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Sat Aug 19, 2017
John Finster asked:
Sat Aug 19, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
It seems there is a 57th Place NE and a 57th Place SE. Which one?
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Thu Aug 17, 2017
Bhushan Patil asked:
Hi Everyone, I am looking an accommodation in downtown Columbus. Some people said it is not a safe place to live. Can anyone guide me and advise me in this regards and give me details about…
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Tue Aug 15, 2017
Susan Isbell asked:
I am getting ready to build a new home and plan to rent a house for 12 months during construction. I was shown a house today by a potential landlord whose rental agreement stated that when…
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
Luke Mexico asked:
E.g. I save 3 houses and would like at once to see them on the crime map?
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Either call your homeowners insurance company to file a claim and give you money to fix it or use your savings to fix it. There is nothing anybody can do online to help you.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Christineking1971 answered:
Hi my name is Christine and I live in a Habitat for Humanity house and I've lived here for the past 11 years. When I moved into my house there was some kind of discrepancy with the land or something so I lived in my house for 5 years before I actually closed. They gave me allowance for what I had paid for and made sure that the house was as close to New as it were five years prior before I sign my closing papers. The point that I am sending you though is when I closed there was a stipulation in my deed my paperwork that said that I will not sell my house on the market if I choose to sell or if I decide to move or it isn't working out for me in some form or fashion. It made me put in writing that I would not sell my house on the real estate market. And I figured that is a bonus for me because I don't have to sit there and wait to sell my house like you are trying to do. But what confuses me is as to who did you buy it from because I wonder if those people did not have to sign the same agreement and they're closing papers because this is a pretty big you know conglomerate you know I mean if the rules are what I said for me here then the rules for your state and everywhere else have to apply for the people that live there before you that you purchased it from so yes I mean I think that you should get a hold of Habitat for Humanity and your local area and you know ask them if they would you know go ahead and buy it from you and more than likely they'll buy it from you for what it at least appraises for you know as far as what condition it's in and the area I mean they had to have chosen the area at one time to build a pond at so there's probably more than one habitat house surrounding you because they usually build about 2-3 you know or more houses in one certain area. They try to make a little Community out of it kind of because you know we all have no circumstances that might relate to one another as far as being neighbors you know it may be that we pull together and help each other type you know positive neighbouring you know positive thinking type situation. And if you're in dire need of contacting them I would definitely look up your you know Google or whatever the closest representative around you for Habitat for Humanity. I hope this is helped if not please feel free to you no contact me my email is Christineking1971@gmail.com ... more
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Don't count on it! The public school systems in the NYC suburbs (including NJ) have been the same since the 1970's - 1980's. Before then, most suburban school districts were 90%+ white. Then between the 1980's - 2000's, a lot of white flight took place in some suburbs and those suburbs became heavily minority. From the early 2000's politicians have tried various methods to improve the schools and most of them failed. The result today is there is a HUGE education gap between those school districts in wealthy mostly white neighborhoods and schools in low income mostly minority neighborhoods. Yes, this includes Hoboken.

The real shame of it is that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook announced on Oprah that he was donating $1 million to fix Newark public schools a few years ago. Well, now that the money was spent, the public schools in Newark are just as bad as they were before Mark donated $1 million.

So to answer your question - if $1 million cannot fix the school system in Newark, what makes you think anything will change in nearby Hoboken? If home's are cheap in Hoboken, there is a reason for it.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It varies. How much electricity, water etc that one family uses is not going to be the same for another family. I have a friend who likes to set the temperature in his home during summer at 72-73 degrees while another friend at 80 degrees. The efficiency and size of every home is also different. The amount of laundry you do, the size of your yard and how often you turn your sprinkler on will determine the amount of water you use.

I hope this makes sense!
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
How many bedrooms? $1400. is for a studio apartment. The Bronx has cheaper rentals. You also need to get into the housing projects.
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Monciu asked:
We are planning to sell in the near future and this picture detracts from the value of the home.
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Kara Zdzinnicki Veteto answered:
I owned this property from 1996 to 2014.
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Sun Aug 6, 2017
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