosures and short sales in my system if you were interested in purchasing one.

You can reach me direct at 845-664-2144.

If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to call.

Thank you,

Danielle Russodivito
Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed in NY & NJ

164 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY 10901

845-664-2144
danielle.russodivito@randrealty.com
www.daniellerussodivito.randrealty.com
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
Well the 2 other offers finally presented themselves in writing... is likely what happened here. Sadly the agent who represented you probably was not offered the invitation to counter, as they likely settled on the higher offer and just left it at that. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Good idea to run a combination - but if/when push comes to shove, the tax assessor's view will win unless you can prove otherwise. The presence of a window and closet does not always do the trick if the room is below grade to any degree - with the exception of a bi-level home, where that bedroom on the lower level does count so long as it has that closet and egress. This is all my opinion - check with your agent and the township - you can also ask your agent to chat with an appraiser.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
Many homeowners are perfectly content on living on a busier street. It really depends on your comfort zone. Most appraisors will discount the value of a home if it is on or backs up to a highway so the value may be lower when you go to resell but I would not consider it a kiss of death. Just make sure that if you really like it and want to make an offer that your offer takes into account the location. ... more
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Wed May 25, 2011
Mary Petti answered:
Hello again guys,

Just FYI, this question was asked in July 2010....if you scroll down a bit you will see I made this point in November...I am sure Jessica has purchased a home by now ... more
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Wed Apr 20, 2011
Susan Greenbaum answered:
They might be just listed in that office or FSBOs. I would have to look further for you.
Susan
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Best resource accurate info. is MLS have your Realtor establish an automatic alert for you .

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Doreen, to buy a home you need good credit and money for a down payment. It is a "path to ruin" to buy something you can't afford. Recommend you get your credit in order and save money, and then when you are ready buy. Perhaps in the meantime, you can lower your rental expense.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
Hello! I am happy to help.
I live in Mahwah and have a teenager that attends Mahwah HS --- so --- I am happy to help you find a terrific home in the area. I have several listings plus I can show you many of the properties that fit your price range and needs. One in particular is just perfect for teens --- see --- www.VistaViewDrive.com ... or send me an email so I can help select listings perfect for you.

Best, Pam

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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
Are you currently working with a local realtor? They...as professional agents should be able to help guide you in the process and in determining the best price for your purchase ( or sale for that matter ). Just asking questions on the web --- is not the best --- nor is it the most specific for your needs. An active agent from Mahwah --- could help you make your purchase based on the area facts. Best to call them directly to help. I wrote a general blog based on total sales data in Mahwah. I could fine tune one for your specific needs based on location. I am happy to help --- www.PamelaStetson.com ... more
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
I live in Mahwah --- and --- the answer to your question is best served by having an agent come to your home to give you a FREE market analysis. Prices can range in town because Mahwah is so large and because there are a variety of colonial homes ( age factors in here ) in the area. An current comp based on sales for the past 3 months would be the best guide to pricing your home. I have included a link to a recent blog that I wrote on the subject of the current average sales prices in Mahwah based on the actual NJMLS sales data. This data would have to be tweeked for you home specifics to come up with a price based on your home. Pricing is the KEY to selling your home in this market. So, call and I am happy to help you. www.PamelaStetson.com ... more
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Sat Mar 27, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
Just wanted to give you an update --- Mahwah is going through a total town revaluation. Each home will be inspected by an independant tax accessor. For more information about the process --- call --- the Mahwah Tax assessor @ 201.529.5757 x 229 and ask for Stuart Stolarz. Or his email is sstolarz@mahwahtwp.org. The townships web site has a terrific calculator tool as well and you can check it out at http://www.mahwahtwp.org/cit-e-access/webpage.cfm?TID=64&… . There is a chart that illustrates what components make up the tax as well. I live and work in Mahwah and would be happy to help you either sell or buy your new home there. It is a terrific place to live!independant tax assessor hired by the town. ... more
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Sat Mar 27, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
The best place to check for the most up to date info is www.NJTRANSIT.com. I have attached the link for the Mahwah station below. There always seems to be parking availability and often commuters come and go ( no pun intended.) I live in Mahwah and my family often takes the train into NYC and believe it or not, when my children where young --- we rode the train to Ridgewood! And, if you live within a 2 mile radius of the station there are now excellent real estate tax advantages for home buyers....call me...if you are looking for a home in Mahwah or the surrounding area. www.PamelaStetson.com ... more
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Ginny Rees asked:
Thanks Sean. That was interesting. I placed a bid on that unit for $360K back in June and it was accepted until the seller learned that I had a contingency that I sell my current condo.…
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi Ginny,

Also, I use to live in Southfields in Tuxedo Heights. I was on the second level, I believe it was Mountainside Dr. I loved that apartment! It had a huge garage.

Good luck with your condo purchase!

-Marc
Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Member, Worldwide ERC
Licensed Realtor NJ
Licensed Appraiser NJ & NY
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Agent of the Year 2008
Owner: Sands Appraisal Service, Inc.
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
Search the Garden State MLS: http://www.marcpaolella.com/SearchMLS
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Mon Apr 13, 2009
Pamela Stetson answered:
Also, 220 Dogwood sold for 875,000 back in '06. I hope this is helpful.
Best, Pamela
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