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In My Neighborhood in Monmouth County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 13, 2016
Frederick "Joe" Barbella answered:
Hi Micky

It is a terrific place we thoroughly enjoy everything it has to offer. I can answer any questions you may have. I am an agent and live at the Essex and Sussex. Cell:973.903.8785
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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Walth111 asked:
can't seem to list a property !!
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Thu Oct 22, 2015
Joanne answered:
I am in the same boat Maureen. I am looking to rent with another person but I can't find anyone. I can't make it on my own either. I'm recently divorced and struggling monaterily. Would you like to txt me and we can chat. I'm looking to move in the next 2 weeks. Maybe we can work something out.
Joanne :) 848-468-0097 cell phone. from Keyport originally.
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Sat Aug 8, 2015
thinz answered:
Karim - it will depend on the rush hour nonsense with the Holland or Lincoln tunnels....if one tube is out, forget about it...figure anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour though for normal.
If you leave earlier, you will get there quicker as a rule (before 7am)...
Good luck with your move.
Tom Hinz
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Olivia Catalano answered:
Hi Roseanne, I am a local agent and have sold and listed many properties in OP, it is a great town :)

Flood cost really determined by the property you are are looking at ( directly on the water, close to the water) and the elevation. I would love to assist you with your search! Please give me a call and we can discuss further. 732-272-2202 ... more
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Sun May 17, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
It's not just here, it happens on every website that allows owners to post directly. Craig's list is the worst. When you find a questionable listing, click on the address, scroll down to the blue More button on the then hit the FLAG button on the listing page and choose suspected fraud. Or email it to At least that way we can get rid of some of them and when their fraud no longer works they'll stop. ... more
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Sun Dec 14, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Is your home listed for sale with a professional real estate agent? If not, it's probably an image from Google Earth or some other such program.
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Steven Cohen answered:
You have multiple options. You can take the NJ Transit Bus from Union Hill Road or Gordons Corner Road Express to NYC. Alternatively you can drive to either Matawan/Aberdeen station or South Amboy and takr the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast line into Penn Station in NYC. ... more
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Robert Seaman answered:

There is almost every store you would need on Route 9. Is there any store you were wondering about in particular?
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Shalu Thaman answered:
If you are looking for a newer 4 bedroom single family home within 20 minutes of Princeton Junction Train station, school district West Windsor Plainsboro , the price range would be $700-$800,000 , unto 3400 interior sq feet.

15-20 yr old homes would range from $650-$750,000
20-30 year old homes from $550-$600,000

Townhomes will be in the $400-$600,000 range ( 3-4 bedrooms)

Prices may range a bit higher or lower in sections of Montgomery,Hopewell-Pennington, Princeton & Lawrence,East Windsor.
For school districts ratings please visit
Price dictates what Home & value you get for your money.

I've moved may Home Buyers to this area of Central NJ over the last 10 years.

If this area meets your needs or you have questions about schools, commute & neighborhoods, Please contact directly

I offer a No-obligation Buyer Consultation & am an Accredited Buyer Representative; a Client-based enhanced knowledge base in Targeting homes,finding & getting my Buyers Clients, the Home they like, successfully.

You can also preview Homes on my website & get TONS of LOCAL neighborhood & area information , sign up for the Latest listings & sign up for a FREE Buyers Guide.

Shalu Thaman
Keller Williams Princeton
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Frank Rizzo answered:
The four ways to commute to NYC from Colts Neck are:

The North Jersey Coast Line train from either Little Silver or Middletown,
The Bus from either Lincroft or The PNC center,
The ferry from the Highlands area, or
Driving via the Garden State Parkway.

Each one has pros and cons:

The train is probably most cost-effective, but also most time-consuming.
The bus is good but you have to wait outside for the bus to arrive,
and in bad weather or summer Fridays, the traffic is bad.
The ferry is fastest, but probably most expensive.
Driving is good, you don't have to live by a schedule, and if there is
no traffic, your commuting time will be the best. The negatives are,
between gas, tolls, parking once you get to NY, and wear and tear
it could be very costly, not to mention the stress of driving in each day.

