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Home Buying in Brigantine : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Joanne Richardson-Lapent asked:
We have great credit scores (high 700's) and we don't want to have to put down 20%. We were told that if we bought in that area, it would be considered a "vacation"…
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Lizhiggins25 asked:
Also, does a plumber guarantee that the pipes won't freeze after winterization if the heat is turned off?
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Tony Grech answered:
Nothing illegal about it, and this is pretty normal

Only lenders and Realtors are subject to disclosure requirements as part of a real estate transaction.

With that being said, your realtor probably should have looked into this for you and clued you in that it was par for the course. ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
Maria Sacco Handle answered:
Hi Joan! This is my listing. It is approximately 650 sq feet. It is one house from the beach path. Great location! Would you like to see it?

Maria Sacco Handle 609-839-0218
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Angela Reynolds answered:
The living area square footage is 685sf. The current assessment is $131,000 and the current annual taxes are about $1577/year.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Angela Reynolds answered:
Joan- The condos you are referring to are in the Dolphin Cove complex. In years past, this was a popular investment/rental community. In the past few years, the complex has gone through some major changes, including a name change and a new Board of Directors made up on second home owners that placed a great bit of energy into making the community more "user" friendly, as opposed to just rentals. This has attracted many second homeowners looking for a small getaway investment. Taxes on 1 & 2 bedroom units run about $2000/year. Fees on a 1BR are about $275 & a 2BR about $366 - the fees may sound high but they include: insurance, gas heat & hot water, Dish cable tv, trash, maintenance & management. If you are interested in more information, please send me an email at or visit our website at ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Margaret Steadman answered:
Hi Steve
You can pick up a Dolphin Cove one bedroom starting in the 50K range. Owners are a mix of owner occupants, income investors and second home owners.
I would need to know more about your personal investment goals before advising if this might be a good purchase option for you. I would be happy to discuss in more detail and can be reached tomorrow at 609-703-9093
Or at
I have over 25 years experience and am an Accredited Buyers Representative. It would be my pleasure to assist you with the purchase of your new property.
Best Regards,
Margaret Steadman
Prudential Fox & Roach
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Dennis Allen answered:
No one knows for sure at this point. I would advise my customers to stick with the ABFE: A zones vs the ABFE: V zones. Here is the proposed FEMA flood map showing those areas ..... ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Dennis Allen answered:
There was a foreclosure at 53 Sailfish Drive for $160,000 but it's currently under contract. This unit was in horrible condition and needed to be completely rehabbed.

Dennis Allen
Ashore Realty Inc
(60() 266-2911
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
kaz4321 answered:
They wait until July. They are all over the island but mostly the North end. They stay close to the ground level. When we are on our deck on the 2nd floor, you never see them. But walk down the steps outside and watch out. They love the ankles. They are usually gone in about a month. ... more
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Ada Krebs answered:
There are three ways to purchase water rights. In the simplest terms. Riparian Grant - You own it. Riparian Lease - you are renting the water from the state. Therefore you are subject to the states desire to rent to you on a 1-3 year term. This can be impacted by indigenous water life and may effect your ability to renew. Finally water can be man-made ie. channels and canels these are identified as of no interest by the state. I have found Bob Lavison the Attorney for Chicago Title located in Ocean City and Brigantine, NJ to be one of the best source of information. Each property is unique and it is important to protect yourself when purchasing a waterfront home.
Ada Krebs
Prudential Fox and Roach Brigantine NJ
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Amelia Ranieri answered:
The Municipality of Brigantine needs to control the Greenheads. The marsh should be sprayed. I don't want to hear from the environmentalists. Somethings supersede environmental issues. It is unfair to the full-time residents who pay the high taxes to live in a pristine shore community as well as summer vacationers who contribute revenue to the island and the local businesses. The stigma of "Greenflies" needs to be removed. It is a disservice to such a beautiful barrier island and needs to be taken seriously by those in authority.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Nicholas Jacoby answered:
Great Italian restaurant by the light house is Laragosta, bring your own bottle. Located right at the lighthouse. Tell the owner Jon that nick sent you!
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
rocco asked:
in some cases twice as high on a comparable property ? I know it is in another county (atlantic vs. cape may), but is it because the properties are 'over-accessed' ?
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Jim Simms answered:
How do you know about them if they are undisclosed? If you didn’t agree to it in the purchase agreement then no, if you agreed to it then it was disclosed. And pay to whom? Any payment agreement outside of the terms of the purchase contract could be fraud if they are trying to hide it from the lender. Good luck, ... more
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Erin Reilly answered:
I wouldn't wait too long...especially since the rates are so low...when short sales made their appearance onto the market, banks were giving them, not at all...buying a short saled property isn't so attractive...the same will happen with foreclosures...and those are still coming...focus on owner-owned, non short sale pending will most likely get more for your $$ negotiating with the seller than the bank.

Erin Reilly
Prudential Fox & Roach Northfield
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Tue Dec 27, 2011
Luis Cossio answered:
Hi, There are a few Bayberry units for sale, my office has a couple of listings. These condo's make a great investment property or primary home. If you can send me your contact information, and the amount of money you want to invest, I will be able to be more generous with the information I can provide.
I work with Domain Realty, 1001W. Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203, My name is Luis Cossio, email address: office phone # 609-948-5454. Contact me and I will help you find your
dreamed Brigantine property.
Luis Cossio
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