It really boils down to each person's individual preference,
but those are your choices.
Good luck, I hope you find the one that is right for you!
Frank Rizzo
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Denise Sherman-Pula answered:
Hi Sam in this range near the beach in Bradley you will most likely find a small cottage or a condo. That is a tough range for a property in Bradley for a single family home. Usually any property in that range may require a great deal of work. I can certainly try to find you that property. Would you possibly consider Ocean Grove as well may have some opportunities there also.

Denise Sherman-Pula
Jack Green Realty
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Jennifer Lee answered:
There is a rather big difference and both towns, from a retirement perspective, have pros and cons. If you are interested in a waterview and have a budget you are better off in the HIghlands WEST OF ROUTE 36. It is a lovely and quiet area to retire which peppers woods and nature with Shore Living.

To have a waterview in Atlantic Highlands is an expensive proposition.
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Evelyn answered:
Does anyone know if they permit you to have pet (small dogs) at the Essex/Sussex?
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Lisa Schoenberg answered:
As a customer, not an agent & having looked & researched a lot, I can tell you that I have never met an agent more reliable, knowlagable & "hands on" then MaryAnn Peragallo. She's worked in real estate (in this area), I would say, close to 30 years & know Keyport & surrounding towns like she knows her own name. I was selling my home & had another agent. She had an agents luncheon, something most all & should do. The first one did it & had 2 other agents show up. Then I got MaryAnn. She had nearly 30 other agents here at her luncheon. That not only shows how hard she works for YOU, to get other agents into your house, but the respect that other agents in the area have for her.
If you've already gotten a realtor & your house hasn't sold, there are plenty of ways to get out of a contract. I've nothing to gain to send you or anyone else to MaryAnn.

Work 732-264-3456
cell 732-904-3587

You can tell her Lisa sent you. She'll know who I am. She sold me my house. We had put it on the market & then BOOM, Sandy hit & I live on the water. It's gorgeous. We had to move due to biz. We suggested renting & though I wasn't crazy about it, we had no choice & couldn't leave the house empty. Two weeks before the house was ready to be shown, post Sandy, she called & said she had someone who wanted to look even though the house wasn't ready. In that one day, she got 2 other calls & made appointments. She worked her magic & the house was rented to the first people, the first day, for a VERY fair price. Need I say more? Good luck
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Carol Donatelli answered:
Home in Colts Neck for $ 13.9 Million-Please see Sellers Agent Professionally Done Video, click link below:

Approx. 130 Amazing Homes in town to see.

Best Regards,
Carol in Colts Neck
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Carol Donatelli answered:
Dear jomar1012,

The Cost of LIving in Colts Neck is Please see link:

Link above is a broad overview please be sure to click on People,Crime,Education etc.................

Can you share why you are considering Colts Neck?

Best Regards,
Carol in Colts Neck
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Helene Mehani answered:
Hello Mike, I researched the MLS data, and found only one active rental @1850.00. Without seeing the unit and comparing location and condition, I would be guessing at best.
I am available for a no obligation consultation. Feel free to contact me directly
732 233-5855
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Dejaun answered:
oh come on, the school system is Asbury is not improving. The NY times posted an article allowing you to track SAT scores for the decade for every school district in the state. Asbury posted one of the lowest overall scores with the biggest decline, almost 200 points. This is all despite the fact that the funding has increased due to it being an Abbot district. Furthermore, the town of Asbury is not improving. Real estate is depressed, and those restaurants will be out of business in a few years because of the recession. On top of that, Asbury is still a town with a lot of crime. Crime increases during hard times. Asbury will only get worse in the next couple of years. There is no such thing as "revitalization" during economic hard times. Stay away from Asbury. There are much nicer and safer towns in Monmouth County that you could live in. ... more
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
John Skronski answered:
Yes, that is correct.
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